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Sunset Islands Homes in Miami Beach

The Sunset Island neighborhood is a highly desirable residential area located in Miami Beach, Florida. Comprised of four man-made islands in Biscayne Bay, namely Sunset Islands I, II, III, and IV, this exclusive neighborhood offers a luxurious and tranquil living environment with stunning waterfront views. Sunset Island is renowned for its upscale homes and sophisticated atmosphere. The neighborhood showcases a mix of architectural styles, including Mediterranean, Art Deco, and modern designs, each exuding elegance and charm. The meticulously designed residences feature spacious layouts, high-end finishes, and lavish amenities, providing residents with the epitome of luxury living.

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The Sunset Islands Community

Sunset Islands is among the most desirable and luxurious location in Miami Beach. Named for its magnificent sunsets, this exclusive neighborhood is a quartet of guarded islands off Miami Beach's western shoreline in Biscayne Bay. Sunset Islands I, II, III and IV residents can enjoy the seclusion and security of a tropical enclave in a gated community that’s close to the heart of Miami Beach and Downtown MiamiMore Info. Traditionally, the most expensive estates are located on Sunset Islands I and II, which are the northernmost communities in the four-island chain, with an entrance via Miami Beach's Bay Drive. 

Living on Sunset Island offers residents a sense of privacy and exclusivity. The islands are accessed via guarded bridges, ensuring a secure and secluded environment. With limited access points and 24/7 security, residents can enjoy a peaceful and serene lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The waterfront location is one of the standout features of Sunset Island. The homes boast breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Many properties feature private docks, allowing residents to easily access the bay for boating, yachting, and other water activities. The meticulously landscaped yards and outdoor spaces offer an oasis of relaxation, with swimming pools, gardens, and outdoor entertaining areas.

Despite its tranquil setting, Sunset Island is conveniently located near the vibrant attractions of South BeachMore Info. Residents have easy access to world-class restaurants, high-end shopping districts, cultural venues, and the renowned beaches that make the area a popular destination. Additionally, the neighborhood is in close proximity to top-rated schools, parks, and recreational facilities, making it an ideal choice for families. The four Sunset Islands have two separate homeowners’ associations, one for Islands I and II, and one for Islands III and IV.

Who Lives in The Sunset Islands?

The Sunset Islands attract a variety of luxury-seeking residents, including celebrities Anna Kournikova and her boyfriend, Enrique Iglesias, South Beach Diet author Dr. Arthur Agatston, Miami Beach developer Steve Muss, who acquired his home from rocker Lenny Kravitz, and architect Chad Oppenheim. Many pillars in the Miami Beach community also live on the Sunset Islands.

The Island Location

The two northern Islands, Sunset I and II, bridge to the main island at 29th Street and offer quick access to the Julia Tuttle Causeway and 41st Street. Sunset Islands III and IV are the southernmost neighborhoods and are within walking distance of Lincoln Road and South Beach, connecting to Miami Beach’s main island at 20th Street. The original, grand, balustraded white bridges connecting the Sunset Islands were declared historic by the city of Miami Beach in 1997. There is no bridge between the southern two Sunset Islands and the northern two. Instead, a wide channel between Islands II and III provides a broad connection from Sunset Lake to Biscayne Bay. Yachters seek out the Islands, as they allow larger vessels unrestricted access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunset Islands History

Like many of the residential islands in Biscayne Bay, the Sunset Islands were originally mangrove islands in a bight of Miami Beach’s main island. At various times, they were called Chequesha, Sandwich Gulf, Cape River, and Dartmouth Sound. The Islands date back to 1925, when the property of Stephen Lynch, founder of Paramount Pictures, was cut off from the rest of Carl Fisher’s land by a canal and body of water Fisher called Sunset Lake. Sunset Lake exists today as the body of water bounded by Sunset Islands and the shore of Miami Beach’s main island. Further dredging took place in 1926, but real development did not begin until 1934. As the only prime waterfront real estate in Miami Beach not owned by Fisher or the Collins/Pancoast interests, it was to Fisher’s benefit to block the Sunset Islands’ development until his holdings were sufficiently spoken for. The Sunset Islands Company began building houses, and Lynch’s Hollywood connections added cachet, as the homes were marketed to stars and high-society. More homes were built over the years as the low-key Islands continued to attract upscale buyers. Like all of Miami Beach developed north of Lincoln Road through the 1930s, the Sunset Islands were restricted to Gentiles. In fact, the last Gentiles-only neighborhood in Miami was Sunset Island II. This restriction finally became history in 1972.


Sunset Islands Homes

Sunset Islands Homes stand among the most unique waterfront architecture with gorgeous design and with Biscayne Bay water views being right in the community. The neighborhood offers a luxurious waterfront living experience in Miami Beach. With its exclusive homes, serene surroundings, and exceptional amenities, residents enjoy the perfect blend of privacy, elegance, and convenience. Sunset Island stands as a testament to the allure of upscale island living, attracting discerning individuals who seek the finest in coastal living and appreciate the beauty of their surroundings. Sunset Islands estate homes for sale offer waterfront Miami Beach real estateMore Info with only select estate homes right on the open water and other non-waterfront estate homes just across the street. You've located today's best waterfront real estateMore Info here, with Sunset Island estates included in our Miami MLS databaseMore Info of premier properties. Be sure to inquire about off-market and coming soon listings but also preview the Sunset Islands Market ReportMore Info or click to request a Sunset Islands Home ValuationMore Info.

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