South Florida Lifestyle

South Florida is known for it's warm weather, beautiful beaches, and melting pot culture. Top Tier Realty can help you buy or sell in this area, as well as be a resource for information about popular communities. There are an abundance of cultural attractions, recreational activities, as well as award winning restaurants and shopping areas. All great perks to residing in South Florida. To get more information about these popular areas, click on the pictures below.

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Homestead

Homestead is a Miami suburb that has remained a major agricultural area since its inception. It was incorporated in 1913 and is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. As the name suggests, it was named from a time when the Florida East Coast Railway was extended through a space opened up for homesteading. The camp where the railroad workers received materials and supplies didn’t have a designated name, so shipping companies consigned items going there as “Homestead Country,” later shortened to “Homestead” by those responsible for mapping the area. Neighboring Redland is an unincorporated community that has also remained a major agricultural area. Agriculturalists, botanists, and naturalists have always been impressed by Redland, which is nourished with pure water from the Biscayne Aquifer. Redland is also home to peacocks that live in abundance among the groves. 

Homestead is a place that has a lot going for itself: comfortability, affordability, beaches by the ocean, and much more. One example of the amenities available here is the Everglades Alligator Farm located at 40351 SW 192nd Avenue in Florida City. The farm is home to over 2,000 alligators and features a lush setting for viewing snakes, caimans, and crocodiles plus an airboat tour. In addition to that, there is Monkey Jungle located at 14805 SW 216th Street in     Redland, which is a 30-acre wildlife park that has about 500 primates of 18 different species running loose around the grounds. Another natural space that is available to Homestead residents is Fruit and Spice Park, a 37-acre botanical garden and park containing over 500 varieties of fruit, vegetables, spices, and herbs. With Miami only an hour away via the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, it’s quite easy to enjoy the things Miami has to offer. A perfect example is the many museums and cultural attractions found throughout the Miami-Dade County area. There is the Miami Children's Museum located on Watson Island. This 56,500-square-foot facility was designed by Arquitectonica and is a non-profit educational institution offering preschool classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, parent/teacher resource center, 14 permanent galleries, Kid Smart educational gift shop, and Subway restaurant. Additionally, Miami Children’s Museum offers visitors hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits with topics ranging from arts, culture, community, and communication.    

Styles of real estate in Homestead/Redland include Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Homestead/Redland range in size from two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 960 square feet to six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 4,500 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Homestead/Redland feature a number of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying sizes. In addition to that, you can find a large number of lots for sale in Homestead/Redland for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Homestead/Redland, please contact us today for further details.


 

Cutler Bay

Present-day Cutler Bay was first inhabited around 10,000 years ago by Native American civilizations such as the Tequesta, evidenced by the burial mounds found in the area. One of the most notable of these mounds is located on the Charles Deering Estate. Artifacts found in this five-foot-tall mound date back to the Glades II and III periods. The Cutler Fossil Site is located at the Charles Deering Estate, where archaeologists have found fossils of mammoths, California condors, and saber-toothed tigers. The Florida East Coast Railway began running through the area in the 1900s when it was only known as "Cutler." It wasn't far from the undeveloped Homestead Florida area, so people living there would go to Cutler to buy supplies. After a long struggle, residents of Cutler Bay were finally able to obtain incorporation in 2005.  

Whether you live in the center of Miami or further out in one of the suburbs, there is always something to do in the Miami-Dade County area. Owning a home in Cutler Bay allows you to live in a peaceful, All American environment while enjoying the amenities provided by Miami. Some examples of things to do in and around Cutler Bay are Monkey Jungle located 14805 SW 216th Street in Miami and Zoo Miami located at 12400 SW 152nd Street, also in Miami. Both of these attractions are great places to go with the whole family and learn about nature, see rare species of animals, view historical exhibits, and much more. In addition to that, you have Wolfsonian-FIU which is located in the heart of the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The Wolfsonian has two large, permanent collections which are comprised of approximately 180,000 pieces from the pinnacle of the Industrial Revolution until the end of the Second World War. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and the Frost Art Museum. Another great thing about this is area is its proximity to Lincoln Road Mall, which is a pedestrian road spanning 16th Street and 17th Street. It’s replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses, and features iconic places such as ArtCenter/South Florida, Colony Theatre, and the Lincoln-Drexel Building. 

