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The Top 8 Most Desirable Neighborhoods in Miami Beach

November 15, 2018

Miami offers residents an abundance of sunshine, rich culture, a thriving business climate, world-class dining, and much more. Many of the residential neighborhoods that are close to downtown or South Beach feature high-rise luxury condominiums offering resort-style living and plenty of houses for sale for those who prefer living in a single-family home. here are some of the neighborhoods with the most desirable properties for sale in Miami Beach, Florida.

Whether visiting or taking residence, Miami Beach has long been the place to be in South Florida. Located on the barrier island that separates Biscayne Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach has six distinct areas for condo owners: South of FifthSouth Beach, Mid Beach, North Beach, Sunset Harbour, and Belle Isles (the first island) on the Venetian Islands.

In addition to these oceanfront and bayfront condos, we also have two distinct areas of Miami Beach reserved for single-family homes. Houses located within gated communities are primarily located on one of the many barrier islands – or as we refer to them as the Miami Beach Islands.  Houses not located in a gated community can be found primarily within the Mid Beach section of Miami Beach.

One of the islands in Miami Beach has waterfront houses on the north end of the island and condos and townhouses on the south end of the island, and both sections are gated communities perfect for families with children who want to live very close to the beach (a 2 block walk).  Allison Island, formerly the best-kept secret, has recently become one of the most popular destinations for young couples with (and soon to have) children.

For whatever you’re looking for, you’ll most definitely find it in one of these Miami Beach neighborhoods because they all have their own culture and unique vibe.

  • South Beach, located below 24th Street, was the first inhabited area of Miami Beach.  Originally, it was farmland with coconut plantations and incorporated as a City in 1915, after local businessmen embarked on their mission to make South Beach independent of Miami.  The city began to grow and thrive with the Art Deco architecture that made South Beach famous in the 1930s. This Art Deco playground, located within the interior section of South Beach, has been preserved and restored over the decades. Today South Beach remains a favorite destination for those who call it home (or their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th home). What makes South Beach special is the “always-on” energy and excitement… and of course, a vibrant nightlife, upscale shopping, art galleries, and amazing culinary experiences to please any palate.
  • Mid Beach is the part of Miami Beach that spans Collins Avenue from 24th Street north to 63rd Street and includes Indian Creek opposite the Atlantic Ocean Surprise Lake within the interior section.  The shores of Mid Beach are adorned with upscale hotels, restaurants, and bars. Faena District, a three-block art + cultural hub with a bazaar, is also located in Mid Beach – as is the world famous Fontainebleau Hotel.
  • North Beach is the most low-key area of Miami Beach; it extends north to 87th Street where Surfside begins. What makes North Beach special is the major economic re-development that will begin in 2019. This area of Miami Beach is often understated (but not for long).  The Miami Beach Park, which spans 10 blocks starting at 78th Street, is about to undergo an $8m renovation from landscape architecture firm West 8.  Opposite the Park, along Collins Avenue are 8 vacant lots (owned by The City) and soon to be developed with mixed-use commercial retail and more.  For those of you prefer “less energy and more tranquility, you’ll definitely appreciate North Beach for its lack of tourists and quieter (or not much of a) nightlife. With its parks, outdoor stages, plentiful parking, and wide beaches, North Beach is the most family-friendly area of Miami Beach for those who don’t want to spend a million dollars.

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