Thousands of years ago, the Tequesta Indians inhabited the land that is now Miami, Florida, and it was not until 1566 that the first Europeans came to the area. Pedro Menendez de Aviles claimed the land for Spain, and they quickly established a mission.
Many development sites have found the remains of these original Miami settlers. In 1821, the Spanish flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes were raised over Florida. Enterprising ship wreckers from the Bahamas came to South Florida and the Keys in the early 19th Century, to hunt for the riches & remains of an international array of ill-fated shipwrecks that crashed onto the Great Florida reef. At about the same time, the Seminole Indians arrived along with a group of runaway slaves. The United States built Fort Dallas to use as a base while fighting the Second Seminole War from around 1835 to 1841. They fought to stay here in Florida, and the areas soon a war zone from 1836 to 1857, with most non-Indian residents being soldiers stationed on the Miami River at Fort Dallas. Some of the soldiers and a few frontier settlers gave Miami the beginning of a new foreign born population. At war’s end the majority of Indians were driven into the Everglades.
The area’s greatest changes came thanks to a visionary Cleveland, Ohio widow named Julia Tuttle who purchased 600 plus acres on the north bank of the Miami River in 1891, moving her family into the vacant and abandoned Fort Dallas buildings. Within four years, Tuttle, who was known as the “Mother of Miami” convinced the Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler to extend his railroad on into Miami, build a new luxury hotel and lay out a plan for this new town known as Miami. The railroad soon arrived and the City of Miami was incorporated on July 28 of 1896. At that time, it had a population of only 300 people! The city was starting to grow though, and it was growing rather quickly. World War II brought another 100,000 residents to Miami Beach when the Army Air Corps and the navy established major military training centers. Many of these servicemen made Miami their permanent homes after the war. By the end of the 1950’s, South Florida had then doubled its population.
Greater Miami never lacked in fast forward thinkers including John Collins (from New Jersey) and Carl Fisher, who together in 1913 embarked on an agriculture venture on a small area of oceanfront beach and started a bridge across the bay. John Collins constructed a rickety wooden toll bridge known to be the longest in the world. It would be the first connection of Miami to Miami Beach. In 1925 the Biscayne Bay Improvement Company bought the bridge from Collins and replaced it with the Venetian Way, a series of arched bridges linking a chain of five islands plus the already existing Bull’s Island (renamed Belle Isle) to the Beach. And so Rivo Alto, San Marino, San Marco, DiLido, and Biscayne Island referred to as the Venetian Islands were born. Once the Venetian Causeway was complete, the isles became an even more fashionable place to spend the winter for rich northerners, exactly the people that Miami Beach co-founder Carl Fisher of Fisher Island hoped to attract. From there they could be endlessly entertained thanks to showman Fisher’s public relations stunts. He introduced manned gondolas to float around the waters, and he coaxed boating mogul & competitor Gar Wood to stage speedboat races in the bay. Part of the oldest remaining causeway in South Florida, the 85+ year old Venetian is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These days it spans the city of Miami at 15th Street to the city of Miami Beach at Dade Boulevard.
“The Beach” was big from the turn of the century all the way through 1925 when the market started to weaken. A hurricane followed a year later, and then the Great Depression took some of the steam out of Miami during the 1930’s. After World War II, the growth of Miami started again. Miami Beach FL was then born. Nicknamed “The Magic City” and the “Gateway to Latin America”, Miami is the 44th most populous city in the U.S. Stretching ten miles distance, these connected islands, which were named the “Sun and Fun Capital of the World” by Jackie Gleason, are separated from Miami by a 3 mile expanse of the shimmering waters of the Biscayne Bay. Since the early days of the Honeymooners and “away we go,” this Atlantic coastline community has undergone a “sand lift” which restored this land of paradise to its tropical glory and caused another major development boom since the 80’s.