Real estate in Cutler Bay includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Cutler Bay range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,020 square feet to six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 4,890 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Cutler Bay feature a few of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying sizes. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Cutler Bay for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Cutler Bay, please contact us today for further details.


Palmetto Bay

Located on in the area of South Miami-Dade County is the incorporated village of Palmetto Bay. The land making up Palmetto Bay has been inhabited for over 10,000 years by various cultures, with the Paleo-Native Americans, Tequestas, Seminoles, and Afro-Bahamians making up some of the indigenous peoples met by the first waves of European settlers. It's interesting to see the evolution of human habitation from the historical evidence left behind by past generations. In the area of Miami Rock Ridge, you can find cave dwellings dating back thousands of years ago to modernized Mediterranean-Revival mansions. In the late 19th century, individuals such as Francis and John H. Earhart, who owned around 2,000 acres of land in the area, established a farming community. Thomas J. Peters was another influential person in the development of Palmetto Bay. Peters owned and operated a vast tomato enterprise near the present-day intersection of Eureka Drive and US 1. Peters’ tomato farm was the largest commercial operation in Dade County for years. On November 6, 1995, the Alliance of Palmetto South Homeowners Association petitioned Miami-Dade County to incorporate. Even though the Boundaries Commission opposed the move, the County’s Planning Advisory Board voted for approval.   

One the most apparent reason for potential homebuyers to be interested in owning real estate in Palmetto Bay is that of the year-round temperate weather. The second aspect that makes Palmetto Bay such an attractive option is the beaches, such as Miami Beach’s central stretch. It runs from 21st Street to 78th Street and features turquoise waters and the white sand. Then you have Crandon Park Beach, which is a beautiful, sprawling campus of beaches and amenities. Some of the facilities include a Family Amusement Center, a Nature Center and even a place to rent cabanas.  Adding to the allure of Palmetto Bay properties is all of the museums and cultural attractions in the area. For example, residents and tourists frequently visit HistoryMiami which is home to four permanent galleries and has space for hosting up to three traveling exhibits. HistoryMiami also features an Archives and Research Center, the Education Center, the South Florida Folklife Center, and a City Tours program. Additionally, there is the Charles Deering Estate, a 400-acre nature preserve and historical site that offers tours, educational programs, and various events. Concerning shopping and dining options, you have The Falls and open-air shopping mall that has over 100 upscale shops that include Abercrombie & Fitch, the Apple Store, Bloomingdales, and Coach New York. 

Architecture in Palmetto Bay has multivarious influences from different eras and cultures. This has created an eclectic assortment of real estate in the Miami-Dade County area. Home plans in Palmetto Bay include Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Palmetto Bay range in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,848 square feet to six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 6,683 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Palmetto Bay include an excellent selection of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes that range from one bedroom, one bathroom, and 560 square feet to four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,684 square feet. In addition to that, you can find lots and investment properties for sale in Palmetto Bay for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Palmetto Bay, please contact us today for further details.


Kendall

Kendal was named after Henry John Broughton Kendal, the director of the Florida Land and Mortgage Company, who bought the land in 1883. Kendal moved to the area in the 1900s to manage the company's property. Since it wasn't open to homesteaders, it a while before the area's development gained traction. Locals consider the communities of Glenvar Heights, Sunset, Tamiami, Westwood Lakes, Olympia Heights, West Kendall, and The Falls to be a part of the Kendall area. The Miami Metrorail at Dadeland North and Dadeland South stations serve residents of Kendall, allowing easy access to places such as the City of Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, and Miami International Airport. It’s also home to several universities such as Kaplan University, Miami-Dade College, the College of Business and Technology, and the Polleo Institute.

Potential homebuyers are attracted to Kendall for some reasons: warm weather year round. Another thing that people love about owning real estate in the Miami-Dade County area is all the beach activities, such as boating, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and various other water sports. Then you have places such as Tropical Park Equestrian Center which a 275-acre urban park situated a little southwest of the intersection of the Palmetto Expressway and Bird Road, just west of South Miami. It hosts an excellent selection of outdoor and indoor sports activities including fields for football, softball, soccer, boxing center, as well as facilities to play basketball and volleyball. Furthermore, you can visit the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens (also known as Zoo Miami), featuring five leading exhibits: Mission Everglades, Asia, Africa, Amazon and Beyond, and Australia. The zoo is home to animals from all over the world, including black-necked storks (Asia) and the reticulated giraffes (Africa). In addition to that, there is Jungle Island located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. It’s a zoological theme park situated on on Watson Island and features 1,000 varieties of parrots and thousands of other species of animal.

