Las Olas is the epitome of Luxury Living, as it offers high-end shopping and fine dining, alongside its beautiful estates.
A historic staple of the Fort Lauderdale community, Las Olas has become the destination for locals and visitors alike to enjoy luxury shopping, dining, and culture in the heart of this palm-tree clad breezeway, making it the ideal place to see and be seen. Stretching from the beach over the Intracoastal Waterway to the main area and featuring endless eclectic shopping and dining options, Las Olas Boulevard provides opportunities to soak up the sun, enjoy views of luxury homes and breathtaking yachts, take a stroll in and out of shops and art galleries, and immerse yourself into the area’s lively nightlife and entertainment. There is certainly never a dull moment around here.
Originally constructed almost one hundred years ago to create land and give access to one of the most beautiful residential districts in the area, Las Olas Boulevard – running east and west and comprising part of the city's popular downtown area – has come a long way since its modest beginnings as a simple dirt road. It has now flourished into the heart of waterfront Fort Lauderdale, making it into one of the most desirable and sought after areas for real estate investment. While the area has certainly been modernized in recent years, it maintains much of its old-world charm, with Mediterranean architecture, palm-tree lined streets, old-fashioned lamp posts and twinkling lights strewn about the black olive trees making it a memorable spot with a unique ambiance and the perfect place to make your home.
The majority of the Las Olas Florida homes for sale fall under the category of waterfront property but you will also find inland residences should you prefer something more private. Las Olas by the Sea and Las Olas Isles are two communities found within the area, and they each offer a unique experience whether that's living by the beach in the former or enjoying the surroundings and serenity of an island home in the latter.
Las Olas houses range in price, size, and location as well as in the amenities they feature to prospective residents. In addition to the natural waterfront scenery many homes feature pools, private gardens, and expansive outdoor spaces. Just feet from the water, real estate within Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas area ranges from just over $1,000,000 to $32,000,000 with an average listing price of $4,130,465, making these waterfront homes for sale in Las Olas Fort Lauderdale some of the most picturesque and sought after in the country.
With its proximity to the water as well as it’s luxurious dining, shopping, and cultural offerings, Las Olas is the perfect area for the fabulous beach-lifestyle lover. Las Olas is home to over 30 al fresco dining options, several world class museums and major art galleries, over 70 shops guaranteed to meet your every want and need, and spectacular Las Olas houses and yachts both for sale and for rent.
Beaches and Nature
If you take Las Olas Boulevard all the way east, you'll eventually reach the great beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a peaceful break on soft sands with plenty to eat and drink away from the spring breaker crowds on the less known beaches of Las Olas. With plenty to do and see, this is the perfect place to stay all day and enjoy the stunning sunset over the beautifully clear Fort Lauderdale waters.
Hotels and Resorts
Old Florida charm meets modern amenities and world class service at the Riverside Hotel, a historic Fort Lauderdale establishment that offers spectacular city and river views as well as a simply stylish place to relax and enjoy its spectacular location along Las Olas Boulevard. Moments away from all this area has to offer, the Riverside Hotel breeds loyal guests and unparalleled reviews, making it the ideal place to stay when visiting Fort Lauderdale.
For a different experience a little more removed from the bustle of Las Olas Boulevard, the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale offers an extremely enjoyable experience. The beautiful rooms featuring stunning beach views and a relaxing pool area guaranteed to make you forget any stresses you arrived with will have you talking about your impeccable stay and the wonderful service for years to come.
About half a mile from Las Olas, The Pillars Hotel Fort Lauderdale is a fabulous spot that you’ll want to keep a secret. Elegance and understated perfection at its finest, this hotel is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, giving you easy access to the beach as well as dining options right on the water. A small, cozy hotel with great service, The Pillars Hotel is beautiful, charming and one of the best places to stay in Florida.
Located in the historic Riverside Hotel, Wild Sea serves up fresh seafood with a menu focused on the incorporation of fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients. With both a raw bar serving an impressive selection of oysters from both the east and west coasts as well as a high end menu of other seafood dishes, Wild Sea offers a sophisticated dining experience guaranteed to please.
Serving up traditional American bistro fare with a Caribbean flare, Johnny V beautifully blends both cultural influences to generate a varied menu and earning it the title of one of the best restaurants in the area.
Also found in the Riverside Hotel, Indigo Restaurant is best known for its seafood, indoor and outdoor seating options and live entertainment. A nice spot for both lunch and dinner, Indigo Restaurant is a great place to people-watch and dine al fresco.
Art and Culture
At the western end of this famous roadway you will find many of the art galleries as well as the NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale that make this area known for its cultural offerings. Window shop and pop in to some of these galleries to enjoy the art, or even shop for your next conversation piece to hang on the walls of your new Las Olas home. If you explore beyond the Las Olas area, you'll also find classics like the Stranahan House, a historic home built at the turn of the century by Fort Lauderdale’s founding father.
Unlike any experience in the area, shopping on Las Olas Boulevard is truly a unique one, offering an unparalleled variety of shops and boutiques. Described as a “shopper’s paradise,” Las Olas is truly a breath of fresh air and will have you never wanting to go back to the shopping mall again. Shop and dine at your leisure along the Boulevard in and out of galleries, gift, clothing, and accessories shops to your heart’s content!
Whether you want to spend your night dining, lounging, or dancing, Las Olas provides several options to guarantee a good night out. With a variety of bars, lounges, and restaurants to accommodate your personal style, Las Olas won’t disappoint. Try The Boarding wine bar for a relaxing, luxurious ambiance or O Lounge for a more lively, nightclub scene.
List of Schools
Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
Bayview Elementary School
St. Anthony School
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