Sunny Isles Beach or Little Moskow is my hometown. The first time I came here was for a vacation at the end of 90’s, right about the time of its incorporation in 1997. Then I moved here in 2005. From a sleepy motel town with Rascals house serving pickles and warm fresh baked miniature rolls, its became and is constantly morphing into a modern resort destination. From mostly elderly Jewish couples shuffling around, it has become the spot for family-oriented Brazilian and Venezuelan movers and shakers, teams of Russain speaking pregnant mamas and everybody from all of the globe, as Miami is so cool and diverse! Like everybody is here, I’m not kidding you. And if South Beach is chic, Sunny Isles Beach is flashy like Vegas that falls asleep.
At any given time, we have at least ten new developments happening and this is for a town that is less than 2.6 sq miles. We have Regalia unique unit per floor oceanfront condominium in the northernmost part of town and the phenomenal Porsche design towers with its own Dezevator-car elevator to your floor. Others include the 138 unit development Acqualina resort and spa, adjacent Acqualina Mansions and soon to be built Estates of Acqualina that are over $500 million presold, the slew of Trump condos from the Sonesta hotel to Trump Royale and Palace to three towers on the south side of town, amazing Jades -Ocean and Beach, with soon to be complete Jade Signature, the Gazprom own Pinnacle on the ocean and Turnberry Colony two towers, The Ritz Carlton of Sunny Isles Beach is being erected as I’m writing this and Armani Casa as well.
On the west side you’ll find the brand new Aurora-Tim Lobanovs kid coming very soon, Miltons St Tropez and Parque Towers, and new Publix and Dezers office development in the works. But this is not it. We have a bit over two acres on the west side that has Grand café that will be built out by Dezer and my own home 200-172 st which is Avila South condo will get demolished next year to give way new construction. Newport hotel owns the land next to the Marshalls store that will get busy as well as the lot next to Publix will be Dezers office buildings. I can go on and on… We have just a few under $100,000 studios with $748 all inclusive maintenance offered by the Ramada Marco Polo oceanfront three star that will get bought out as a starter and $39 million 10,755 sq ft penthouse at the Regalia 19575 Collins Ave as the biggest ticket in town for sale with maintenance of $11,864.
I live and record the morphing of the oceanfront from the Desert Inn Club 1 motel to soon to be Da Vinci condo project to Palermo Beach with robotic garage to the final picture of the Muse that just had the crane removed from the site about a month and a half ago!!!