Belle Meade is a sub-neighborhood which lies within the larger enclave of the Upper East Side. It is a private, gated community and the Southern part is adjacent to a smaller subdivision known as the Bayside District. The Northern part contains Belle Meade Island which is bounded by the Little River to the North, Northeast 72nd Terrace to the South, Biscayne Boulevard to the West, and Biscayne Bay to the East.
Right from the start, this waterfront location sets it apart from many other communities popular with the arts set. The homes here are luxury affairs on the whole and there are many properties which constitute the types of homes that are more in the range of successful people.
This blend of an upscale lifestyle with roots in the design and artistic culture in which many of the residents established themselves gives it an edge where loving and investing is important.
The Belmar subdivision was originally developed by William I. Phillips, a real estate developer who specialized in large tracts of land. A few of the lots were sold between 1920 and 1921 but no houses were constructed at that time. Shortly thereafter, he had dredged a canal in the middle of subdivision and it was named Lake Belmar ( meaning beautiful sea ). The canal walls are contiguous and were hand-built of native limestone, including the patio/sitting area at the head of the canal on NE 10th Ct.
More lots sold steadily through the end of the 1920’s and Phillips himself had his personal residence built in 1925 at the head of the canal designed by then famous architect Charles P. Neider-blending Mediterranean and Moorish architectural styles. This property is still situated at 1036 NE 89th St.
By the late 1930’s, nine more houses had been constructed in Belmar and seven more by 1948. The subdivision contains homes that span the rest of the 20th century as well as the 21st.
Biscayne Point and Stillwater
Biscayne Point and Still water are two neighborhoods of North Beach in the city of Miami Beach, Florida. They are located just west of the main island that the city occupies, in the area of the city referred to as North Beach. It is actually on three islands, just north of Normandy Shores. Bridges connect the three islands.
Eastern Shores is a neighborhood within the city of North Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is located about 12 miles north of Miami, just South of the city of Aventura.
Eastern Shores was first all mangroves, until the land was built in the late 50’s.
Eastern Shores is made up of 9 named streets, the streets are NE 35th Ave (Eastern Shores Blvd), NE 164th St, NE 165th Street, NE 166th Street, NE 167th Street, NE 168th Street, NE 169th Street, NE 170th Street, and NE 171st Street. The avenues go from 29 Avenue st Avenue to 40th Avenue.
Geographically, the neighborhood is made up of all man-made canals except the natural canal on the North Side of NE 171st Street. Eastern Shores is bounded by Sunny Isles Blvd to the South, Maule Lake to the West, The Intracoastal Waterway to the East, and Dumfoundling Bay to the Northeast. Eastern Shores is located right next to the city of Sunny Isles Beach. There are 2 sides of each street in Eastern Shores, when you are on the main street (Eastern Shores Blvd) you can turn either right or left for each street number.
The Left side (West side) of Eastern Shores are all Single Family Homes ranging in price from $1.2 million to more than $6 million. The right side of Eastern Shores (East Side) are all Condominiums and Townhouses.
Normandy Isle is a neighborhood of North Beach in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States. It is located along the eastern shore of Biscayne Bay.
After building a chain of movie theaters in Cincinnati, Alsace native Henri Levi (or Levy) moved to Miami Beach in 1922. In 1926 he undertook a 2-year period of 24 hour a day dredging to create Normandy Isle from the natural swampy land mass in Biscayne Bay west of 71st street theretofore called Warner-Meade Island. Levy was also instrumental in the construction of the 79th Street Causeway.
Most streets on Normandy Isle were named after French cities and architectural landmarks.
North Bay Island / Treasure Island
The City of North Bay Village is a three-island community situated in northeast Miami-Dade County between the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. The three islands – North Bay Island, Harbor Island and Treasure Island – are linked by the John F. Kennedy (79th Street) Causeway, which extends across Biscayne Bay from Miami to Miami Beach.
The City has excellent access to major airports, beaches, downtown Miami and Broward County via I-95 and 79th Street.
Sans Souci Estates
The Village of Miami Shores occupies 2.5 square miles of land in North Miami-Dade County. Miami Shores’ history began before its official date of incorporation. The Village of Miami Shores was named Arch Creek, in 1912, and contained eighteen homes, a population in excess of one hundred, a post office, a one-room grammar school, a church, and a small business district.
To promote development, the area of Miami Shores embarked on an ambitious advertising campaign. In 1925, Miami Shores recorded 75 million in real estate sales and the very next year Biscayne Boulevard allowed easy access between Miami Shores and the rest of Dade County. In 1932 the Village of Miami Shores withdrew from the City of Miami and incorporated as the Village of Miami Shores.
Miami Shores is located near the north edge of downtown Miami and reasonably close to the beaches and the Miami International Airport. In 2003, the estimated population of the village was 10,200 residents. The community is mainly composed of single-family homes that exhibit the distinct architectural style of the Mediterranean Revival.
In 1989, Miami Shores received recognition as a Tree City USA. Residents of Miami Shores enjoy a number of activities in the neighborhood. Many of the activities take place at the Village’s privately owned country club. Residents also have access to the Miami Shores Aquatic Center and the Shores Center for Performing Arts. The Village offers several programs that are geared towards the children who reside in Miami Shores. Barry University, the largest Catholic university in the Southeast United States is located in heart of Miami Shores.
From 1986 to 1994, Miami Shores was limiting public access to residential areas by closing off throughways, creating cul-de-sacs. Proponents of the practice cited the barriers of use in limiting crime and opponents criticized the gated community as segregationist. The barriers have remained as permanent fixtures though their effect is less obviously obtrusive to public sensibilities as well as crime rates.