Kendall in Dade County is a city that features a large variety of home styles. Within Kendall, the neighborhood of The Falls is one of the most sought out communities for those looking to purchase a real estate.  Homes in The Falls include Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in The Falls range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and 2,000 square feet to six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 6,200 square feet. Furthermore, If you’re unable to find the sort of property you desire in Kendall/The Falls, we can help you find something in one of our other neighboring communities.  If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Kendall, please contact us today for further details.


Pinecrest

Pinecrest is an upscale suburban village located about 30 minutes from downtown Miami via U.S. 1 N. During the 1900s, an area of land located at U.S. 1 and Southwest 102 Street was used as a staging area during the construction of the Overseas Railroad to the Florida Keys. In the 1930s, Pinecrest experienced steady growth, and the community began to center around Parrot Jungle and Gardens, which were two of the village's first tourist attractions. Over the years, Parrot Jungle and Gardens became world-famous, even getting visits from people such as Sir Winston Churchill. Another popular tourist attraction that contributed to the growth of Pinecrest was the Miami Serpentarium which featured all kinds of serpents, lizards, and other types of reptiles and amphibians. Nevertheless, it closed in the mid-1980s. During the 1950s and 1960s, Pinecrest experienced a residential boom as neighborhoods were developed with the construction of ranch-style homes on one-acre plots. This laid the foundation for village's rural character. In the 1990s, Pinecrest experienced a period of rapid growth, and this inspired a movement of sorts to incorporate the area. During the same period, affluent people were building mansions in the area, which became the driving force behind its incorporation on March 12, 1996.

When people are looking to purchase a house in Pinecrest, Florida, they’re usually attracted to the area for its temperate weather conditions, white sand beaches, turquoise ocean water, the palm trees, and, of course, the numerous amenities available for residents and tourists to enjoy. You have places like the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden located at 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables. This 83-acre botanic garden extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. Fairchild also acts as a laboratory, a learning center, and a facility for conservation research. Its mission is to preserve Florida's biodiversity as well. For history buffs, you can learn about the history of the Florida railroad at Gold Coast Railroad Museum 12450 SW 152nd Street offering you a glimpse of how locomotive technology progressed throughout history. It houses around 30 historic trains including classic engines like the Florida East Coast "113” and railroad cars such as the Western Pacific "Silver Crescent.” In addition to that, there are is an abundance of natural spaces in the Miami-Dade County area. One great example is Pinecrest Gardens a 20-acre park in Pinecrest and the original location of the Parrot Jungle. The park offers a butterfly exhibit, botanical gardens, swan lake, petting zoo, popular splash-n-play area, and children's playground.  

Real estate in Pinecrest includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Pinecrest range in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,080 square feet to eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 14,322 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Pinecrest include condominiums and condos from one bedroom, one bath, and 980 square feet to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,060 square feet. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Pinecrest for those looking to build new construction. Can’t find what you’re looking for in Pinecrest? We can help you find something more your style in one of our neighboring communities. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Pinecrest, please contact us today for further details.


South Miami

As the story goes with most of the cities in the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Area, the land known as present-day South Florida had been inhabited by Native American tribes that included the Tequesta, Calusa, and Jaega long before European settlers arrived in the 16th century. In those days, Coconut Grove was called Little Hunting Ground, and Cutler was called Big Hunting Ground. In 1896, a pioneer named Wilson Alexander Larkins moved to the area of Fort Dallas which is now known as the Lummus Park Historic District. Larkins purchased some land west of Sunset Drive and Red Road, where he built a house and barn. In 1898, Larkins built the first general store in what is now known today as "Cocoplum Circle" or "Cartagena Plaza." In addition to that, he established a post office to accommodate the growing population. He was the postmaster for 16 years. Even though Larkins tried to name the area "Manila," he could stop everyone who moved there from calling the area "Larkins" in his honor. Another prominent person who did a lot in the establishment of South Miami is Harold W. Dorn and his brother Robert who owned a large mango and avocado farm in the area. Southwest 59th Avenue was named Dorn Avenue for the two brothers. Furthermore, in 1925, the Dorn brothers established the Riviera Theatre. Nevertheless, it was demolished, and Charles T. Fuchs built a bakery on the vacant lot. 

