Lighthouse Point - the Boater's Dream
Easy access to the inlet, the small town feel, and the polished (yet relaxed!) vibe, make Lighthouse Point a great option for boaters and non-boaters alike.
Lighthouse Point is a quaint little city in Broward County, Florida that is known for its waterfront and large luxurious homes as well as for its casual, relaxed lifestyle. Lighthouse Point borders Pompano Beach to the south and Deerfield Beach to the north. Lighthouse Point is separated from the oceanfront neighborhoods of Hillsboro Beach and Hillsboro Shores by the Intracoastal Waterway.
Lighthouse Point is not big- indeed its residents are quite proud of its small town feel. The city has a total area of 2.4 square miles and, to the delight of the residents, because it is tucked in between other communities, it cannot expand.The lifestyle and the size appeals to its residents.
Laid-back affluence and a leisurely pace are part of the Lighthouse Point vibe. Neighborhoods are quiet, tree shaded, with some of the most sought after waterfront in the area. Of the residences, 80% are single family homes, many of which front on the city’s 18 miles of waterways.
Eastern Lighthouse Point borders the Intracoastal Waterway, and overlooks the Hillsboro Lighthouse which gave the city its name and which has lit up the coast over the Hillsboro Inlet since 1906. Shopping centers such as the Pompano Fashion Mall, entertainment such as the movie theatre, and the presence of Whole Foods and Publix make shopping easy.
Restaurants for quick bites and luxury dining (and everything in between) are on the western border of the city. The Nautidawg Restaurant sits in the middle of Lighthouse Point and offers a great place to sit and enjoy waterfront dining in a casual, nautical atmosphere. http://www.nautidawg.com. Cap’s place http://www.capsplace.com has been recognized as a national landmark Cap’s Place is Broward County, Florida’s oldest restaurant. With roots as a 1920’s casino and rum-running speakeasy, it sits on an island off Lighthouse Point and can only be reached by Cap’s motor launch.
Incorporated in 1956, the City of Lighthouse Point has few remaining vacant lots. Over 95% of the City has been developed with most homes falling in the upper-medium and top-price range. Lighthouse Point has approximately 20 acres of parks and mini-parks. The 13 miles of sidewalks/bike paths keep the community lush, and allow residents to be in touch with additional aspects of nature.
City services include police and fire protection and the city successfully operates its own library. Recreation amenities include the Lighthouse Point Tennis Center and Dan Witt Park for playing sports, in addition to natural environment parks and mini-parks.
Lighthouse Point has residents of all ages and provides a friendly atmosphere and a stable, homey feel. Perhaps its greatest appeal is its proximity to the inlet. For boaters, and in particular for the avid fishermen, this is huge! This quick access to the ocean by boat, in addition to the large percentage of homes on the water, provide the neighbors with the opportunity for sharing and enjoying all things nautical.
Lighthouse Point Waterfront Homes
Some of the most desirable waterfront in Broward County
Lighthouse Point offers some of the best waterfront in Broward County. Waterfront in the area starts around $700K, with many homes in the millions. Many older homes have been torn down to make way for newer, larger homes in this exclusive area. Those who love to fish or simply like to cruise the canals and see the beautiful houses have found heaven in Lighthouse Point.
If you are looking to find a dock for your boat, Lighthouse Point allows your dock to go all the way to your property line, unlike Pompano Beach which has 5 ft. setbacks. There are also bridges to be aware of when looking to find a suitable home for your boat. Make sure you take all these things into account when you are looking. Find an agent who is knowledgable about waterfront and about the area. Seawall repair and replacement can be costly, so you need to make sure a seawall inspection is included when you inspect your new home. Want more info about buying waterfront property? Just so happens I have a guide that you can download here: http://Click here