Yes, Hawaii did make the list of some of the countries best beaches but coming in at number three was our own little South Beach. Located on Miami Beach, obviously the southern side of it, South Beach is full of Art Deco hotels, oversized sidewalks and oceanview cafés. This is the ultimate mecca for the international jet set crew. Whether you're visiting or looking for a home in South Beach, this culture rich community provides a wealth of entertainment, eclectic nightlife and fabulous food. Whether you love art, architecture, or simply the beach, South Beach is known as one of the sexiest areas in America.
If you're looking to live in this area, there will be many oceanfront properties in South Beach since the majority of buildings are nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques. Most of the residential properties are found between Alton Road and Washington Avenue in there are several single-family homes the primarily condominiums and townhouses. At any given time there are roughly 100 properties for sale typically priced from about $150,000 to over $15 million. The wide range of pricing makes South Beach an excellent option because you can buy a high-end, luxury penthouse condominium in the same neighborhood that you can buy a simple, studio condominium perfect for renting out or having is your second home to enjoy South Beach in all its glory. The median house price is about $300,000 for a condominium and single-family homes start at about $420,000. Most of these condominium buildings have swimming pools, fitness rooms, tennis courts and more.
Whether you're just visiting or looking for a second home to vacation, South Beach is packed with events, festivals and a wealth of things to do. Here are just some of the favorites:
Rent a convertible, fancy car and cruise the strip! Rent a lounge chair on the beach and people-watch like crazy! Enjoy pressed juices and Cuban Coladas. Gallery hop in the Wynwood Arts District. Rent a tandem bike and tour the city. Eat Dinner in the Versace Mansion at Gianni's. Go on an Art Deco tour. Browse the orchids at the Fairchild Botanical Gardens. While these are not all in South Beach, there are some fabulous things to do around Miami.
Residents of Miami Beach and specifically South Beach utilize the Feinberg/Fisher K-8 center, the Miami Beach Senior high school and South Pointe elementary school. The South Pointe elementary school has a 9 out of 10 by great schools.org and is less than a half a mile from South Beach. The area has about a 93 to a 98 walk score as shops, restaurants and markets are all close by and within easy walking distance.
Yes, South Beach not only has one of the best beaches in the country but one of the most eclectic and unique communities in the state. For more information on South Beach homes, real estate and vacation properties please contact my office or browse my website for free.