Imperial Point is within walking distance to the library and hospital. An elementary school, middle school and high school are all close by, as are several houses of worship, restaurants and privately owned retail stores. A shopping center is conveniently located just minutes away.
Drive through this neighborhood and enjoy some of Florida's best tropical landscape designs by award winning landscape designer, Luis Llenza.
Like much of South Florida’s history, Lake Ridge’s lore is eclectic. The community had its beginnings in the ’50s when a portion of the area was a penal farm.
Times have changed. Most of the cement-block houses built in the ‘50s, are two- and three-bedroom/ one-bath residences. Since it’s less than one mile from the beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale, and near Interstate 95, the area became desirable for buyers, explained Rixon Rafter, with the Lake Ridge Civic Association.
Buyers discovered this gem when many original owners were selling. Some homes have kept original floor-plans, others made changes such as adding another living spaces, new bathroom, and other features.
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, which is attracting families with children.
A close-by shopping mall has several restaurants, as well as a ski shop and retail and a nearby 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.