South Beach - SoBe is situated at the southern part of Miami Beach, extending from 5th Street up to 21st Street. Popularly known as SoBe or The Beach locally, South Beach is most famous for its stretch of art deco buildings along Ocean Drive, the longest anywhere. To live in a condominium in one of these charming buildings, with their nostalgic architecture, is a coveted dream of many. Now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, most of these buildings have been maintained in their original colors of aqua blue, pastel pinks, and green.
The sizzling sun, the white sands, and brilliant blue waters make South Beach an attractive tourist destination. A paradise for celebrity watchers, its nightlife is rated as being at par with New York and Los Angeles. Its chic boutiques and range of restaurants are other attractions of South Beach. Easily accessible from Miami International Airport and a good base while visiting the Everglades, South Beach has much to offer its visitors and residents.
South Beach has recently witnessed a construction boom particularly in the SoFi or South of Fifth Street area. The high-rise condominiums offer unmatched views of the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami, and the art deco district. Lincoln Street, a delightful pedestrian shopping area, is also a good place to rent a condo, as it is a short walk from all the restaurants, theaters, and shops of the district.
A concept that is gaining popularity in South Beach is the condo-hotel. You can invest in these superbly maintained luxury units and rent them out when you are not using them. A win-win situation for all!