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Miami Beach

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Miami Beach Real EstateLiving in Miami, its sometimes easy to lose sight of all our beautiful city has to offer. When you need a quick vacation, don’t forget that South Beach is close to home. While others need to travel the world over to visit the clear blue waters and unique art deco landscape, we can simply take a weekend to rejuvenate in our own backyard! Here’s how to make the most of your weekend South Beach get-away. The best time for locals to visit is off-season, May through August. You can get great rates
at this time, and the streets and restaurants are quieter. Spring break weeks are the worst time for locals to visit, in March
and April.

Your best bet for tonight after checking into your hotel is dinner and people-watching on Lincoln Road. Full of stores,boutiques, art galleries, and museums, seven blocks of this ten-block mall have been closed to auto traffic. The unique atmosphere lends to some interesting people showing up, and you never know who you may see!

Most restaurants offer outdoor seating so you can enjoy the ambience and beautiful weather. Whether you feel like
Italian (TiramesU Restaurant, Da Leo Trattoria), Cuban (Yuca Restaurant), New World (Pacific Time), or a blues cafe (Van Dyke Cafe), you can find it here on Lincoln Road! Spend the rest of the evening here so you can be refreshed for a full day tomorrow.

You’ll want to wake up early on Saturday to make the most of your day. Most hotels offer continental or full breakfasts, or you can make your way to Ocean Drive to one of the many restaurants open for breakfast.
The News Cafe (800 Ocean Drive) is a popular early-morning hangout. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day, making it also a very popular place for late-night munchies! Get a paper, magazine or book from the store and enjoy your meal outside.

Downtown Miami

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downtown miami real estate

Downtown Miami is the central business district of South Florida, Miami-Dade County and Miami, Florida. Brickell Avenue/Biscayne Boulevard is the main north-south road in downtown, and Flagler Street is the main east-west road in the Central Business District. As of 2009, there are approximately 60,000 year-round residents in Downtown (including neighboring Brickell). As of 2009, over 190,000 office employees work in Downtown and Brickell. (Source: Wikipedia)

Historically, Flagler Street has been Downtown’s major shopping street dating back to the 1800s. Today, it is still Downtown’s major shopping street, with Florida’s flagship Macy’s (formerly Burdines) on Flagler Street and Miami Avenue, as well as Miami’s own department store, La Epoca on Flagler Street and Second Avenue. Much focus has been placed on revitalizing Flagler Street to its former grandeur. In recent years, a renewed investment interest has been placed on Flagler Street, and many new restaurants and stores have opened up, new landscaping and pavers have been placed, as well as enforced security and tourist guides.


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Brickell lies south of the Miami River, extending south to SE 26th Road (the Rickenbacker Causeway), and is mostly mixed financial and residential north of Broadway, and mostly residential south of Broadway. Brickell is home to approximately 17,500 year-round residents. The area of Brickell south of Broadway is mainly low and mid-rise residential buildings west of Brickell Avenue and high-rise residential to the east of Brickell Avenue. This area of Brickell includes the “Millionaires’ Row” section of Brickell Avenue, home to many expensive residences, and home to many of Miami’s most expensive apartments and condominiums, as well as some iconic Miami skyscrapers, such as the Atlantis Condominium.
Although Brickell has traditionally been known as a financial district, in recent years, construction of numerous condominium and apartment towers in Brickell, has extended the upscale residential neighborhood feel of lower Brickell into upper Brickell. Recent construction in Brickell has also enlarged the urban core of Brickell from Brickell Avenue west to the Metrorail line, with new office and residential towers, such as Axis at Brickell Village. Today, over 25,000 residents live in Brickell.
At the center of Brickell is Mary Brickell Village, with an assortment of restaurants, boutiques and services that create a gathering area for high-class retail and restaurants. Some the best and most well-known names are leasing space in the project. The project is designed after a French style village and attracts social gathering and entertainment.
To the north of Brickell is Downtown, with most of the area’s public elementary schools and Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. Downtown is also home to the Miami Main Library, as well as various parks, theatres, museums, and sporting venues. South of Brickell is Coconut Grove, with Mercy Hospital, CocoWalk, Dinner Key, Vizcaya, as well as many historic sites and parks. Coconut Grove also has many of Miami’s best private schools, such as Ransom Everglades, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, and La Salle High School.

