Less than a mile west of the beach, a 5-minute bike ride takes you over Middle River on the Sunrise Boulevard bridge. You just passed the 22-acre George English Park in the east bank of the river, and to your right, or the west bank, you see a broad stretch of green lawn along the river. This is where we are building RIVA. Just past RIVA on the river both banks are lined with million-dollar homes and the broad, smooth water welcomes kayakers, paddle boarders and water skiers, as well as boaters on their way out to the Intracoastal and the ocean. Walk out your door at RIVA and a few minute’s walk takes you to a dozen fine restaurants right in the neighborhood, as well as clusters of convenience stores and shops – ranging from cleaners to the post office. Just around the corner is everyone’s favorite local movie theatre, the Gateway, and just across the street is everyone’s favorite bakery. A 5-minute drive takes you to Whole Foods, Publix and their new Trader Joe’s. As well as Coral Ridge Mall, with everything from Target to AMC Theaters. Just across the river us is the upscale Galleria Mall, home to everything from Neiman Marcus and Elizabeth Arden, to Coach and Apple. Plus restaurants like Capital Grille. Drive a little further and you come to famous Las Olas Boulevard, the city’s heartbeat and focal point for evening strolls, more great restaurants and shops. Living in the water also means boating. And in addition to RIVA’s own boat slips, there are nearby marinas that are your cast-off point for the cruising, fishing and driving that are so much a part of Ft. Lauderdale lifestyle. Another benefit of RIVA’s location is the easy access to the other attractions of South Florida. A few minutes west are the major highways I-95 and Florida Turnpike, which offer quick access to nearby areas like Bal Harbour, Miami Beach and Boca Raton. And Ft. Lauderdale’s International airport, with flights across the globe, is only 15-minutes from your door. As far as condos in Fort Lauderdale are concerned, Riva offers the best Fort Lauderdale Condos.