The famous Art Deco Historic District features streamlined modern architecture as well as Art Deco styles in the one square mile vicinity that contains these famous treasures. Miami Beach, known for its Millionaire’s Row, burst onto the International scene in the 1990’s spanning Collins Avenue from 44th to 59th Street and was known as ‘Miami’ to the world. The affluent & celebrity corridor represented the Billion dollar sandbar on postcards, magazine covers and travel posters all through the 1950’s and 60’s. Its movie set resorts played host to all the big stars of the postwar period from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Lucy Ricardo. By the late 1960s, however, the bloom was off the rose. Millionaire’s Row became a symbol of over development on the Florida coast, and its retirees denizens became the butt of national jokes.
Fidel Castro took over Cuba in 1959 and no one dreamed that this revolution would change Miami as much as Cuba did. Many Cubans came to Miami to escape Castro’s regime. The Cuban exiles were now just beginning to pour into the area bringing the next Miami with them. The 1960’s to the 80’s brought mind blowing change as more than a half million Cuban exiles fled to Miami to start a new life. These innovative refugees launched this area into its future as what many call the “Capital of the Americas.” The greatest influence leading the city’s modern day personality & diversity came with the arrival of Cuban refugees that began in the late 1960’s. They settled in an area dubbed as Little Havana, where salsa music blasts, men play dominoes in the park and breezes carry robust whiffs of café con leche. Miami´s overall cuisine and arts scene swing Cuban, blended with other Caribbean influences. The city has seen its vicissitudes, from natural disasters to political strife, but things really began looking up in Miami, despite the economic debacles.
The 1980’s and early 90’s brought a multi-billion dollar cocktail of investment capital that produced a modernized transportation infrastructure, an amazing new Miami downtown skyline, a rebirth of Miami Beach and a new way of life for residents that features the culture, arts, sports and entertainment all with an international accent. Although it has changed way beyond recognition, Miami Beach has thrived among the changes and overcome many difficulties. Along the beach, the sunlight gives way to an array of neon lights with Miami Beach´s renowned nightlife. For decades South Beach has been a favorite social scene for A-list celebrities, as rooftop lounges at boutique hotels offer plush sofas and savory martinis, while nightclubs promise late nights with music from international DJs.
In the 2000’s, this City started to embrace its new identity as a cosmopolitan city full of fun & life. Luxurious high-rise buildings, aggressive new developments, Art centers and the influx of new people into the area from every walk of life have all helped to make Miami the happening place to be and an amazing place to live. Part of the appeal of Miami Beach is due to the celebrity influx into the city with actors, movies and TV shows portraying Miami as the ultimate playground. The wealthy and the famous love to party in the city which helped make it more attractive to the younger crowds in recent years. Every playground has its sandbox and Miami Beach boasts a seven mile oceanfront sand box bordered by the bright blue Atlantic Ocean waters perfect for beach volleyball, kite boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, boating and soaking up the Florida sun.
It will always be the first location tourists think of when considering Miami, new areas have become ever so popular such as Sunny Isles Beach incorporated in 1997 and resting on the Northern shoreline of Miami Dade County. Russia, Latin America, Canada, France, Asia along with U.S. snowbirds come to enjoy this family friendly location offering parks, great restaurants and incredible shopping destinations. To its east is the great Atlantic Ocean and to the west is the Intracoastal Waterways. The tiny enclave of Golden Beach is to the north and Haulover Park is to the south. The City is midway between Miami & Fort Lauderdale and offers easy access to Miami International, Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood International Airports.
The history of Miami is still being written. It’s a great time to come to the Magic City and become a part of it!
An Oceanfront Penthouse: The Most Prestigious of All Properties
If you’re looking for a trophy property, there’s really nothing that outdoes luxury penthouses. An oceanfront penthouse is the most desirable of these, of course, owing to the views and the expansive horizons you’ll be able to take in from your windows. For the ultimate in luxury living, a Miami Beach penthouse is often times the first choice for the most affluent of individuals.
Why a Miami Beach or Sunny Isles Penthouse?
If you’re in a penthouse in New York, you get a lot of beautiful city skyline. If you’re in a smaller city, you may get a bit of skyline and some natural scenery from your penthouse. If you’re in a Miami Beach penthouse, you’ll get the best of both, and will own some of the most spectacular views available from any oceanfront penthouse in the world from the Atlantic Ocean sunrise to the Biscayne Bay sunsets to the sparkling City lights down below.
