Great question! Before we moved our family to Sunny Isles Beach,
making it our year round home, we had explored Florida coast-to-coast,
so I agree with your assessments. After years of living and practicing
real estate in Sunny Isles Beach, I'm still in love with our Floridian
Reviera! With our daughter away in college in NY, and our son
graduating high school this Monday, I understand the "empty nest"
feeling as well as the need to go on and really live it up. You are
young and in the prime of your life.
You are absolutely correct about Sunny Isles being a quiet area and a
great location: Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Aventura, Hallandale
(Gulfstreem Park and Village), and Hollywood (Hardrock Casino) with
all its great entertainment venues, excellent restaurants and shopping
readily available. There are also lots of parks in Sunny Isles (the
most parks per capita in the nation), places to go for a walk etc
(with Oleta River Park and the beach at your feet). SIB specifically
has a great wide beach, great restaurants but it does not feel
transient. It has a good international vibe so it is never boring to
live here...yet, if you don't love that, there are other good options
of a quieter pace - like Surfside, Bal Harbour and Millionaire Row in
If you decide on Sunny Isles Beach and the beachfront condo, then go
see all of the buildings in your price range, to get a feel for the
crowd and the amenities...Consider the type of the sun exposure, and
pet policies (if you like or have pets)...Last couple of months show
increase in property values of SIB, and summer market usually allows
to get a relative bargain, so now is a great time to act.
Best of luck in your search,
Ready to help,
Irina Karan / Beachfront Realty, Inc.