Colee Hammock Homes
Please see our Colee Hammock Homes for sale Listings below. Colee Hammock is a piece of old Florida and country charm, just steps from the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale on the New River. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in Fort Lauderdale, with one of the densest concentrations of meticulously restored and maintained historic houses. The Riverside Hotel, the Floridian, and the First Presbyterian Church all sit within its boundaries, along with dozens of private residences designed by some of the most famous architects in early South Florida. As you head east on Las Olas Boulevard from downtown Fort Lauderdale, the first residential area you come to is Colee Hammock, before entering exclusive Las Olas Isles.
The hammock was named for the lush cluster of trees on the banks of the New River and for James Louis Colee, an engineer working for Florida pioneer Mary Brickell. Brickell bought the land in 1916, and vigorously defended her vision of a locale for an upscale residential neighborhood stretching from what is now Broward Boulevard to the river between the Sospiro and Himmarshee Canals. When Henry Flagler extended his railroad from West Palm Beach to Miami, Brickell insisted he run his tracks west of her spot on the river.
See our Colee Hammock Homes for sale Listings below.