If you love the water or are an avid boater, Canal Living in Southeast Florida may be just the lifestyle you are looking for. Fort Lauderdale alone is comprised of over 300 miles of beautiful canals. The scenic canals weave through the city connecting home owners to the intercoastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s no surprise that the city has been dubbed the “Venice of America.”
Fine Dining & Canal Living in Southeast Florida
Imagine leaving your car behind for a night on the town. Just walk through your backyard to climb aboard your Yacht or Sport-Boat and head out for dinner. From West Palm Beach to Miami there are dozens of waterfront restaurants to choose from, each with its own unique menu and spectacular view. Some of top spots in Fort Lauderdale include Shooters Waterfront, Coconuts Waterfront Restaurant, the Boatyard, Kaluz Restaurant, the Blue Moon Fish Company, the 15th Street Fisheries, Serafina by the Water, Pelican Landing, Houston’s Restaurant, and the Pirate Republic Seafood & Grill.
Canal Living in Southeast Florida Lends itself to Entertaining
Since one third of your backyard is a waterway, it just seems natural that you will host friends and family for an outdoor cookout. What’s more relaxing than sitting by the water and relaxing as you watch the sunset while the dolphins frolic in your backyard. Don’t want a party? No problem, you and your significant other can enjoy the serenity on your own.
Fort Lauderdale’s Water Taxi Service
Yes, you heard me right, a “Water Taxi.” What better way to travel to Fort Lauderdale’s hot spots. Just another benefit of Canal Living in southeast Florida. Leave the car at home and hop on the Water Taxi at the Las Olas Blvd Riverwalk to visit these popular destinations:
- Stop 1 – Las Olas Riverfront
- Stop 1A – Pirate Republic Bar
- Stop 2 – Downtowner Saloon
- Stop 3 – Riverside Hotel / Stranahan House
- Stop 4 – The Shops at Las Olas
- Stop 5 – 15th Street Fisheries
- Stop 6 – Hilton Marina/ Convention Center
- Stop 7 – Bahia Mahr / Bahia Cabana (Beach)
- Stop 8 – Beach Place (Beach)
Manatee & Wildlife Viewing
Depending on what area of Florida you live in you may just find Manatees lounging in your backyard canal. Manatees can be present in saltwater canals year-round. However; you are more likely to spot them in the winter months from mid-October to mid-March. When the water temperatures cool down, the Manatees seek the warmer waters of the canals as they forage for food.
Manatees aren’t the only wildlife you will enjoy from your backyard paradise. With over 400 native species of birds, you will enjoy all kinds of local visitors. Keep an eye out for Pelicans, Egrets, Osprey, and Cranes. You may even spot a Bald Eagle.