#realtorlife – Life in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Beach Entrance
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – APRIL 8, 2013: View of Las Olas beach looking north from the entrance. The beach has many people relaxing on this spring break day that is very sunny, warm and beautiful.

I showed one of my listings in downtown Ft. Lauderdale yesterday and was struck once again by what a great place it is to live, work and play!  The Waverly at Las Olas is literally within walking distance to the Beach, Downtown and Las Olas Boulevard.  If you are looking for a great home close to work, the beach and the happening scene, there really is no better location.

And at this value, this property is literally a no-brainer, whether you’re a millennial or an old ‘fuddy duddy’ like me smiley1

Since I can’t keep my thoughts to myself, I thought I’d share all the things  I love about this property.

So first, as I mentioned, you really can’t beat the location!  Located within 5 miles of Fort Lauderdale International Airport,  it sits right across the street from a Starbucks -perfect for a quick walk for your morning coffee. (And we all know coffee comes from Heaven… #ijs)  

Also across the street is Walgreens and Einstein’s Bagels, as well as an array of cafes and lunch spots to choose from, not to mention the great restaurants, bars, lounges and shops on Las Olas Boulevard itself.

Of course, being in the heart of downtown, there is quick, easy access to any financial institution or business place you could need.  Just up the street is  Fresh Market and a Whole Foods Supermarket. There is also the Las Olas Sunday Market every Sunday from 9am – 2pm to stock up on fresh, organic produce, baked goods and artisan crafts which is known for great bargains.

Boys and girls group having fun on the beachWalk to work during the week or to the Beach on weekends – take your pick.  The Waverly at Las Olas offers every aspect of downtown living in what is affectionately known as the Venice of Florida – Fort Lauderdale!

Thanks to the Ft Lauderdale Water Taxi, you can get just about anywhere in the area without having to use a car,  and you can easily access any service or product without having to leave the area.

iStock_000064313503_LargeEntertainment is at your fingertips – the area is home to the Museum of Art and the Stranahan Historic House and Colee Hammock Park.  Also within walking distance are the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Discovery and Science with its IMAX theater and Cinema Paradiso, which shows independent films.

Meaning “the waves” in Spanish, Las Olas is a unique and vivacious community in Fort Lauderdale and is home to many great events throughout the year on the boulevard, such as the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, Christmas on Las Olas and regularly held and wildly popular art fairs.  In the summer, there are also free movies on the lawn.

The Waverly at Las Olas is comprised of two adjoining towers anchored by a lushly

110 Federal Hwy 715_10-2landscaped resort style pool deck on the fifth floor, overlooking the city.  Exceptional amenities make this building completely full service. The 24 hour concierge and valet service welcome you upon arrival.  A generous and alluring  lobby area offers ample seating and lounge spots for residents waiting or meeting others.  The chic Posh Lounge is a resident of the building, just off the lobby, and is known for its exceptional sushi menu.

The fully equipped state of the art fitness center looks out onto the pool deck, offering you a chance to work out with a view.  Indoor and outdoor living merge on this amenity level.  A chic clubroom offers residents a perfect social spot  or an ideal venue for their private events.

I live all the way west in Broward County – if I can ever convince my husband that moving east is a great idea for us, or that having a great weekend place near the beach and nightlife is a great move, I would seriously consider  The Waverly at Las Olas.

Unit 715 at The Waverly offers features that really appeal to my vision of a trendy, urban lifestyle in a charming village-like atmosphere.

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From its wood floors throughout, to its beautifully upgraded kitchen and expansive split floor plan, it would make a great home, or home away from home for us or anyone looking for a great lifestyle that screams “Now This is Florida!”

I’ve also been trying to convince him that since he thinks he is too young to retire, a property like this would be a super investment – we can buy it now and use it as a rental property, because it is in an area in great demand for the rental market also.  And later on, we can use it for ourselves.  So far, he claims he is working and is too busy to listen to me – but that is nothing new. zzzzsmiley

This is a great property offering an exceptional way of life – it really is one of my favorite listings because I think it offers everything that lifestyle living is all about – at exceptional value.


Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places

Isaiah 32:18

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 24: 3-4









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