Take a Tour of the Beautiful Hibiscus & Palm IslandsDecember 12, 2014
Hibiscus and Palm Islands are neighboring islands that rose from Biscayne Bay in 1922 by the Army Corps of Engineers and are accessible by a bridge to the MacArthur Causeway. These islands are recognized for their park like atmosphere, peacefulness, and safety for impeccable waterfront residences with many yachts that are docked behind the houses. The neighborhoods are filled with tall palms, beautiful landscapes and no cables overhead, as they are buried underground to help in creating a picture perfect scene.
These islands are also very family friendly with children’s playgrounds and picnic areas. Plus, there is a good sense of community as residents meet each other as they walk their dogs, jog or play tennis on the island’s courts. Both of these islands have the South Beach zip code and local government services to the island are provided by the City of Miami Beach.
Even though these islands offer peacefulness in natural environments, the fun of the center of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami are very nearby. So, for shopping, dining and entertainment amenities you can head towards Miami Beach, entering through 5th street and Alton Road.
The entrance to Palm Island greets you with a grand fountain with an adjoining park that is the sight of the infamous Latin Quarter nightclub which made Palm Island the most popular address in American nightlife from the 1940s to 1960s.
Palm Island’s fame goes back to 1928 when Al Capone bought a mansion that was built by the brewing tycoon Clarence Busch. Al Capone made this mansion the scene of huge celebrity filled parties in the middle of prohibition.
The neighboring island to Palm Island is Hibiscus Island and it can be reached by a bridge. There are fine waterfront homes on North and South Hibiscus Drive, some condos, and two story town homes make this a great residential area.
To learn more about Palm and Hibiscus Islands and Miami Beach Homes for Sale, you can contact Matt Crane at (786) 571-5983. Matt Crane has almost 10 years of experience as a residential real estate agent who works with clients from all over the world and specializes in Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate.