Located in the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay, between Miami Beach and downtown Miami, is exclusive Star Island. An artificial island created by Carl Fisher and completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1922, Star Island real estate has become some of the most highly coveted land in the country. The luxury homes of Star Island are located within the greater city of Miami Beach, and are on one of several islands sitting in the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve. Star Island can be found east of the Palm and Hibiscus Islands, and just south of the Venetian Islands.
Homes on Star Island are extremely exclusive, with there being less than 35 on the entire island. The vast majority of these estates are waterfront properties, with sweeping views of the bay. Star Island estates largely include dockage for the many boats and yachts that can be seen sailing throughout Biscayne Bay. Adding to Star Island's exclusivity is the privacy that it affords its residents. Star Island homes are only accessible by using one bridge, Bridge Road, that connects it to the mainland through MacArthur Causeway, with a twenty-four hour guardhouse blocking access to the island. The oval island has only one main road connecting the mansions which gives no public access to the waterfront, making owning property here the only way of truly appreciating all that it has to offer.
The protection and seclusion of the island, coupled with the expansive property sizes and amazing bay views have consistently drawn the wealthiest celebrities and entrepreneurs to the shores of aptly named Star Island. Those owning mansions on Star Island have included entertainers like Will Smith, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Lenny Kravitz, Sylvester Stallone, and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; as well as athletes like Shaquille O'Neal, and Alex Rodriguez.
With the multi-million dollar property values, some even reaching into the tens of millions of dollars, it is clear that Star Island is an enclave for the wealthy looking to have easy access to the excitement and splendor of South Florida, all from the privacy of their own gated island.
Indian Creek is an affluent village residing on a private island in Biscayne Bay. Homes in Indian Creek are located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the country, with only 32 expansive estates on only 38 plots of land. According to the census of 2000, Indian Creek ranks in the eighth highest income place in the nation. Indian Creek luxury homes typically range in the tens of millions of dollars. Adding to the grandeur of the island is the fact that every home in Indian Creek is waterfront, with beautiful views of sparkling Biscayne Bay.
Indian Creek is designed with only one perimeter road of the island. The island's interior is made up of Indian Creek Country Club, a private world class golf club. The 18-hole golf course is generally considered to be the finest in South Florida, with several holes providing waterfront views of Biscayne Bay.
Indian Creek is one of the nation's smallest incorporated municipalities, and is also the nation's most secure and protected. The island employs its own police force with approximately one officer for every three residents. Further protection comes in the form of a 24 hour a day, seven days a week armed boat patrol of the island. This is one of the only waterborne police forces in all of Biscayne Bay.
The opulence of Indian Creek homes combined with the exclusivity of the Indian Creek Country Club, incomparable views, and superior security make Indian Creek an ideal community in which to live. The unique combination of characteristics that the island has to offer has often been a draw for the rich and famous. Notable residents have included Spanish crooners Julio and Enrique Iglesias, supermodel Adriana Lima, head of Perry Ellis George Feldenkreis, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins Don Shula, billionaire developer Donny Soffer, co-founder of Calvin Klein Barry Schwartz, and billionaire real estate tycoon Peter Breton.Get more insight about one of South Florida's most sizzling real estate market places, Miami Beach Real Estate. New listings and condo buying resources are available daily.
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