Miami has a huge skyline. This is yet a very large city with incredibly beautiful architecture and, when it sparkles at night, you can almost feel the pulse of this vibrant city through the windows high above. In an oceanfront penthouse, you can take in these magnificent views and, when you want something a bit more laid back, turn toward the Atlantic and take in all the majesty of this vast blue ocean. During the day, you’ll be treated to the site of ever changing sunrises and watch yachts being taken out for pleasure along with huge ships from the port playing the waters and keeping the economy moving. During the night, you’ll sometimes get views of the moon that you’d wish you could keep with you forever, with occasional lightning storms that will take your breath away and a vista that literally spans to the curve of the world.
Choosing an Oceanfront Penthouse
Luxury condo penthouses mean that, quite literally, you’re on top of the world. You’re on the top floor of the building, you’re on the top of a luxury high-rise and, if you’ve made it this far up, you get the privilege of looking down on the world below from a spectacular vista in your trophy home. You might choose one of these as a premier penthouse in the very best luxury oceanfront towers such as Icon South Beach, Portofino Tower, Murano at Portofino, Fontainebleau, W South Beach, Capri South Beach, Bellini Bal Harbour, Acqualina, Jade Beach, Trump Palace and Turnberry Ocean Colony while afterwards figuring out how to outfit your luxury penthouses with state-of-the art televisions, Crestron technology systems and other equipment. More than likely, the experience of seeing the world from such a high perch will soothe your nerves, calm your mind and make you feel like you have some time to enjoy the good life. A Miami Beach penthouse situated on top of a luxury condo high rise will have many other benefits, as well.
Oceanfront Penthouse Amenities
When you head down the elevator to the lower floors, you’ll find that most of these luxury high rise condo buildings have the amenities that you’d expect at the leading hotels in the world. The difference is that you can use & enjoy them every day from your resident condo building. You can go to the business center and get caught up on work or go to the spa and get caught up on relaxation time. You can socialize at the restaurants and bars or enjoy some quiet time lounging on the beaches with an umbrella. If you have an oceanfront penthouse, of course, you can also just get some quiet time in your own home, on the top of the world. For the very best Miami Penthouses including South Beach, Miami Beach, Bal Harbor and Sunny Isles Beach penthouses, contact me today or visit the ‘Miami Beach Penthouse resource’ on MiamiDreamRealty.com.
Great Reasons to Consider Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Sunny Isles Beach is one of the most prestigious places to live in the Miami-Dade area. Notable for its many high-rise, luxury condominiums, the area epitomizes the look and feel of Florida luxury living. To the east of Sunny Isles Beach are the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where people enjoy the Florida sunshine and pleasant waters from beachfront cabanas, their yachts or just in the old-fashioned way; on a towel on the warm sand next to the surf. To the west, Florida’s Riviera is separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway and, just over it lays greater Miami, a city as legendary for its vibrant culture as it is for its business community.
Given the many luxury properties on Sunny Isles Beach, it’s no surprise that the population is generally an affluent one. It is a very short span to Bal Harbour, which is famous for its many high end retail shopping and restaurants while Aventura is also a short drive over the William Lehman Causeway with an endless supply of family fun, entertainment & shopping. Sunny Isles Beach has plenty shopping of its own, as well, and many of the residents manage to amuse themselves very close to home with an all inclusive beachfront enclave continually growing as the City adds new parks and community events for the residents & tourists alike.
Despite its affluence, Sunny Isles Beach benefits from the cultural diversity that Florida is famous for. You’re as likely to meet an athlete or celebrity in this community as you are to meet a famous international shipping magnet that makes their permanent or summer home on this well known Riviera. There is access to excellent education for children and all of the resources that you would expect in any great city. This is not simply a resort location; it is a fully-functioning and diverse community with much to offer.
Luxury Oceanfront Properties
The condominium properties along Florida’s Riviera coast are legendary and some of the most famous are located along Sunny Isles Beach and include Acqualina, Turnberry Ocean Colony, JADE Ocean, JADE Beach, Trump Palace, Trump Royale, Ocean Four and other luxury developments. Whether you want to live in one of the Trump Dezer’s six condo towers or the brilliant creation of another developer such as Fortune’s JADE towers, there is no shortage of options along the South East Florida coastline.
