Best Places to Live in Miami for Boat Owners

For many people, living in Miami is ideal because of the unique style of waterfront living it provides. With boat slips and marinas to accommodate every type of watercraft and an intricate network of canals, Miami offers everything you need as a boat owner. To help you narrow down your selection, we have highlighted some of the best places to live in Miami if you own, or plan to own, a boat.Best Places to Live in Miami for Boat Owners

Coconut Grove

Many homes in Coconut Grove, also called "The Grove," feature a private dock along a network of canals. A select few are located directly on the Bay, but most have direct canal access which provides bridge-free access to the Bay almost immediately.

You will find multiple gated communities in Coconut Grove, known for their impressive luxury amenities and exclusivity. If you prefer to live outside a gated community, there are also many waterfront homes along South Bayshore Lane that easily accommodate boats, with waterfront views and beautiful docks and boat slips.

There are also many marinas along South Bayshore Drive. Living in Coconut Grove is conveniently designed to make owning a boat a pleasure, with a variety of choices for where to dock one's watercraft and multiple types of residential communities. There is also plenty to do in Coconut Grove, with a variety of world class dining, shopping, and entertainment just minutes away.

The Venetian Islands

Living on an island is an obvious choice for boat owners, when access to the water is a top priority. The Venetian Islands are one such perfect choice, located in Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach. Most of the 6 islands have a primarily single family home market, but you will find a limited selection of luxury condos on the islands as well. There are no fixed bridges limiting access to the open ocean from the Venetian Island and many of the homes in the islands feature a private boat dock, two features that make this a dream come true for boaters.

Coral Gables

Nearly every home in Coral Gables features a boat dock, some located on the canal and others directly on the open Bay. There are some fixed bridges along the canals, an important factor to note when you consider the specific location of a Coral Gables home and your particular boat. Coral Gables is also home to Cocoplum Yachtclub and Deering Bay Marina, for docking away from your personal residence.

There are a variety of condos in Coral Gables that are well suited to boat owners, including Deering Bay Condos and Gables Club Condo.

If the name "Coral Gables" rings a bell, that is likely because it is known as the location of iconic landmarks like The Biltmore Hotel and The Venetian Pool. Coral Gables is known for its beautiful waterfront atmosphere, with tree lined boulevards, ivy-covered mansions, and sparkling views of Biscayne Bay.


Onda condos is another excellent choice for boat owners, a pre-construction luxury high rise condo that will be located in Bay Harbour Islands. Residents will enjoy ocean views, gorgeous residences, and exclusive access to a private marina that accommodates up to 60 foot yachts, featuring direct ocean access through Haulover Inlet.

The location of Onda offers the best of both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Residents will enjoy being walkable distance from Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour, and Surfside. Air travel will also be convenient, with both Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Airport nearby, 30 minutes for the former and 40 for the latter.

For more information about finding your ideal home as a boat owner, contact our office at any time. With an extensive list of impressive choices for boat owners in Miami, this list of highlights just scratches the surface.


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