The cliché is that Fort Lauderdale is the “Venice of America”. But the fact is this city used to offer more waterfront experience than any other. And all of us here want to live in the water, given the choice. Now you have it again. For the first time in years, a new luxury residence is rising on the river, and it is, as Tropic Magazine headlined in its cover story “Waterfront luxury… the way it was meant to be.” Created by a fourth generation developer and designed with exquisite contemporary Italian style, RIVA is an exception to the usual Florida condominium model. Only 100 owners will share it’s unique environment, here on the Middle River, overlooking the parks and the ocean beaches. They will also share unobstructed views to the east over the ocean. Unobstructed panoramas to the west, beyond the city lights to the setting sun. And the tranquil serenity of the lazy river flowing below. Soon the paddle boarders and jumping fish will be joined by passing yachts from up river and from our own docks, as the Sunrise Boulevard bridge is raised to provide clearance, for a direct path to the ocean. It’s a new day for boaters, and for future waterfront values. RIVA’s own landscaped entrance drive runs almost 400 feet from the egress off Federal, back to our two acres on the river. Arrivals pass under a porte cochère to the lobby, where a 60-foot wide stone-floored, glass-walled lobby opens on to our riverfront garden walk. The lobby café may become your favorite morning stop. And our own watersports center gives everyone easy storage for your kayaks and paddleboards, plus a dock to launch from. And a limited number of boat slips here are an added option. Waterfront living is back. In the heart of Ft. Lauderdale. At the most successful new luxury condominium in a generation. Welcome to RIVA.