Oakland Park has a well kept secret

One of the best kept secrets in Oakland Park is Garden Acres. Oakland Park a city which is divided into “pocket neighborhoods” or sections. Some of those are neighborhoods include North Andrews Gardens, North Andrews Terrace, Coral Heights, Floranada, Lloyd Estates, Oakland Forest and Garden Acres.

Today Lets Talk About Garden Acres

This small community of approximately 140 homes and has only two entrances. As a result of its limited access into the community of Garden Acres, it is a quiet neighborhood where you can peacefully walk down the street with extremely limited traffic and is extremely pedestrian friendly.

Garden Acres used to be a Mango Grove

Another unique characteristic about Garden Acres, which was developed in the late 1950’s is its mature mango trees. Over 80-90 years the neighborhood used to be a mango grove. When the community was developed just about every home had mango trees in the yard. When I take buyers into the neighborhood of Garden Acres they know there is something different that they like, they just can’t put their finger on it. I end up pointing out to them that its the mature canopies created by the mango trees which makes Garden Acres unique.

The homes it this area are primarily 2 and 3 bedroom homes with 1-2 baths. Most of the lots are approximately 60 wide by 100 deep. Square footage ranges from 1000 – 1200 on an average.

Location, Location, Location

Conveniently located in Oakland Park, Garden Acres borders on the north with Commercial Blvd, on the south it touches NE 47th Street. Dixie Highway is the east border and  NE 6th Avenue is its west border. Just a two short traffic lights and you’ll find yourself on 95. If you head east 2 miles, your at the beach. For those who enjoy the lifestyle and entertainment of Wilton Manors, NE 6th Avenue is a gateway which ends on Wilton Drive. Garden Acres borders up against its “big sister” North Andrews Gardens, separated only by NE 6th Ave.

Oakland Park is no Stranger to Development

Situated on the east border is Dixie Highway, home to the Culinary District. Oakland Park proudly boasts its redevelopment project bringing restaurants, coffee houses, bars and entertainment to what has now become known the downtown Oakland Park. The Funky Buddha Brewery is one of just many new additions to the neighborhood – all a short stroll from Garden Acres.

So if you’re looking for a neighborhood, thats quiet but close to it all, Garden Acres is the one for you, and by the way I have a home there thats getting ready to be listed.

For more information contact:
Paul Slutsky, PA
Re/Max Experience




Taste of Oakland Park Goes off Without a Hitch


The date was February 17th and the place was Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park for the first Taste of Oakland Park. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all who attended. I am pleased to have been there. Hundreds of people from the local towns of Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano showed up to celebrate the flavor samples and a wide variety of food from the restaurants that were represented. Just a few of the restaurants in attendance were Café Angelo, Rendez-Vous Bakery & Bistro, Alligator Alley, Cucina Carusos Italian Market, Big Dog Station, Peter Pan Diner, Café Angelo, Funky Buddah Brewery, Alligator Alley, Orvino Wine Imports, Alberte’s Restaurant and The Garlic Knot just to name a few. A $10 cover charge gained you admission and the freedom to fill your belly. By the time evening was over I could not have had another thing to eat.

In addition to the restaurants represented there were interactive games, children’s activities and culinary businesses represented. If this was the first attempt at the Taste of Oakland Park, I can’t wait to see how they expand on this for the next one. Certainly keep this event on your radar for the future.

Oakland Park has turned its downtown into the Culinary Arts District. The future is very bright for Oakland Park as a destination city know for the arts and entertainment and fine dining.