Rio Vista

A picturesque, tree-lined historic neighborhood

A picturesque, tree-lined historic neighborhood 


Welcome to Rio Vista

The historic neighborhood of Rio Vista is located just south of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Fully-grown trees line the streets and sidewalks of this magnificent community with exceptional architecture. Dating back to the 1920s, Rio Vista is among the oldest Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods, with about 1,000 single-family homes.

Rio Vista, Spanish for “river view,” has many waterfront properties along the open water canals, with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. There are also a few houses inland, away from the waters. Many waterfront homes have about 90 feet of boat dockage, with a few corner lots providing up to 300 feet of boat dockage.

Fort Lauderdale beach is easily accessible from the south of Rio Vista via 17th Street or the north via Las Olas Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale International Airport is only a short drive south on US-1, making it a prominent neighborhood for air travelers and jet setters.


What to Love 

  • Proximity to Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • Easy access to Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Beautiful historic waterfront homes
  • Breathtaking scenery


Local Lifestyle 

Rio Vista's lovely and friendly community offers its residents an urban, yet neighborly feel. Rio Vista homeowners take great pride in their beautiful yards, featuring lush tropical landscaping and mature trees. The well-landscaped yards create breathtaking scenery across the neighborhood and waterfront homes.

This lovely neighborhood is close to everything you need for cozy living. Residents can easily access the port, fine dining, shopping, golf courses, and highly rated private schools.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Rio Vista residents can enjoy various amenities, from entertainment to fine or casual shopping and dining, which are a short distance away. You will find everything you need at the many specialty stores and restaurants along Las Olas Boulevard.

Appease your desire for seafood at Sea Watch on the Ocean, or enjoy enchanting Italian fare at Bistro Mezzaluna. Head to Finster Murphy's market for the finest fresh seafood variety in town. There are also many high-end day spas and beauty parlors closeby where you can pamper yourself and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your loved ones.


Things to Do 

Rio Vista is close to everything you need to maintain an active lifestyle. With easy access to Fort Lauderdale Beach through 17th Street or Las Olas Boulevard, you can enjoy lots of fun beach activities. Take your family out picnicking and enjoy water sports, then stroll along the iconic boulevard for tasty dishes and exquisite shopping.

Keep the fun going at Broward Center for the Performing Arts and explore local history at the Museum of Discovery & Science or the Museum of Art. Remember to mark your calendar for annual festivals like the largest world-renowned Boat Show and Harbor Beach Marriott on the Ocean.



Rio Vista is close to Pine Crest School, a #1 nationwide private institution of higher learning. There are also K-12 learning institutions, both public and private, in the area. Some of the notable schools include:

  • Nova Southeastern University, grades PK-12
  • St Thomas Aquinas High School, grades 9-12
  • Virginia Schuman Young Elementary School, grades PK-5




Overview for Rio Vista, FL

2,653 people live in Rio Vista, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $88,338. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Rio Vista, FL

Rio Vista has 990 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rio Vista do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,653 people call Rio Vista home. The population density is 10,246.909 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

53.11 / 46.89%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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0 to 14 Minutes
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