When you think of the pinnacle of luxury living in Miami Beach, one place comes to mind, Millionaire’s Row. This exclusive stretch of sun, sand and surf on Collins Avenue from 41st Street to 62nd Street is home to some of the most luxurious real estate anywhere in Miami-Dade County. Millionaire’s Row is renowned for its opulent, spacious homes lining the crystalline bay, its high-end boutiques and fine restaurants as well as its wonderful soft sand beaches.
Since John Collins and Carl Fisher envisioned an upscale tropical playground for the affluent, this strip has attracted the wealthy elite including movie stars, politicians, famous sports figures and business moguls. The world’s longest wood bridge in 1913, which connected Miami Beach to mainland Florida, enabled John Collins and his business associate, Carl fisher to begin their dream of designing Miami Beach intelligently and attracting wealthy northerners to this island paradise. Their idea was to market the barrier island as an irresistible alternative to the harsh northern winters by highlighting the wonderful year-round weather, soft sand beaches and bikini clad sun bunnies. This campaign would prove successful and soon, Miami Beach would become one of the major tourist destinations among the nations wealthier class. Their vision was a success, and though towering condominiums and hotels now dominate the skyline and the waterways abound with million-dollar yachts, Millionaire’s Row is still one of the most sought after stretches of real estate in Miami Beach. Some of those who visited Miami Beach in its infancy eventually built spacious and luxurious summer homes, many of which are still around today.
Millionaire’s Row is centrally located between North Beach and South Beach, offering residents plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment as well as convenient access to and from the city. Its proximity to these areas provides residents with a multitude of cafes and restaurants serving fare from the world over and plush boutiques and shops for even the most demanding of shoppers. There are numerous beaches for sunbathing and splashing in the surf as well as ample dockage for yachts. Unlike some of Miami’s other grand neighborhoods, Millionaire’s Row is not a secluded island or exclave offering residents the perfect location in Miami Beach for vibrant luxury living.