South of Fifth in Miami Beach: Featured Neighborhood of the Week

Moving to South Beach can be tricky for the more sophisticated home buyer. The city is filled with all sorts of interesting, cosmopolitan folk but without the proper research, you can end up in one of those “party animal” buildings (where young professionals party feral-style on a near nightly basis). If you don’t feel like investigating too much, I can give you a simple solution. An entire section of South Beach offers serene tranquility (but never boredom). Welcome to South of Fifth.

South of Fifth is located, as the name implies, in the area of South Beach that is south of 5th Street. This locale is enviable territory to lay roots down as it comes with a certain prestige for all of the wonderful living options and entertainment it has to offer. It is the most neighborhood-like area of town and has quick and easy access to the Macarthur Causeway to reach Fisher Island, Star Island, Hibiscus Island, and beyond.

The relaxing peninsula is quite the jewel with sandy, sprawling beaches and some of the best fine dining Miami has to offer. Your walking distance selection includes Devito (yes, Danny DeVito), Prime 112, Prime Italian, Smith & Wollensky, China Grill, and the brand-new Kane Steakhouse (of NYC fame) among others. No wonder these streets inspired their very own magazine (South of Fifth & The Islands).

The luxury living selection is staggering. Here are some highlights of a few of the condominiums:

Continuum: 2 high-rise towers on 12 gorgeous acres featuring breathtaking views and a slew of amenities including lagoon pools, a tennis court, and a 3-story fitness center.

Apogee: Sophisticated design and fixtures, smart technology kitchen and bathrooms and views of the bay, ocean, and city.

Icon South Beach: A Philippe Starck-designed beauty with features that include state-of-the-art technology, impeccable concierge and hospitality staff, and of course Starck-designed units.

Photo Credits: activerain.com, hotels.about.com, lindagproperties.com

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