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Which Miami Neighborhoods Have The Best Waterfront Estates?

December 28, 2016

Miami is a mecca for waterfront estates. But while most waterfront properties are equal, some are definitely more equal than others. We’ve picked the three Miami neighborhoods that we believe have the right mix of prime location and truly stunning listings.

Gables Estates


Gables Estates sits right against Biscayne Bay on the mainland. This neighborhood is very family friendly with a variety of private learning institutions as well as preparatory schools. Residents often visit downtown Miami as well as South Beach, and have access to the city of Coral Gables (home of the University of Miami) for dining, art, and shopping.

What makes Gables Estates stand out are the large lots and the variety of home styles, from Mediterranean revival to modern. The homes in this area are upscale and offer glamorous living in some of the best waterfront estates. One home that exemplifies that is 80 Leucadendra Drive, which has a clear bay view, five bedrooms and six baths. This estate has amazingly spacious rooms with marble work and designer finishes. Extras include a large wine cellar, media room, hobby room, and billiard room. As a Gables Estates waterfront estate, this home is right on the water and offers privacy and luxury, while still being in a family friendly neighborhood and minutes from prime restaurants and entertainment.

Star Island


Between Miami and Miami Beach lies the man-made island of Star Island. The island is one of the most exclusive in the world and is known for its celebrity residents. Locals include Shaquille O’Neal, Kanye West, and Paulina Rubio. The island is within a short drive of the mainland and South Beach via the MacArthur Causeway. Homes in this neighborhood are on oversized lots, every one of which faces the water, providing amazing views and dock access.

These properties have it all. One great example is 46 Star Island Drive. This home is 20,000 square feet with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The size alone is enough to showcase the star power the island is known for. The estate is located at the tip of Star Island, which provides amazing views and is one of the most sought after locations.

Sunset Islands


The Sunset Islands are a quartet of islands off the west coast of Miami Beach known for their majestic sunsets over the city skyline. All four islands are located in Biscayne Bay, offering privacy as well as a central location for residents with direct access to South Beach. The properties are within minutes of the mainland and near some of the most well-known restaurants in South Florida. The neighborhood is intimate and highly desired, with many waterfront home options showcasing a variety of architecture.

One of the many waterfront estates in the Sunset Islands that displays both the essence of the neighborhood and the properties the island has to offer is 1616 W. 28th St. This waterfront estate has a large master suite with a marble bathroom, elegant architecture and 100 feet of water frontage — all on a spectacular 20,000-square-foot property. Outdoor highlights include a balcony overlooking the water, new seawall, dock, and a boat lift.

For more information on waterfront estates in Miami, please contact one of our luxury real estate specialists at ARIALuxeRealty.com or feel free to contact us at +1-305-791-0002.

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