Welcome to South Beach
This iconic and bustling beachside community sits just off the heart of Miami Beach — meaning a more walkable and laid-back experience for those seeking a more leisurely slice of South Florida's tropical paradise. The South Beach tip of Miami's world-famous island is as beachy as it gets yet still provides easy access to the mainland. In myriad ways, South Beach is the perfect community for those seeking to call Miami home while maintaining proximity to some of Florida's most notable amenities.
What to Love
An unceasingly vibrant nightlife
Gorgeous oceanfront properties
Unique and historic architecture
Aside from all the beachy fun in the sun, South Beach offers an incredibly moderate, more welcoming version of the same glamorous Miami Beach culture located just north. South Beach is as equally amenable to a laid-back stroll along its popular, gigantic beaches as it is to some of the classiest city hotspots. This breathtaking community is an incomparable mix of natural ocean-side living and metropolitan class, nestled in some of the world's most incredible coastal architecture.
From its vibrant art scene and health-conscious community to its impressive range of outdoor amenities, South Beach proves itself to be one of the most fun and magnetic beach communities in, quite possibly, the entire world.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
South Beach offers a superb balance of all the fine dining, designer shopping, and nightly entertainment you could hope for. Holding it all together is Lincoln Road, hosting a beautiful range of galleries, restaurants, fashion stores, and even a boutique flea market — all dotted with amazing public sculptures. Ocean Drive is another iconic strip featuring posh but upbeat bars and music and providing some of the most lively energy you'll find in South Beach.
Icebox Cafe serves thoughtful health-conscious fare in a comfortable and swanky setting, where diners are doubly treated to stunning views of Biscayne Bay's sheltered waters. For something to sit and savor, Sardinia offers flavorful Sardinian fare with attentive service in an incredibly upscale modern setting between Venetian Way and the Sunset North Harbor. If you're trying to fit a satisfying lunch into an active day, visit Pura Vida, a collection of surf-themed and health-conscious cafés offering the most casual upscale experience you'll find in the Miami Beach area.
Things to Do
It doesn't get much better at low tide than South Pointe Beach, where the water is warm and easygoing, giving you a calm and shallow beachside experience where the gentle lapping waves will melt your stress away. You can experience an even sweeter taste of paradise at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, decorated with exotic plants, flowers, and trees, with tranquility-inducing water features that almost rival the majesty of the turquoise waters just outside.
Along with South Beach's lively culture, the neighborhood has a truly inspired art scene. Nowhere is this more apparent than during the Art Basel art festival, which hosts an incredible selection of modern masters and emerging talent. You also might want to get on the VIP list for the next Food Network-hosted Food and Wine Festival, a four-day event showcasing the finest wine and an endless array of culinary masterpieces.
South Beach's schooling options are just as unique and promising as the surrounding areas, including these notable facilities:
New York Film Academy, the fourth most popular film school in America
Feinberg School, PK—8, Top 100 schools in Miami-Dade County
South Pointe Elementary, PK—5, 15:1 student-teacher ratio