Incorporated in 1915, Miami Beach is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, located on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the former of which separates Miami Beach from the mainland city of Miami. Miami Beach is especially famous for its gorgeous beaches, hence why it is on every list of best beaches in America, but Miami Beach offers much more than just fun in the sun. Miami Beach offers a sophisticated level of art, culture, design and cuisine, complemented by upscale shopping and an eclectic variety of entertainment. Miami Beach has rightfully earned its place on the world stage as one of the top cities around the world.
Miami Beach is one of the most desirable destinations in the world to own a luxury condo or waterfront estate. It is known for its remarkable white sand beaches bordering the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, boasts a rich history and for decades has been the world’s elite playground attracting socialites, the rich and famous, celebrities, dignitaries, presidents, entertainers, art enthusiasts, sun worshippers, shopaholics and visitors from every corner of the globe. Imagine coming home to a resort-style getaway every day. Miami Beach is the tropical paradise that has it all.
The most popular area of Miami Beach for entertainment is South Beach, also known as SoBe, which is a vibrant neighborhood located at the southern end of the coastal city roughly between 1st and 23rd Street. South Beach is globally known for its trendy shops, sun-filled daytime activities on the white sandy beaches, alfresco dining along Ocean Drive, famed Art Deco architectural design, fine dining and exciting nightlife.
The enclave known as South of Fifth in Miami Beach, or SoFi, is a small affluent neighborhood situated on the southern tip of Miami Beach that begins at South Pointe Park and covers north to 5th Street, from east to west. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and Government Cut, South of Fifth is known as an exclusive tropical paradise where you can both relax and have easy access to all of the exciting watersports and activities that South Florida is so celebrated for. As one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Miami Beach, it should be no surprise that SoFi is home to some of the most luxe condo towers in all of South Florida and is truly an ideal place to call home. A few of the ultra-high-end luxury condos in South of Fifth include Continuum South Beach, Apogee South Beach, 321 Ocean, One Ocean, Murano Grand at Portofino, Ocean House and the newly-constructed Glass.
Star Island is an exclusive, man-made island in the beautiful, turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay, located in the southern part of Miami Beach, south of the Venetian Islands, and east of Palm Island and Hibiscus Island. It is only accessible by using Bridge Road, connected to the MacArthur Causeway, which takes you to the mainland. With its southern location, you are only a short drive away from the lively South Beach area with its sizzling nightlife, and to Downtown Miami to the American Airlines Arena, home of the 2012 and 2013 World Champions, The Miami Heat.
Star Island boasts impressive, waterfront residences, with all the luxuries to complement its splendor and beauty. As part of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve, Star Island is a floating jewel of architectural masterpieces on a tropical island in one of the most premier locations of South Florida, and the world. Therefore, it should be no surporse that Star Island is famous for the wealthy residents it attracts, past and present, many of which are celebrities, movie stars and the ultra-elite from the business world, sports stars, artists and entertainers. These headliners include our very own Latin music sensation Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Don Johnson, Sean “P” Diddy Combs, Sylvester Stallone, Lenny Kravitz, Will Smith, Rosie O’Donnell, and Shaquille O’Neal.
Indian Creek is an exclusive 300-acre island located on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay, and recognized as one of the wealthiest, private, most secure residential communities in Miami Beach, and the world. The high level of privacy and security is the highest priority to the residents of Indian Creek Island and maintained by having a State of Florida police force, as well as its own 24/7-armed marine patrol monitoring the waters surrounding the island.
It is not uncommon for Indian Creek to make an impression or make real estate headlines, with the rich and famous residents who make it their home. These include Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, whose $28 Million home made it on the Top 10 List of Most Expensive Homes in the South in 2006 Forbes Magazine; pro golfer Raymond Floyd, former football coach of the Miami Dolphins Don Shula, television host Don Francisco, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, real estate billionaire Peter Breton, Victoria Secret’s model Adriana Lima, co-founder of Calvin Klein Barry Schwartz, Sheik Mohammed al-Fassi of Saudi Arabia, billionaire developer Donny Soffer, steel executive Leroy Schecter, wireless executive Rajendra Singh, radio magnate Raul Alarcon, former cable company CEO Ken Bagwell, US Senator George Smathers, coal and oil executive Christopher F. Viegas, former football team owner and billionaire art collector Norman Braman, just to name a few who make up this affluent community. In August 2012, Forbes Magazine featured a home sold on Indian Creek as the most expensive home sale in the history of Miami-Dade County.
North Bay Road is a prestigious residential neighborhood that runs north and south along the western side of Miami Beach, just a few miles north of South Beach, and is one of the wealthiest communities in all of South Florida, displaying exquisite waterfront mansions and magnificent inland estate homes. Although North Bay Road is not a gated community, it is a very affluent neighborhood often compared to the same status as living on Park Avenue in Manhattan or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. In fact, this famous street has been home to many notable celebrities Matt Damon, Billy Joel, Dwayne Wade, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Tommy Hilfiger and Hollywood Director, Michael Bay.
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