Top 5 Places to Live by the Sea in Miami

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Miami is a seaport city like no other in America. Known for its stunning beaches, sea culture and luxury lifestyle, Miami is one of the best cities in the world for marine lovers. We made a previous post listing the best nautical destinations in Miami and looked at the top 10 Miami restaurants accessible by boat. In this post we will reveal the best 5 neighborhoods in Miami by the sea.

South of Fifth

South of Firth also known among the locals as SOFI is one of Miami’s most prosperous neighborhoods. It is surrounded by the sea on three sides and is where some of the best restaurants in the city are located. Discover Homes Miami states it has convenient access to many of South Beaches’ most prominent spots in their list of the best beach neighborhoods. An interesting fact is that area used to be a hotspot for criminals until it was heavily invested in. The area is now known as a place where young professionals live and socialize. Many of the condos are only minutes away or directly on the waterfront.


Key Biscayne

If you are looking for luxury island living then Key Biscayne is the place for you. The island lies south of Miami Beach and east of the city and is the perfect place to enjoy living by the sea in close proximity to a major city. It is connected to Miami by the Rickenbacker Causeway for easy access to the metropolitan areas. It is also considered an ideal place to raise families due to its free public schools and the famous beach-park Crandon Park. Additionally, it can be an ideal place for sailors to live with its many picturesque boat docks.

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Coconut Grove

This charming bayside village is the oldest inhabited neighborhood in Miami. It is known as Miami’s safest residential area. The relaxed neighborhood is notorious for its exclusive sailing club and famous marina. The area also features some of Miami’s most luxurious and expensive condos with some of the best sea views in the city. The neighborhood is also in close proximity to the University of Miami making it ideal for students.



Located in the city center between Downtown Miami and Wynwood Edgewater is one of Miami’s best neighborhoods for culture and business. Paramount Bay is one of Miami’s most sophisticated and modern condominiums over looking the bay. It is in close proximity to the airport and the two bridges leading to Miami Beach. Edgewater is within walking distance to the numerous art galleries in Wynwood.

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Sunset Islands

The four-gated communities of Sunset Islands are some of the most expensive and biggest places to live in Miami. Located on the west side of Miami Beach it is the ideal place for owners of yachts as all the waterside lots have boat docks. The islands are famous for their unobstructed sunset views for which the islands are named. The architecture ranges from old world to Mediterranean to modern.