Location, Location, Location: The Haute 5 Neighborhoods in Miami

Fisher Island

Located three miles off the shore of Miami and with no road or causeway connecting, this exclusive community was named by the U.S. Census Bureau as having the highest per capita income of any place in the country. With its classic, Mediterranean-style, this private residential community, only accessible by private boat or ferry, boasts high security and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. From its luxurious spa and health club, gorgeous beaches, exclusive tennis and golf course and Miami Beach’s finest theatres, museums, shopping and nightlife just minutes away, Fisher Island is a true paradise.

Star Island

Since its beginning, the gated aura of Star Island has attracted some of the world’s richest and most famous. Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Oprah and Madonna all own properties on this exclusive island located near Palm, Hibiscus and Fisher Islands. Considered to be one of the most luxurious single-family, water-front communities, it’s no wonder these celebs make a sunny escape to their Star Island getaway. Featuring a mix of beautiful mansions that reach up to $20 million in value and feature up to 12 bedrooms, residents of Star Island enjoy seclusion and security of the highest order.

Indian Creek

Ranking as the eighth-highest income area and most exclusive municipality in the nation, Indian Creek boasts impeccable landscaping, oversized mansions, and big name residents. Julio Iglesias, Don Shula and Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman all call home to this historic community that was built over mangrove swamps in 1928. Luxe homes sit on open lots with dramatic views of the bay guarded by heavy security constantly on patrol. Spanning more than 250 acres, this luxurious community offers residents exclusive access to North Beach.

Bal Harbour

Founded by Robert Graham more than 60 years ago with a plan to take full advantage of the ocean and South Florida climate, Bal Harbour is a renowned place to live and visit. Known internationally for its collection of luxury retail at the Bal Harbour Shops, an upscale open-air shopping mall, fashion enthusiasts are drawn to its Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Cavalli, Diane von Furstenberg, De Beers, Carolina Herrera, Miu Miu, and Feragami stores. Situated between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Bal Harbour residents find easy access to yachting, golf, decadent dining and vibrant nightlife. Socializing runs rampant in this community with a variety of fine dining establishments located at Bay Harbour including Carpaccio, Lea’s Tea Room, Zodiac Café, and La Goulue. Its world-renowned taverns and lounges include 1 Blue, The View Bar, Aqua Soleil and Emerald Lounge.

Coral Gables

Home of the University of Miami, Coral Gables blends beautiful architecture, a bustling professional community and lively cultural scene making for a perfect place to call home. Nicknamed “The City Beautiful,” the city’s architecture is almost entirely in the Mediterranean Revival style and features historic parks and buildings, like the Venetian Pool and the Biltmore Hotel. Pedestrian-friendly, residents of Coral Gables enjoy a thriving downtown with charming dining and shops featuring many notable international retailers.