Miami's South Beach Neighborhood




Welcome to South Beach

World-famous beaches, legendary nightlife, Art Deco, great restaurants, and global playground for the rich-and-famous. A popular 2nd home and vacation home spot for the wealthy.

Life in South Beach

South Beach is where the world comes to party! Living in this world-class vacation spot, you’re just minutes from the top beaches, sultry nightclubs, flagship restaurants and trendsetting entertainment destinations of the world.

Spinning with energy, South Beach is where locals to tourists, casual party-goers to VIPs, high-heeled fashionistas to supermodels, celebrities to business moguls, all come over for their dose of fun. And, if the pace were to ever drop, Art Basel, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Fashion Week Miami, Urban Beach Week (a hip-hop fest) and the Winter Music Conference come to the rescue with new buzz and life.

Marked by glamorous Art Deco-style architecture, palm trees, white sand, gorgeous weather and even more gorgeous and stylish people, this oceanfront paradise is where folks come and never want to leave. Living in SoBe, a typical day could have you grabbing an organic cleanse from Jugo Fresh, working up a tan at the Lummus Park Beach, picking up the day’s attire at Lincoln Road, go club-hopping through Ocean Drive all night long, bumping into a celebrity, and unwinding the next day with a luxurious spa treatment at one of its world-famous hotels.

Around 800 buildings bound between 23rd Street, Lenox Court, 6th Street and the Ocean make up the iconic Art Deco District. Pastel-colored structures stand preserved and ready to take you into the glamorous past of this world-class destination. Most buildings within this vibrant time capsule are hotels and rental properties that can be explored as part of an Art Deco Tour.

On opposite sides of the shoreline, while West Avenue is more residential with a couple of local restaurants, Ocean Drive is all for retail, restaurants and nightclubs.

SoFi or South of Fifth (street) spells luxurious waterfront with million plus properties. This is the most desirable part of South Beach and is a magnet for the higher-end crowd. On the quieter side, this residential slice features modern glass skyscrapers to quaint single-family homes that are built for comfort.

Tucked in the north-west corner of South Beach is Sunset Harbour, the go-to neighborhood for locals. From groceries to healthy juices, high-tech gyms to yoga studios along with highly rated restaurants and bars, you’ll find it all in this micro-neighborhood. What was once a bunch of warehouses is now home to some of the most sought-after lifestyle essentials. Find the first Jugo Fresh (the juice bar) store here, Green Monkey’s for yoga, Barry’s for exercise as well as the Pubbelly that started it all.

Miami’s very own Venetian Islands are also part of South Beach. Six man-made islands, namely Belle Isle, Rivo Alto, Di Lido, San Marino, San Marco and Biscayne, stand connected by the Venetian Causeway. Home to some of the most exquisite and expensive pieces of real estate, each and every property here is stunningly appointed. Find traditional to modern, single family homes and condos here. This is where most socialites, actors and celebrities maintain their winter homes.

Immortalized by movies and TV shows, South Beach’s nautical landscape is a true mixed bag of historic Art Deco architecture rubbing shoulders with sleek, new high-rises featuring every imaginable amenity. Some of the best night clubs, lounges, resorts and hotels in the world find themselves part of this stylish neighborhood.


Neighborhood Favorites


Living in this vacation spot, you’ll have world-class beaches, nightclubs, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues beckoning you outdoors, perpetually.


Shop – The ‘Shop till you drop’ mantra is taken quite seriously in South Beach. It all begins at the wildly popular Lincoln Road Mall. At this outdoor pedestrian-only mall, you’ll enjoy al fresco shopping with high-end brands and boutiques, cafés and some serious people-watching.

Perpendicular from the Lincoln and a block away from the beach lies a huge collection of stores at Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. Find your upscale retail majorly around the 5th Street at Collins, or get the best jeans, surf, skate and shoe stores at Washington.

You’ll find the hottest antiques, souvenirs and galleries at the Art Deco-lined Ocean Drive. For a more Mediterranean touch, get to the Spanish-influenced Española Way for collectibles, cigars, quirky shops, art galleries and great eats. However, boutique buffs and fashionistas are found at Sunset Harbour looking for locally made bikins, trendsetting dresses, weekender options for him and eco-conscious gifts.

Plenty of Publix Super Markets and Walgreens, a Jugo Fresh (juice bar) plus a Whole Foods Market make sure you have everything you need for more sober times.


Eat – Where there’s discerning folks, there’s bound to be plenty of good eats. Joe’s Stone Crab’s been serving fresh seafood for close to a century, and rightly so. Macchialina’s the top bistro in town for serious Italian fare. The Bazaar by Spanish celeb chef is named after the variety it offers the senses. For the best steak in town, head to the contemporary Red, the Steakhouse or beachy LT Steak & Seafood.

