Affectionately known as SoFi to Miami locals, this small enclave of luxury condominiums is one of the top addresses in all South Florida. Located on the southernmost tip of Miami Beach, beginning at South Pointe Park running north to 5th street east and west, South of Fifth is a balmy tropical paradise home to dynamic old and new restaurants, sunbaked beaches and an expansive 17-acre park. But what this quaint neighborhood is most celebrated for is its exclusive high-rise buildings, lending pride of place to some of the most expensive skyscrapers in Miami including Murano Grande, Murano at Portofino, ICON South Beach, Marea, Glass and One Ocean.
Continuum South Beach is South of Fifth’s crown jewel featuring dual towers with exceptional amenities. A resort-style condominium resting on twelve acres, Continuum South Beach is a high-end structure offering world-class services such as a four-story gym and spa named the Sporting Club, three tennis courts, two lagoon-style pools and an open-air restaurant. Potential property owners have the option of choosing between the North and South Tower. The South Tower offers 318 apartment and townhome units presenting floor plans with one bedroom to six bedrooms. The North Tower allows for 203 units, lofts and townhomes ranging from one bedroom to four bedroom floor plans. Each residence is offered the option to purchase poolside cabanas.
Art deco townhomes reimagined with modern aesthetics are nestled throughout the neighborhood, making this majestic reserve the epitome of South Florida living. A land lapped with sparkling waters, spirited restaurants and serene parks, there is nowhere more peaceful to reside on the beach than South of Fifth.
South of Fifth is a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and a body of water known as the Government Cut. A hotbed for exhilarating water sports, private cabana experiences and sand-filled family friendly days, this water play land is the ultimate landing spot for vacations made permanent. Residents have access to the exclusive Miami Beach Marina, anchored outside the Murano Grande at Portofino, adjacent to the Government Cut. Complete with access to deep water and no fixed bridges, those who are boat aficionados can park their yachts right outside the backyard of their residence. Slip rentals range from 40 feet to 70 plus feet with lifts reaching 40,000 pounds.
Bounded by water on three sides, the skyscrapers located on South of Fifth offer unobstructed views of the dolphin-filled aquatic, making for idyllic indoor-outdoor living where warm breezes never end. A parade of cruise liners is often seen slipping through the sea, creating a post-card perfect horizon. Pedestrian friendly, blissful beaches are only steps away with exotic restaurants like Nikki Beach Miami Beach hosting year-round holidays featuring plush day beds, creative cocktails and refreshing sushi rolls.
Nothing says Miami more than palm-fringed shaded sidewalks and a canopy of tropical foliage. But inside this tranquil hideaway by the shore, what’s most alluring is its spacious and sumptuous parks. South Pointe Park, a 17-acre sanctuary with access to the beach is one of South Florida’s most iconic grounds, recognized to many as the most sought after spot for special occasion photo shoots.
A dreamy background occupied with pristine benches, a child friendly playground, separate pier for fishing and promenade for jogging, South Pointe Park has it all including an onsite Smith & Wollensky steakhouse. Recently undergoing a top-to-bottom facelift, this beautifully landscaped oasis is perfectly manicured and nurtured with blossoming trees. A paved walkway winds through the park evenly, making it an ideal pinpoint for running or bicycling.
Bursting with refined upscale dining posts, South of Fifth is the ultimate sanctuary for sophisticated meals and whimsical cocktails. Each restaurant is located within walking distance from the neighboring condominiums, allowing for a laidback surrounding amped up with haute couture menus. Stubborn Seed, Planta, Papi Steak, Upland, Azabu Miami Beach, RED, the Steakhouse, Lobster Bar Sea Grille and Amare are some of the top eateries in the neighborhood. Stubborn Seed, helmed by Top Chef season 13 winner Jeremy Ford, is a restaurant that pushes taste buds and unapologetically showcases a unique set of flavor profiles. Planta and Papi Steak, two restaurant segments of nightlife titan David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality, both display a commentary of high spirits and equally high gastronomy.
Historic dining options that continue to populate with locals and tourists alike are also scattered throughout the neighborhood. Joe’s Stone Crab, Miami Beach’s most classic establishment is located off Washington Avenue and is a must try amongst natives. A symbolic rite of passage, Joe’s Stone Crabs is prodigious for their fresh stone crab claws, garlic creamed spinach, fried sweet potatoes and long lines. And if the wait is slowly lingering, Joe’s Take Away is situated next door with corresponding menu items and cheap prices. Outside of Joe’s Stone Crab, potential property owners can visit an array of authentic restaurants such as Prime 112, Prime Italian, Prime Fish, Estiatorio Milos, Smith & Wollensky, DIRT, Big Pink and Monty’s Sunset.
Miami Beach’s best kept secret, South of Fifth comes alive at night with its colorful kaleidoscope of nightclubs, cocktail bars and lounges. Story, David Grutman’s 27,000 square-foot club with 60-plus VIP-tables attracts a capsule of high-profile celebrities and Grammy award-winning DJs such as Paris Hilton and Tiesto. South Pointe Tavern, Lolo’s Surf Cantina and Minibar offer locals polished cocktails that are cultivated with intoxicating flavors and out of the box spirits.
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