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Fisher Island - A Deep Dive

Fisher Island - A Deep Dive 

WSJ Mansion recently dug into the super luxury private island just offshore from South Beach, and it got me excited to share some of the Fisher Island community details with my readers. The island has a rich history peppered with industry tycoons of the early 1900s and ultimately began development into what we see today in the 1980s. Today, the 216-acre island seems worlds away from Miami Beach even though it only requires a 7 minute ferry ride to access. There are about 800 families from 40 different countries and life revolves around the Fisher Island Club which opened in 1987 on the original Vanderbilt Mansion site. Residents travel the island in golf carts and children attend the prestigious Fisher Island Day School and make use of the island’s own medical clinic / safety department.  

First and foremost, buyers on Fisher Island are advised to know what sort of view they want. Residences which face the Atlantic Ocean have great views during the day but none at night and city facing units don’t get the ocean vistas but enjoy the city skyline and Biscayne Bay view. Membership at the Island’s Club is also recommended for club facilities including the beach club with private beach. The island also offers The Fisher Island Aviary and Vanderbilt Theater which hosts concerts and lectures and movie nights. The article notes 3 different active listings available right now. Residences range from units within concierge buildings, to estate style residences, and waterfront penthouses with private pools and ample parking for both cars and golf carts. This is one of the most storied and unique communities in North America and I would relish the opportunity to introduce you to all that Fisher Island has to offer. Reach out for information.  

I have been selling real estate in our area since 1993 and have been a resident of Miami-Dade since 1969. I am consistently in the Top ½ of 1% of all agents nationwide based on total sales volume. Let my expertise work for you. Contact me for a private meeting and I will take care of the rest. The best way of reaching me is at (305) 444-7224 or you may email me at






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    Mauricio J. Barba, P.A.
    Compass Real Estate


    305.439.8311 Mobile 305.444.7224 Direct 305.667.1757 Fax


    2550 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 106
    Miami, Florida 33133

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