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Friday, August 30, 2013

Bermuda-Riviera is an affluent waterfront neighborhood located in the North Beach section of Ft. Lauderdale, just west of A1A.  Established in the 1950’s, this pristine, gated community features many homes whose styles are original to that era, some of which have been remodeled or significantly updated, and some that have been completely rebuilt.  Residents can enjoy private, deeded beach access in the Galt Ocean Mile area of Fort Lauderdale, just a few blocks away.  

Not only is the neighborhood in close proximity to world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment, but it’s a perfect location for boaters, as well, since most homes offer private, concrete docks on easily navigable canals, with direct ocean access and no fixed bridges. In addition, Bermuda Riviera is just minutes from Las Olas Boulevard, the city’s signature thoroughfare, lined with fine boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes.  

The homes in Bermuda-Riviera are truly elegant estates, some with vintage appeal, yet still featuring the best in contemporary living.  The prices for homes in this sought-after neighborhood currently range from $1.1 million to almost $5 million.  For more information on homes available for sale in Bermuda-Riviera, or any other luxury Ft. Lauderdale Real Estate, call Gayle Borden today at 954-525-3355.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tags:   2572 SE 12 Street, Gayle Borden, Pompano Beach Homes

The Gayle Borden Group is excited to highlight a beautiful property that has just become available for sale at 2572 SW 12th Street in Pompano Beach.  Just one from the Point, this perfectly updated waterfront home offers spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway.  The 3 bedroom, 3 bath designer home boasts 2,050 square-feet of beautifully appointed interiors, complete with a contemporary open floor plan, slate and hardwood floors, impact resistant windows and French doors, and crown molding.  A stunning open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and a breakfast bar. 

A great poolside summer kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a built-in gas grill, icemaker/fridge, custom sound system, and covered patio seating complete with tranquil lighting.  The numerous updates in the home include a new 2012 roof, 2013 dock/boat lifts, pool heater, and resealed seawall.  The 60' dock is equipped with electric and water and, along with the 120' wide canal, would be perfect for your boat or jet skis.   

Pompano Beach is a beautiful city with historic downtown, miles of waterway canals, and gorgeous wide beaches on the Atlantic.  Just minutes to world-class shopping and dining, the city is truly a great place to call home!

For a virtual tour of this property, click on  With its desirable location, enviable waterfront views, and exquisite finishes, this home is sure to make an impression.  For more information on this and other fine homes, contact Gayle Borden at 954-525-3355.

Monday, August 26, 2013
Tags:   2572 SE 12 Street, Gayle Borden, Pompano Beach Homes

There is never a shortage of fun and exciting things to do in sunny Fort Lauderdale.  Whether your style is active and on the go, or you prefer to be more laid-back and casual, our community is always host to a myriad of events and activities from which to choose.

Art enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy the Viva Florida 500 "Best in Show" Series sponsored by the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.  The exhibit features fine art by various artists and will be shown in Fort Lauderdale's Gallery 928 (928 NE 20th Avenue).  The art showcased in the gallery will rotate, and several openings are scheduled for each new round of pieces.  The remaining opening receptions are scheduled for this week on August 29th and again on October 3rd, both from 6 to 8 pm.  There will be wine and cheese, along with raffles for fine prizes, all in a free, open-to-the-public venue. 
On August 30 at 7:30pm, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers will play host to the Carolina Railhawks of the North American Soccer League. The match will take place on the soccer pitch at Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium (1350 NW 55 Street) with tickets starting at just $12.  Come out to support the local team!
Get involved with the latest fitness experience!  Local company Ocean Om (various locations) is offering Stand Up Paddle Yoga classes now through the end of the summer.  Single classes, with board and paddle included, are just $30 or $15 if you bring your own equipment.  Whether you are a new or seasoned practitioner, Ocean Om invites you to experience the sensation of challenging and entertaining yourself through yoga on the water.  And what better place than in the beautiful waters of Fort Lauderdale, the "Venice of America"!

The Gayle Borden Group is committed to keeping our customers and friends up-to-date on all the wonderful activities and events that Fort Lauderdale has to offer.   Check in with us each week as we share more exciting news from our community.  And as always, to learn more about our Fort Lauderdale Real Estate, visit or call Gayle Borden at 954-525-3355.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tags:   2572 SE 12 Street, Gayle Borden, Pompano Beach Homes

The Venetian is a luxury condominium ideally situated on Las Olas Circle on Fort Lauderdale Beach, just west of where Las Olas Boulevard meets A1A. The 15-story building boasts an unparalleled location on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking the water from a private peninsula and just steps from the beach. 

