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Why Choose The South Florida Market?

South Florida is the region in the state of Florida which comprises Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The main cities are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and even though these are very close to each other, they are quite different and each offer something for everyone.

South Florida has always been known for its beautiful beaches, warm weather all year round, its vibrant lifestyle, art scene, and why not its tax break, as Florida is one of the few states in the US that do not have state income tax.

In the last few decades South Florida has always been the destination for many Latin Americans who chose this region to call home, but also to many Americans who usually come down during the winter months to escape from the cold weather from their homes, usually in northern states.

However, in the last year or so, we have seen a more diverse group of newcomers. Not only for the weather and tax break, but also because this region has become a destination of many investments, new companies, different cultures, education and entertainment. As a result, people from all over the world have decided to move to the area, especially Miami, which concentrates most of these demands.

Not only South Florida is a great place to live, it is also an amazing place to spend time with your family and friends, and enjoy everything that this region has to offer.

NEIGHBORHOODS With over 30 years of experience, Cristiano Miami Homes at Coldwell Banker Realty has the insights and knowledge of the most prestigious areas in South Florida.


Aventura is a planned, suburban city in northeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, 17 miles north of the city of Miami and part of the Miami metropolitan area and 12 miles south of Fort Lauderdale. With its sleek high-rises and luxurious single-family homes, Aventura is most known for its Aventura Mall, one of the largest malls in the United States, as well as its golf course, marinas, and its proximity to the beach.

Bay Harbour Islands

Located on the northern tip of Miami Beach, the Village of Bal Harbor covers just one square mile and is home to about 3,000 residents. Bal Harbor has warm, tropical weather with relaxing ocean breezes year-round. Escape the cold, snow and ice, and dreary weather. Bal Harbor is also home of The Bal Harbor Shops, one of the most high-end shopping destinations in South Florida.

Bal Harbor

Bay Harbor Islands is a town in Miami-Dade County. The population was 5,628 at the 2010 census. It is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay, over which the land masses are connected via the Broad Causeway. Most of the buildings are mid-rise, townhouse communities and single-family homes. One of the best public schools in South Florida is located withing the islands.


Brickell is a dense, high-rise residential neighborhood with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartment towers.  Brickell Avenue, Brickell's main north–south avenue and along  Miami Avenue, home to many popular Miami restaurants, shops, and places of entertainment. A few hundred feet east of the northeastern side of Brickell is  Brickell Key, a gated island of upscale, high-rise residential and hotel towers. As of 2009, over 190,000 office employees work in greater Downtown.  Today, greater  Downtown Miami is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Miami, booming from 40,000 residents in 2000 to 80,000 in 2010. Brickell is served by the  Miami Metrorail at the  Brickell station and by 5 stations of the  Metromover's Brickell Loop. Brickell is the most walkable neighborhood in Miami.

Coconut Grove

Hugging the shoreline of Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove is an upscale, leafy neighborhood with relaxed sidewalk cafes and chic shops in and around the CocoWalk mall. The area's several green spaces include bay-front Barnacle Historic State Park, home to a mangrove forest, and the iconic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, centered on a lavish Italian-style villa. Sailing clubs and marinas dot the waterfront. Coconut Grove is also home to the most exclusive private schools in South Florida.

Coral Gables

Coral Gables is a city near Miami, in Florida. It's home to the 1920s Venetian Pool, carved from a rock quarry, with its grottoes, towers, and bridge. Coral Gables Merrick House is the restored childhood home of city founder George Merrick. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden includes tree-lined lakes, a tropical rainforest, and a butterfly display. The collections at Lowe Art Museum include Cuban and Caribbean works. The real estate is comprised of single-family homes, townhouses, and a few mid-rise residential buildings.

Golden Beach

Golden Beach is located north of Miami Beach, right before Hallandale Beach. It is the last town in Miami-Dade county, and it is on the barrier island that separates the Intracoastal Waterway from the ocean; the entire town is about one mile from north to south, and four blocks from east to west.

As of 2010, there were 355 households. And that number is not changing, even though Golden Beach is changing rapidly. While it is located close to Sunny Isles and not that far from Miami Beach, many new residents have been attracted by the safety, the suburban feel, and yet, the location. Because of this new demand, a lot of new houses are being built, replacing the old homes that once populated this community.


Pinecrest is a  suburban village south of Miami. The  2010 U.S. census recorded a population of 18,223; as of 2019, this has increased by over five percent to an estimated 19,155. Pinecrest is governed by a five-member Village Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of  government.  33156, the zip code that encompasses most of the village, has been consistently ranked as one of the most expensive in the United States.

The Design District

The Design District is known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores and art galleries. Luxury fashion and jewelry boutiques, cafes and celebrity-chef restaurants draw a well-heeled crowd. Public art dotting the area includes the Fly’s Eye Dome, a geodesic dome designed by inventor Buckminster Fuller. The Institute of Contemporary Art shows cutting-edge work in an ultra-modern building.


Known for its many colorful murals, Wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts. Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists. The surrounding streets have converted warehouses housing craft breweries and funky art galleries. A hip young crowd frequents the neighborhood’s chic clothing boutiques, stylish bistros and late-night bars. The residential market is comprised of high-end multifamily communities.


Skirting the shore of Biscayne Bay, Edgewater is known for its luxury apartment buildings and high-rise condos lining the waterfront. Also on the bay, Margaret Pace Park has a paved trail and tennis courts, plus shady picnic areas. Shops along Biscayne Boulevard sell designer fashion and modern furniture, while dining options range from posh seafood restaurants and rustic Italian trattorias to low-key sandwich spots. Some of the newest luxury condo buildings in Miami are located in this neighborhood.

South Beach

South Beach is known for its beaches and the glamorous scene around its happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries. Chain stores and indie fashion shops line pedestrian shopping strip Lincoln Road Mall. On Ocean Drive, known for its well-preserved art deco architecture, outdoor cafes offer a ringside view of the scene. Museums include the Wolfsonian-FIU, which has a collection of modern art and objects. The Art Deco buildings are side by side with the new and sleek condo towers, most of them with ocean or bay views.

Fisher Island

Fisher Island is a city in a barrier island of the same name, located in Miami. Since 2015, Fisher Island has the highest per capita income[3] of any place in the United States. The CDP had only 218 households and a total population of 467. Named for automotive parts pioneer and beach real estate developer Carl G. Fisher, who once owned it, Fisher Island is three miles off shore of mainland South Florida. No road or causeway connects to the island, which is accessible by private boat, helicopter, or ferry. Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, it was sold for development in the 1960s. The property sat vacant for well over 15 years before development began for very limited and restrictive multi-family use.

Sunny Isles

Sunny Isles is a city located on a barrier island in the northeast of Miami. It is located with the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the intracoastal waterways on the west. Sunny Isles Beach is an area of cultural diversity, with stores lining Collins Avenue, the main thoroughfare through the city. It is renowned for having the tallest buildings in South Florida, despite its relatively low population. It is a growing resort area and developers like Michael Dezer have invested heavily in the development and construction of high-rise hotels and condo towers, while licensing the Donald Trump name for some of the building for promotional purposes. More and more people from all over the US and other countries have moved to Sunny Isles recently, making it an even more diverse neighborhood. It is centrally located, minutes from Bal Harbor to the south, Aventura to the west and Golden Beach to the north.

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