South Miami is only minutes away from places such as Santa's Enchanted Forest located 16 minutes away at 7900 SW 40th Street in Olympia Heights. This seasonal park is open November through October and features Christmas displays, petting zoo, food and more. In addition to that, you have the Venetian Pool, located on De Soto Boulevard, featuring a spring-water-filled pool and waterfalls. Occupying a shallow quarry, the pool displaces around 820,000 US gallons of fresh water every day from nearby artesian wells and is considered to be the largest natural freshwater pool in the country. If you’re wondering where residents go for shopping and dining, you have The Shops at Sunset Place an outdoor shopping mall located at 5701 Sunset Drive. The Shops have upscale stores such as Forever 21, GAP, GAP Kids, Polo, Z Gallerie. Additionally, you have restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy Johns, and Johnny Rockets. Another alluring feature about South Miami is the Riviera Golf Course located less than 15 minutes away at 1155 Blue Road. This members-only golf course offers members a challenging 18-hole course designed by Donald Ross in 1946. It also provides private lessons so you can improve your game. 

South Miami has been influenced by many styles of architecture from around the world and provided potential homebuyers a large variety of home styles. Real estate in South Miami includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in South Miami range in size from one bedroom, one bathroom, and 684 square feet to six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 6,300 square feet. Furthermore, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in South Miami, we can still assist you in locating a home in one of our neighboring communities. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in South Miami, please contact us today for further details.


Coconut Grove

The neighborhood of Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida, is the oldest community in Miami-Dade County. Though some people mistakenly spell it "Cocoanut Grove," it was spelled “Coconut Grove” when Miami was incorporated in 1919. Coconut Grove is bound by North Prospect to the south, LeJeune Road to the west, South Dixie Highway, and Rickenbacker Causeway to the north, and Biscayne Bay to the east. Considered one of the greenest communities in Miami, this neighborhood is often referred to only as "The Grove." It was formed in 1925 when city leaders decided to annex the old city of Coconut Grove with the town of Silver Bluff. The neighborhood sits in the 33133 ZIP Code with parts of Coral Gables and Coral Way. It's also the host of numerous outdoor festivals and events, such as the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Another well-known event held here is the King Mango Strut, a parody of the Orange Bowl Parade. In addition to that, residents and tourist enjoy the Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival, which takes place on Grand Avenue, and celebrates Bahamian culture by providing Caribbean Junkanoo music and Bahamian food. 

Residents of Coconut Grove have a lot to love about living in the Miami-Dade County area. From walks on the beach, great shopping and dining options, vibrant arts and culture, and, of course, the hopping nightlife, there is never a dull moment in the Magic City. One great place to mention is the Lowe Art Museum located at 1301 Stanford Drive in Coral Gables. The museum was established by philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe and is operated by the University of Miami. It features an extensive collection of art pieces, permanent collections in Greco-Roman antiquities, Renaissance and Baroque artifacts, 17th- and 19th-century European art, 19th-century American art, and modern art. In addition to that, it showcases works of art from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Native America, Ancient Americas, and the Pacific Islands. Another great place is the Venetian Pool, located at 2701 De Soto Boulevard, offers guests a spring-water-filled pool and waterfalls. The main pool was completed in 1924 and designed by Phineas Paist with Denman Fink, an American artist, and magazine illustrator. Occupying a shallow quarry, the pool displaces around 820,000 US gallons of fresh water every day from nearby artesian wells and is considered to be the largest natural freshwater pool in the country. When it comes to shopping, you have places such as Bayside Marketplace is located in Downtown Miami at 401 Biscayne Blvd R106 wraps along the banks of the bay wall. It features anchor stores such as Baby Gap, Brookstone, Gap, Foot Locker, GameStop, and the Disney Store.

