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Fort Lauderdale, unlike many cities, has an official program for designating and recognizing neighborhoods. Under the Neighborhood Organization Recognition Program, more than 60 distinct neighborhoods have received official recognition from the city. An additional 25–30 neighborhoods exist without official recognition, although the city's neighborhood map displays them as well
Palm Aire, Florida was an unincorporated census-designated place in Broward County, Florida consisting of residential property, commercial businesses, and four golf courses. Palm Aire describes both Palm Aire Village, a collection of single family houses, and Palm Aire Country Club, a 5,000 acre property with condominiums, villas, estate homes, and four golf courses. It is now part of the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. As of the 2005 census, the CDP population was 5,784 in Fort Lauderdale and a population of 12,137 in Pompano Beach. The city of Fort Lauderdale incorporates the subdivision known as Palm Aire Village West, as well as a portion of the subdivision known as Palm Aire Village East. The subdivision was unincorporated until the residents voted to incorporate into the city of Fort Lauderdale in September 1999. Although the 2000 census reported it as a separate area, by September 2000, it was fully legally incorporated into Fort Lauderdale.
The area commonly known as Palm Aire is actually a considerable portion of southwest Pompano Beach, comprising numerous condominium developments, golf courses, rental units and valuable homes. Palm Aire Country Club is home to several smaller sub-communities: Misty Oaks, Vizcaya, Fairview Pointe, Cypress Reach, Oasis, Palm Aire Gardens, & Royal Point. Additional pictures and virtual tours of all of the communities in Palm Aire may be found by viewing the external links below
Poinsettia Heights is a neighborhood in the northeast section of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and its boundaries are west of Federal Highway (US 1), north of Sunrise Boulevard and adjacent to the neighborhoods of Lake Ridge and Middle River Terrace. The original development, called "North Ridge," was built by Gill Construction Company right after World War II in the 1940s and early 1950s.
Today the simple, brightly painted homes line the streets from 15th Avenue on the west to 20th Avenue and Lake Melba on the east. The Middle River forms a natural boundary to the north and 13th Street separates it from the neighboring Lake Ridge.
Poinsettia Heights is a quiet and unassuming neighborhood that, due to existing regulations, is zoned single family residents and allows townhomes and condos only along the two main thoroughfares. Two schools are located in within the neighborhood (Sunrise Middle School and Bennett Elementary School.) Shopping can be done along U.S. 1 and its eastside location. Homes generally range from 1,100 to 1,800 square feet (170 m2) but with new construction can be in excess of 4,000 square feet (370 m2).
The Rio Vista neighborhood is a community of over 1,000 homes, situated next to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its name means "River View" in Spanish. It is one of the oldest communities in Fort Lauderdale and features tree-lined streets, sidewalks and unique architecture.
At the close of World War I, Ft. Lauderdale had approximately 2,000 residents. An era of prosperity and new transportation in the 1920s allowed Fort Lauderdale to begin the migration from an agricultural community to a resort town. Residential areas, such as Rio Vista and Colee Hammock, began to develop. The first plat of the area was recorded by Mary Brickell (wife of William Brickell) of Miami and major landholder. Upon her death, the land was purchased by C.J. Hector, who began his "River View" development. By February 1923, the Ft. Lauderdale Herald (now the Sun Sentinel) reported that Rio Vista was booming, with over 5,000 feet of sidewalk laid and streetlights were installed.
The land boom reached its zenith by 1925, when Ft. Lauderdale's population reached 16,000. On September 18, 1926, the coast of South Florida was devastated by the 1926 Miami Hurricane which put the area into a depression, three years before the rest of the country entered its economic depression. With the onset of World War II, thousands of servicemen discovered this area and settled here after the war. Rio Vista development began again, and today, the area reflects the history.
The community is bounded by Federal Highway (U.S. 1) on the west, bordered on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway, south of the New River and north of SE 12th Street (north of the neighborhoods of Harbordale and Lauderdale Harbours.)
The Seven Isles neighborhood comprises 315 households, with approximately 1,145 residents, and is situated north of Las Olas Boulevard. The Intracoastal Waterway borders the east and north boundaries, while the neighborhoods of Sunrise Key and Sunrise Intracoastal are to the north, the neighborhood of Central Beach is east of it, the neighborhoods of Idlewyld and Riviera Isles are to the south, Las Olas Isles is located southwest of it, and the neighborhood to the west of the Intracoastal Waterway is Nurmi Isles. There are nine streets within the Seven Isles: Aqua Vista Boulevard, Barcelona Drive, Castilla Isle, Del Mar Place, De Sota Drive, De Sota Terrace, Pelican Isle, Sea Island Drive and Seven Isles Drive.
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