These properties are not only new but already famous—and justly so—for combining the amenities and services you would expect at a 5-star hotel with a great place to call home. Elegant lobbies, concierge, fully-equipped business centers, Spa, fitness & aerobic activity centers and so much more are at the disposal of the residents of these condominiums.
Nearby Sunny Isles Beach
A few minutes driving will take you to Miami’s South Beach, which has many venues for fun, entertainment and excitement. Of course, it also has an endless nightlife, plenty of art exhibits, museums and entertainment along with golf courses that are available in the mixture of this legendary location.
Sunny Isles Beach, however offers the benefits of being right next to other exciting cities without being directly in it. When the hustle and bustle become too much, many residents return to Sunny Isles Beach to relax and unwind. Those who live in the high-rise properties can still take in the breathtaking skyline at night, of course, and it’s only a short trip if you want to explore other destinations such as Aventura, Downtown Miami, South Beach and even the Florida Keys just 3 hours away.
Sunny Isles Beach currently has new waterfront properties available for very good prices and people including the International crowd are today, buying them up quickly, no doubt for the many reasons listed here and a host of others as buyer confidence has returned to the Miami Beach market.
Contemporary Living On Miami Beach at Terra Beachside Villas
A year ago I was concerned and exposed the issues and concerns with the failed Terra Beachside Villas project. Well, in 2010 it was taken over with solid financial backing, finished out, completed and marketed with an entirely new team in place. The finished product was worth exploring and I had the luxury of touring the property located at 6000 Collins Avenue last week while learning the intricacies and noting the fine finishes & detail used within each residence.
Terra Beachside Villas atrium interior is very impressive and feels like a word within it’s own unlike anything else I’ve seen or experienced here with Miami Beach real estate. Take a peek at this translucent atrium canopy photo as I entered the complex. This photo doesn’t do it justice.. the interior was cool & bright with awesome light pouring in while completely protected from the elements.
The well appointed loft interiors were well thought out with outstanding kitchens for the gourmet chef such as this model unit below designed by Steven G interiors. These larger model units are selling well while the 1 bedrooms are all sold through the current inventory.
Dramatic Zen Influenced 400-foot Skylit Atrium Spanning the Entire Property
3-Story Lifestyle Center w/Cardio Area, Fitness Center, Media Room, 80′ Lap Pool & Jacuzzi
24-hour Security and underground secure garage parking
Wireless Internet Throughout & Direct Beach Access
Interior Features Include:
2-Story Residences with 18‘ ceilings in Living areas
Top of the Line Kitchens featuring Miele and KitchenAid appliances
Bathrooms feature Philippe Starck Designed HansGrohe & Duravit Fixtures
Fire, Wind*, Water & Earth Floor Plans from 1,095 to 2,180 total square feet
Wind* Floor Plans come with an additional 1,315 square feet of rooftop terrace including Summer Kitchen
Wind* ownership come with a 1 year membership to the exclusive Bath Club
Maintenance Fees estimated at 37 cents per square foot
If your interested in finding more information on Terra Beachside Villas and other townhomes or Miami Beach loft options, call or email me today.. 1.888.383.7326!
Canyon Ranch Miami Beach has transformed the North Beach (NoBe) area with an impressive development including the rehab & conversion of the historic 1957 Carillon hotel. In addition to the Carillon, two other towers known as North (35 stories) & South (17 stories) were built totaling 580 condominium residences including 150 condo hotel suites & residences for nightly income potential. Visitors to the Canyon Ranch lifestyle can check into a hotel room to have the entire experience and all spanning 750 feet of white sandy beaches along beautiful Miami Beach.
