Which Miami Beach Island is the Best to Live in?July 13, 2016
Miami Beach Islands
With its sandy beach and modern high-rises, Miami Beach evokes glamour, style, and luxury. The South Florida city has been a popular beach resort since the early 20th century, and, today attracts tourists from around the world who flock here for the stunning natural scenery, around-the-clock nightlife and some of the best restaurants and shops in the “Sunshine State.” But which Miami Beach island is best to live in? Read this to find out!
Overlooking Miami Beach’s impressive coastline, which includes palm trees and high-rise apartment complexes, Fisher Island has long been one of the most sought-after communities in South Florida. The island is just three miles from the mainland, making it ideal if you want a private, idyllic getaway but still want to be close to the hustle and bustle of the big city. Fisher Island has no road that connects to the shoreline or neighboring islands and is only accessible by private boat and ferry, which adds to its allure and glamour. On the island, you’ll find a range of architectural styles, as well as apartments and family homes. Although the island is relatively small — less than 200 people currently live here —there’s plenty to see, do and experience, including awe-inspiring coastal panoramas that will take your breath away. With hundreds of days of sunshine every year, Fisher Island is the ultimate haven for couples, families, and individuals who want to soak up the sun and experience a South Florida lifestyle. The island was once home to the Vanderbilt family, and several millionaires have properties here, making it one of the most exclusive neighborhoods anywhere in the “Sunshine State.”
Perhaps the most famous of all the Miami islands, Star Island is synonymous with superstar style and glamorous lifestyles. The island has featured in the pages of glossy fashion mags and in big-budget Hollywood movies, and has become an enduring icon of “Magic City.” Located in Biscayne Bay, famous for its water sports and yachts, Star Island boasts more celebrity residents per square mile than anywhere else outside Hollywood. Despite having a population of less than 100, the island has three schools and is centrally located. You can travel to downtown Miami Beach or nearby islands via the MacArthur Causeway. On the island, you’ll find luxurious homes that are fitted with all the latest mod cons, including contemporary kitchens, large landscaped gardens, security systems, swimming pools, hot tubs and private garages. Homes have been constructed to the highest possible standards, providing you with more bang for your buck. Like Fisher Island and Hibiscus Island, Star Island is known for its stunning bayside views and relaxed pace of life. However, if you desire world-class restaurants and a bustling night scene, you only have to make the short trip to South Beach. Buying a property on Star Island really gives you the best of both worlds.
Palm Island stretches for 82 acres, comprising fountains and palm trees. With a population of 329, the island is a highly sought-after property hotspot, with large villas and luxurious homes. Located in South Beach in Miami Beach, the man-made island is south of Hibiscus island and can be accessed by land if you drive via the MacArthur Causeway. Close to the vibrant restaurants and boutique shops in South Beach, the island is known for its year-round sunny climate and prime position in Biscayne Bay. Here you’ll find a wealth of apartments and family homes with security systems, private gardens, swimming pools, BBQ areas, garages, modern kitchens, spacious rooms and much more.
The Venetian Islands are several man-made islands that are connected to the Miami mainland by a bridge. The islands include Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island and Belle Isle, all of which belong to either Miami or Miami Beach. The area is known for its million-dollar mansions which come with some of the best views anywhere in South Florida. That’s not all. The homes are secluded, providing you with privacy, and equipped with the latest amenities. As the Venetian Islands are a popular area to relocate to, you could generate a huge return on your investment when you purchase property here.
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