Video: Everything You Need to Know About Miami Beach – by a Local Expert!

Want to know what Miami Beach is really like? Beyond the tourists and clubs? In this video, our very own Director of Luxury, Stephanie Bienstock – a Miami Beach native and expert – takes the spotlight to answer some real questions about some things about Miami Beach only locals may know, and what you might want to know before calling this iconic beach city home.

From the lifestyle to exclusive residential pockets, housing prices to Airbnb-friendly properties that give you more bang for buck, and much more - we’ve got all your top Miami Beach FAQs covered, so you can fall in love for the very first time, or all over again:

— Who Should Consider Living in Miami Beach?

  • If you enjoy long walks on the beach, refreshing dips in the ocean, yachting on a whim, or the rush of water sports, a Miami Beach address will deliver it all for you and more.
  • If the sound of “living where the world vacations” excites you, then you should definitely consider at least a part-time residence in Miami Beach.
  • If you crave a connection to nature and love being surrounded by beautiful architecture, tropical nature and just being outdoors, surrounded by diverse cultures and beautiful people, then a home in Miami Beach is could be for you.
  • Fitness and wellness enthusiasts will appreciate living in this beachside destination, with its wholesome collection of Pilates studios, HIIT workshops, world-class gyms, yoga on the beach, and oceanfront playgrounds. Also, Miami Beach has a fair choice of great public and private golf courses.
  • If you love having stellar events like the Art Basel, all-night entertainment, name-brand to bargain shopping, and global cuisine a few minutes from home, then you should consider moving to this vacation hotspot.
  • An investor’s haven, Miami Beach is also a perfect hotspot for out-of-towners or frequent travelers to park their investment capital in a stunning second home that’s pre-approved for Airbnb-style daily rentals, so they can enjoy lucrative returns when not in town.

— Take a look below at our hand-picked curation of the top luxury condos in Miami Beach:

  • Best luxury condo (overall) – Apogee. This Robb Report-approved address is a true gem and represents the epitome of luxury in South Beach’s coveted South of Fifth pocket.
  • Best luxury condo-hotel – 1 Hotel & Homes. This award-winning, eco-friendly resort is every minimalist’s dream come true and allows short-term rentals as a bonus.
  • Best Airbnb-friendly luxury condos – W HotelSetai1 Hotel and Homes. While W South Beach packs in a fairytale garden with five-star amenities and a dreamy oceanfront location, Setai sets the bar high for world-class, resort-style, oceanfront living.

Best pre-construction luxury condo – The Perigon. This boutique tower is a real head-turner. Boasting an idyllic oceanfront location in Mid-Beach - a less touristy, upscale strip of Miami Beach - this LEED Gold-certified tower is poised to be the next architectural landmark, masterfully designed by the internationally-acclaimed Rem Koolhaas, with amenities such as a speakeasy, beachside pool, oceanfront restaurant, and meditation areas.

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