Miami Florida in Dade County is a city that features a large variety of home styles. This is because builders throughout Miami’s history have been influenced by the multivarious architecture brought to the region by architects from around the world. Real estate in Coconut Grove includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Coconut Grove range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,648 square feet to 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and 8,000 square feet. Furthermore, Coconut Grove features many condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying sizes. In addition to that, you can find a great selection of newly constructed homes offering all sorts of advanced features. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Coconut Grove, please contact us today for further details.


Coral Gables

In the 1920s, George Merrick developed the city of Coral Gables at the height of the Florida land boom. Merrick's original development plan was a gated community served by a homeowners association. It was one of the first master-planned communities in Miami-Dade County, with most of its architecture mimicking the Mediterranean Revival style commonly seen throughout Miami. Merrick was also very meticulous in his design of the downtown commercial district, making it only four city blocks wide and over two miles long. With the main road bisecting the business district, Merrick was able to boast that every business in his city was no more than a two-block walk. Though the town is small in stature, it boasts a healthy economy, with the University of Miami being its longest running major employer. Other big-name corporations that anchor down Coral Groves are the Bacardi headquarters at 2701 Le Jeune Road, the office of Capital Bank Financial, ExxonMobil marine fuels operations located at One Alhambra Plaza, and the independent film studio Dolphin Entertainment.

Living in the Miami-Dade County area can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for those with active lifestyles. Whether you’re a young single looking to start your life, a family seeking a right environment for your children, or a mature couple looking to settle down and enjoy life, owning a home in Coral Gables is the right choice. One great example of what this community has to offer is its proximity to places such as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens located at 3251 S Miami Avenue was the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. The 50-acre estate features the original villa and the gardens, as well as the remaining native forest. Ten acres include the Italian Renaissance formal gardens, while the additional 40 acres is made up of various plants and the native “hammock.” The villa has been turned into a museum, featuring more than seventy rooms decorated with numerous antiques from the 15th through the early 19th century. In addition to that, you have HistoryMiami, home to four permanent galleries and has space for hosting up to three traveling exhibits. Families living here enjoy visiting places like Miami Children's Museum located on Watson Island, featuring preschool classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, parent/teacher resource center, 14 permanent galleries, Kid Smart educational gift shop, and Subway restaurant.

Miami is a city offering a large variety of home styles. Property in Coral Gables includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Coral Gables range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,243 square feet to 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 16,989 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Coral Gables feature some investment properties such as apartment buildings and condos. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Coral Gables for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Coral Gables, please contact us today for further details.


Doral

Until the 1950s, the city of Doral was only a patch of swampland sitting between Northwest 36 Street and Northwest 74 Street and Northwest 79 Avenue to Northwest 117 Avenue. Real estate pioneers Alfred and Doris Kaskel purchased the 2,400 acres of land for around $49,000 with the plan of building a golf course and hotel resort. The Doral Country Club opened in 1962 to much fanfare. It quickly became one of Dade County's hottest spots, with guests using shuttles to get from the beach to the country club for a day of golf. In the 1980s, the Kaskels' grandson developed Doral Estates and built Doral Park in collaboration with the Lennar Corporation. Young families began to build investment properties or vacation homes in the area, followed by a growing number of permanent residents. In 1989, the West Dade Federation of Homeowner Associations convinced county officials to implement robust development policies for Doral, including more lighting, better landscaping, and better roads. Many major corporations have also chosen to locate their head offices in Doral. Some of these companies include Carnival Corporation and its subsidiary Carnival Cruise Lines, Amadeus North America, AAXICO, and Perry Ellis International. 

Potential homebuyers are attracted to real estate in Doral because of its proximity to all the Miami has to offer while keeping a small-town feel. Some examples of the amenities available to residents in Doral include Pérez Art Museum Miami is a stylish waterfront museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron that features modern and contemporary international artwork and educational programs. While visitors explore the galleries, they can also relax at the Verde restaurant for a peaceful waterfront dining experience, visit shops offering art books, furnishings, and handmade items. The museum also features breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, as well as elaborate hanging gardens. Furthermore, you have Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables at 9610 Old Cutler Road, featuring a man-made atoll pool that is naturally flushed by the tidal action of the adjacent Biscayne Bay. Visitors enjoy the sea breeze that blows across the beach as they picnic at the park's pavilions or walk its nature trails. In conjunction with what is offered by Matheson Hammock Park, Dade County offers an on-site marina that accommodates vessels of up to 50 feet. When it comes to shopping and dining options, there is Miami International Mall located at 1455 NW 107th Avenue. The mall features anchor stores such as Baby Gap, Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker, and JCPenney. 

