What it’s Like To Live in South of Fifth in Miami BeachNovember 25, 2016
On the southernmost tip of Miami Beach is the exclusive neighborhood of South of Fifth. Encompassing the five most southern blocks of South Beach, South of Fifth is an ideal waterfront community with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Biscayne Bay to the west, and a view of the massive ships coming into the Port of Miami on the southern shore. SoFi, as it’s affectionately called, is home to some of Miami’s most stunning condos and is known as a popular laid back neighborhood with a distinct family-friendly feel.
Weekdays in South of Fifth
Those into an early morning workout session may enjoy the daily sunrise yoga on the beach. The group has been gathering for 10 years for morning yoga at the pink lifeguard stand no matter the weather. All that’s required is a yoga mat and loose fitting clothing to enjoy the class. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and get in a workout. The group also meets at sundown if an evening workout is more your style.
A normal workday may start with a trip over the MacArthur Causeway into Downtown Miami if your work is on the mainland. Alternatively, Miami International Airport is only 20 minutes away for business commuters or jet setters. South of Fifth is home to an award-winning elementary school, making the neighborhood ideal for bringing up children, and households with kids will probably start their day with a short walk or ride to the classroom.
On your way to school or work, you might stop off at one of several popular coffee shops, like Pura Vida at 110 Washington Ave. or Big Pink at 157 Collins Ave. You can round out the morning or lunch hour with a trip to South Pointe Park to enjoy the view of the ocean and the weather. (You’ll have to go early to avoid the midday heat, though there’s usually a nice breeze!) The park sprawls over 17 waterfront acres and was recently renovated to include a water jet playground and wide walkways to accommodate daily foot traffic.
South of Fifth is in close proximity to a Whole Foods and a Publix, and Miami Beach can fulfill any shopping needs (people fly in from around the world just to shop here). One of the great local attractions is every Saturday on the grass lot off of First and Alton there’s a farmer’s market from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lots of residents come by to shop for local produce and engage with the community.
Nights and Weekends in South of Fifth
SoFi is also a great place for nightlife and weekend activities, from restaurants to nightclubs. It’s a bit cliche, but there’s literally something for everyone: from “dive” bars with dozens of craft beers to world-class steakhouses and seafood. And for the kids, there are plenty of outdoor daytime activities as well.
A great location for the whole family is Miami Beach Marina. There are hundreds of boat slips for yachts and powerboats alike, as well as jet skis and kayaks. There are also opportunities to surf, dive, and fish. Popular restaurants in this area include Monty’s Raw Bar, which overlooks the marina, and Portofino Deli Market for all your beach snacks and supplies.
This being South Beach after all, there’s also a very happening nightlife and club scene. The most popular nightclub is Story at 136 Collins Ave. This location hosts some of the hottest parties in the country and frequently features celebrity DJs — and guests — who don’t stop arriving till dawn. Those looking for a beach party should head to Nikki Beach, which has great nightlife at La Piaggia beach club.
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