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Now is the Time for South Beach

Now is the Time for South Beach

Now is the Time for South Beach

Sandra Osorio-Mangini

South Beach, Miami has a lot to offer year-round. Strong Latin American roots paired with European sophistication make South Beach exotic and unique. Add a splash of classic Art Deco architecture, a fabulous historic district and a thriving art scene and you have a recipe for deliciousness that would appeal to anyone’s tastes. If you’ve always wanted to check out South Beach, then this is the time to see it at its best.

Balmy temperatures combined with exciting events make October the time to see the real South Beach. In October, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival featured an all-day eating event. For a mere $25 you can taste signature seafood dishes from 10 different chefs. Dishes included stone crab, paella, seafood chowder, lobster ravioli, tuna, shrimp, octopus, oysters, mussels, squid and scallops. Add a refreshing cocktail and you’ve found the perfect way to spend a day in South Beach.

October also features the 56th year of Oktoberfest in Miami. Not only is this the longest continuous running Oktoberfest in North America, it is also one of the most entertaining. German culture, music, dancing, food and, of course, beer are all part of the fun during the last two weekends of October.

When you celebrate in South Beach there’s no need to drive. South Beach boasts a walking score of 88, a transit score off 99 and a bike score of 85. Once you visit the area you’ll want to live here. Contact Sandra at www.SandrasTeam.com to access her team of Miami real estate experts.

Yet another reason to contemplate life in Miami is the boom in the condominium market. The price range for Miami Beach condominiums continues to hold at impressive highs due to the flood of foreign and domestic investment. Developers like Matteo Cornali are feeding the frenzy for condos by converting apartments into Italian Masterpieces like Essenza in South Beach at 1410 Euclid. Another gem is the condo located in the Flamingo-Lummus at 740 Meridian, West Ave 1419. Call Sandra at 305-877-4453 for a viewing or more information. She can help you uncover those hidden gems for you while the market is still affordable.

Miami’s core is alive and well too. The Brickell CityCentre project will be adding an 80-story, mixed-used tower to phase one, already under construction. This massive project already includes a luxury shopping center, two residential towers, a hotel, apartments, offices and a wellness center. The fact that investors are pouring their money into Miami confirms that now’s the time to buy here.

If you’re looking for something upscale, you missed the sale of the landmark sale of the famed Versace Mansion. The Ocean Drive estate, officially dubbed Casa Casuarina, fetched $41.5 million at auction, beating out Donald Trump in the process. The mansion has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and an observatory. The new owners are expected to operate the mansion as a hotel and don’t worry – there are plenty of other palaces still left to buy.

For more information, visit online at www.SearchMiamiBeachRealEstate.com or call Sandra at 305-877-4453 to find yours.

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