Welcome to the Venetian Islands
Collection of remarkable islands at which luxury and suburban coastal living intersect
Visually stunning, the Venetian Islands are six man-made islands between the city of Miami and South Miami Beach, perched in the Biscayne Bay. Comprising San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island, Belle Isle, and Biscayne Island, all of their residents enjoy the extravagant beauty of the bay’s calm water and Miami’s renowned sunsets.
The Venetian Islands are set in an enviable location within minutes of Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and the gorgeous white-sanded beaches of both. The Venetian Causeway, built in the 1920s, has since become a popular route for jogging, biking, dog-walking, and leisurely strolls. It’s just one facet of the Venetian Islands that contributes to its reputation as a pedestrian and bike-friendly location and one of the significant appealing features for prospective homeowners.
Highly desirable, the Venetian Islands are predominantly single-family homes, many of which are multi-million dollar, eye-catching, waterfront oases. However, this location also has high-end condos available, particularly on Belle Isle. These beautiful condominiums come with incredible amenities, luxurious finishes, and remarkable vistas. The Venetian Islands’ real estate market is a testament to its residential allure, and this neighborhood registers some of the highest sales in all of Miami.
What to Love
- Lavish single-family homes and waterfront properties
- Suburban feel set apart from the energy of urban centers
- Convenient location with access to the best of South Florida
People & Lifestyle
Because of their central location and various housing styles, the Venetian Islands are perfect for families and singles alike. The vibe here is coastal and relaxed, yet residents are just minutes away from premier commercial districts, exciting nightlife, and award-winning dining.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Undoubtedly, the best source of commercial entertainment and activity in the Venetian Islands comes from their close proximity to the famous Sunset Harbor, which is less than ten minutes away. A trendy haven for culinary enthusiasts, health buffs, and shoppers, Sunset Harbor offers a little bit of everything to its visitors. Miami’s sexy and fashion-savvy personality is exemplified in the shops of Sunset Harbor, which include lingerie and loungewear stores like Eberjey
, beauty boutiques like Gee
, and unique clothing venues like Frankie
Whether you’re craving a sweet treat from artisan bakeries like True Loaf, a taste of small-batch roasted coffee from Panther Coffee
, or an unforgettable meal at any one of the many restaurants, Sunset Harbor has a variety that’s hard to find anywhere else. If you’re in the mood for upscale pizza, check out Lucali
, where the pies come fresh from the brick oven, the ingredients are farm-fresh and locally-sourced, and the setting is charmingly rustic. Looking for Italian with an emphasis on traditional dishes? Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
is an enchanting trattoria that specializes in Sardinian fare and excellent wines.
The appeal of a one-of-a-kind venue is just the beginning at Sushi Garage
. This contemporary restaurant set in a former auto shop has unbeatable, traditional Japanese fare that leaves diners impressed with the elegant flavors and attention to detail. Another internationally-minded restaurant, NaiYaRa Thai & Sushi Miami
, serves cuisine that blends Thai and Japanese classics in an undeniably artistic space that emanates a Bangkok vibe. Tequiztla
has some of the best authentic Mexican fares around, served in a stylish cantina, while Icebox Cafe
is a New American restaurant whose emphasis on nutritious food makes it well-loved by health buffs.
Things to Do
Sunset Harbor is also a great source for activity and has plenty of exciting locations for fitness enthusiasts to visit. Take a class and find your inner chi at Modo Yoga
, or head over to Green Monkey Yoga
, where you can get your flow from experts and even learn how to teach the craft yourself. At Anatomy
, fitness is a lifestyle, and the members here get access to an integrated health and wellness community that takes a holistic approach to getting fit.
It’s also easy to find a place to relax in the Venetian Islands, and you can enjoy an array of spa treatments and wellness programs at The Standard Hotel
on Belle Island. Along with its high-end fitness facility and spa, The Standard also has great post-relaxation dining, including Lido Bayside Grill
The Venetian Islands are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- North Beach Elementary School, PK-5, one of the top public schools in the Miami-Dade County
- South Pointe Elementary School, K-5, a highly-rated public elementary school in the SoFi neighborhood
- School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson, 11-12, #1 public high school in Miami-Dade County