Originally built in 1967, the Venetian has recently undergone a major refurbishment with complete updating throughout.  There are 17 units per floor, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms with 7 different floor plans from which to choose, as well as a penthouse level with just 5 units.  The Venetian boasts deluxe appointments with beautiful finishes and design.  Many residences feature gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, upgraded baths, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balconies offering stunning views of the Intracoastal, city, and ocean.

The list of amenities provided by The Venetian is just as impressive.  The building features a beautiful, spacious lobby; a game room with billiards and ping pong; a Tiki Bar; gardens on the east and west decks; and the “Venetian Room” available for social events. There are also three outdoor grill areas; a state-of-the-art fitness center; heated pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the water; men's and women’s saunas, and more.  Assigned, covered parking is available, and dock space on the Intracoastal for boats up to 50 feet may be leased, offering direct access to the ocean.  

With its luxurious appointments and unparalleled location, the Venetian truly offers its residents the ultimate in waterfront condo living.  For more information on these beautiful residences at The Venetian, or any other Fort Lauderdale Condos for Sale, visit The Gayle Borden Group website at or call Gayle today at 954-525-3355. 

Monday, August 19, 2013
Tags:   2572 SE 12 Street, Gayle Borden, Pompano Beach Homes

This week the Fort Lauderdale area boasts a variety of fun activities for anyone looking for a unique "foodie" experience!  Get your taste buds cheering with these fun food-centric events for adults and children alike.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory (7740 Nova Drive, Davie) is offering "One-Day Summer Activities" for kids that are the perfect combination of education, interaction, and of course, eating chocolate!  The chocolatiers at Schakolad will take kids aged 6-15 on a 45-minute journey through the history and production of chocolate, culminating with their own private tasting.  Then they will get hands-on by dipping and decorating flavored cake pops, and designing their own custom chocolate business cards.  They'll get to take it all home in a self-made goodie bag.  Class Size is limited and the cost is just $9.50 per child, so call Shakolad and get in there before the summer is over!

On August 20, enjoy an "Evening under the Moon" overlooking beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach.  As part of a series of monthly events at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort's restaurant ocean2000 (2000 N. Ocean Blvd), you can enjoy a special dining experience to celebrate this month’s full moon.  The resort's sweeping veranda is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, where you can enjoy upscale culinary selections from a prix-fixe menu while you revel in the unobstructed views of the sparkling ocean and take advantage of the conveniently placed telescopes positioned for prime full moon viewing.  Bea Kobran, "Astrologer and Spiritual Healer", will be on hand to visit your table and provide intuitive readings.

For more casual fare, on August 22 the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Property Owners’ Association is sponsoring their "Old Fashioned Fish Fry" from 6-9pm at Anglin’s Beach Café (2 Commercial Blvd).  For just $12 per person, guests can enjoy this timeless tradition with a delicious fish dinner on the Commercial Blvd pier, along with plenty of drinks, dessert, music and dancing.  Just be sure to RSVP!

We love sharing all the great things that Fort Lauderdale has to offer each week, so to read about the latest events and entertainment - or to learn more about this dynamic community and how you can become a part of it - visit our website or our Facebook page at

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tags:   2572 SE 12 Street, Gayle Borden, Pompano Beach Homes

Sunrise Intracoastal is a gated residential community located in northeast Ft. Lauderdale, just south of Sunrise Boulevard, and flanked by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Middle River.  In very close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale Beach and Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this neighborhood is also located within walking distance to the fine dining and shopping found at the Galleria Mall. 

Sunrise Intracoastal is an exclusive enclave of just 173 homes with beautiful tree-lined streets and a private neighborhood park and playground.  This affluent neighborhood boasts stunning vistas due to its superb waterfront location, pedestrian-friendly streets, a close-knit community, and unrivaled privacy and security.  The secluded ambiance is further enhanced by the lush, tropical landscaping that surrounds most of the properties.

The beautiful homes of Sunrise Intracoastal vary in style from traditional and Mediterranean to contemporary and modern and range in price from $600,000 to over $8 million.  If you are looking for a stylish, private retreat close to everything Fort Lauderdale has to offer, look no further than Sunrise Intracoastal.

For more information on this and other premier Fort Lauderdale communities, visit the website of leading Fort Lauderdale Real Estate experts, the Gayle Borden Group at You can also call 954-525-3355 to speak to Gayle Borden, Fort Lauderdale Real Estate specialist.

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