No one does hand-tossed pizza better than Giotto Maestro Della Pizza. The top place for brunch is Oliver’s Bistro, while Yarbird brings the best Southern comfort food. For a taste of the Mediterranean head to Cleo’s. And, for sushi in a sleek hotel - Katsuya’s your best bet, while the best surf ‘n’ turf style sushi’s served at the Lure FISHBAR. Pubbelly and Pubbelly Sushi are in a class of their own.


Play – Everybody’s here for the ‘South Beach’ experience, and South Beach doesn’t disappoint. Its club-hopping options are endless and here’s a few to get you started.

STORY tops the list for when you want to dance the night away with great music and 5 bars to keep you busy. Get your techno and house high at Trade. LIV is for those who love to live it up celebrity style with bottle service. Mansion gets all the glamorous VIPs. Mango’s Tropical Café has the longest running cabaret show in the country. Purdy Lounge has 2 rooms of laid-back reggae dancing. The underground FDR is for those who enjoy the dark side. And, the Clevelander has party-goers dancing through the night.

For a more somber nightcap, the Rose Bar at Delano, The Regent Cocktail Club with live jazz, the Lapidus Lounge paying homage to its namesake from the ‘50s, DiLido Beach Club with its cocktails under the moonlight and Setai Lounge Bar with its impressive wine selection are your best picks.


Sun n Sand – The Lummus Park Beach delivers all the sun and fun in South Beach. Soak up the rays gazing at beach bodies, work on your volleyball skills, rollerblade through the sidewalks or get in a workout with stunning views – the choices are endless. They also have a mini playground for kids, making life that much easier.

The South Pointe Park Beach makes a great pick for a more sober, family-friendly experience.


Watch – Besides the endless partying, South Beach also has a decent cultural scene. The Colony Theater is an Art Deco performance space restored from a 1935-era theater. It now has regular film, music, dance and opera showings. The Fillmore Miami Beach is another Art Deco building that used to be home to 1960s TV shows, but now houses musical acts, jazz and comedy. The New World Symphony is home to an esteemed orchestral academy with regular performances and free wallcasts.

For a typical movie screening and to catch up on new releases, head to the Regal Cinemas South Beach 18 & IMAX.


Tour – Tourist attractions in South Beach go beyond the nightclubs. At the Miami Beach Botanical Garden you can explore native and tropical plants, with workshops and exhibits providing a more intimate experience. Talking of intimacy, the World Erotic Art Museum demands a visit with its wide collection of fine exotic art from 300BC until now.

The Bass Museum of Art, Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum of Florida, Wolfsonian-Florida International University, and Art Basel-host Miami Beach Convention Center bring the right mix of art, culture and history to this party capital.




South Beach is a nautical neighborhood within Miami Beach. It is bound by Dade Blvd, Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Its neighbors are Venetian Islands, Mid-Beach and the endless Ocean.


Getting Around


  • Jungle Island – 15 minutes by car/30 minutes by bike via Venetian Causeway
  • Mid-Beach - 10 minutes by car/25 minutes by public transit/13 minutes by bike
  • Downtown - 20 minutes by car/35 minutes by public transit
  • Pérez Art Museum - 12 minutes by car/25 minutes by public transit/30 minutes by bike via Venetian Causeway
  • AmericanAirlines Arena – 20 minutes by car/25 minutes by public transit/32 minutes by bike via Venetian Causeway
  • Wynwood Walls – 20 minutes by car/55 minutes by public transit
  • Design District - 20 minutes by car/50 minutes by public transit
  • Brickell - 25 minutes by car/50 minutes by public transit
  • Miami Beach Medical Group & Mount Sinai Medical Center – 5 minutes away
  • Port of Miami – 20-minute car ride/50 minutes by public transit
  • Miami International Airport - 25-minute car ride/1 hour by public transit
  • MacArthur Causeway – 10 minutes away
  • Julia Tuttle Causeway – 15 minutes away
  • Public Transit Options – The SBL or South Beach Local connects all major points in South Beach to other major bus lines. The Metrobus further operates to connect the neighborhood to Downtown as well as the Metrorail.
  • A free trolley service runs between Lincoln Road and 5th Street, connecting Alton Road and West Avenue. Additionally, bicycles are available as rentals with city-wide bike lanes and parking making the pedaled commute easier.


