Rio Vista

One of the oldest communities in Broward County. Comprising over 1000 estate homes.

Overview for Rio Vista, FL

2,653 people live in Rio Vista, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $88,338. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48 years

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Welcome to Rio Vista

A breathtaking neighborhood that every buyer is sure to love. Rio Vista, a lush community positioned next to Downtown Fort Lauderdale, is one of the oldest communities in Broward County. Comprising of over 1000 estate homes, Rio Vista is practically perfect in every way with mint-colored tree-lined streets creating a canopy of peacefulness and elegant architecture reflecting the Mediterranean Revival and modern contemporary narrative. Dating back to the ending of World War I, Rio Vista is steeped in history, beginning with the bygone era of the 1920s when Fort Lauderdale was beginning to transform from an agricultural neighborhood to a developed resort town. Purchased by C.J. Hector from Mary Brickell (wife of William Brickell), Rio Vista initially took shape in 1923 with over 5,000 sidewalks and streetlights installed. Today, nearly one century later, this plush enclave has become one of the most affluent areas in Fort Lauderdale, dawning some of the most luxurious estate homes and picturesque palaces on the real estate market.
Resting on deep water canals with large turning basins and depths ranging from 4 to 12 feet, Rio Vista is the idyllic waterfront community for boat connoisseurs with direct ocean access and no fixed bridges. Spacious lots make it simple to own large vessels and sport boats with the added amenity of private dockage. Epitomizing South Florida living, residents can enjoy extraordinary outdoor rooms that are stylish and relaxing, featuring sparkling swimming pools, spa-like Jacuzzis, fully equipped summer kitchens and panoramic water views. Situated minutes from open water, there is no better address to anchor aboard for an afternoon at sea or host a stunning champagne soiree by the water’s edge.

The Lapse of Luxury

Conveniently positioned, Rio Vista is bounded by Federal Highway (US 1) on the west, the Intracoastal Waterway on the east, the New River on the south and SE 12th on the north. Rio Vista is just north of Harbordale and Lauderdale Harbours, south of Los Olas Isles and west of Harbor Beach. Harbor Beach Surf Club, one of the most elite members-only clubs in the area, offers nearby locals the opportunity to indulge in the lapse of luxury with a 300-foot private beach club and exclusive marina for the pro-yachtsmen looking to set sail on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1942, the Harbor Beach Surf Club is one of the area’s most prestigious landmarks turn country clubs, drawing a sophisticated silhouette to a time when Fort Lauderdale remained untouched in its natural state. Accessible via a private footbridge, members can satisfy all of their everlasting summer dreams inside the walls of Harbor Beach Surf Club.

Dining and Shopping

But for those looking for adventure, Rio Vista is minutes from Downtown Fort Lauderdale which is home to a kaleidoscope of decadent restaurants, whimsical cocktail lounges and unique brick and mortar shops. New-concept outposts that are making a splash in the Fort Lauderdale culinary scene include 3030 Ocean Restaurant, American Social, Angelo Elia Pizza Bar and Tapas, ETARU Fort Lauderdale, Café Martorano, Casa D’Angelo, Capital Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar, Dune, Lobster Bar Sea Grille and Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar & Pizzeria.
A child-oriented community, top-ranked public and private schools are nearby. Rio Vista is 4.9 miles away from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 3.2 miles away from Port Everglades.

Around Rio Vista, FL

There's plenty to do around Rio Vista, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Grapes Wine Cafe & Market, MC Fitness Performance & Training, and Krav Maga Worldwide.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.37 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.42 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.93 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.63 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rio Vista, FL

Rio Vista has 990 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rio Vista do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,653 people call Rio Vista home. The population density is 10,246.909 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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53.11 / 46.89%

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Schools in Rio Vista, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Rio Vista. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Bethany Christian School
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