View of waterfront home here in Fort Lauderdale

Life on the Water

A Gay Fort Lauderdale
Realtors Guide to…

Intracoastal & Canal Homes

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Ft Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America – and many Gay/LGBT buyers specifically seek out Gay Fort Lauderdale Realtors who understand waterfront real estate.

My Partner and I have a home on the waterfront – and we love to take our boat around the Intracoastal, along the many canals and out to the ocean.

Waterfront Homes here in Ft Lauderdale can be deepwater homes, Intracoastal Homes, Homes with Fixed Bridges allowing larger boats and homes with fixed bridges allowing for only small boats and kayaks.

Currently the MLS records 712 waterfront homes for sale that are ocean access homes. 

Home prices vary accordingly – typically home prices for ocean access homes where you can have 16ft -20ft boat start around $450,000.

Fort Lauderdale Deepwater & Canal Homes
Market Analysis

Here is our market analysis for deepwater (includes Intracoastal) and Canal Homes…

Pricing Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 11 / 17 41,774 $139,000,000
Average 4 / 3 3,253 $1,698,396
Median 4 / 3 2,585 $692,000

We can see from the report that the median price for a waterfront home is $692,000 – this being for a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom waterfront home of 2585 square feet – with a list price to square foot price of $238.00

Note: In our last report the median was $725,000 – this being for a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home of 2673 square feet.

View of luxury Fort Lauderdale waterfront home for sale on the Intracoastal
View of luxury Fort Lauderdale waterfront home for sale on the Intracoastal

As a Gay Fort Lauderdale Realtor – I am often asked by my Gay and LGBT buyers these two questions:

Q: So what are the range of prices for waterfront homes if we want to be in gay friendly neighborhood and want have a home with ocean access!!!

Prices for ocean access waterfront homes range from around $450,000 for a home with say 2-3 fixed bridges – prices go up from there!

My pricing guide below is really useful in addressing this question.

Q: Are their many Waterfront Homes and Canal Homes in the more popular gay friendly neighborhoods?

Yes there are Coral Ridge offers a great selection of deep-water homes and Wilton Manors and Oakland Park offers fixed bridge homes with ocean access – I cover these neighborhoods in more detail below.

Aerial view of waterfront homes in the popular gay friendly neighborhood of Wilton Manors
Aerial view of waterfront homes in the popular gay friendly neighborhood of Wilton Manors

This range of prices and waterfront options really makes waterfront living attractive to many Gay and LGBT buyers.

Intracoastal / Canal Homes

3 Popular Gay Friendly
Neighborhoods

Here are the median prices for ocean-access waterfront / ocean access homes in 3 very popular gay friendly Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods – Coral Ridge, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park.

Neighborhoods  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
Coral Ridge 4 / 3 4,010 $1,822,000
Wilton Manors 3 / 2 1,955 $515,000
Oakland Park 3 / 2 1,477 $267,400

We can see from this report that the median prices for an ocean access waterfront home in:

  • Coral Ridge is $1,822,000this being for a 4 bedroom 3  bathroom home of 4010 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $518.00
  • Wilton Manors is $515,000this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 1955 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $279.00
  • Oakland Park is $267,400 this being for a 3 bedroom 2  bathroom home of 1477 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $185.00
Neighborhoods  LP$/SqFt
Coral Ridge $518
Wilton Manors $279
Oakland Park $185

Again the wide variance in prices reflects the nature of the neighborhood and its waterfront / ocean access – from deep water non fixed bridge access in Coral Ridge to much more limited access with more fixed bridges in Oakland Park.

Intracoastal/Canal Homes
Pricing Guide

Our pricing guide for Intracoastal & Canal Homes here in Downtown Ft Lauderdale is presented below:

Price Range Quantity
$299,999 or under 147
$300,000 – $349,999 28
$350,000 – $399,999 57
$400,000 – $449,999 31
$450,000 – $499,999 34
$500,000 – $549,999 28
$550,000 – $599,999 16
$600,000 – $699,999 21
$700,000 – $799,999 24
$800,000 – $899,999 28
$900,000 – $999,999 20
$1,000,000 or over 278
Total 712

 

We can see from this guide the wide range of pricing options for waterfront living AND we can see the inventory of homes for sale in each price range.

You will note that nearly 40% of the waterfront homes for sale are luxury homes priced at $1 Million or more.

It is important to note the range of inventory for sale across all price points from $450,000 upwards – especially if you want to have a boat and to be able to also have ocean access!

Also important for those that just love the idea of a waterfront home and waterfront living – are the range of options priced under $450,000 – with nearly 263 homes or over 1/3rd of all waterfront homes being in this price range – typically these are home with more limited ocean access – ie: more fixed bridges and lower fixed bridges, which limit the size of boat you can have. 

I hope this blog on Ft Lauderdale Waterfront Homes sheds highlights why so many Fort Lauderdale Realtors / Real Estate Agents are passionate about our waterfront and why we recommend waterfront homes to so many of our buyers