Lake Ridge, close to everything!
Less than one mile from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lake Ridge is only eighteen blocks long, three blocks deep and located between Sunrise Boulevard from Flagler Drive to U.S. 1, and N.E. 13th Street from Flagler Drive to U.S. 1.
Drive through this neighborhood and enjoy some of Florida's best tropical landscape designs by award winning landscape designer, Luis Llenza.
The community had its beginnings in the ˜50s when a portion of the area was a penal farm!
Most of the cement block- houses, built in the ˜50s, are two and three-bedroom/ one- bath residences. Since we are less than one mile from the beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale, and near Interstate 95, the area became desirable for buyers, Rixon Rafter, president of the Lake Ridge Civic Association explains.
Buyers discovered this gem when many original owners were selling. Some homes have kept original floor-plans, others made changes such as adding another bathroom, etc.
These are charming houses, many of which are on a fresh water, land locked lake where gasoline engines are not permitted.
Developers are building townhouses in place of single- family homes that is attracting families with children.
A close-by shopping mall has several restaurants, as now ski shop and retail as well as a fire station. A small live performance theatre on Flagler Drive accommodates an audience of 50. An elementary and a middle school are within the neighborhood.