A Brief History of South Beach and Where It’s Headed


This global darling started out as an unsettled sandbar full of swamp lands and tangled mangroves in the mid 1800s. A far cry from today’s Oceanside paradise, investor John Lum purchased Miami Beach for a mere 35 cents an acre in 1868. His vision was to create a lush coconut plantation. However, destiny would have something else in mind and he was driven away by infertile soil and coconut blight.

Then came along entrepreneur John Collins in the early 1900s, who wanted to turn South Beach into an avocado farm. Though crops were fruitful, he couldn’t get the produce to the mainland, motivating him to build a canal and bridge. However, a year into the project, Collins went broke.

Banker brothers John and James Lummus came in 1912, looking to turn South Beach into a “Fairy Land” tourist destination, connected via ferry. This laid the foundation for the luxurious resort destination of today. Even the name South Beach was coined by one of Lummus brothers’ daughters.

However, it wasn’t until auto parts magnate Carl G. Fisher would come into the picture that South Beach could turn into a true resort destination. Fisher loaned Collins $50,000 to complete the canal and bridge, and by 1913 Fisher himself completed South Beach’s first luxury hotel. Soon the mangroves were removed, Bay dredged and soil from the Everglades was brought in as fill. Fisher further created the upscale Lincoln Road shopping district to turn South Beach into a tempting shop-and-stay tourist destination.

In 1915, the town was officially incorporated. By 1920, South Beach had 5 hotels and luxurious mansions of the rich and famous - the Firestones, Albert Champion, J.C. Penny and others. The 1930s and 40s were swept by the Art Deco era that added much of the beautiful architecture you’d see today. The 1940s also saw tourism slow down owing to the World War II. Now, South Beach would be used as a training ground. However, its charm rubbed off on military personnel and the neighborhood saw a population boom.

TV stars Arthur Godfrey and Jackie Gleason of national fame, further popularized Miami Beach in the late 1950s to early 60s by taping their shows at the Fontainebleau and Eden Rock. The sun, sand and warm weather attracted retirees and a huge Jewish contingent from the Northeast, turning this Art Deco paradise into a retirement haven during the 60s and 70s. However, with retirees underestimating the cost of upkeep of their sea-side abodes, most fled the neighborhood and its appearance declined through the 70s.

Come 1980 and a huge influx of Cuban refugees from Castro’s mass exodus – the Mariel boatlift, crashed onto South Beach’s shores. In 1983, gangster movie Scarface put South Beach back on the map, with the 80s and 90s witnessing renewed interest, new life and the making of this world-class party destination.

Today, South Beach is a premium stretch of beachfront, one of the most exclusive pieces of land to own in the country. The recent development wave has added luxurious condos, hotels, and hotel-residences serviced by every kind of amenity imaginable, in addition to its existing Art Deco mid-rises and pricey single-family homes. Hiccups may come and go, but the price and popularity trend in South Beach is to keep on going higher and higher.

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Get to Know All of Miami’s Best Neighborhoods