All of the ownership and guest privileges come with access to a world-renowned spa and wellness Mecca center at your doorstep. Living here is to bathe in wellness with the philosophy of health and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. The spa boasts more than 70,000 square feet and includes Aquavana which is the centerpiece of this professional spa. Your spa experience begins with choices of hot and cool steam rooms, a dry Finnish style sauna, cool tropical experiential rains, Herbal Laconium, Hydro Spa and thermal heated lounge seats. The spa offers more than 60 fitness classes on any given day including yoga, Pilates, stretching, beach walks, boxing, rock wall climbing, boot camp, meditation and breathing along with nutritionist designed lunches and educational programs to get you more aware on healthy living.
The tropical climate of Miami draws the residents to outdoor activities such as the beach & 4 pools of Canyon Ranch. There are two oceanfront salt water swimming pools, a sunset pool on the west side of the property and a rooftop pool. Canyon Ranch Miami Beach locals know of the nutritious gourmet cuisine available for residents and patrons with two restaurants on site, The Canyon Ranch Grill and the Carillon Cafe offering excellent healthy organic food choices. For more information contact 1.888.383.7326 or click on the links below to view Canyon Ranch condo inventory.
Incredible Enjoyment in South Florida. Miami Beach, home to some of the world’s most amazing stretches of white sand beach, crystalline waters and incredible relaxation, has long been the ideal spot for visitors. Of course, Miami Beach is made up of quite a wide range of neighborhoods spread out like pearls on a string. In this case, A1A, or Collins Avenue is the string and the pearls offer visitors and residents almost any form of rest, relaxation or enjoyment they might want. From the beauty of South Pointe to the refinement of Sunny Isles Beach, a visitor to the area will discover an immensity of dazzling enjoyment.
The tour starts at the tip of Miami Beach, in the South Beach neighborhood, 1st Street, near South Pointe Park. South Beach was once a languishing relic of a bygone era, but renewed interest from developers, consumers, tourists and those dedicated to saving the amazing Art Deco area changed all that back in the early 1980’s. Today, South Beach stands at the heart of Miami Beach’s famed culture and plays host to some of the most amazing nightlife, shopping, dining and relaxation in the world. Obviously, South Beach real estate is a worthwhile investment, whether you purchase in the famed Art Deco District or venture into a luxury condo of SoFi (South of Fifth). South Beach is much more than a hideaway for hedonists or a place where celebrities congregate. It’s a way of living not found anywhere else in the world.
Take a stroll out of South Pointe Park heading North, the cross streets run numerically and you’ll find Washington Avenue as a main street running parallel to Collins Avenue, as well as Alton Road and South Pointe Drive bisecting the area furthest South. A short stroll up Ocean Drive will show you to Prime 112 (a local celebrity restaurant), while South Beach’s Lummus Park is only 2 blocks up the coast spanning 12 blocks along Ocean Drive. North on Ocean Drive past Fifth Street, you will find News Café, as well as Mango’s Tropical Café and the amazing stretch of Lummus Park, where you can waste away the entire day and enjoy the tropical environment & beautiful beaches. For a day of recreation, check out the 7 mile Lummus Park bordering the pristine waters and sands of the Atlantic Ocean. This immense park is home to an incredible diversity of oceanfront enjoyment options and connects tourists & visitors alike to the white sandy beaches at Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Streets. The Miami Beach Golf Club is also justly famed with those who enjoy hitting the links. South Beach condos dot the area, as it has become home to some very luxurious modern condo developments over the past decade including Il Villaggio, 1500 Ocean, Continuum, Apogee, Murano Grande, Portofino Tower and more.
South Beach is home to much more than beaches and South Beach condos, though. Of course, Miami Beach is justly famed as being home to some of the area’s most historic architecture & monuments to tropical indulgence and relaxation. It’s also home to an incredible nightlife, which regularly draws visitors from around the globe. You can stroll the city streets beneath the fantastic Art Deco architecture, and enjoy the scents and sounds of the clubs and restaurants coming alive around you. Twenty-Four hour entertainment is close at hand, as the streets of Ocean Drive are often dotted with musicians playing bongos, guitars and singing the night away here in the heart of a tropical paradise. Once the sun drops below the Downtown Miami skyline to the west, the area truly comes alive and explodes in entertainment as the sun dips below the western horizon. You can wind down each day by enjoying Miami Beach’s famed nightlife, which boasts open-roof lounges, corner musicians, celebrity nightclubs, international DJs and much more provide you with any type of excursion you might want after the sun sets.
