The Newland Smith Team catches up with Douglas Elliman’s Managing Broker Ingrid Carlos to get the insider’s scoop on her neighborhood of Lighthouse Point.
What do you love about where you live/what makes your neighborhood special?
I love my community of Lighthouse Point not only because of it’s desirable location nestled between Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach, but also it is near intracoastal waterways with ocean access! This is a small community of many boaters and animal lovers too!
What is your favorite neighborhood restaurant?
There are so many to choose from but one of our local faves are Papa’s Raw Bar with live music and delicious seafood and sushi. We also love Nauti Dawg Café where you can come by land or boat with delicious menu items for pets and their humans…excellent brunch too!
Favorite place to meet friends?
We love having friends over our home where we can mix cocktails under our Tiki Hut on the water, watch our favorite games on the outdoor tv, take a dip in the pool and enjoy a nice BBQ. We call it “Ingrid Island”. Lighthouse point is your own little slice of paradise that you can call home and has everything that waterside living has to offer! We love it here!
Favorite place to grab coffee?
Just a short trip down Federal Highway will take you another amazing area of Deerfield Beach which borders Lighthouse Point, on East Hillsborough called The Cove Shopping Center. We love Tea and Coffee at The Modern Rose! This is a MUST. Their signature coffees like the cinnamon Mocha Latte is the best I have ever had… So yummy!
Favorite specialty store?
Sprouts is a great place to find fresh produce and specialty food items! We love to get our fruits and veggies from this store!
Neighborhood hidden gem?
Cap’s Place is this little bar that many locals know about that you can only get to by ferry or bike (no parking allowed). It is like being transported to a speakeasy back in the 1920’s where fisherman and locals came to wet their whistles. It is rumored that Al Capone used to frequent here during prohibition.
You know you’re a local if…
You dock your boat near the Hillsboro Inlet to take a dip near the Lighthouse.