Doral in Dade County is a city that features a large variety of home styles. This is because builders throughout Miami’s history have been influenced by the multivarious architecture brought to the region by architects from around the world. Real estate in Doral includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Doral range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 566 square feet to 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 11,676 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Doral feature some condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying size from one bedroom, one bath, and 705 square feet to four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 2,000 square feet. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Doral for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Doral, please contact us today for further details.


Key Biscayne

In 1947, the island of Key Biscayne opened up to large-scale residential development thanks to the completion of the four-mile-long Rickenbacker Causeway. The Causeway went from Miami to Virginia Key, then to Key Biscayne. During the first half of the 20th century, the northern two-thirds of the island was home to the largest coconut plantation in the United States. The Matheson family can be credited for most of the island’s development since they donated 800 of their land to Dade County in exchange for the county’s commitment to building the Causeway to Key Biscayne. The land donated by the Mathesons became present-day Crandon Park. In addition to that, the Mathesons sold the rest of their property to developers, such as the Mackle Construction Company, who sold houses on the island for $9,540. President Richard Nixon was one of the first people to buy one of the oceanfront properties, known as the Florida White House. Many other famous people also owned real estate on Key Biscayne, including tennis star Mary Joe Fernandez, race car driver Raul Boesel, American pianist Arthur Hanlon, and actor Brad Pitt.

Many people consider purchasing a home in Key Biscayne because of its seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the big city. On top of that, the island offers residents a plethora of activities ranging from fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing, boating, and much more. The island has its very own golf course, the Crandon Golf, offering guests a beautiful environment consisting of mangroves, lush, tropical foliage, and surrounded by water. It hosts events like the Senior PGA Tour and is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging par-72 courses in the state of Florida. Furthermore, you have the 808-acre Crandon Park, with a protected beach, tennis courts, amusement centers, and numerous concessions. For those looking for some family-friendly fun for the children to enjoy, you have Miami Seaquarium located at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, featuring attraction like Lolita the Killer Whale, the world's oldest captive orca. Furthermore, Key Biscayne has various shopping centers with plenty of shops and dining opportunities. One such place is Camila Canabal Shop located at 328 Crandon Blvd Suite 210, with nightlife spots, restaurants, retail stores and office space.

Key Biscayne features a large variety of custom-built home styles. Real estate in Key Biscayne includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Key Biscayne range in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,500 square feet to seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 5,500 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Key Biscayne include a number of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying sizes. In addition to that, you can find lots for sale in Key Biscayne for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Key Biscayne, please contact us today for further details.


Brickell

Brickell is a neighborhood of Greater Downtown Miami, Florida, situated directly south of the historic CBD. Initially settled in the mid-19th century by early pioneers, Brickell became known as Miami's "Millionaire's Row" in the 20th century due to the lavish mansions constructed along Brickell Avenue by Mary Brickell, wife of William Brickell, the co-founder of Miami. By the 1970s, high rise apartments, hotels, and office towers began to replace the historic mansions. Presently, Brickell extends into the city's historic central business district to the north, making it one of the most important financial areas in the country. Brickell continues to experience a fast-growing population, as many people are attracted to Miami's warm weather, beautiful beaches, and buzzing nightlife. Most of Brickell is comprised of upscale residential high-rise buildings, many of them being luxury condominiums and apartment towers with secure entry. As you travel up Brickell Avenue and along Miami Avenue, you can find trendy Miami restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. Furthermore, you have Brickell Key, a gated island of upscale, high-rise residential and hotel towers, situated to the east of the northeastern side of Brickell.

