Beautiful, Affordable, Pompano Beach Homes and Waterfront

Find beautiful homes, wide water and easy ocean access in Pompano Beach.

Pompano Beach is booming, yet it still provides some of the most affordable real estate in Broward County, especially for those seeking waterfront.  From the deepwater (no fixed bridges) homes that are east of Federal Highway (aka US1) to the homes with one or more fixed bridges (fixed bridges do not open, so the clearance is determined by the height of the bridge), Pompano Beach waterfront is some of the most desirable property around.

Perhaps the most beautiful waterfront in Pompano Beach is on the shores of Lake Santa Barbara, but there are other very desirable neighborhoods in Pompano Beach as well. Harbor Village is just north of Atlantic Boulevard, and provides a great option for boating as well as for beach access. Harbor Village Island has long been considered one of Pompano’s best addresses. There are non-waterfront options available in the areas east of US1 both on the north and south sides of Atlantic Boulevard.

If you are are looking for waterfront property in Pompano Beach for an affordable price, then you need to take a close look at the communities of Cypress Lake, Garden Isles, Cypress Harbor, High Ridge and their surrounding neighborhoods in Pompano Beach.

These neighborhoods are located south of Atlantic Boulevard, west of US1, east of Cypress Road (18 AV), and north of Mcnab. They represent some of the most affordable options for the serious boater. Although you will have at least one fixed bridge before reaching the inlet when coming from this area, there is good clearance- waterway maps indicate 11.5″ at mean high tide. The additional bridges that are in some of the neighborhood, although lower, also allow good sized boats easy access to the intracoastal.

Garden Isles is the northernmost neighborhood in the group, with Atlantic Boulevard being its northern boundary. Cypress Lake is just to the south, while Cypress Lake and High Ridge are just north of McNab, and border Fort Lauderdale.

 Cypress Lake was built around the beautiful lake that gave the area its name. The lake itself offers spectacular views, but that’s not all- it is also a great option for boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders. In addition to the lake, there are many wide canals in the area that offer additional waterfront options. The wide water of the lake and of the canals make boating easy and a beautiful option for an evening cruise, and the calm water ensures that the non-motorized water sports enthusiasts have a much safer option than the busy waters of the Intracoastal. There are few options for Pompano Beach waterfront that offer as much- especially for the price. Prices start in the $500Ks, while similar options in Lighthouse Point or Fort Lauderdale could easily be several hundred thousand more. With only one high clearance fixed bridge on the way to the inlet, this Pompano Beach waterfront neighborhood can accommodate good sized vessels. At low tide, the clearance is 14 ft, which means that this is great for a variety of boaters.

If you want to be on the east side of Pompano Beach, close to the beach and don’t need dockage, but you want something with character, then be sure to look into Old Pompano. Old Pompano is the area just north of Atlantic, south of 10th street (and the blimp base), west of federal highway and east of Dixie. Large lots and a variety of architectural styles make this one of Pompano’s most interesting neighborhoods. Affordability is also a consideration since Old Pompano offers character and convenience for less than it’s eastern neighbors.

Restaurants and shopping are close by.

These Pompano Beach waterfront neighborhoods are so peaceful, you will find it hard to believe that shopping, restaurants and entertainment are so close.

If you want to be close to great dining, shopping and have easy access to the highway, then you should take a look at these Pompano Beach waterfront neighborhoods. Major thoroughfares are close by and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport is only a hop, skip and a jump away. 

One restaurant that is a longtime favorite with locals is Cypress Nook, The Nook, as it is referred to, offers some of the best breakfasts around. You can often see a line outside on the weekends. There is free coffee while you wait and and area to sit outside. Cypress Nook is a german restaurant, so don’t be surprised to see a healthy offering of sausage on the menu.

Another restaurant in the area is Burgers n’ Suds, which offers pretty much what the name suggests- and then some. Want a burger served on a doughnut, or one made out of lamb? This is the place for you! For those seeking a classic experience with their patty, B&S offers many variations of more traditional burgers for the less culinary adventurous diners too. Beer from local breweries are also offered. 

Right next door to Burgers and Suds is a French bakery. Fresh bread, croissants and pastries are available for a quick breakfast.

Calypso, is a family-owned, tropical fusion restaurant, with some of the freshest seafood around. It has been a neighborhood staple for almost thirty years.

Cafe La Buca is a small neighborhood restaurant that offers authentic homemade Italian food. People have been known to drive from Miami to visit this modest, yet delicious restaurant.

For those seeking waterfront dining in Pompano Beach, there is the ever popular Houston’s on the Intracoastal, which is an easy five minute drive from Cypress Lake. The Sands, is just north of Atlantic Blvd. on the east side of the Intracoastal and has more laid back, casual dining, live music and a swimming pool. Many boaters enjoy docking here after a day on the water to enjoy drinks, a light bite and plenty of merriment. Step inside the hotel where the Sands Bar is located, and there is a more upscale waterfront option that offers New American cuisine and air conditioned views of the Intracoastal and waterfront called Rusty Hook Tavern, The fun graham cracker encrusted calamari appetizer is a must as you take in the awesome views at this Pompano Beach waterfront favorite.


Pompano Beach’s newest addition to waterfront dining is Pompano Beach House, which sits right on the ocean. The restaurant is beautiful, the location is unbeatable, and the food does not disappoint. 

Coming soon will be Oceanic, also on the ocean, and Harbors which will be on the Intracoastal just southeast of the Intracoastal bridge. 

Of course we have the requisite Starbucks, McDonalds, and many additional options within a two mile radius, including  Carrabas, Outback, Bonefish Grill, Smoky Bones, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Dairy Queen and a large variety of Sushi and Chinese restaurants.

I am a foodie as well as a Realtor, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you are looking for more options, or for additional information on the restaurants included here.

Nearby shopping includes Stein Mart, Marshall’s (a really good one!), Tuesday Morning, Ross, Bealls, West Marine, and many local boutiques with exclusive offerings. There are plenty of options for boaters, including boat sale, marinas with options for boat storage, and places to buy everything you need to maintain, repair, or stock your boat for your adventures on the water.

Pompano Beach Waterfront means boating and so much more.

From residential development, to new restaurant and entertainment offerings, Pompano has it going on!

Pompano Beach is growing and developing. From the new parking garage, to Pompano Beach House, to Old Town, the new Library and Cultural Center, there is no stopping our little city. The Pompano CRA is working hard and accomplishing tremendous progress for our city. Overlooked for many years, people are now looking towards Pompano Beach, not only as a more affordable option for housing (especially waterfront), but also as a destination. Pompano Beach waterfront is geographically closer to the inlet than the far more expensive north Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods, and now we are competing culturally and recreationally as well. Fishing, diving, parasailing, tours of the Hillsboro Lighthouse, Old Town Untapped, Farmer’s Market, the variety of things to do is endless.  With the new restaurants and the weekly happenings at The Sands and the live music events at Galuppi’s, which sits on the Greg Norman designed, Pompano Beach Golf Course, there is plenty to do without going far from home.