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Star Island

Introduction

General Overview

Star Island, one of the stunning addresses in Miami Beach, is home to high-profile residents, from actors and musicians to business moguls and ex-presidents. The man-made island offers a retreat among some of the wealthiest in Miami, with the island tucked away from the city and offering waterfront access in each of the mansions within the neighborhood.

Star Island has a total land area of 84 acres. It’s a neighborhood of Miami Beach, a coastal resort city where tropical and city living coexist. It features vibrant cityscapes brimming with culture, history, and charm with miles and miles of white sand and blue waters as backdrop.

Location

Star Island is a man-made island on Biscayne Bay. Surrounding neighborhoods are Venetian Islands, Palm Island, and Hibiscus Island.

Miami Beach sits on natural and man-made barrier islands and has a total area of 18.7 square miles, around 7.69 square miles of which is land and the rest is water. It is subdivided into three main neighborhoods: South Beach, Mid Beach, and North Beach.

Real Estate Community in Star Island

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Lot sizes in Star Island can exceed over one acre. Square footage can range from around 5,400 to over 18,000.

Average Market Pricing

Star Island real estate prices range from $27,900,000 to $39,950,000. Average list price is around $38.5 million

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Residential properties in Star Island and Miami Beach range in architectural styles. There are Mediterranean Revival, Streamline Moderne, Spanish, and Art Deco constructions. Miami Beach Deco is also a style evident in the city, which can be described as playful, colorful, and inspired by the sun and sea.

Notable Homeowners

Star Island lives up to its name by having a long list of A-list residents in its enclave. Some of the present and former celebrity homeowners in the island are Sean Combs, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Don Johnson, Rosie O’Donnell, Xuxa, Shaquille O’Neal, and Phillip Frost.

Living in Star Island

General Cost of Living

The cost of living in Miami Beach, where Star Island is located, is 30% higher than the Florida average and 29% higher than the national average. Housing costs in Miami Beach is 89% higher than the national average. However, the cost of living in Star Island is higher than the rest of Miami Beach.

Employment/Job Opportunities

Average household income in Star Island is $85,358. The most profitable jobs in Miami Beach are in the following industries: management, business, financial, architecture, engineering, legal, health care, and information technology.

Weather

Star Island and the rest of Miami Beach have a tropical monsoon climate. The tropical rainy season is marked by May and runs through October. Dry season starts in November and lasts through April. Interestingly, Miami Beach is the only mainland US city to never experience freezing temperatures.

Restaurants

Panther Coffee is a well-known coffee shop not only in Miami Beach but all throughout Miami. For authentic Latin American breakfast or lunch, head to Las Olas Cafe. Another must-try in Miami Beach is La Sandwicherie, serving French sandwiches since 1988.

For huge servings of pizza, Pizza Rustica won’t disappoint. Mediterranean and Greek cuisine is served at Miami Mediterranean. Mexican food lovers will be delighted with the menu options at Taquiza. Those who are looking for acai bowls and other healthy juices, smoothies, and sandwiches, Under The Mango Tree is for you.

Schools

Miami Beach is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students in Star Island attend South Pointe Elementary School, Nautilus Middle School, and Miami Beach High School.

Transportation

Star Island is connected to mainland Miami Beach through Bridge Road and MacArthur Causeway. Public transportation is a reliable form of transportation in Miami Beach. Many Metrobus lines connect to downtown Miami and the Metrorail. The Metrobus is also popular among commuters.

There’s also the Airport-Beach Express, a direct-service bus line that brings passengers from Miami International Airport to various points in South Beach.

The pedestrian-friendly Miami Beach has a biking culture. Decobike was launched in 2011 as a public bicycle sharing system that aims to have 1,000 bikes accessible from 100 stations throughout the Miami Beach area.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

South Beach is nicknamed the American Riviera and an Art Deco hotspot. Ocean Drive is known as the Art Deco District, a collection of buildings featuring art deco architecture. For outdoor dining and shopping, head to Lincoln Road.

Attractions in North Beach include the boardwalk, North beach Oceanside Park, and North Beach Bandshell. Meanwhile, Mid Beach takes pride in the Faena District, colorful nightlife, and well-loved restaurants.

Experience five-star living in Star Island, one of the most exclusive and prestigious island communities in Miami. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.

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