South of Fifth

The neighborhood atmosphere South of Fifth Street in Miami Beach FL is enviable with its tree-lined walkways, innovative restaurants and views of Biscayne Bay, Government Cut and the Atlantic Ocean. While towering buildings ring the shaded pathways enjoyed by joggers and dog-walkers, the South Pointe ambience remains relaxed.

The neighborhood began its recent renaissance in 1987 when John Hinson built South Pointe Towers, the first high-rise luxury condo in SoFi. The 25-story structure on the site of an old dog track promptly cost Hinson $7 million. Hinson’s loss was soon salved, however, after Thomas Kramer, a German commodities broker who had turned developer, purchased $100 million worth of land south of Fifth Street in the early 1990s. His dream was to recreate the canal-laced ambience of Portofino, Italy.
Portofino Tower Condo, a $625,000-a-square-foot condominium, rose from the 3.44-acre Alaska Parcel. This waterfront development and other parcels were purchased in 2004 by the Related Group. The group planned a reduced-density development that reserved for the city a parcel of parkland. The Apogee soon graced the skyline – an ultra-luxe, 67-unit condominium with $4 to $15 million price tags.

Today, homebuyers may choose from other SoFi developments, including those which offer boat docking in front of their condominium; these include the Yacht Club condo, the Murano Grande and the Icon condo. The Murano at Portofino features exquisite European cuisine at La Piaggia – just one of the world-class restaurants in the SoFi district…and just one of the attractions that is making South of Fifth such an attractive neighborhood in which to live

All South of Fifth pre construction condos