Moving to Miami? Wondering what the best neighborhoods in Miami to live in might be? You’ll want to read this! Life in Miami, and all of South Florida, is colorful! From our beaches to nightlife, art to diverse cultural activities, multidimensional cuisines to shopping options, Art Deco to dramatic high-rises – everything adds up to create a vibrant global city. Top that with a welcoming attitude towards different cultures, businesses, investors, plus tax-friendly policies, and it’s no wonder the world wants to move to Miami. Just like there’s no one-size-fits-all in life, every neighborhood in Miami carries its own distinctive flavor and vibe. There’s something for everyone here, and more importantly, a neighborhood that would feel like home for every kind of individual, whether you want laid back and beach front, historic buildings, lush parks, or an eclectic mix of everything. Regardless of whether you’re planning to move to Miami or within one of the sub neighborhoods in the city, picking the right neighborhood can be a tough choice. To make life easier, we’ve put together this quick guide to help you zoom into the best neighborhoods in Miami that would make the right choice for you (and your loved ones). --- ## MIAMI'S BEST NEIGHBORHOODS AT A GLANCE --- **MIAMI NEIGHBORHOODS - MAINLAND MIAMI** * Brickell * Brickell Key * Downtown Miami * Edgewater * Midtown & Design District * Wynwood * Upper East Side / MiMo * Coconut Grove * Coral Gables **MIAMI NEIGHBORHOODS - THE MIAMI BEACHES** * South Beach * SoFi or South of Fifth * Sunset Harbor, Belle Isle & Venetian Islands * Mid Beach * North Beach * Surfside and Bal Harbor * Sunny Isles Beach * Key Biscayne * Fisher Island --- ## **Mainland Miami's Best Neighborhoods** --- ### Brickell **What you’ll love: Fast-paced urban lifestyle, close to work, plenty of trendy restaurants, high-end shopping at the Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village.** This is the “Manhattan of the South” and the city's central business district. Miami’s metropolis with a big city vibe and full of luxury high rises, all with diverse cultures intermingling. You’ll love living in Brickell, if you seek absolute city life in a high-density urban area with lots of restaurants, bars, entertainment, and public transportation options within walking distance. Basically, the best Miami-area neighborhood for live-work-play and going car-free. Mostly home to the business-savvy and young professionals, Brickell is a great pick for those who enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle with great neighborhood parks, some of Miami's best restaurants, and urban conveniences available within walking distance. And it's super close to Key Biscayne if you want to escape to the beach or Coconut Grove. ### Brickell Key **What you’ll love: Island living, water views in every direction, scenic promenade outlining island, close to work and entertainment** Right after Brickell, its island neighbor deserves a mention. Connected to the heart of mainland Brickell via a walkable bridge called Brickell Key Drive, you’ll enjoy private island living while being minutes from everything in the popular business district next door. One of the few gated communities in the area, Brickell Key is a little island paradise. A walker’s dream, you’ll love the island’s mile-long, tree-lined baywalk outlining its perimeter, which is often frequented by cyclists, joggers, and nature enthusiasts from around the city. Besides romantic water views in every direction, Brickell Key has its own mini marketplace, a park on its southernmost tip, and a children’s playground. ### Downtown Miami **What you’ll love: Urban core, hot arts, culture, dining & entertainment scene, iconic Pérez Art Museum Miami, Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park with live music, maximum public transportation** If you want something similar to Brickell but more up-and-coming, a little edgier, and a little softer on the price tag, Downtown Miami is for you. This urban core puts you in the middle of a happening arts, culture, and entertainment scene with maximum public transportation options at every turn. And if you're a Miami Heat fan, this is your neighborhood, as you can walk to the arena where they play. Miami’s ever-evolving urban core, Downtown Miami is brimming with parks set on Biscayne Bay, museums, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and historic architecture and buildings, as well as the government buildings for Miami Dade County and Miami Dade Community College. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is a popular pick among young professionals as well as families looking to live closer to work. ### Edgewater **What you’ll love: Family-friendly, big on water sports options at the Margaret Pace Park, central to Arts & Entertainment, Miami hotspots** Wrapping the best of urban, waterfront living in a compact residential neighborhood, Edgewater is wildly popular among couples and young families. Big on serving fun-for-all-ages, this quaint neighborhood features a diverse collection of eateries and is anchored by the expansive Margaret Pace Park with multiple courts, a children’s playground, a dog park, and endless water views, as well as a nearby Marina. If you wish to live in a premier waterfront neighborhood that's the most central of Miami neighborhoods, typically for less than what you’d pay in Miami Beach with access to great schools, Edgewater is THE best Miami neighborhood for you. It's also very walkable, including to the Metromover and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and has easy access to South Beach via the scenic Venetian Causeway. ### Midtown & Miami Design District **What you’ll love: Trendy, walkable, The Shops at Midtown Miami, best of luxury shopping, dining, and entertainment** One of the best Miami neighborhoods for retail therapy, with creative inspiration around every corner, you’ll find various condo and luxury rental