Learn All About Fort Lauderdale’s Victoria Park Neighborhood
And find out why so many people want to move there
Stretching just over one square mile, Victoria Park is a quaint section of Fort Lauderdale that has the feel of a modern neighborhood but at the same time holds onto the charm of its past.
About 100 years ago, industrialist Henry Flagler played an important role in the development of Fort Lauderdale – it was his East Coast Railway that was instrumental in bringing people to the area. However, when Flagler wanted his trains to go through the section that would later become Victoria Park, a local resident named Mary Brickell stopped him cold, forcing the railroad to build an alternate path. Adjusting the tracks slightly west didn’t prevent Fort Lauderdale from growing, but it did keep Victoria Park in more of a pristine, secluded condition, which residents today are still grateful for.
Fort Lauderdale, 1924. Victoria Park is in the upper left. Source: Victoria Park Civic Association
Living in Victoria Park
Victoria Park is the perfect neighborhood for people who want to experience city living but are looking for a little more space than what downtown has to offer. And because it’s so close to everything, Victoria Park is one of the most desirable areas in all of Fort Lauderdale.
Victoria Park residents take great pride in maintaining their neighborhood. Source: Victoria Park Civic Association
Victoria Park is full of beautiful old houses that have been restored with modern amenities. In addition, because the neighborhood has grown in popularity, there is also a large inventory of homes that were built in the last 15 years, plus condos and apartments in and around the area.
The median home price is around $428,000.
There are two schools in Victoria Park proper, and many more nearby:
Things to do
No matter what you like to do, you’ll probably be able to find it in Victoria Park or a nearby neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale.
Victoria Park Shoppes is the perfect destination to pick up groceries, drop off dry cleaning, or grab something to take home for dinner. If you need any other basics, Gateway Shopping Center will surely have it – plus you can catch a movie.
If you love to eat, Victoria Park won’t let you down. For some of the best Chinese food in town, you can stop by Christina Wan's Mandarin House. If you’re craving Cajun, Shuck N Dive will fill your belly nicely. In the mood for pizza? You can’t go wrong when the name of the place is Luigi’s.
Victoria Park is home to the beautiful Parker Playhouse, a theater that regularly puts on excellent concerts, as well as plays and musicals. If you’re a history buff, you’ll definitely enjoy the Stranahan House Museum.
The Historic Stranahan House Museum. Source: Broward Link
A number of little parks and greenspaces are scattered around Victoria Park, but the real highlight is Holiday Park. Comprised of almost 100 acres, it has fields and areas for pretty much any sport you’d want to play, including basketball, baseball, racquetball, and even shuffleboard. There are also walking and jogging trails, playgrounds, and many picnic areas.
There’s always a game being played in Holiday Park. Source: EDSA
Victoria Park makes a great home for anyone, from young families to retired couples. And its pristine seclusion and wide-open spaces make it one of the most unique areas in South Florida. If you would like to learn about the real estate opportunities in Victoria Park, or the highly-coveted, nearby neighborhoods of Las Olas, Rio Vista, Coral Ridge, Downtown, or the Beach, please get in touch with Tim Singer & Associates today at 954-463-1373 or through our online contact form.