Hillsboro Shores Real Estate Broward County Florida is the “Jewel by the Sea” Nestled between the Intracoastal waterway and the ocean, south of the Hillsboro Inlet to Marine Drive, Hillsboro Shores is made up of 268 mostly single family homes and a few condominiums. Surrounded on three sides by water, this neighborhood offers the tranquility yet conveniences of a small, country town. It features several restaurants, water recreation and stores within walking distance from homes. Unheard of by many local residents, Hillsboro Shores offers families both a quiet setting to raise children and adult living at its finest!
The historic Hillsboro Lighthouse stands tall in the view, across the Inlet, to many of the condominium residents and single family homes of Hillsboro Shores. The land on the west side of the A1A inlet bridge is currently under construction by the City of Pompano Beach. The new marina and dock master house is the new home of a charter fishing fleet. The City also plans to start renovations of the existing park on the east side, which will include a toddler playground, public docks and other amenities.
The gated beach access property available only to Hillsboro Shores residents has a shower and newly renovated bridge which acts as an overpass to the hot summer sand. The bridge also has an elevated sitting area for those who wish to absorb the beauty of the beach, Inlet and the Hillsboro Lighthouse without touching the sand. Residents can join the Hillsboro Shores Improvement Association (HSIA) by paying an annual fee (currently $150), which sponsors holiday gatherings for neighborhood families, administers keys for the beach gate, coordinates a crime watch committee and meets monthly to discuss issues related to the community.
Some of the natives speak proudly of the days when the inlet bridge rotated horizontally in order to allow boats to pass. There are also still the remains of a seawall behind the homes along the beach where boat dockage and passage once existed. This small but precious channel of water entered from the inlet (called Wahoo Bay) on the north and extended southward (parallel to the beach) where it reconnected to the ocean. After a second hurricane filled the channel with sand, the state abandoned the idea of maintaining the passage open. Some speak of the days when the east side of the A1A inlet bridge, now a city park, was home to many sailors as they spent there days at a popular waterfront