options in Midtown. Anchored by The Shops at Midtown Miami, Midtown is where you’ll find a grand mix of big box stores, on-trend retail, amazing restaurants, artisanal brews, and outdoor movies. The Miami Design District, on the other hand, is home to a covetable and grand collection of 120+ flagship stores of major luxury brands, architecture and interior design showrooms, public art programs, an award-winning parking garage called Museum Garage, and exquisite restaurants. The Miami Design District is also a favorite of art enthusiasts with the de la Cruz Collection and the Institute of Contemporary Art here. Best part – everything’s a few steps or easy bike ride away from home. ### Wynwood **What you’ll love: By, for and of the art lover, Wynwood Walls, art galleries, coffee shops, eclectic bars and eats, very walkable** Miami’s best neighborhood for art lovers and foodies, Wynwood is known as the incubator of street art and artists. Home to the world-renowned Wynwood Walls (a collection of mural-adorned warehouse walls), the vibrant neighborhood is brimming with art galleries, avant-garde museums, and event hotspots. You’ll love living in this trendy neighborhood if you'd like to have eclectic bars, artisanal restaurants, food trucks, experimental event venues, and artsy inspo within walking distance, along with a cool collection of artists, designers, and creative types for neighbors. Finally, this is one of Miami's best neighborhoods for creative food. If you're a foodie, even if you don't choose to live here, you'll be dining here a lot. ### Upper East Side / MiMo (Miami Modern) **What you’ll love: Biscayne Bay views, Miami Modern historic architecture, legendary Vagabond Hotel, unique shopping and dining at Ironside** You’re not mainstream but still want a nice waterfront area loaded with history and old-world charm, then Upper East Side is the best Miami neighborhood for you. You’ll find trendy stores plus a variety of new cafes and restaurants lined up alongside a beautiful collection of recently restored boutique hotels, 1920s Mediterranean Revival homes, 1930s Art Deco architecture, and 1950s Miami Modern buildings. This waterfront neighborhood is especially popular among families and professionals of all ages looking for a rather affordable, quiet, suburban community. It's quieter than most other neighborhoods of Miami, and still offers hidden gems of cafes and boutiques. ### Coconut Grove **What you’ll love: Waterfront, yachting lifestyle, tropical greenery, tree-lined streets, peacocks, best collection of schools, CocoWalk (open-air mall), Vizcaya Museum, Barnacle Historic State Park** You’ll love living in Coconut Grove if you’re a boating enthusiast, nature lover, like peacocks in your backyard, or simply enjoy a slower, tropical lifestyle. A top choice among families and empty nesters, Coconut Grove is an idyllic neighborhood with a nice village vibe, breezy waterfront parks and a world-class sailing scene. Set along Main Highway, its tree-lined streets offer a safe community life and family lifestyle, a quaint downtown area featuring the newly renovated CocoWalk, some nice retail, great restaurants, art galleries, and walkable streets. This is also Miami’s oldest community with the historic Peacock Park, Woman’s Club, Coconut Grove Library, and The Barnacle house offering a gateway into its charming past. ### Coral Gables **What you’ll love: Suburban, historic charm, canopied streets, canals and waterways, Biltmore Country Club, award-winning theater, Fairchild Botanic Garden, Shops at Merrick Park, Miracle Mile, University of Miami, historic Venetian Pool** If you’re looking for suburban charm, Spanish-inspired architecture, canopies of lush tropical greenery, plenty of historic attractions, and an overall idyllic vibe, you’ll love living in Miami’s City Beautiful, also known as Coral Gables. Teetering between the old and new, you’ll find upscale retail at the Shops at Merrick Park, boutique finds at Miracle Mile, a huge collection of new to established eateries scattered across town, art-house cinema, museums, award-winning theater, world-class golf courses and tennis, iconic Mediterranean architecture, and a downtown buzzing with business. All in all, Coral Gables is a great place to build a family and put down roots. Not much for reading? Watch this 1-minute video for a quick introduction to All of Miami's Best Neighborhoods! --- ## Best Of Miami Beach & Other Oceanfront Neighborhoods at A Glance --- ### South Beach **What you’ll love: Destination beach neighborhood, international vibe, LGBTQ+ friendly, legendary nightlife, iconic restaurants and clubs, Art Deco hotels and Ocean Drive, Lummus Park & Beach, Lincoln Road (open-air shopping mall), Wolfsonian-Florida International University** Nothing compares to South Beach when it comes to beachside living. If you want to be where it’s at, with a name and address everybody knows, South Beach is the best Miami neighborhood for you. Living in Miami’s vacation central, you can walk, bike or catch a free trolley to world-renowned beaches, nightclubs, iconic restaurants, and shopping with a side of people-watching at Lincoln Road. A popular pick among staycationers, work from home folk, and second home buyers, a South Beach address certainly puts you on the map. If you wish to avoid tourists, living in the more residential West Avenue is recommended. ### South of Fifth (SoFi) in South Beach **What you’ll love: High-end luxury, family-friendly, old-beach vibe, 5-star restaurants, Joe’s Stone Crab, South Pointe Park & Pier, safer end of South Beach** If you’re looking for high-end living in a beach lifestyle with utmost exclusivity, then you’ll love South of Fifth. Miami Beach’s southernmost point, South of Fifth is less touristy and big on community vibes. It’s almost like New York’s Tribeca, as in both neighborhoods went from nothing to an upscale residential area with fine dining and a tranquil vibe. The collection of restaurants