South Beach

South Beach

South Beach luxury real estate: the impossible doesn’t exist

History of South Beach

Famous for being Miami’s most iconic neighborhood, South Beach is located on the south side of Miami Beach, between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The neighborhood, however, was not always as favored nor popular as it is now. Originally, South Beach was just arable land planted with coconut trees. Its destiny took a different turn at the end of the 19th century when the Lum brothers decided to build the first house. This started the architectural impulse of South Beach, which was not connected to the city of Miami yet. Housing for low-income residents was then built, a little before the beginning of the bridge’s construction. Due to a lack of funding the construction was postponed and was only completed in 1913.

It is only around the 1920s that South Beach’s urbanization really started thanks to the development of roads adapted to modern vehicles. As for the architecturally unique identity of South Beach real estate, it started around the 30s when Art Deco and Modern style houses and hotels were built.

Easily accessible to limited budgets, housing was mainly taken over by low-income seniors and the neighborhood turned into a playground for petty crime and miscellaneous trafficking. Properties suffered from the lack of renovation and slowly fell into decay until the neighborhood was integrated into the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to a group of activists. Their involvement allowed the neighborhood to be rehabilitated and encouraged people of great wealth to purchase South Beach homes and the best architects to achieve great real estate projects.

Living in South Beach

Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive are without a doubt the two most famous areas of South Beach, where both tourists and residents love to stroll, rollerblade and bike surrounded by countless restaurants – from local spots to fine dining – bars, art galleries and stores ranging from the chic to the eccentric.

While bodybuilding, fine sand, the colorful lifeguard stands, contemporary art, Lummus Park, and so many other must-see spots make the neighborhood one of the tourists’ favorites, residents also have a lot going for them: prestigious schools, luxury houses and villas, playhouses, movie theaters, and cultural events surround them from sunrise to sunset.

Our high-end homes for sale in South Beach

South Beach luxury villas, houses and condos for sale are part of the many exclusive properties that our real estate experts strive to find on a daily basis. Thanks to their countless efforts, we are able to offer you high-end properties such as the Icon Miami floor and its high-tech amenities, unit 301 on Collins Avenue and its unobstructed view of the ocean, or the Continuum penthouse, the ultimate luxury.

Our Miami real estate experts will assist you in moving or relocating to South Beach by providing astute real estate, legal or immigration-related advice. Some of the major perks we offer are our constant availability and our customized services. Contact us to find out more.

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