Mapping Miami’s Most Exclusive Gated Communities

Mapping Miami’s Most Exclusive Gated Communities

Feb 10, 2020 February 10, 2020

Living in a gated community is a matter of pride for its residents. The added security, sense of exclusivity, community and privacy are second to none. It's no wonder then that living in a gated community tops the wish list of most home buyers. So, have you ever wondered what are the best gated communities in Miami? Well, listed below are Miami’s most exclusive gated communities that are intimate enclaves of high-end living, yet are centrally located and provide the best that Miami living has to offer.

Upper East Side

Bay Point Estates

Bay Point Estates - Miami FL

Tucked in the southern pocket of Miami’s Upper East Side, north of Edgewater and Midtown, this water-bound community comes surrounded by Sabal Lake and Biscayne Bay. One of Miami’s most sought-after due to its central location and direct Bay access, this gated community is home to lavish estate-like properties, many of which feature swimming pools and private boat docks. Featuring manicured greens, its resident roster continues to include famous celebrities and community folks alike.

Connecting to the mainland only via Island Road, this waterfront community sits next door to the quiet Morningside Park. Residents are only 10 minutes from the Design District, 15 minutes from The Shops at Midtown and a great collection of restaurants, 20 minutes from Downtown and the Miami International Airport, or 25 minutes from South Beach by car.


IOS - Morningside, Miami FL
IOS on the Bay

This historic, gated community sits to the north of Bay Pointe Estates and comes anchored by the waterfront Morningside Park. Marked by tree-canopied streets and several architectural gems ranging from historic homes to Mediterranean Revival residences and more, this private community boasts of a great natural aesthetic. Besides 400 single-family homes, the community also houses several world-class hotels, places of worship, some of the
best private schools in Miami like the Cushman, and condos at IOS on the Bay.

Residents of this historic, private community are within walking distance from the collection of restaurants straddling the Biscayne corridor. They are also just 15 minutes from The Shops at Midtown Miami, 20 minutes from Downtown and the Miami International Airport, plus 25 minutes from South Beach by car.

Belle Meade

Palm Bay Yacht Club - Belle Meade, Miami FL

Palm Bay Yacht Club

Seated in the heart of the Upper East Side, this gated community comes bordered by the Little River, Biscayne Bay, Legion Park, and Biscayne Boulevard. The exclusive island of Belle Meade is also part of this private community. The community’s 289 single-family homes include plush, waterfront properties with boat docks, while its condo collection consists of
Palm Bay Yacht Club, Clipper, Palm Bay Condo, and Palm Bay Towers.

Living in Belle Meade, residents can simply walk to the famous strip of restaurants straddling the Biscayne MIMO corridor, including the historic Vagabond Hotel. Living here also provides easy access to The Shops at Midtown (15 minutes by car), Downtown (25 minutes by car), South Beach (25 minutes by car), and the Miami International Airport (20 minutes by car), as well as the Bal Harbour Shops.

Key Biscayne

Key Colony

Key Colony - Key Biscayne, Miami FL

Key Colony - Key Biscayne, Miami FL

This 40-acre, lushly landscaped, gated community consists of several townhomes and four independently operated condo buildings – 
TidemarkOcean SoundEmerald Bay, and Botanica. Located within the already exclusive island of Key Biscayne, this waterfront community boasts of its own private beach, a Key Colony shopping plaza, multiple swimming pools, 12 tennis courts, a fitness center, and jogging paths.

Just outside, residents can drive their golf carts to the island’s various boutiques, shopping centers, and conveniences. Kids riding their bikes home from one of the handful of top private and public schools on the island is an everyday scene. By car, the Crandon Golf Course (one of
Miami’s top ten golf courses) is 10 minutes, while Brickell and Coconut Grove are both 20 minutes away.

The Ocean Club

The Ocean Club

Spanning 52 acres of manicured grounds, the serene and modern Ocean Club houses 11 ultra-luxury, high-rise plus mid-rise condo towers –
Lake TowerClub Tower OneClub Tower TwoClub Tower ThreeLake Villa OneLake Villa TwoLake Villa ThreeOcean Tower OneOcean Tower TwoResort Villa OneResort Villa Two. The sprawling, gated community features a beach club with 25,000 sq. ft. of indoor-outdoor recreation spaces, a private Palm Court dining area, a Beach Bar & Grill, eight lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a health and fitness spa, an Olympic-sized grand pool with Jacuzzi, and zero-entry beach pool with two garden islands.

Just outside the plush complex, residents will find the island’s boutiques, shopping centers, and conveniences a short golf cart ride away. By car, the Crandon Golf Course (one of Miami’s top ten golf courses) is 10 minutes, while Brickell and Coconut Grove are both 25 minutes away.

Are you looking for a home within one of Miami’s gated communities? Contact us or read about Miami Beach’s Gated Communities

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