Miami Beach has been one of the world’s top destinations for decades, and the tropical locale continues to lead the way in waterfront luxury.
The South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood has emerged as the most coveted of all thanks to its high concentration of five-star restaurants and lounges, art galleries, and water frontage.
Jeff Miller, the SOFI expert of Brown Harris Stevens, explains, “This neighborhood has expertly managed to provide luxury value to its residents without sacrificing the quiet, connected feel of a true beach town. Residents are minutes away from the action north of Fifth, yet a world apart.”
Below, we share our picks for the top residential properties in the South of Fifth neighborhood.
Continuum I and II
Known as one of SOFI’s most glamorous and best-located properties, the Continuum towers rise 38 stories above South Beach. With endless ocean views overlooking gorgeous South Pointe Park, residents also enjoy 12 acres of private land and 1,000 feet of beachfront bliss. Plus, the famous Sporting Club spa is a one-of-a-kind, on-site spa experience.
This unique property along Ocean Drive ensures all residents have direct, oceanfront views. There private elevators and incredibly huge floor plans, reminiscent of luxury Malibu beach homes, with the exterior of the building showcasing many of the beloved design details of Miami’s Art Deco past. It’s central location makes for ultra-walkability to every amenity that SOFI has to offer including fine dining and shopping.
If views are what you’re after, The Apogee’s glass architecture ensures floor-to-ceiling visibility from every residence. The 22-story property houses only four units per floor for ultimate privacy and spacious livability. Every unit is outfitted with privately enclosed two-car garages and the incredible infinity pool is unlike anything Miami has seen before. Head downstairs and stroll a few steps to the nation’s top-selling restaurant: Joe’s Stone Crab.
Live in the center of it all at ICON. Bordering Biscayne Bay on Alton Road, this ultra-luxury property has dockage for your yacht and offers walkability to tons of SOFI locales. The 40-story masterpiece boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa plus two incredible pools offering bay and downtown views you have to see to believe. Named ICON for a reason, this property sets a luxury standard reserved for those seeking the iconic Miami Beach lifestyle.
Murano Grande is one of the newest and most luxurious condos in South Beach. This waterfront property boasts some of the largest and most elegant condo units anywhere, plus a coveted central location allowing for fast access to everything SOFI has to offer, from white sand beaches, to top-rated shopping, yachting, dining, and much more. Roomy floor plans offer wide open views of Miami’s most sought-after neighborhood.
Located at the southern most point of Alton Road, Murano at Portofino offers over 600 feet of magnificent Bay frontage and views, views, views. This location offers residents an easy walk to world-famous hot spots like Prime 112 and the Miami Beach Marina. The 4.5-acre property boasts lushly landscaped grounds and abundant privacy. Ride your bike to the magnificent South Pointe Park, and enjoy a quiet evening stroll on the gorgeous new pier.
When a location marries livability and luxury as effectively as South of Fifth, it’s no wonder these five blocks continue to be Miami Beach’s most sought-after neighborhood.
Jeff Miller is the exclusive agent representing the South of Fifth, Miami Beach, real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of his listings here.
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