Bay Harbor Islands

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.