here is critically-acclaimed - you’ll also find Art Deco gems, upscale bars, art galleries, a marina, and a pier. Again, South of Fifth is an address you can flaunt and is a top pick for living with the family. ### Sunset Harbor, Belle Isle & Venetian Islands in South Beach **What you’ll love: Island feel, marina, sandwiched perfectly between city and beach, very walkable** If quiet, island-living tops your list while having the best of both worlds (beach and city) a quick bike ride away, then Sunset Harbor-Venetian Islands is your best bet. Surrounded by water, you’re on the much quieter, far west side of South Beach. A great pick for executives, families, and boaters, this far west pairing of neighborhoods features nice shopping, dining, and a marina. Also, the Venetian Causeway makes for one of the most scenic walks or drives into the city. ### Mid-Beach, Miami Beach **What you’ll love: Oceanfront, upscale, less touristy, collection of world-class resorts, well-preserved gems of MiMo-style architecture, La Gorce Country Club, Faena District** If you want to be close to everything South Beach but want something more upscale, family-friendly, and a little less crazy, then Mid-Beach is the best Miami neighborhood for you. The oceanfront Millionaire’s Row along Collins Avenue here is often compared to Uptown’s Park Avenue in New York. Most of the resorts come lined against the ocean, making the sugar sand beaches here much classier and exclusive. Faena District with its bazaar, unique art scene, and theater helps energize this otherwise quiet beachfront. ### North Beach, Miami Beach **What you’ll love: Laidback, quieter oceanfront, community feel, live concerts at the Miami Beach Bandshell** If you’re looking for something a little more affordable on the beach, with a nice small-town community feel, and tons of potential, then you’ll love living in North Beach. The most family-friendly part of Miami Beach with a great oceanside park, golf course, and concerts on the beach (at the Bandshell), this up-and-coming beach neighborhood is now on the radar for developers. ### Surfside & Bal Harbour **What you’ll love: Beachfront luxury, tight-knit beach town community, community center, walkable retail, world-renowned Bal Harbour Shops** This pairing of coastal towns carries some amazing, walkable retail between themselves - the internationally famous Bal Harbour Shops. The oceanfront Bal Harbour offers beachfront luxury and boasts some of the most peaceful stretches of sand in Miami. On the other hand, Surfside is a tight-knit community with a great community center and the nesting grounds of choice for the Florida Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Of the two suburbs, Surfside makes a great choice for empty nesters, while Bal Harbour is great for families with its proximity to schools. ### Sunny Isles Beach **What you’ll love: Oceanfront, branded luxury condos, great (mostly reserved for condo residents) beaches, better priced than Miami Beach** With prices reducing as you move up the beach from South Beach, Sunny Isles makes the perfect (more affordable) slice of oceanfront luxury to own. A great pick for families, this beachtown sits away from the chaos of Miami Beach and closer to the sprawling acreage of Aventura. If you’re looking to for large luxury, branded condo units on the beach with well-maintained parks in a community setting, then this is the best Miami neighborhood for you. Did we mention a wide variety of world-class restaurants? Yes, that’s the icing on the cake here. ### Key Biscayne **What you’ll love: Oceanfront island-living, village feel, sandwiched between two state parks, low-traffic streets, golf at Crandon Park, highly rated schools, Miami Seaquarium** If you cherish a village feel with the bonus of a quiet beachfront, national parks, great schools, and want your kids to be able to bike around town without a worry, then Key Biscayne is the best Miami neighborhood for you. With only one road in and out, you know you and your loved ones are safe. Off the beaten path, just a 15-minute scenic drive from Brickell, Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove, this laidback island-village has plenty of watersports and features an incredible community center with an Olympic pool, jungle gym, gym for adults, indoor basketball court, ping pong & pool tables, volleyball, year-round programming, and more. It's also a nature and fitness lover's paradise with Biscayne National Park here, along with an historic lighthouse, multiple tennis complexes and a golf course. ### Fisher Island **What you’ll love: One of the most expensive zip codes in America, ultra-exclusive island, handful of high-net-worth neighbors, golf cart around town** One of the most luxurious zip codes in the country, living in Fisher Island is as exclusive as it gets in Miami. Only accessible by private boat, helicopter, or ferry, and with an extra layer of tight security, you are in one of the safest, most private islands in the world. There’s also a handful of restaurants, a gourmet market, the historic Mediterranean-style Vanderbilt Mansion for recreation, a coveted seaside golf course, and the recently renovated Fisher Island Club for residents to enjoy. Besides easy access to tranquil beaches and intricately-designed homes, expect to be living with captains of industry, celebrities, and other high-net-worth residents for neighbors. Did we miss a key neighborhood? Did you find a match? Do you have a different take on any of these neighborhoods? Let us know in the comments. And as always, if you want a tour of one of these Miami areas, or need advice on the best condos for your lifestyle, call or email us anytime. **ARE WE FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?** 📣 Connect with us on Instagram, TikTok and Youtube. 📣 Thanks for reading, and be sure to follow us on our social media @blackbookproperties – we’re on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube!

