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Palm Island Homes and Neighborhood Guide

Palm Island is an 82-acre man-made island just south of Hibiscus Island in Biscayne Bay, and only accessible by land via the MacArthur Causeway. It is known for its gorgeous landscaping, luxurious homes, breathtaking bay views, and exclusivity, making it a premiere location for the Miami Beach elite. The island is a boater’s delight, offering grand waterfront estates and stunning beaches. The homes on Palm Island feature private docks, over-the-top amenities and only the finest of finishes, often coveted from afar by onlookers traversing the MacArthur causeway. Boasting a wide range of architectural styles, the island showcases distinctive homes to suit every taste. Palm Island provides 24 hour-a-day security and is a great choice for families, sharing a park with Hibiscus Island which offers a children’s playground and lighted courts for tennis, basketball, and racquetball. Situated halfway between South Beach and downtown Miami, its residents have easy access to all of Miami’s best attractions. Palm Island has become a true icon of Miami’s wealth and beauty, making it discernably one of the most desirable luxury home neighborhoods.
 
Palm Island Homes History:
At the same time that the County Causeway (today’s MacArthur causeway) was under construction just prior to 1920, The Biscayne Bay Islands Company bought the submerged land on its northern side, and created what we now know as Palm and Hibiscus Islands. The filling of Palm Island first began June of 1919, and was completed in June of 1921. In 1922, the Palm Island Club was built on the north side of the Island, at the entrance of the bridge leading to Hibiscus Island. It was known to operate as an illegal gambling and drinking establishment during the time of prohibition. In 1934, once prohibition had ended, it was transformed into a nighclub. First, it was Bouche’s Villa Venice, before ultimately becoming the Latin Quarter, run by Lou Walters (father of journalist Barbara Walters). The Latin Quarter famously showcased the major entertainers of the time, including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett.
 
Celebrities who have made Palm Island their home:

  • Al Capone
  • Gabrielle Anwar
  • Nick Nolte
  • Barbara Walters
  • Ana Gabriel
  • Bryan “Birdman” Williams

Top Things to Do on or around Palm Island:

  • Visit the community center shared with Hibiscus Island, featuring children’s playground, and lighted courts for tennis, basketball, and racquetball
  • Enjoy the countless restaurants bars, nightclubs, retailers, and entertainment options of South Beach
  • Cruise Biscayne Bay via jet ski or boat
  • Visit downtown Miami for culture, arts, and shopping at the upscale Brickell City Centre in the Brickell financial district

Public schools for the Palm Island neighborhood:

  • South Pointe Elementary School
  • Nautilus Middle School
  • Miami Beach Senior High School
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  • $61K Rentals average
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