Bay Harbor Islands

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Bay Harbor Island homes are located on both Bay Harbor Islands. The westerly island of Bay Harbor Islands is exclusively single family homes. This exclusivity makes gives this community a slightly higher demand. Those seeking Bay Harbor homes can find every kind of style, design and size home available. Mediterranean-style homes are popular on the island as are Old Florida-style homes which are popular throughout South Florida. Bay Harbor Island homes typically have spacious lots with lush vegetation. This really emphasizes the tropical island experience all Bay Harbor Island residents experience.

Bay Harbor Island homes range from three-bedroom villas further island to nine-bedroom coastal homes. Bay Harbor Islands offer a large amount of waterfront homes that goes beyond just the bayfront experience. Bay Harbor Islands are separated by a small intracoastal waterway that provides even more waterfront homes that have high levels of luxury and privacy. Bay Harbor Island homes are available on a majority of both islands, however, part of the easterly island has waterfront condos. Bay Harbor Island homes are located around these condos but for the most part the easterly island’s southern region is exclusively waterfront condos.
Given their name for being located in Biscayne Bay, Bay Harbor Islands have as close to a perfect location as possible. Connected by the Broad Causeway Bridge, Bay Harbor Islands are centrally located between the barrier island of Miami Beach and the Miami mainland. Bay Harbor Islands are close to other luxurious residential communities like Indian Creek Country Club, Bal Habour, Surfside and North Beach in Miami Beach. The area Bay Harbor Islands are located in is steeped in luxury. There are several golf courses within short driving distance from the island and coastal areas are aplenty. Though Bay Harbor Islands seem secluded they are separated from the barrier island of Miami Beach by a small intracoastal waterway which gives them easy access to the islands many attractions.

The east Island of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, contains the largest, most intense collection of Miami Mid-Century Moden (MiMO) buildings in the world. I learned this 2002 when I moved there , attracted by the town’s comfortable , pedestrian-oriented style. As interior designer and resident Teri D’amico gave me a tour of my new neighborhood , she pointed out the special features of those wonderful structures and mentioned a few architects familiar to me from the .
Art Deco Historic District of South Beach, just seven miles away. Some of those architects had transitioned from the Art Deco genre of the 1930s to MiMO at mid-century.


Mostly modest in scale and scope but no less compelling and fun to look at, these buildings were created during some of the happiest times in America’s history, a prosperous postwar moment when anything seemed possible and the resulting architecture embodied that enthusiasm and joy.
Large or small, understated or embellished, these structures are considerate of the environment, the view, and each other. More than just tangible, whimsical expression of a bygone era, they are persuasive reminders that a sun-soaked life in Florida, surrounded by soothing water and manicured landscapes, should be celebrated on a daily basis.


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One of the most defining features of Aventura condos is how most, if not all of them have some kind of location that puts you near or right by the waterfront. What’s more, Aventura condos are available in an unusually diverse array of price ranges which allows tons of freedom if you’re just looking for a cozy waterfront condo or a stunning luxury penthouse. Aventura condos have gained a favorable reputation with seafaring enthusiasts thanks to the emergence of buildings like the Turnberry Marina and the Yacht Club at Aventura that are specifically designed to cater to boating lifestyles and thus combine great residences with features like boat slips. Other Aventura condos like Mystic Point and Parc Central function as condo complexes and thus offer a huge array of distinct floor plans and amenities. This varied assortment means you can find something small just for yourself or something like a five bedroom condo for you and your family. Decades later, Aventura Mall continues to be the most frequented shopping destination in the city thanks to its diverse collection of stores and the movie theater that sometimes plays host premieres. Aventura also has a number of country clubs like the one found in the lush Turnberry Isle as well as the Presidential Country Club.

Bal Harbour

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Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour may be a comparably tiny village just north of Miami Beach yet it’s also one of the most valuable neighborhoods, boasting a wonderful oceanfront location with several acclaimed condos and easy access to the sands of Miami Beach, two qualities that have tremendously boosted Bal Harbour’s prestige. Although Bal Harbour is just north of Miami Beach, most people refer to it collectively due to its exclusivity. Similar to Miami Beach real estate, Bal Harbour real estate offers a significant assortment of condominiums, like the One Bal Harbour condo that has earned a reputation as a common celebrity hangout. Even buildings that have been around for a few decades like the Harbour House condo have evolved along with Bal Harbour, featuring all new contemporary designs that reinforce Bal Harbour’s standing as one of the trendiest and most exclusive places to call home in South Florida. The Shops at Bal Harbour is where a good portion of Bal Harbour residents do their shopping. This mall is distinguished from some of the others in neighboring cities by featuring mostly a collection of high end retailers from around the world like Versace, Jimmy Choo, Chanel and more. And since Bal Harbour is near Miami Beach, the area of South Beach can be reached within minutes.