Most people think of a hammock as a cloth bed strung between two trees – which it is, from the Spanish hamaca, in turn from the West Indian Taino. But lesser known is a hammock defined as a stand of hardwood trees higher than its surroundings. This latter hammock, a variant of hummock, is what Colee Hammock is, as well as being the site of the Colee Massacre of 1842, when an early Florida settlement was attacked by Seminole Indians. After experiencing an economic downturn in the 1970’s, today Colee Hammock is one of the most vibrant communities in Broward County, with a mix of modern developments, Spanish-inspired estates, townhomes, and colorful Key West-style wood-frame cottages.
Things to do in Colee HammockWith its shops and galleries and hotels and restaurants and boutiques, East Las Olas Boulevard runs through the heart of Colee Hammock. All this pedestrian activity contributes to making Colee Hammock the eighth most walkable neighborhood in Florida, with a Walk Score of 88.9. Then at the south side of Colee Hammock, at Tarpon Bend, is Colee Hammock Park; to the north, at East Broward Boulevard, is Victoria Park. The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is at One East Las Olas; the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi stops at the Las Olas Riverfront. And the historic Stranahan House on the waterfront is not only a museum supporting educational programs, but it can be rented out for private functions, as well.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in Colee Hammock, or anywhere in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach Counties, give Steve a call at 954.999.9000 or email him to schedule an appointment.
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