Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood - Imperial Point

Posted by John Sabia on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 12:33pm.

Imperial Point Homes in Fort Lauderdale

photo of entrance way to Imperial Point in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaIn 1962, Sixty-Second Street (known today as Cypress Creek Road) was an exquisite pond with fish, birds, and alligators in the middle of a natural landscape containing white sand. There were acres upon acres of undeveloped land and unincorporated sections around Oakland Park Boulevard. 

In 1961, just a couple miles north of Federal Highway, behind an extravagant brick entrance way with the thriving landscape and opulent fountains, things were about to change greatly. Ground had just recently been broken and the first phase was coming to completion. This Fort Lauderdale neighborhood would soon be know as Imperial Point.

Imperial Point was one of the first developments in the country to be fully equipped with electric appliances. In 1964, Ronald Reagan visited Imperial Point to exhibit the first self-cleaning oven; sadly, when he tried it, it did not work!

Today, a majority of the homes in Imperial Point have been modernized.  There are a selected few who still love the terrazzo floors and the look of a carport. The exquisitely landscaped lots are typically 80' by 100' and have single family homes on them.  Duplexes, apartments, and condos encircle the neighborhood. 

In the northeast section of Imperial Point, there are waterfront homes that have ocean access with fixed bridges.  What is sweet about Imperial Point, it was not devised on a grid so the streets curve and there are only a few streets that lead into and out of the neighborhood. Not to mention, it is one of a select few neighborhoods with side-walks throughout.

Imperial Point is situated west of US-1 (Federal Highway), north of NE 56th Street, east of NE 18th Avenue, and south of McNab Road. Coral Highlands, Westfield and Colonial Ridge are incorporated into this scenic neighborhood.  You can find Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center and Dottie Mancini Park in the northeast section of the neighborhood. Restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, library, hospitals, houses of worship and many other businesses are within walking distance.

Imperial Point is Florida's New York City. Town Meetings as well as regular meetings are held with guest speakers. Residents enjoy block parties, neighborhood yard sales, children themed festivals and a "candidate forum" which is where they discuss issues in the county, state and national levels. They also plan big events for the various holidays throughout the year.

There is something that is sure to please everyone in Imperial Point. If you want privacy, you get your wish. If you want to be socially active and involved, you get your wish.  

If you are looking for a nice upscale town with a home feel, Imperial Point should be at the top of your list. 

For more information about buying or selling a home or condo in Imperial Point, contact John Sabia today at 954.850.2397.

John Sabia

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