Welcome new neighbors to the hottest areas in South Florida. If you are thinking about a move, consider these. Areas flush with fresh developments bring improvements in city cultural offerings, restaurants, outdoor spaces and nightlife. Take a drive to these four districts and pick a new place to wave your flag.
Argentinian hotel impresario Alan Faena and business partner Len Blavatnik bought all the real estate on the stretch of Collins Ave. that runs from 32nd Street to 36th Street. The area was formerly known as Mid Beach and was in desperate need of attention. Now luxury residences include the Faena Hotel, Faena Versailles, and Faena House. To get a good feel for the area, plan on attending the Faena Spring Concert series at the Faena theater. The series features live performances by Grace Potter, Vintage Trouble and Lizzo, plus Mike Snow and Miguel.
Bay Harbor Islands
A barrier island with about 6,000 residents, Bay Harbor is located just west of Bal Harbor, Bay Harbor was once home to the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in the country. This hidden enclave is in the midst of massive redevelopment. Attracting high-end buyers with the best shopping in the world, this area is just a short walk to the beach. The waterfront land has been grabbed by developers and now many are planning projects for the dry lots. Bay Harbor Islands is the perfect area to be secluded and tucked away in a community so you can pop out to be in the Miami Beach action in a heartbeat.
North Hollywood Beach
Things are changing on Hollywood Beach. This paradise stretch of A1A has found its cocktail with the opening of Magaritaville this fall. Now developers are engaging the buyer with modern, spacious condominiums and townhomes in the North Hollywood Beach area. Just before the turn of A1A west, you’ll find a variety of offerings that put you just steps from the ocean and the Intracoastal waterway.
Pompano Beach has been featured on CNN, and in Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the top vacation home markets. The City’s Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is currently redeveloping areas along East Atlantic Boulevard and its nearby beaches, creating walks and gathering spaces for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as beach- oriented retail outlets and entertainment venues. All of these improvements promote a classy on-street café atmosphere, with wide sidewalks for outside dining and entertainment. From the home improver/renovation dream of purchasing an older home on a canal to the stunning amenity filled Koi Residences and Marina, Pompano is worthy of the praise surrounding its renaissance.