Luxury NeighborhoodsSunset Islands
Sunset Islands is an upscale community of four gorgeous islands on Biscayne Bay. These artiﬁcial islands offer some of the most coveted real estate in South Florida. Located off the western shores of nearby Miami Beach, the community is bounded by North Bay Road, Venetian Causeway, Julia Tuttle Causeway, and Sunset Harbor. As one of the most exclusive places to live in the area, the islands are accessible via W 29th and 20th streets.
Sunset Islands real estate
The housing market offers mostly waterfront homes. These homes are luxurious but elegant with lavish amenities like pools, tennis courts, and viewing decks. The western side of the islands commands unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and the glittering Miami skyline. Prevalent architectural styles include Modern and Mediterranean.
Perhaps one of the main advantages of buying real estate in the Sunset Islands is that the properties are generally more spacious with larger lot sizes. The community is gated for enhanced privacy and security.
Residents also have access to a wealth of amenities. Sunset Island 2 features a beautiful park with open spaces for soccer, picnicking, and other recreational activities. Sunset Islands 3 and 4 provide access to Miami Beach, where Sunset Harbor offers an array of shopping and dining options. All islands feature walkable and well-maintained streets for quiet strolls.
A short history of Sunset Islands
The islands were built with reclaimed sand in the early 1900s. Former Paramount Pictures president S.A. Lynch developed the community in the 1920s and began selling lots in the 1930s for home construction. It quickly became popular among afﬂuent buyers, including Hollywood A-listers and political ﬁgures. By the 1940s, its high-proﬁle residents included Tony Bennet and Desi Arnaz. Today, Sunset Islands is still among the most exclusive places to live in South Florida, appealing to a diverse group of buyers in search of paradise on earth.
The bridges that connect the islands to each other and nearby Miami Beach were completed between 1927 and 1929. These bridges feature Mediterranean Revival design elements and were recognized as historic structures in 1996.