In a city of beautiful neighborhoods, the west side of Miami Beach fronting Biscayne Bay is the most beautiful. Stately palms, lush vegetation and azure blue water form a fitting backdrop for charming and elegant homes lining the west (even-numbered) side of North Bay Road in a pleasing symphony of architectural styles.
North Bay Road, (which runs from in two sections from 20th Street to 32nd Street and from 42nd Street to 63rd Street,) is the address of choice for wealthy business people, entertainment and sports personalities who like to retreat behind the high walls and gates of their picture-perfect waterfront estates. Magnificent homes replete with such fittings as fireplaces, polished rose marble and hand-crafted woodwork are described as “Spectacular,” “Impressive old world” and “Mediterranean Masterpieces. Many homes feature yacht dockage on the Intracoastal Waterway, guest cottages and separate quarters for housekeepers, chauffeurs and boat captains.
Guides on tour boat cruising Biscayne Bay like to point out the North Bay Road homes of famous residents, past and present. The impressive roll call includes Howard Hughes and his wife actress Jane Russell, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, actress Jennifer Lopez, musicians The Bee Gees and singer Ricky Martin and celebrities continue to choose North Bay Road mansions for their Miami Beach pads. Note: More modest homes on the east side of North Bay Road especially appeal to families.