Colee Hammock Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Guide
Colee Hammock lies on either side of Las Olas Boulevard – one of the trendiest streets in Fort Lauderdale. With the New River to the south, and Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the central business district just to the east – this is a prime location. The Colee Hammock neighborhood is not only a historical landmark district but also one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of Ft. Lauderdale.
Colee Hammock Real Estate
This diverse neighborhood features several waterfront homes for sale along the Intracoastal waterway canals and on the Tarpon River/New River. However, the majority of real estate is on the “hammock” from which the area derived its name – a small marsh island. There are many different styles of homes in the Colee Hammock community, mostly built before 1960. There are charming beach cottages on the water as well as historic Mediterranean Revival homes to Art Deco/ Moderne mansions in the area. No matter what type of property you prefer, you’ll find something perfect within your budget here.
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Lifestyle at Colee Hammock
Museums and Art Galleries
If you love the arts, you’ll appreciate Colee Hammock’s proximity to nearby art galleries, museums and the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District.
Simply head to Las Olas Boulevard to visit any of the many galleries featuring local South Florida artists or the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for its contemporary art collection.
While living in Colee Hammock you won’t need to go far for your favorite restaurants as everything is within walking distance within this neighborhood.
There are quite a few restaurants in the Colee Hammock neighborhood, including:
Rocco’s is one of the places to be in Colee Hammock. The vibe is always on point and you’re bound to have a fun evening. Definitely try the chips and guac – made at the table!
Bold flavors, best views, great atmosphere – you can’t beat dinner at Casa Sensei! This restaurant is also ideal for events, birthdays and catering.
Friendship Café & Grill
If you’re a fan of falafels, you have to make a date at Friendship Café. Definitely the best in the area, they are kosher, vegetarian friendly and super nice! Go give them a try.
If you enjoy shopping, Las Olas Boulevard shopping district offers several boutiques where you can find unique products from independent designers who are local to Florida so that your purchases will be exclusive to this region of the country.
Parks in Colee Hammock
There are plenty of parks in the Colee Hammock area, but none of them are quite like Colee Hammock Park itself. The park is a waterfront gem, with the New River running right behind it and a beautiful view of Rio Vista Fort Lauderdale on the other side. With its tropical landscaping and relaxing atmosphere, you will be instantly transported to another world.
Then there is Victoria Park, which is perfect for an enjoyable afternoon outdoors— if you’re lucky you’ll even get to see the resident ducks walking through the park. Kids can play on the grass while parents relax in the shade or take in views from the dock. Not too far from Colee Hammock lies Holiday Park. Here you’ll find several different sports fields, a recreation center as well as playgrounds. Finally, just a mile away lies the new Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk. This blend of parks, restaurants and waterfront scenery is the ideal place for an afternoon walk and dinner out.
Getting around Colee Hammock, Ft Lauderdale
Residents will be happy to know that this is one of the safest and most walkable neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. There are plenty of nearby restaurants, boutiques, and shops that you can reach on foot or bike. And, if you want to venture further afield, it’s easy to get around by car or public transportation because there are many bus stops in the area.
A major real estate booster in this area is the Kindred Hospital South Florida. This is one of the reasons this area is quite popular with retirees, who want to be close to good healthcare. There is also the South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, which specializes in all allergy and sinus related issues. Finally, there are several dentists in Colee Hammock for all your dental needs.
Because Colee Hammock is such a diverse and old community, there are several churches in the area. This is a great way to connect in the community and get to know your neighbors.
- All Saints Episcopal Church
- First Presbyterian Church
- St. Anthony Catholic Church
If you’re looking for real estate in Colee Hammock Fort Lauderdale, speak to our team of local agents. We’re ready to help you find your dream home.