Palm Island is part of a trio of man-made islands in Biscayne Bay, found east of the neighborhood of South Beach. This guard-gated luxury community can be accessed by land from MacArthur Causeway and onto Fountain Street, which bisects the island and continues on to Hibiscus Island to the north. Residents can also, make their way to their home on the island by private boat or yacht. Palm Island was constructed in the early 1900s by the Biscayne Bay Islands Company, along with the neighboring Hibiscus Island and Star Island. In the 1920s, Palm Island gained some notoriety as the home of Palm Island Club, which was said to run illegal gambling and drinking operations during the Prohibition era. After Prohibition, the club transformed into Bouche’s Villa Venice nightclub, and eventually became the Latin Quarter club, a popular haunt for Miami’s affluent snowbirds. Latin Quarter was destroyed in a 1959 fire, and a playground now stands on its former location.
Palm Island is known for its beautiful landscaping, breathtaking views, stunning homes, and utmost security. With its ideal location, this tropical paradise puts residents within minutes of the best destinations in Miami, including the city’s gorgeous beaches, the eclectic attractions of South Beach, and world-class shopping and dining in Brickell and Downtown Miami. Miami International Airport is just 11 minutes away.
Palm Island shares a community park with Hibiscus Island, which can be accessed only by traversing Fountain Street in Palm Island. The park features lighted tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, a playground, and other amenities.
Palm Island students can go to nearby Air Base Elementary School, Nautilus Middle School, and Miami Beach Senior High School.
Palm Island real estate is made up of beautiful single-family homes and estates, found on the waterfront or on picturesque interior lots. Boasting distinct architecture, top-of-the-line finishes, and upscale amenities, coupled with the island’s ideal location, these homes are among the most coveted properties in all of Miami.
Seamless outdoor-indoor living defines the lifestyle in Palm Island. Many waterfront homes come with boat docks from where you can sail straight into the blue waters of Biscayne Bay. Common property features include private swimming pools, spas, modern kitchens, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and spacious patios and decks overlooking the bay.
Property sizes range from 2,000 square feet to over 19,000 square feet, with lot areas from 6,000 feet to around 0.4 acres and up. You can choose from charming older homes with classic Mediterranean architecture, built in the 1930s to the mid-1900s, or from a stunning collection of contemporary homes constructed in the last five years or so. Vacant land with prime locations is also available.
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