The Venetian Islands and Islands of Biscayne Bay Between Miami and Miami Beach
These Venetian Islands are not in the Italian city of Venice but actually are located in Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach Florida. This system of artificial islands are connected by bridges from Miami to Miami Beach.
The Venetian Islands project was created in 1925 by a series of arch drawbridges named the Venetian Causeway. This popular stretch is perfect for joggers, bikers and dog walkers and the islands offer a suburban feel with beautiful views of the bay, Miami and Miami Beach. There are a total of 10 islands, nine of which are inhabited as the 10th is the Flagler Memorial Island,which is an uninhabited picnic Island built in the 1920s as a memorial to the railroad pioneer Henry Flagler. This is the only island strictly accessible by boat.
Biscayne Island - This island is the most western island and just 2 minutes from downtown Miami with stunning views of the water and all the new waterfront additions such as Resort World Miami. Luxury homes on Biscayne Island start about $800,000 and can easily go as high as $10 million or more depending on style, condition, view and amenities.
San Marco Island - This island is located just east of Biscayne Island. All external homes feature waterfront access, boat docks, and many offer a waterfront swimming pool as well. There are a few homes in the interior area of this island. At any given time there's roughly 5 to 8 properties for sale located on this island priced from $1.3 million.
San Marino Island - This island runs north and south with several interior properties, the majority being external along the waterfront. These home start at about $2.2 million in this island features about 10 properties for sale at any given time.
Di Lido Island - This is one of the larger islands in the Venetian Islands running north and south with several interior properties and exterior properties stretching from the street to the waterfront. About 90% of the homes on this island feature a swimming pool priced from $2 million. The average priced home is about 3.5 million.
Rivo Alto Island - This island is about the same size of San Marino Island with only about 2 to 5 properties for sale. These homes are priced from about $2.5 million.
Bell Isle - The smaller island is located between Rivo Alta and Miami Beach and features several high-end condominiums, resorts spas and parks. These condominiums start at about $250,000. This is one of the more affordable locations due to the majority of property styles.