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Old 06-09-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Hello, what are some of the preferred areas in Ft Lauderdale for a retirement home with water access? please point out areas to avoid if you know. Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: N26.03 W80.11
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I drive by this place often. It's in a good neighborhood on a wide canal just off the Intracoastal Waterway:
Gateway Terrace is a Westminster rental retirement community in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida offering efficiencies and one-bedroom subsidized apartments with units available for the mobility impaired.
I don't know a thing about retirement communities however. This place looks older, but I see a lot of people out and about around there.
What kind of water access are you looking for?
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Hello, what are some of the preferred areas in Ft Lauderdale for a retirement home with water access? please point out areas to avoid if you know. Thanks.
River Reach in Fort Lauderdale is a condo community that has dockage, it is right on the New River and looks nice as I boat past. I don't know of any deed restricted 55+ communities that have dockage. I do not think there are any. But there are a number of condo communities that offer deeded dockage or rental dockage.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: N26.03 W80.11
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Hmm, I guess I got a different idea of retirement home. Oops.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Thank you to Sierradog and 2forthesea for the area info. I want to take up kayaking if the home is on a canal, or do some power boating if it has ocean access. I picked Ft Lauderdale because it is within a reasonable drive to Miami (Kendall) because I have family there, but am open to other areas once I know where to look and explore. I prefer newer development or home (80's & 90's) as they often provide a better floor plan and high ceiling. Condo is not my kind of living though. I am flexible and don't have a pressing schedule to buy anything. Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: N26.03 W80.11
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Tigerwokie--sorry about misunderstanding and thinking you were looking for a "retirement home" as in a place with assisted living and not a home where you plan to spend your retirement.
There are literally hundreds of miles of canals in Ft Lauderdale. Most canals lead eventually out to the ocean. Some have no fixed bridges so the size of boat doesn't matter, but others have fixed bridges so you need a smaller boat to go under them.
Most neighborhoods in Ft Lauderdale have homes from many decades since there's always the desire here to knock one down and build a newer bigger one so really I think your budget will decide your location.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Fully agree with above poster... Lots of choices, a lot depends upon your budget. Also the farther east you go, the most expen$ive it will get since you will be getting closer and closer to ocean. Ideally you want something on the Intracoastal or one of the canals right off the intracoastal.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Parkland 561-213-2252
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Depends on your price. I like Pelican Harbor in Delray Beach, townhome and single family home community with boat dockage on a canal and about 500 yards to intra-coastal.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Tiffany House on Fort Lauderdale beach.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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If you're averse to condo living, there are some single-family home neighborhoods in the Fort Lauderdale area that offer ocean access, and would be suitable depending on your price range. Prices vary greatly, but at a minimum you're looking at upper $200,000s for a single family home in a decent neighborhood that will probably need significant repairs and updates.
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