Welcome to Fisher Island
Welcome inside one of the most luxurious private islands in the United States featuring an enclave of exclusive homes located off MacArthur Causeway. Fisher Island, a gated community accessible via ferry, yacht, seaplane or helicopter, serves as a wonderland of estates, mansions, villas of all sizes and condominiums that offer supreme privacy with the privilege of no bridges or tunnels. Separating itself from all other residential communities and private clubs in the country, Fisher Island presents property owners the luxury of limitless recreational amenities including eight casual and fine dining options including several high end steak-houses, The Vanderbilt Mansion Pool and Beach Club, a nine hole championship golf course with a 10,000 square-foot club house, Racquet Club with 18 tennis courts (some with the Wimbledon surface, others with the exact clay surface found at the French Open), full service spa and wellness center, upscale international salon, fitness center with personal training, deep water marina, Island Market and pro shops.
Outside of elite services, Fisher Island speaks to a profound story of elegance. Founded by Carl Fisher and originally held by the Vanderbilt family until the 1960s, Fisher Island represents one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States according to CBS News, CNBC, and Town & Country magazine. Initially a wedge of land with balmy coconut palms and plush mangroves sleeping on Biscayne Bay, Fisher saw a unique opportunity to transform this island like atmosphere into an exotic private retreat. Purchasing the land from Dana Dorsey, South Florida's first African American millionaire, Fisher created a distinctive marvel soon to be home to the Vanderbilt family and their Mediterranean style mansion. Today, a palatial resort, country club and private residence, Fisher Island is sprawling with 15 luxury accommodations, once part of the original Vanderbilt estate, composed of the Mansion, Pump house/Beach Club tower, Rosamund's Studio, Rosemary's cottage, North & South Cottage, Jr. Suites, Café Tangier and Airplane hangar. Residential condominiums sought after amongst buyers include Palazzo Del Sol, Palazzo Della Luna, and Palazzo Del Mare.
Roughly 700 families own properties on the island, including high profile names like Oprah Winfrey who previously called Fisher Island home.
Exclusive Amenities on Fisher Island
Tucked throughout the island are urban amenities serving everyday needs including a small bank, post office, grocery store, onsite medical staff, jungle gyms, basketball hoops, sports fields and primary school serving all students from early learning (two years) through eighth grade. Organized into three developmentally appropriate schools (primary school, lower school, and middle school), Fisher Island Day School is a beautiful 1.5-acre campus.
Off the island, families have the option of sending their children to nationally ranked public schools and private schools. Nearby options include North Beach Elementary, Nautilus Middle School, Miami Beach Senior High School, Lehrman Community Day School, The Montessori Academy at St. John’s, The Cushman School, Miami Country Day School, Ransom Everglades School, Coconut Grove Montessori School and St. Hugh Catholic School.
Location of Fisher Island
Minutes away from Miami Beach and only a short drive to the Miami Design District, Wynwood, Downtown Miami and Brickell, there are a surplus of five-star restaurants, high-end retail storefronts and exhilarating entertainment venues. Specifically, in Miami Beach, fashionable new-concept outposts continue to shake up the dining scene with restaurants such as Stubborn Seed, Prime 112, Joe’s Stone Crab and Milos. And with a never-ending list of open-air shopping malls including Lincoln Road, Shops at Merrick Park and Bal Harbour Shops, residents can fulfill their favorite pastime in a minute’s notice.
Miami International Airport is 30 minutes away. Port of Miami is located just outside the gates of the island.