For this reason, Miami Beach has become an incredible melting pot of cultures, with several different languages floating on the air at any given point in time. The area boasts a very strong European influence, legacy of the jetsetters visiting the area, as well as a strong European community of expatriates. Visitors will also find a strong Cuban flavor in the area with a large population of foreign “locals”.
Miami Beach real estate offers proximity to some of the best options for enjoyment in the world, whether you love the beach, dining, shopping or just indulging in people watching. The area is home to the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, where visitors can get a unique glimpse of modern history. The Jewish Museum of Florida is also located here. Art Basel Miami Beach, however, remains one of the strongest draws to visitors and local alike, offering an art-fair atmosphere in tropical luxury along with the Miami Beach International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Art Deco weekend and so many other great attractions. Miami Beach condos also put you in close proximity to the Art Deco Colony Theater over on Lincoln Road, as well as the Byron Carlyle for dance and theatrical performances. Fillmore Miami Beach, the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Holocaust Memorial and the “Arts in Public Places” program are also top attractions. Those in need of something to eat will find an immensity of options, such as Joe’s Stone Crab, China Grill, Evolution (within the Ritz-Carlton) and the area’s Wine and Food Festival held each year.
Retail therapy for the shopaholic is likewise popular with the shopping district of Collins Avenue offering shopping just off the beach, while designer names like Nicole Miller, Club Monaco, Armani Exchange, Kenneth Cole and Ralph Lauren are also found in plenty. Those who prefer boutique shopping in an outdoor environment will not suffer for options, as Lincoln Road has become a shoppers’ playground, where almost anything with a price tag can be bought or sold.
A short jaunt north of South Beach brings us to Miami Beach or mid-beach, also known as Millionaire’s Row (Concrete Canyon) where luxury towers were built in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s bringing the celebrity demand to Miami Beach along with new condo towers from the last 5 years including Bath Club, MEi, 6000 Indian Creek, Canyon Ranch and Akoya. Miami Beach is one of the hottest areas abutting Miami’s mainland and occupies a relatively large footprint on this delightful barrier island. With the Biscayne Bay Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Miami Beach is bounded by South Beach to the south and Bal Harbour & Sunny Isles Beach to the north encompassing Miami Dade County “beaches”.
North of Miami Beach, you’ll find the famous location of Bal Harbour (92nd-102nd Streets). Bal Harbour real estateputs you in the immediate vicinity of the Shops at Bal Harbour. This ultra-luxury area plays host quite regularly to some of the world’s most noted celebrity hangouts & shopping, as well as the most desirable St. Regis Resort & Spaand One Bal Harbour condos catering to the rich and famous. Dining at Carpaccio, enjoying the Bal Harbour Shops and, of course, the incredible azure waters of the Atlantic are paramount attractions near Bal Harbour condos and you will find that the area is simply stunning, whether you want to relax on the beach in seclusion, or take advantage of the area’s incredible retail options. Collins Avenue (A1A) is the area’s main thoroughfare, which connects Bal Harbour with Sunny Isles Beach to the north and Surfside & Miami Beach to the south.
North of Bal Harbour (159th-192nd Streets) lies the amazing area known as Sunny Isles Beach. To reach Sunny Isles Beach from Bal Harbour or Miami Beach, simply follow Collins Avenue (A1A) heading north. This will actually continue up the main barrier island on which Miami Beach is situated. In addition, you’ll find that this is the same direction you must travel if you wish to reach the Haulover Beach Park & Marina. Within Sunny Isles Beach, you will find an incredible number of options for rest and relaxation, as well as for shopping, dining and beach combing. Sunny Isles Beach real estate is some of the most sought after in the area and includes uber-luxury condo towers such as Turnberry Ocean Colony, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina, Trump Palace, Trump Royale as well as Trump International Beach Resort and many more.
