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Whale Heatmap: Where Those Who've Got It Flaunt It

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If Miami was lucky enough to have whales, the oceanic kind, off its shores, they would be practically staring face to face with their human whale brethren. While Miami has rich people scattered all over, whales love Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Fisher Island, and really anywhere along the ocean shore. Hear ye, hear ye, to the Miami Whale Heatmap.


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1. Fisher Island Club & Resort

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1 Fisher Island Dr
Fisher Island, FL 33109
(305) 535-6000
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It doesn't get more exclusive than Fisher Island, a private island that uses PortMiami's main channel as its moat. Famous residents have included Oprah and Jeb Bush, and is very hot with extremely well moneyed Russians at the moment.

2. Indian Creek Island

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Location of Miami's most expensive house sale ever (the $47 million 3 Indian Creek Drive) the Whales of Indian Creek Island include Julio Iglesias, Norman Braman, and the anonymous purchaser of said record breaking house.

3. Setai Hotel

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2001 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 520-6000
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Sure, Whales swarm South Beach, but a few particular residential towers (well, more than a few) seem to keep breaking sales records. One of these is the Setai, where a full-floor penthouse just went for the grand sales price of $27 million.

4. Continuum South Beach

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100 S Pointe Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

It's no wonder the two towers of the Continuum South Beach, wedged between the ocean and Government Cut on the absolute extreme tip of South Beach have been setting condo price records. The location is beyond unreal. An Italian whale earlier this year spent $25 million on one penthouse, and another is on the market for $39 million.

5. North Bay Road

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North Bay Road has been hot with the whales lately, like A-Rod who just built a huge contemporary house there, and heir Wayne Boich Jr. who's building an even bigger contemporary place with a moat.

6. Star Island

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Star Island, even more than neighboring Islands Palm and Hibiscus, has been getting ever more popular with the whales lately. A Real Housewife of Miami wants to tear down an historic estate, and we hear some very very wealthy Russians have moved in.

7. Mansions at Acqualina/Sunny Isles Beach

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17749 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
(305) 767-2121
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Ostentatious new luxury developments seem to be the norm now in Sunny Isles Beach, where the first waves of condo tower construction in the 90s and the aughts have been quickly supplanted by new plans, including the Mansions at Acqualina, where the penthouse is selling for an obscene $55 million.

1. Fisher Island Club & Resort

1 Fisher Island Dr, Fisher Island, FL 33109

It doesn't get more exclusive than Fisher Island, a private island that uses PortMiami's main channel as its moat. Famous residents have included Oprah and Jeb Bush, and is very hot with extremely well moneyed Russians at the moment.

1 Fisher Island Dr
Fisher Island, FL 33109

2. Indian Creek Island

Miami Beach, FL 33154

Location of Miami's most expensive house sale ever (the $47 million 3 Indian Creek Drive) the Whales of Indian Creek Island include Julio Iglesias, Norman Braman, and the anonymous purchaser of said record breaking house.

3. Setai Hotel

2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sure, Whales swarm South Beach, but a few particular residential towers (well, more than a few) seem to keep breaking sales records. One of these is the Setai, where a full-floor penthouse just went for the grand sales price of $27 million.

2001 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Continuum South Beach

100 S Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139

It's no wonder the two towers of the Continuum South Beach, wedged between the ocean and Government Cut on the absolute extreme tip of South Beach have been setting condo price records. The location is beyond unreal. An Italian whale earlier this year spent $25 million on one penthouse, and another is on the market for $39 million.

100 S Pointe Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. North Bay Road

Miami Beach, FL

North Bay Road has been hot with the whales lately, like A-Rod who just built a huge contemporary house there, and heir Wayne Boich Jr. who's building an even bigger contemporary place with a moat.

6. Star Island

Miami, FL 33132

Star Island, even more than neighboring Islands Palm and Hibiscus, has been getting ever more popular with the whales lately. A Real Housewife of Miami wants to tear down an historic estate, and we hear some very very wealthy Russians have moved in.

7. Mansions at Acqualina/Sunny Isles Beach

17749 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Ostentatious new luxury developments seem to be the norm now in Sunny Isles Beach, where the first waves of condo tower construction in the 90s and the aughts have been quickly supplanted by new plans, including the Mansions at Acqualina, where the penthouse is selling for an obscene $55 million.

17749 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160