Most potential homebuyers are attracted to the Brickell neighborhood for its class and high-style of living. Even though Miami is often viewed as a busy urban metropolis, residents living in Brickell enjoy a number of natural spaces such as South Pointe Park located at 1 Washington Avenue. This 17-acre urban park is nestled in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach. Here you’ll find an assortment of amenities that include a frozen yogurt concession, restaurant, kids area, outdoor showers, and a dog park. Situated at the southernmost point of South Beach, South Pointe Park provides visitors with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Fisher Island, and Downtown Miami. Another thing that adds to this community’s allure is the abundance of shopping centers and malls in the area. For example, you have Mary Brickell Village which is located at 901 S Miami Avenue, situated in the Brickell neighborhood. This shopping center provides residents with an array of restaurants such as Doraku Sushi, Jimmy Johns, and Oceanaire Seafood. Some of the retailers include Eyetrust Vision, Brickell Diamond Company, and The Studio LX. The center spans two blocks from 9th to 10th Streets, and comes alive especially at night with people going to various trendy, upscale bars and nightclubs in the area. In addition to the natural spaces and great shopping, there is Jungle Island, a zoological theme park situated on Watson Island and features 1,000 varieties of parrots and thousands of other animals. 

Brickell in Miami, Florida, mostly features luxury apartments and condominiums for rent or sale. Upscale apartments in Brickell range in size from one bedroom, one bathroom, and 762 square feet to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,596 square feet. Condominiums for sale in the Brickell commonly range in size from one bedroom, one and a half baths, and 900 square feet to three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 3,849 square feet. You can expect to find these types of properties featuring amenities such as indoor/outdoor swimming pools, saunas, indoor parking, workout centers, recreation rooms, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate in Brickell Miami, please contact us today for further information.


Miami Beach

The coastal resort city of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is home to some of the hottest real estate on the market. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915, but its history goes back much farther than that. In 1870, Henry Lum and his son Charles purchased the land for only 75 cents an acre. The Biscayne House of Refuge was the first structure built on the uninhabited oceanfront. In the 1880s, entrepreneurs from New Jersey, Ezra Osborn and Elnathan Field, attempted to establish a coconut plantation along the shore, but the plan failed. A man by the name of John S. Collins was one of the investors in the coconut plantation project. Collins saw an opportunity to buy out the other investors and began planting other sorts of crops, most notably avocados. Nevertheless, Collins had a more significant vision: turn the beautiful beach into a resort destination. The key figures involved in getting the effort underway were the Collins/Pancoast family, the Lummus brothers, who were Miami bankers, and entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher from Indianapolis. During the first part of the 20th century, the beach was only a day-trip destination for those taking the ferry from Miami to the bay. On March 26, 1915, Miami Beach was chartered as a town, but in only two years it had already grown into a city. 

Today, Miami Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the entire world. It has been the shooting location of countless movies and television shows; writers have written stories about it; people from all walks of life and economic backgrounds move here looking to fulfill their dreams, hence its moniker the “Magic City.” Despite the beautiful beaches and all they have to offer in the way of dining, nightclubs, retail shops, and watersports, Miami Beach is near to many remarkable attractions and sought after amenities. Take for example South Beach, which has seven parks: Collins Park, Flamingo Park, Lummus Park, Maurice Gibb Park, Miami Beach Golf Club, South Pointe Park, and Washington Park. Residents also have shopping and dining options at places such as Lincoln Road Mall is a popular pedestrian road that spans between 16th Street and 17th Street. It’s replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses, and features iconic places such as ArtCenter/South Florida, Colony Theatre, and the Lincoln-Drexel Building. Additionally, there is Dolphin Mall which is located west of the city of Miami at 11401 NW 12th Street in Sweetwater. The mall features over 240 retail outlets and some big-name anchor discount stores. Some of these anchors include Old Navy, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, and offers moviegoers the Cobb Dolphin 19 Cinemas.

Miami Beach in Dade County offers a large selection of home plans. This is because builders throughout Miami’s history have been influenced by the multivarious architecture brought to the region by architects from around the world. Real estate in Miami Beach includes Ranch, Art Deco, Classical American, Modern, Italianate, Colonial, Mission-Revival, Cottage, Tudor, Craftsman, Spanish-Mediterranean, Spanish-Ranch, and many others. Single-family homes for sale in Miami Beach range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,900 square feet to 13 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 17,000 square feet. Furthermore, available properties in Miami Beach feature a number of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes of varying in size from one bedroom, one bathroom, and 780 square feet to four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet. In addition to that, you can find lots and several investment properties for sale in Miami Beach for those looking to build new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate options in Miami Beach, please contact us today for further details.


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