For recreation, whether shopping or simply enjoying the warm sunshine, the newly christened Newport Hotel & Fishing Pier is an excellent option. This used to be Sunny Isles Fishing Pier, and is still home to tremendous fishing options, as well as being a great place for sightseeing and R&R. One of the most beneficial aspects of purchasing Sunny Isles Beach condos is the fact that they put you in easy proximity of destinations like Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Golden Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Bal Harbour and of course, South Beach. A short drive will take you to each of these destinations in just minutes; thus, the city is one of the most centered locations for visitors to the area, as well as for long-term residents wanting a reserved atmosphere.
Sunny Isles Beach is justly famed for the number of luxury residential accommodations. However, its true claim to fame is the 2 mile stretch of pristine beachfront, lapped by the pure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you will find anything you might wish to do, whether you favor snorkeling, scuba diving, walking on the beach with that special someone, or simply lounging the day away, serenaded by the sound of the waves caressing the shoreline. Sunny Isles Beach is also home to a restored and reinvigorated park area. With their reenergized approach to development, the area is “going back to its roots” and visitors (as well as residents) are applauding the new park projects. Dining options also abound, both on the oceanfront condo strip and in areas along Collins Avenue on the west in many of the shopping plazas. The Porterhouse Bar & Grill, Tony Roma’s, Jalisco’s, La Terrazza, as well as Christine Lee’s are good choices for dining, while those who prefer retail therapy will find a host of shopping options on Collins Avenue, particularly in the town center where boutique properties proliferate.
Heading North through Sunny Isles Beach..
And then back to South Beach..
From South Pointe in South Beach Miami, through the heart of Miami Beach, to Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach, this incredible stretch of South Florida paradise provides residents and visitors with anything they could possibly want, from luxury real estate to delightful shopping, dining and recreation. Come and play or call for more information1.888.383.7326!
Miami Beach real estate includes many of the most luxurious condos & homes in the nation. This community characterizes the image of Florida that most people hold in their minds. The beaches are long and covered with white sand. The climate is famously warm year-round and the ocean & waterway provides most of the recreational opportunities in this area of Miami Dade County. Miami Beach is a fun filled community, however, and it has far more to offer than resort activities and lounging in the sun. Miami Beach has become one of the more popular areas for individuals seeking upscale living options in a vibrant community.
Aside from the beaches, Miami Beach real estate is famous for the community in which it’s located. The community is home to the Art Deco district, where buildings designed in that architectural style line the streets. Many of the condominium properties feature particularly innovative architecture, as well, and allow residents to enjoy the natural beauty in a very cutting-edge atmosphere, in certain cases. These condominium properties have several other advantages that they offer to their residents, some of which make them ideal for those who need to have access to important resources, no matter how relaxing their immediate environs.
Miami Beach real estate options include dozens of different high rise condominium properties such as Canyon Ranch, Bath Club, Mei, Mosaic, Nautica, Blue & Green Diamond & Roney Palace. These condos allow their residents postcard perfect beach front views, in many cases, and residents can walk from their oceanfront condos and be on the sand within a few steps. They also offer practical advantages as many of them are equipped to meet the needs of busy business people, with meeting facilities, WiFi and AV equipment available to guests. The major draw to this community, however, is luxury living, and most of these properties offer plenty of perks in that regard, many of them offering services at a five star level to all of their residents.
The Miami Beach real estate options that truly deserve to be described as luxury offer their residents a lot for their money. The majority of these developments offer their residents valet parking and concierge. Many of them have restaurants and bars on the premises. Some of them also include their own health spas, salons and other resort amenities. Those that are close to the beach most often include amenities suited to those who want to spend some time out in the sun enjoying the beautiful environment. Of course, there is ready access to most any water sport one wishes to enjoy, including yachting, sailing, diving, jet skis, kite surfing and others in the areas all around Miami Beach.
Real estate in this area also includes options which are more affordable than the very upscale high rise condos such as being on the Intracoastal. The community itself is safe and the streets of South Beach tend to be explosive with nightlife after the sun goes down. Close by are the major urban resources to be found in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. This area has seen no decline in popularity over the years. Every year, over 1 million tourists come to see the Miami beaches and to enjoy the South Florida weather & water. Among the available areas for seaside living, Miami Beach is among the most popular place to call home.