Colee Hammock is a highly desirable waterfront neighborhood in East Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This upscale area has historic homes that exude old Florida charm. Estate homes feature classic Mediterranean-style architecture on streets lined with a lush, oak-tree canopy. Colee Hammock is a piece of old Florida and country calm, just steps from the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Key residences offer historic New River water frontage.
This is a very eclectic neighborhood where the independently wealthy and the working-class individual enjoy the same amenities. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in Fort Lauderdale, with one of the densest concentrations of meticulously restored and maintained historic houses. The hammock was named for the lush cluster of trees on the banks of the New River and for James Louis Colee, an engineer working for Florida pioneer Mary Brickell.
The Riverside Hotel, the Floridian, and the First Presbyterian Church all sit within its boundaries, along with dozens of private residences designed by some of the most famous architects in early South Florida. The neighborhood attracts residents who enjoy living within walking distance to shopping and dining on the popular Las Olas Boulevard, minutes to Fort Lauderdale Beach, and a short drive to highways and the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
The neighborhood encompasses Las Olas Boulevard, an internationally known destination for those seeking unique boutiques, sidewalk cafe dining and entertainment venues. If you live in Colee Hammock, you can walk to dozens of restaurants, the theater, museums, art galleries, the New River and the Atlantic Ocean. On a 15-minute stroll, you can go to the post office, pick up a freshly baked loaf of Italian bread, stop by the pharmacy, visit a card shop and then stop in at your neighborhood news emporium. If you have a few extra minutes, you can stroll Las Olas Boulevard and shop for fashions, jewelry, home furnishings and works of art.
Colee Hammock homes for sale include luxury condos, townhomes and single-family homes. A variety of Florida styles are offered including Art Deco/Moderne, Mediterranean Revival, Mission Revival, Bungalow, Frame Vernacular, Minimal Traditional, and Ranch.
Newer homes tend to be similarly unique and residents strive to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood.
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