The history of the Venetian Islands
Located between South Beach and downtown Miami, the Venetian Islands represent a set of six exclusive islands that straddle Biscayne Bay: Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island and Belle Isle.
The history of the Venetian Islands dates back to the year 1913. The original plan for the Venetian Islands was to be a much larger project than it is today, with four islands and two additional roads to be connected. Unfortunately, the Miami Hurricane of 1926 and the end of the Florida land boom of the 1920s interrupted this grand construction project.
Today, the Venetian Islands are home to luxury condominiums, rental complexes, and a beautiful city park where residents can stroll and spend time with their children in multiple parks and green spaces. The islands are connected by a series of bridges: the Venetian Causeway. The causeway and the edges of the islands are famous for sightseeing, sunset walks, jogging, rollerblading, and other outdoor activities.
Lifestyle and culture
Homeowners residing on the Venetian Islands as well as visitors can easily access downtown's fashionable shops and nightlife via the Causeway. Residents therefore live between two worlds, between a tropical paradise offering an island lifestyle, idyllic and relaxing sheltered from the hustle and bustle of city life, and a direct connection to the city center, where the majority of activities and areas of attractions are located.
Over the years, residents have transformed the Venetian Causeway into a sort of neighborhood promenade. It has become very popular for residents to bike, walk, jog and walk their pets, or stop for a while and enjoy the sunset. The Venetian Islands are synonymous with luxury, relaxation, and a restful life with very little stress.
Living on these islands allows residents to enjoy a peaceful tropical enclave in the heart of one of the most exciting and exciting cities in the United States. It's no surprise, then, that these islands are home to some of the most sought-after real estate in the Miami area.
Activities and attractions of the Venetian Islands
Between the hectic activities on the islands, and those nearby by taking the Causeway, the Venetian Islands offer an unparalleled diversity of experiences. Among the many activities available and nearby, it is highly recommended to visit the Standard Hotel for an incredible spa experience or a pool scene overlooking the bay. For a family outing, head to Park West where you'll find the Perez Art Museum and the Frost Science Museum. For unforgettable dining experiences, dine at Sunset Harbor's various restaurants, including Sushi Garage, NaiYara, Icebox Café or La Moderna. If you're into outdoor experiences, bike, run or walk along the Venetian Causeway, and take time to get your exercise in Sunset Harbor at Green Monkey Yoga.
The Venetian Islands Real Estate Market
The islands are purely residential and do not have their own infrastructures, such as schools, banks, or supermarkets. However, they are located within minutes of Miami's vibrant and central neighborhoods, such as Downtown and South Beach.
There are approximately 38,488 residents in the Venetian Islands. The houses or apartments for sale are at the high end of luxury real estate, given the unparalleled quality of life that the islands offer. This area is, of course, a great place to live, but people are also buying properties here for investment purposes. Also, the natural beauty of the Venetian Islands has made it one of the most exquisite and expensive real estate in Miami. Therefore, the islands are also popular with actors and celebrities.
There are many options for apartments to rent or buy, at different budgets. From an architectural point of view, the properties for sale on the Venetian Islands are often astonishing, remarkably constructed and varied. Single-family homes on the Venetian Islands also differ, ranging from huge mansions on large lots to smaller homes on more modest lots. The architecture is eclectic and the housing styles also coexist. 1930s Mediterranean style bungalows, contemporary architectural works of art, plus many homes include amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and private gyms… There's something for everyone. If you like to wake up with your feet in the water and watch the horizon in the distance, there are also many beachfront properties with boat docks and breathtaking views. Luxury condos are available on Biscayne Island and Belle Isle, and many residences offer the most breathtaking views that one can imagine.
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