The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Venetian Islands

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The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Venetian Islands

Miami Beach’s Venetian Islands are a coveted set of isles, tucked away on the east side of Biscayne Bay, and connect South Beach to mainland Miami in Edgewater via the Venetian Causeway. And while many of the buildings are older, they are going through beautiful restorations of amenities and interiors. So if you’re interested in buying in the Venetian Islands and its tucked away community, and want to know which top-of-the-line luxury residences are available, then this is the list for you. For 2022, we’ve ranked the Top 5 Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Miami Beach’s Venetian Islands, which also happen to be the most expensive buildings of this super desirable neighborhood. Read on to find out what kind of amenities these top-class residences provide and which building made it to number 1… _Last updated on August 25, 2022._ ## Why Choose the Venetian Islands? --- This island retreat is little known address in Miami Beach that is perfectly located, and made up mostly of single-family homes. Residents not only get to relish the joys, views and privacy of island living, they’re also perfectly positioned for a short drive to South Beach and Edgewater or Downtown Miami, on either side, via the scenic Venetian Causeway. Secluded living, a real sense of community, and the option to easily dive into all the action in a matter of minutes make Venetian Island properties some of the most prized in Miami. ## The Best of the Best Condos in Venetian Islands --- ### ​5\. Costa Brava - 11 Island Avenue, Venetian Island **Average List Price: $1,004 per square foot** This classic Bayfront tower rises 22 stories and is home to 214 luxury condos. Built in 1972 and undergoing complete restoration, including its 40-year recertification, amenities at this pet-friendly building include an ocean-access marina with boat slips, a heated pool overlooking the bay, sundeck, basketball court, fitness center, multi-purpose room, recently renovated lobby, and more. Units here are oversized, with one bedrooms starting at about 1,000 square feet. ### 4\. Nine Island Avenue – 9 Island Avenue, Venetian Islands **Average List Price: $1,231 per square foot** This resort-like condo just completed a multi-year renovation, including its 40-year recertification and a major interior redesign. Once a kitschy reminder of 80s resort luxury, this 25-story high rise now features modern and sleek interiors and common spaces. Perched on one of Miami Beach’s largest and most premium bayfront parcels, Nine Island is home to 270 luxury condos surrounded by acres of meandering gardens. Amenities here include a large porte-cochere and valet, pet-friendly premises, an expansive pool deck with winding gardens, three outdoor Jacuzzis, party room, yoga studio, fitness center, tennis courts, billiards room, BBQ gazebo, lush tropical gardens with Koi ponds, and more. ### 3\. 1000 Venetian Way - 1000 Venetian Way, Venetian Islands **Average List Price: $1,550 per square foot** A design aficionado's favorite, the twin towers at 1000 Venetian Way are positioned to offer all their residents exquisite views of the bay and sailing over at the Miami Yacht Club in a secluded location that will never have obstructed views. Both towers rise only 20 stories to house a total of 121 expansive, modern luxury residences. Built in 1983, 1000 Venetian Way hosts spacious, airy residential units that feature expansive views of Biscayne Bay from every room, with an open floor plan design. Each beautifully appointed condo unit is designed to deliver sunrise and sunset views. Amenities include tennis courts, basketball court, bayfront swimming pool, dog park, lushly landscaped outdoor picnic area, and more. ### 2\. Belle Towers – 16 Island Avenue, Venetian Islands **Average List Price: $1,607 per square foot** An absolute gem of a vintage, boutique condo building, Belle Towers features exquisite mid-century modern details and a gorgeous pool on the bay. Offering panoramic water and city views to residents, this Bayfront tower is home to 46 luxury condos spread across 9 stories, and is highly sought after by the national and international design community. Built in 1958, amenities at this pet-friendly building include an open air lobby with koi ponds, unobstructed water views, a swimming pool, spa, a handful of boat slips, and extra-large floor plans. ## And the Winner of the Best Condo in Venetian Islands in Terms of Luxury Goes To… ### 1\. Grand Venetian – 10 Venetian Way, Venetian Islands **Average List Price: $2,009 per square foot** This modern high-rise condo building occupies one of Miami Beach’s premium bayfront parcels. Designed by Kobi Karp, just steps from The Standard Hotel and Spa, the Grand Venetian is home to 124 luxury condos peppered across 25 floors, each with expansive, glass-enclosed balconies. Residents of this popular building get access to plush interiors and amenities such as a porte-cochere with valet, completely covered parking garage, tennis court, pool and sundeck overlooking the bay, private party room, gym, expansive balconies, and more. ## How Safe are the Venetian Islands? --- Besides an overall ‘A+,’ the neighborhood-ranking site niche.com grades the Venetian Islands ‘A’ for ‘Good for Families’ and ‘A+’ for Nightlife. Living in this coastal district, residents enjoy the perks of island living in a highly secure environment. Security monitored-access to most condo buildings and a toll plaza on the Venetian Causeway only enhances the sense of security and community among its residents. Additionally, most of the Venetian Islands are made up of single-family homes, which further creates a strong sense of community. It’s no wonder then that the Venetian Causeway is a popular stretch for locals to catch the sunset, take a stroll, jog, bike, or even walk their dogs along its scenic sidewalks. ## Best Restaurants in Venetian Islands --- The only restaurants to the credit of the Venetian Islands are the Lido Bayside Grill (local favorite for Mediterranean fare with water views) and the Cafe Standard, both located in The Standard Spa. But just a short walk over a small bridge takes residents to neighborhood favorites such as Sardinia (authentic coastal Italian), Barceloneta (Spanish tapas), Lucali (Brooklyn pizza), Icebox Cafe (excellent brunch), Zak the Baker, and Pubbelly Sushi at the Sunset Harbour shops, along with Dr. Smood organic cafe, Delicious Raw Kitchen & Juice Bar, and Sushi Garage. ## Shopping in Venetian Islands --- Again, the Venetian Islands do not have many shopping options to their credit. However, a short walk or drive delivers residents to the Sunset Harbour Shops and Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach - maintaining that small community feel without compromising on the simple pleasures of life. Favorite boutiques in Sunset Harbor include Eberjey, Frankie Miami, Beach Boutique (one of South Beach’s best boutiques for years), and more. Within a 10-minute walk or 5-minute drive, residents have a Fresh Market, a Trader Joe’s, two Publix, as well as hair salons, spas, and specialty fitness studios including Barry’s Bootcamp, Modo Yoga, and Anatomy Fitness, hair and nail salons, and more. ## The Best Located Condos in Venetian Islands --- We were spoilt for choice here, so we decided to name two condos as the best located in Venetian Islands. We choose the twin-tower 1000 Venetian Islands complex simply for its breathtaking views of the bay. And the Grand Venetian, as it is the fastest walk to all that South Beach has to offer; especially the tiny, yet power-packed neighborhood of Sunset Harbour with its Fresh Market, Publix, Trader Joe’s, yoga, bakeries, and banks. **LET'S GET SOCIAL!** Connect with us on Instagram and Youtube. Fallen in love with these luxurious finds? Want more? Check out the complete list of luxury condos available for sale in Miami Beach here.

