Miami Beach offers a well-rounded lifestyle that goes far beyond its idyllic blue waters, elite resorts, and unique Art Deco & MiMo architectural styles. It has evolved into a vibrant city that hosts an array of residents and cultural activities from renown museums such as the Wolfsonian and The Bass, to the New World Center, a concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry that is home to the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.
There are also annual events that have become a staple of the city, one of them being Art Basel, North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, held for over 20 years at the Miami Beach Convention Center. While this event is exclusive to the Convention Center, the spirit of Art Basel lives in venues big and small throughout the city in what has become known as Miami Art Week, the splashiest cultural event of Miami’s social calendar, with parties and events galore.
The other annual event that intensifies the city’s vibration, is the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This indulgent affair showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned chefs, winemakers, and culinary personalities. The festival consists of various events throughout the city, which include private dinners hosted by renown chefs. The event’s signature location is at the Grand Tasting Village, set up in tents along the beach across Ocean Drive.
MIAMI BEACH NEIGHBORHOODS
Miami Beach is a slender nine-mile-long barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean. It’s divided into four distinct areas: South Beach, South of Fifth, Mid Beach and North Beach.
South Beach is known for its beaches and the scene around its happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries. Here we can find retail establishments along Lincoln Road, a pedestrian outdoor mall, and well preserved Art Deco architecture in outdoor cafes along Ocean Drive.
The South of Fifth (SoFi) neighborhood is at the southern tip of the island, it offers world-class waterfront condo living and an array of restaurants which include the famous Joe’s Stone Crabs, Smith & Wollensky and Prime 112. SoFi is also home to the Miami Beach Marina and the beautifully designed South Pointe Park facing Biscayne Bay and Fischer Island.
In Mid Beach you will find the Faena District, a revolutionary cultural neighborhood that defies convention. It not only offers its residents an all-inclusive experience, visitors and residents alike can enjoy the Faena Art Forum and the Faena Theater, an intimate venue inspired by Europe’s grand opera houses and the glittering allure of old Hollywood. Also located in Mid Beach is Soho Beach House, the Miami outpost of this London private members’ club, and Millionaire’s Row, an exclusive stretch of opulent hotels and residencies along Collins Avenue, home to the iconic Eden Roc and Fontainebleau Hotels.
North Beach (NoBe) is the latest evolving neighborhood and surely one to keep an eye on. Sumptuous condo additions include, L’Atelier and The Bath Club residencies and private club, Miami Beach’s oldest membership club originally established in 1926.
Miami Beach also offers an exclusive posh paradise of gated islands such as Sunset Islands, Allison Island, Star Island, Hibiscus and Palm Island. For the ultimate privacy, luxury and security, the understated elegance of La Gorce Island, the private community oasis at Fischer Island, and the ever so exclusive Indian Creek Island, define unparalleled worldclass ultra-luxury living.
Lastly, the Venetian Islands with its iconic Venetian Bridge, is a set of islands with lush, mature tropical landscape and unobstructed access to the emerald waters of Biscayne Bay. Adjacent is the Sunset Harbor neighborhood, a hidden paradise for locals that offers casual yet cool dining options, shopping, and wellness facilities.
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