Sailboat Bend

Fort Lauderdale
  • 1212 4th Street
    Fort lauderdale, FL 33312


Tucked along the New River just west of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the historic Sailboat Bend community is known for being visually appealing historic and art scenes, like the eclectic home styles like bungalows, Art Deco dwellings and Mission-style properties, which are scattered throughout. Lined with charming sidewalks and unique homes, it's just west of downtown and nestled by the New River. The neighborhood is easily accessible via the I-95 and US-1 highways and has the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in close vicinity. , Sailboat Bend exudes a warm, welcoming hometown feel and is just minutes away from the busy city center. Culture lovers will enjoy the close proximity to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. There is convenient access to outdoor activities, including the Riverwalk Park and Cooley's Landing Marina. The community is only minutes to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Vibrant and cheery, Sailboat Bend is the up-and-comer of Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods. Historic Art Deco homes line the inner blocks, while sleek high-rise condos and town homes take up the riverfront. Waterfront homes are located along Tarpon River, which leads to the ocean with no fixed bridge obstructions. The lush native vegetation and tree canopy adds to the attraction of this historic area of Ft. Lauderdale. The majority of Sailboat Bend homes were built in the 1920’s to early 1930’s and some are now the oldest and most important historic homes in Broward County. Sailboat bend is also known for its “swing bridge”, a 169 ft. bridge was constructed in 1922 and is one of the few of its kind left in Florida. It opens by swinging from side to side. 

There is an artistic, even funky atmosphere to the neighborhood. Arts venues, bars, museums, nightclubs and quirky sculptures are part of the experience. Bungalows and ranch-style homes dating to the early 1900s make up a core part of the housing inventory. Century-old trees, and palm trees add a dash of coastal flair to the neighborhood. 

In the Fort Lauderdale suburbs, the groceries aisles are never too far. The Westside Market is nearby as well as the New River Open Market, where you can buy crisp produce and gourmet delicacies. There are several coffee shops and cafes, with their rustic vibes close by. This diverse Fort Lauderdale neighborhood gets an equally blended fitness scene. A low-key version of downtown nightlife, Sailboat Bend has spots for both entertainment and partying.

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