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Come along as our very own Luxury Agent Jessica Turner, takes us on a tour of this beautiful property at Roney Palace in South Beach. If you’ve ever wanted to know what living on the beach in the heart of South Beach is like, our very own Jessica Turner, a licensed real estate agent specializing in luxury properties, gives you a quick, personalized tour of one our prime properties for sale. Watch the video here: Just listed on the market, this immaculate, fully remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront condo unit at the historic Roney Palace in South Beach gives you a taste of how incredible waking up every morning to ocean sunrises, palm trees, pools, and the sandy beach as your backyard can be. Living in this unit, your surroundings are impeccably furnished and styled with Artefacto Furniture, and the residence features every luxury detail you will want -- Sub-Zero appliances, an Ornare kitchen and wardrobe closets, double wine refrigerators, a master bath with separate glass enclosed soaking tub, and much more. Offering 1,230 square feet of beachfront living, enjoy the sunrise over the ocean from your south, ocean and pool-facing, 270 square foot balcony that spans the entire width of the unit. Best of all, the Roney Palace shares the finest hotel amenities in South Beach with the beautiful and eco-conscious 1 Hotel South Beach, offering you access to 3 pools, private beach umbrella and lounge chair service, pool service, food and beverage service, several top-rated, on-site restaurants, boutiques, valet parking, a new gym, a top spa and salon, and 600 ft of ocean frontage. Walk to nearby restaurants and nightlife at the W Hotel, The Setai, Lincoln Road, the Bass Art Museum, live in the best of South Beach. A flexible leasing policy allows for 12 months, 30-day minimum, short term-long term rentals. **Details:** * 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths * 1,230 square feet * 270 square foot, ocean view balcony * Short-term rentals allowed * List Price: $2,290,000 For more information, the floor plan, recent financing information for the building, or to schedule a showing, please call us directly or go here: https://www.condoblackbook.com/south-beach/roney-palace/ **ARE WE FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?** 📣 Connect with us on Instagram, TikTok and Youtube. 📣

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