Experience Retirement Luxury Living in Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach

Experience Retirement Luxury Living in Sunny Isles Beach

(This article was updated on July 9, 2024)

Sunny Isles Beach is quickly gaining notoriety as one of the most luxurious and tranquil beach communities in all of Florida. This is surprising, given its proximity to Miami, and other bustling metropolitan centers in South Florida. Sunny Isles Beach is not overflowing with options for luxury living and investment properties, all ideally located to the world-class beaches and surrounding natural landscape. With 52% of the population over 45, a low crime rate, sunshine 250+ days a year, and proximity to world class amenities, Sunny Isles Beach is quickly becoming one of the hottest retirement luxury living destinations in South Florida. In case the benefits of living in Sunny Isle Beach at any stage in life were not apparent, see below for why Sunny Isles Beach is ideal for retirees.

Benefits of Living in Sunny Isles Beach as a Retiree

Unparalleled Luxury

Sunny Isles Beach is close to some of the highest end shopping and boutiques in the country. The Bal Harbor shops, just one mile south, boasts the very best in designer clothes, jewelry, and home décor from the world’s leading designers. The Aventura Mall features over 200 retail locations, art galleries, personal stylists, salons, and everything you need to look and feel good in your golden years. Additionally, grab lunch or dinner while you’re shopping at one of many high-end, five-star restaurants.

The area is known for its Italian and Caribbean cuisine, with dozens of options to choose from. As a cosmopolitan and world-class city, Sunny Isles Beach provides any option of culinary delights you may be seeking, from any part of the world. Avra Miami celebrates coastal Greek and Mediterranean dishes, while Makoto is known for its world-class sushi and Japanese fusion fare. These vibrant restaurants and shopping venues are also great for star spotting!

Catch some horse races at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, open year round with simulcasts of all races worldwide and a luxury box for wagering and relaxing. The nearby Newport Fishing Pier is a popular attraction for both anglers and sightseers and is often crowded with spectators during the day, but offers a tranquil setting and unparalleled views in the early mornings and evenings.

Pristine Beaches

Sunny Isles Beach is lined with some of the most pristine white-sand beaches in the world. The luxury residences that have been developed along the shoreline cater to maximize this experience year-round. Many resorts offer private beaches, but with miles of beaches and parks along the Sunny Isles coast, there is no shortage of options for any resident or guest. Haulover Beach Park is one of the largest in South Florida and offers dozens of beaches, opportunities for recreation, and is fully guarded and protected by emergency management teams.

Bal Harbour Beach is known as one of the hottest in the world and features some of Florida’s most iconic views and places to relax.

Exceptional Healthcare

Part of the retirement experience in South Florida is being in close proximity to some of the world’s leading medical treatment and research centers. Mount Sinai Primary & Specialty Care maintains an office directly in Sunny Isles Beach, and the region is situated between several top emergency medicine and specialists. The Jackson North Medical Center is just a short drive in Aventura, and Sunny Isles itself has several urgent care locations, such as South Florida Urgent Care and +MEDRITE.

Part of luxury living is knowing you have the piece of mind to seek and receive medical care nearby, without the need to fly north or seek specialists in major cities. The growing popularity of Sunny Isles Beach as a retirement community is only increasing these options for medical care

Vibrant Community

Sunny Isles Beach is quickly becoming an extension of cosmopolitan Miami, with a diverse international population that attracts the most opulent buyers and visitors from around the world. Walking down the streets of Sunny Isles Beach, you will likely hear many languages being spoken, with Spanish, English, and Portuguese as the most common. Additionally, the City of Sunny Isles Beach and many of the luxury condo communities commonly host cultural events that celebrate seniors as well as the myriad of cultures and peoples in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.

Broaden your horizons, try new cuisine, meet new people from places you’ve never been, this is all part of the social experience as a retiree in Sunny Isles.

Tropical Climate

The tropical climate of Sunny Isles Beach is no different than the surrounding South Florida landscape, widely known as one of the most beautiful climates in the world. The subtropical climate brings mild winters, balmy summers, and an ideal environment for an outdoor lifestyle and activities. With sunshine 250+ days a year and tropical rain storms lasting just a few minutes in the afternoon, the climate in Sunny Isles Beach is usually perfect for whatever outdoor activity you are planning.

The proximity to the Atlantic Ocean also helps keep temperatures cool in the summer, only reaching highs in the 90s, often with cool ocean breezes making it feel even cooler.

