Island Living

Nelson Gonzalez, the senior vice president at Berkshire at Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty with over $3 billion in sales under his belt, knows Miami Beach, aka his home turf. Look no further than to this reigning king of real estate for all the reasons why 33139 is the preferred zip code for home buyers.

1/ LOCAL LOVE “I live on the water on the Venetian Islands and every day I wake up feeling like I’m in paradise. And maybe I am.  These islands offer ultra-high-end waterfront and dry homes, some located within walking distance to the Sunset Harbour neighborhood which is the “locals’ favorite.  It is always a pleasure to be in this neighborhood. You are surrounded by water, beautiful homes, and spectacular sunsets with the Miami skyline as a backdrop.” 

2/ROAD RUNNER “I love outdoor sports, and for that Sunset Harbour and the Venetian Islands are the perfect place to live.  I enjoy cycling a few times a week and the Venetian Islands are the perfect scenic connection that easily takes me to Key Biscayne for a nice 60-mile ride.  I’ve read somewhere that the Venetian Causeway is actually one of the most scenic drives in the USA.” 

3/ FIT FAN “Sports-wise, Sunset Harbour offers many fitness options with well over 10 high-end gyms, yoga, boxing, Pilates, and personal training studios to help the locals to reach their wellness goals. “

4/ LA MODE “Shopping in Sunset Harbour offers more women options so for my needs I head to Merick Park Shops in Coral Gables, particularly Nordstrom, which is a quick 15-minute drive from home.” 

5/ HEALTHY BITES “For casual daytime meetings, Delicious Raw is my first choice. My favorite there is the excellent almond milk latte but there are plenty of healthy food choices on the menu.”

6/ GREAT EATS “My personal favorite restaurant is NaiYaRa which is an upscale Thai eatery with a fun atmosphere and outstanding service, food and drinks. And if I want to opt out for something more casual, then Lucali is a great spot with one of the best pizza in town.” 

7/ SOUND VICE “On Thursdays, right next to Lucali, Bay Club features Karaoke night which brings all the locals and many celebrities out.”

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