Welcome to Victoria Park
Shady palm trees, vast parks, and Floridian culture.
Perfectly located between downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach, Victoria Park is an upscale, yet quaint community home to traditional Floridian architecture, parks protected beneath a dense canopy of towering palm trees, and a sense of small-town charm rarely found so centrally within large cities. One of the best places to live in Florida is close to high-paying jobs downtown, a bright nightlife scene, and some of the most beautiful homes in the city. Everything this colorful metropolis has to offer is at your fingertips in Victoria Park.
The neighborhood of Victoria Park was erected in the ‘30s, with many homes in the community resembling popular architectural styles of the time. When developer Henry Flagler wanted to place a railroad through the middle of the community, local icon Mary Brickel fought the movement, allowing the community of Victoria Park to enjoy its natural beauty and the mature trees which still line the streets today. In modern times, the city of Fort Lauderdale has flourished beyond belief but Victoria Park has retained a certain character of a forgotten era, and enjoys one of the most convenient locations within the city.
What to Love
- Quaint appeal, specifically unique to this community alone
- Perfect location within town to live, work, and play
- Abundance of parks and tree-lined streets
Residents of Victoria Park enjoy a higher standard of living than those dwelling within neighboring communities. South Florida’s gorgeous weather is also appreciated on a daily basis, thanks to the high number of jogging trails, water sports, and parks boasting sporting facilities. Tropical vibes and suburban pleasures are both found here, allowing locals to experience the best of Fort Lauderdale life. If a last-minute getaway is in order, Victoria Park is located just a few miles north of Fort Lauderdale International Airport, making it a breeze to get out of town.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
One of Fort Lauderdale’s most charming communities is home to several equally charming restaurants and entertainment options, many of which are from a simpler era.
The Foxy Brown is the go-to neighborhood spot for comforting patty melts, Sunday brunch, and other American classics. A warm and inviting dining room is where guests feast on elevated favorites like short rib Benedict, lobster crabcakes, and chicken and waffle sliders. Their seasonal sangrias are especially refreshing and perfect for those warm South Florida days.
The Wilder is a refined lounge with a shady patio known for its craft cocktails and upscale bar bites. Artfully plated fried green tomatoes and smoked spinach and artichoke dip are enjoyed in an intimate space with moody lighting and a rustic bar. The Wilder also offers brunch, sometimes with live music and other entertainment.
Everyday occasions can be ramped up with a simple stop at The Fresh Market. Boasting a European aura, The Fresh Market is a one-stop destination for fresh-baked cakes, expertly butchered meats, prepared bistro meals to go, and other pantry staples to take simple weekday meals to another level.
The Gateway Shopping Center is a smaller mall fraught with charm from years past. Health stores, home decor showrooms, and eclectic clothing stores are found in this more intimate hidden gem. The Gateway is also attached to the Gateway Cinema where guests can watch both big-ticket and independent films enjoyed with old-fashioned concession favorites.
Around the corner, Acacia is one of the community’s more unique gift shops, offering a selection of designer jewelry, decor, and uncommon South African art. Appearing as a bit of a hole in the wall at first glance, it’s one of Victoria Park’s most fun spots to enjoy a little retail therapy.
Things To Do
Being so centrally located within Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park hosts its fair share of exciting events worth celebrating. For over 40 years, Summer Concerts in Holiday Park have been enjoyed by all thanks to the wide array of musical genres which are showcased. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and stay for a while while they enjoy the scenery and aura once a week from June through August. Other celebrations held to mark the changing seasons include the VPCA (Victoria Park Civic Association) Halloween Block parties and spring celebrations.
Victoria Park is home to many exceptional educational opportunities. Some examples are:
- Virginia Shuman Young Montessori Elementary School, prekindergarten-5th grade; this unique public elementary school model has placed VSY within the top six percent of all Florida elementary schools per Niche.com
- St. Anthony Catholic School, prekindergarten-8th grade; situated in a historic building, St. Anthony utilizes modern technology to allow for an overall greater understanding of 21st-century equipment.
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