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Why is South of Fifth Real Estate in Miami Beach so Exclusive?

November 2, 2016

The neighborhood known as South of Fifth in Miami Beach is the area located from Fifth Street south to the tip of the island. These five blocks are a waterfront hot spot for visitors and locals on the hunt for world-class restaurants, refined night life and luxury real estate. The neighborhood is ideal for a lot of people because of its proximity to South Beach action — as well as its distance, with the foliage and traffic calming measures creating a family-friendly enclave in the heart of the city.

South of Fifth Real Estate


There are a wide variety of real estate listings available in South of Fifth, or SoFi as locals know it, including more than 1,700 homes for sale and around the same number available right now for rent. They represent an assortment of property types, from single-family homes to one-bedroom holiday condos and everything in between. At last count there were even 91 waterfront properties on the market.

At Aria Luxe, we’ve flagged 12 of the condo properties in SoFi as “featured buildings,” meaning they meet our expectations with regard to luxury of amenities, construction quality and services. In SoFi that’s not hard to find, and several new buildings have gone up in the last few years, pushing the boundaries of high-end living. These include 321 Ocean, Marea, and Glass. The exclusive and luxurious beach living is what makes this neighborhood and the real estate so exclusive. Being surrounded by water on three sides provides the best views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as an abundance of waterfront living options. Living in South of Fifth merges luxury and paradise with a constant beach vacation vibe.

South of Fifth Neighborhood

The SoFi neighborhood takes up the five most southern blocks of South Beach, creating a waterfront community unlike any other in Greater Miami. This location is known for its clean and quiet surroundings, as well as the low crime rate and award-winning elementary school. Only a 20 minute commute to the airport, mainland, and within walking distance of South Beach events, SoFi has something for everyone.

South of Fifth has a distinct family feel, with a 17-acre urban park as a neighborhood highlight. South Pointe Park was recently redesigned, updated, and renovated to create a unique bayfront park. Features include a playground with water jets, wide walkways, and beautiful views of the city, waterfront, and passing cruise ships.

South of Fifth Restaurants


Perhaps the main attraction to the South of Fifth neighborhood is the extraordinary variety of five star restaurants the location offers. The three most well known are Joe’s Stone Crab, Prime 112, and Smith & Wollensky.
Joe’s Stone Crab is a must-see location for its local history alone. The restaurant has been operating at 11 Washington Avenue since 1913, serving local, Florida fresh seafood. Known as a celebrity hot spot, many historic celebrities like Al Capone and Amelia Earhart have visited. As one of the oldest and still one of the best restaurants in SoFi, noteworthy dishes include the spicy chowder, lobster, key lime pie, and, of course, the crab legs.

Prime 112 at 112 Ocean Ave. is a popular steakhouse frequented by a large celebrity and supermodel clientele. This restaurant has a party atmosphere complete with a luxurious menu, large reservation list, and quick patio seating. There are several items on the menu large enough to share, with the truffled macaroni and cheese or the lobster bisque as popular dishes.

Smith & Wollensky is a very popular steakhouse located at 1 Washington Ave. This location has a magnificent view with seating along the waterway, great for sunset drinks at the back bar. The waterfront locale is a draw for tourists, visitors, and residents alike. Menu highlights include the prime rib and the chocolate layer cake.

For more information on real estate opportunities in South of Fifth in Miami Beach, 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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