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Miami’s 16 ultimate drone photos, mapped

Featuring some of the best aerials of Miami that we’ve ever seen

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Drone photography has taken the real estate world by storm, especially with high-end property owners and marketers looking to give their projects a little extra oomph.

It’s especially been apparent in coastal cities like Miami, where waterfront aerials often look more like sophisticated renderings than actual photos. Drone photos have also been prominent among empty residential plots, such as this $24 million chunk of dirt in Coral Gables.

We scoured Instagram for the best drone shots we could find of notable areas and buildings across Miami-Dade County. Our compilation is ordered from north to south.

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1. Porsche Design Tower

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18555 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
(305) 800-9111
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One of Miami’s most expensive residential properties to be completed in 2017, the Porsche Design Tower, with a car elevator at its core, looks like a rocket awaiting launch.

2. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(800) 548-8886
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The most happening hotel outside of South Beach, the Fontainebleau is one of Miami’s best people-watching locations.

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3. Flagler Memorial Island

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Flagler Memorial Island
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Highlighting this uninhabited artificial island off Miami Beach in Biscayne Bay is a 110-foot high obelisk paying homage to Miami pioneer Henry M. Flagler.

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4. Island Gardens Marina

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888 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 531-3747
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Island Gardens Marina at Watson Island has been playing host to a ton of enormous superyachts. Luna, pictured here, is 377 feet and valued at over $500 million.

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5. Bayfront Park

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301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 358-7550
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Likely taken above Bayfront Park, this view shows a chunk of downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard. From left to right is the Freedom Tower, several condos, and the American Airlines Arena, which is the home of the Miami Heat.

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6. MacArthur Causeway

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MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33139

As one of the busiest bridges connecting Miami Beach to the mainland, the MacArthur Causeway can be a headache for many but it’s a beautiful drive if you’re present and mindful of your bay surroundings.

7. Southeast Financial Center

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200 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131

Located in the heart of the downtown area is the Southeast Financial Center, one of the tallest buildings in Miami at 765 feet.

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8. Miami Tower

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Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL 33131

The Miami Tower, which sold for $220 million in May 2016, is unique in that it changes colors frequently, such as when it honored Ichiro after his 3,000th hit.

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9. South of Fifth

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South Pointe
Miami Beach, FL 33139

South of Fifth is interesting because it’s drastically different from its wild next-door neighbor, Ocean Drive. Engulfed by water views, South Pointe Park is among the most peaceful sunset-watching destinations in the city.

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10. Brickell Key

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Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

Brickell Key is to Brickell as South of Fifth is to South Beach, offering a serene atmosphere with direct bay views.

11. Brickell City Centre

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701 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 350-9922
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Brickell’s new heart, Brickell City Centre, continues to evolve with its Italian food hall La Centrale set to open in December.

12. Brickell

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1420 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33131

This shot of a portion of Brickell was taken from the bay facing 14th Street.

13. Vizcaya

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3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133
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Vizcaya is one of Miami’s most famous landmarks. It’s also received plenty of screen time after being featured in a wide array of movies, like Any Given Sunday and Bay Boys II.

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14. Miami Marine Stadium

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3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3316
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The dormant Miami Marine Stadium has received a ton of buzz lately with a much-needed renovation in the pipeline.

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15. Tennis Center at Crandon Park

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7300 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 365-2300
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This tennis venue on Key Biscayne serves as the home to the Miami Open. However, there is some concern the event could leave without an approval for expansion.

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16. Gables Club Tower

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10 Edgewater Dr
Miami, FL 33133

Pictured here is a direct aerial above the Gables Club Tower in Coral Gables. Built in 2004, the property includes a 14,000-square-foot club exclusively for its residents.

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1. Porsche Design Tower

18555 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

One of Miami’s most expensive residential properties to be completed in 2017, the Porsche Design Tower, with a car elevator at its core, looks like a rocket awaiting launch.

18555 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

2. Fontainebleau Miami Beach

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

The most happening hotel outside of South Beach, the Fontainebleau is one of Miami’s best people-watching locations.

4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

3. Flagler Memorial Island

Flagler Memorial Island, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Highlighting this uninhabited artificial island off Miami Beach in Biscayne Bay is a 110-foot high obelisk paying homage to Miami pioneer Henry M. Flagler.

Flagler Memorial Island
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Island Gardens Marina

888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132

Island Gardens Marina at Watson Island has been playing host to a ton of enormous superyachts. Luna, pictured here, is 377 feet and valued at over $500 million.

888 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132

5. Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Likely taken above Bayfront Park, this view shows a chunk of downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard. From left to right is the Freedom Tower, several condos, and the American Airlines Arena, which is the home of the Miami Heat.

301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

6. MacArthur Causeway

MacArthur Causeway, Miami Beach, FL 33139

As one of the busiest bridges connecting Miami Beach to the mainland, the MacArthur Causeway can be a headache for many but it’s a beautiful drive if you’re present and mindful of your bay surroundings.

MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Southeast Financial Center

200 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131

Located in the heart of the downtown area is the Southeast Financial Center, one of the tallest buildings in Miami at 765 feet.

200 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131

8. Miami Tower

Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131

The Miami Tower, which sold for $220 million in May 2016, is unique in that it changes colors frequently, such as when it honored Ichiro after his 3,000th hit.

Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL 33131

9. South of Fifth

South Pointe, Miami Beach, FL 33139

South of Fifth is interesting because it’s drastically different from its wild next-door neighbor, Ocean Drive. Engulfed by water views, South Pointe Park is among the most peaceful sunset-watching destinations in the city.

South Pointe
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Brickell Key

Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Brickell Key is to Brickell as South of Fifth is to South Beach, offering a serene atmosphere with direct bay views.

Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

11. Brickell City Centre

701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Brickell’s new heart, Brickell City Centre, continues to evolve with its Italian food hall La Centrale set to open in December.

701 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

12. Brickell

1420 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131

This shot of a portion of Brickell was taken from the bay facing 14th Street.

1420 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33131

13. Vizcaya

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

Vizcaya is one of Miami’s most famous landmarks. It’s also received plenty of screen time after being featured in a wide array of movies, like Any Given Sunday and Bay Boys II.

3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129

14. Miami Marine Stadium

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

The dormant Miami Marine Stadium has received a ton of buzz lately with a much-needed renovation in the pipeline.

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

15. Tennis Center at Crandon Park

7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

This tennis venue on Key Biscayne serves as the home to the Miami Open. However, there is some concern the event could leave without an approval for expansion.

7300 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

16. Gables Club Tower

10 Edgewater Dr, Miami, FL 33133

Pictured here is a direct aerial above the Gables Club Tower in Coral Gables. Built in 2004, the property includes a 14,000-square-foot club exclusively for its residents.

10 Edgewater Dr
Miami, FL 33133