The secret lives of the super rich. Fisher Island. Miami
If you have been curious about what exactly makes Fisher Island such an exclusive address aside from the fact that it is routinely on every one of the “Most Expensive Neighborhoods” lists, here is your chance to enjoy a video preview with CNBC’s “The Secret Lives of the Super Rich.” Sissy DeMaria, a resident of the exclusive enclave and island spokesperson allowed camera crews to cross the channel on the Fisher Island Ferry and document much of what the island has to offer.
The tour showcases the opulent Vanderbilt Mansion, once a winter weekend getaway for the famous family that is now the members-only clubhouse with a restaurant, piano bar, billiard area, and private pool. Residents also enjoy a private beach with white sugar sand that is imported from the Bahamas, a beach club, sunset bar, and a hand-rolled sushi bar.
Sports enthusiasts are pleased to see both clay and grass tennis courts as well as a golf course with a separate restaurant that offers a full menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, and a carving board buffet.
In addition to the clubhouse and sports amenities, residents enjoy their own aviary with flamingos, parrots and all sorts of tropical life. The smaller residents can even attend the posh Fisher Island Day School that boasts a lower student-to-teacher ratio than competing schools and high acceptance rates to the highest ranked private high schools in the area.
Residents can access the island via private boat (the marina can accommodate watercraft up to an astounding 200 feet), helicopter or via the ferry. If you access the island as a guest via the ferry, be prepared to answer to strict security because this is one of the highest security neighborhoods in the United States, even with its own patrol house located centrally on the property.
There are only 700 residents on Fisher Island and most consider it their weekend or vacation homes. Some notable neighbors include Oprah Winfrey, Andre Aggasi, and Robert Herjavek among others. Condos are offered for up to $30 million and feature floor plans larger than most any single family home.
If you would like to learn more about individual purchase opportunities including the newly-constructed Palazzo del Sol and Palazzo della Luna, please reach out. We are happy to answer any questions and offer a tour.