Outdoor Recreation

Retiring in Sunny Isles Beach puts you in a paradise of outdoor recreation. The Samson Oceanfront Park is full of options for water sports and has plenty of miles for just strolling along the beach. Kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling all offer a view into the rich marine ecosystem right off the coast from your luxury residence. For golfers, living in Sunny Isles Beach is a dream come true, as you’ll be within a short ride of many word-renowned championship courses, like Turnberry Golf Course.

The recreation areas at Samson Oceanfront Park and others provide ample place for parking and the renting of boats, bikes, or other gear needed to enjoy your time in the South Florida sun.

Safety and Security

Sunny Isles Beach is one of the safest communities in all of Florida. The overall crime rate in Sunny Isles Beach is -44.81% below the national average, and the Miami Beach police are continually investing in additional resources. Violent crime in Sunny Isles Beach is even more rare, and with the addition of so many luxury residences, many of them house 24/7 security personnel, cameras, and gated access. The Miami Beach police also use cutting edge technology, like drones, to survey crime scenes and provide a safer and conflict-free method of policing and justice in the region.

Public safety is often stated as a top priority for elected officials in South Florida, as retirees place a lot of value in being safe while enjoying their luxurious lifestyle.

Proximity to World-Class Attractions

Although Sunny Isles Beach is known for its tranquility and quiet luxury residence spaces, it is but a mere stone’s throw away from some of the hottest nightlife, shopping, and partying in all of Miami, even the USA. The scene along Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road on any given evening will be bustling with young people going to clubs, bars, lunges, music venues, museums, and all South Florida has to offer. The establishments along Ocean Drive also offer a host of upscale lounges, designed to cater to the discerning individual.

The Best Luxury Condos in Sunny Isles Beach

Miami is no longer the only place to find world-class luxury residences in South Florida. Sunny Isles Beach has seen an influx of luxury development from many of the same designers and builders who created iconic buildings in Miami and Miami Beach. Sunny Isles Beach now boasts luxury residences with all of the amenities and top-end services you’d expect in Miami, and many big names in luxury living are moving into the neighborhood. Take a look at these developments:

1. The Turnberry Ocean Club provides yacht slips for large vessels and direct access to the world class golf club.

    2. The Ritz Carlton Residences brings a five-star vacation experience to the beach year round.

    3. St Regis Residences is situated on 4.7 acres with 435 feet of linear beachfront the property will comprise of a north and south tower.

    4. Thanks to the placement of The Estates at Acqualina Towers, residents can expect spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and western bay where they can experience beautiful sunsets.

    5. Muse Oceanfront Residences offers expansive outdoor living spaces with panoramic Intracoastal and ocean views.

    6. The Armani Residences have floor to ceiling windows that offer breathtaking ocean views of the Atlantic.

    7. Porsche Design Tower is constructed of glass, which allows for unobstructed ocean views of the surrounding white sand beaches.

    8. Parque Towers at St. Tropez offers spectacular waterfront and ocean views.

    9. The Mansions at Acqualina amenities include virtual golf, poolside private cabanas, fire pit, reflecting pool, and dog park.

    10. The new condos at Bentley Residences will have car parking within the unit, and they will also have private hot tubs on the terraces.

    Many of the resorts in Sunny Isles Beach contain various architectural styles that embody the history of the region, as well as the latest in contemporary and modern art. The best condos in Sunny Isles Beach feature the best of indoor amenities and building features, such as social and recreational opportunities, unparalleled ocean vistas, front-row seat to Atlantic Ocean beauty, floor-to-ceiling windows, open-concept floor plans, private balconies with panoramic views.

    Making the Move to Sunny Isles Beach’s Luxury Condos for a Perfect Retirement

    Sunny Isles Beach offers the perfect mix of culture, relaxation, and amenities for the modern luxury retiree. The shopping, dining, and outdoor activities surrounding Sunny Isles Beach are plentiful and accommodate any lifestyle or interest. Top-of-the-line luxury residences are being developed there that have all the amenities of a five-star Miami hotel and offer all of the views and tranquility of a quiet beach community. That said, you’ll be just a short ride from all of the vibrancy of Miami Beach and the natural wonders of Florida. The top-tier medical services and safe community also provide peace of mind that your family and your investment will be protected. Sunny Isles Beach is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing retirement communities in all of South Florida, don’t miss this opportunity to get in on the ground floor.

    Steven Seigel
    Steven Seigel has been selling luxury real estate in South Florida since 2006 and has established himself as one of South Florida’s top luxury real estate agents over the past decade. His expertise in the new construction condo market gives him a competitive edge among other luxury realtors. His markets of expertise include Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. Steven started out working on acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate at Marcus & Millichap. It was here that he honed his skills evaluating and analyzing investment grade properties.
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