Email us Call us

Rio Vista

An affluent waterfront community near the ocean with elegant estates and luxe amenities

Welcome to Rio Vista

Rio Vista is a stunning community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, providing residents with an opportunity to experience a perfect combination of urban and suburban living. With its ideal location along the New River, intricate canals, proximity to the beach, and many entertainment choices, residents can enjoy a vibrant lifestyle surrounded by the peace and serenity of a small-town atmosphere.

Rio Vista is known for its varied and beautiful architecture, from lavish single-family homes to luxurious condominiums. Since its establishment, Rio Vista has become a hub for art, culture, and entertainment, continually attracting visitors from all around the world. Residents enjoy the proximity to parks and other outdoor attractions as well as quick access to renowned areas like East Las Olas Boulevard and Riverwalk.

What to Love

  • Elegant estates and waterfront homes
  • Close to Riverwalk and East Las Olas Boulevard
  • A prominent boating lifestyle
  • Luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment abound

Local Lifestyle

Rio Vista is a vibrant, close-knit community in Fort Lauderdale with a convenient location near beautiful beaches and downtown. The architecture in Rio Vista is varied, ranging from modest single-family homes to luxurious waterfront villas. The area is known for its lush, green landscape and friendly neighbors. With luxury homes, quiet streets, and a classic boating lifestyle, the community is a major draw for families, professionals, and retirees looking for a private, beautiful place to call home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rio Vista is surrounded by some of the finest shopping and dining in Fort Lauderdale. From chic boutiques to award-winning restaurants, there’s something for everyone in the area. Canyon Restaurant is a vibrant upscale space with a fusion of industrial and international stylish design featuring velvet hanging lighting, a gold tiled bar, and rustic colors. The chic restaurant and bar serve artisanal cuisine and libations from countries like Asia and Central America. It’s easy to miss Finster Murphy’s, but if you’re preparing your own seafood extravaganza, there’s no better place to pick up ingredients. This Irish fish house stocks up fresh gourmet items daily, even going so far as to prepare your fish onsite.

Situated near Lauderdale Memorial Park, Anthony’s Runway 84 wants you to stay out past dinner. The restaurant’s airline-themed decor, live music, and bar emphasis make it the ideal place for a date night. 

Enjoy dining on a marina at Boatyard, a fine dining experience with beautiful views and a sophisticated nautical setting. The restaurant has a large patio with mature trees, a raw bar, and an ocean-centric menu. 

Located in the Southport Shopping Center, Kelly’s Landing New England Seafood is a prime spot to find seafood staples, along with beer and wine. Featuring a gorgeous outdoor patio, Kelly’s Landing has been open since 1987 and is known for serving both new and traditional seafood options reminiscent of South Boston cuisine with consistent freshness and outstanding service. 

Things to Do

Abreu Park is a small riverfront park in Rio Vista with a paved path for walking and biking. The beautiful space also features open lawns, seating areas, and established trees for shade. The Lauderdale Yacht Club is a premier club in the community, offering a stunning clubhouse with event space, a fitness center, and dining areas. Members also enjoy tennis courts, a marina, and boating activities. 

Across from Rio Vista is Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, a linear park project. The master-planned area is a beautifully landscaped walking path with parks, gardens, public art, shops, and restaurants. The Riverwalk is also a popular gathering place for events such as live music, yoga, and water tours. Another popular riverfront park is Huizenga Plaza, whose central water features, large open lawn, and amphitheater make it a prime spot for concerts and entertainment.


Broward County Public Schools serves Rio Vista and surrounding areas. Top-rated schools include:


Find Your Dream Property in Rio Vista

Search Rio Vista Homes for Sale

Overview for Rio Vista, FL

232 people live in Rio Vista, where the median age is 61 and the average individual income is $26,726. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

61 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Rio Vista, FL

Rio Vista has 98 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. 232 people call Rio Vista home. The population density is 9,102.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

43.53 / 56.47%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

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

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Work With Laurie

Laurie started what became a successful interiors store which she owned and operated for over 15 years. The business was sold so that she could continue to focus on her interests in Architecture and industrial design.

Let's Connect