One of the most frequently asked questions I get – “What is the best Gated Community in Miami?”
While Miami offers lots of excellent waterfront gated communities, these top 10 totally stand out!
The Moorings, Coconut Grove
The Moorings is located in South Coconut Grove. This exclusive, luxurious waterfront enclave offers 37 luxury homes complemented by beautiful, natural tropical flora and fauna. Additionally, the community consists of just three streets: South Moorings Way, North Moorings Way, and Moorings Court.
Placed right in the heart of Coconut Grove, The Moorings is just down the street from 5-star restaurants, bars, and shops. Residents enjoy a tiny park and boat docks with “no bridges” access to Biscayne Bay. Homes in The Moorings sale from $1,500,000 to $8,650,000. There is a shallow turn-over rate in the Moorings with only 2 to 3 sales per year on average.
Hughes Cove, Coconut Grove
Hughes Cove is a private and gated community in Coconut Grove. Moreover, it’s one of the most private communities in all of Miami! For boat lovers, the community offers a canal to the bay without any bridges. Also, most of the homes in the Hughes Cove area are of newer construction.
This Coconut Grove gated enclave shares with its few lucky citizens a private park, a tennis court as well as a tiny boat basin with dock space. Homes in Hughes Cove vary in price from $1,3M to $10M.
Gables Estates, Coral Gables
Gables Estates is a luxurious gated community in Coral Gables. This waterfront and gated community are one of the most exclusive in all of Miami. Waterfront homes in Gables Estates boast wide canals with “no bridges” and direct access to Biscayne Bay. Gables Estates also claims tennis facilities, along with a guard-gated entrance for residents’ complete peace of mind. The huge lots make this community very private.
Price ranges from $5.9M to $43.7M!
Hammock Oaks, Coral Gables
Hammock Oaks is another private waterfront gated community in Coral Gables. Many Hammock Oaks homes have access to the Biscayne Bay, with just one bridge between the community and the bay, so most homes are located around a large lake. Still, the water views of Hammock Oaks’ homes are superior and provide for a serene atmosphere.
Hammock Oaks is a luxurious, family-friendly community with large-sized lots. The safe and tranquil environment offers rich, mature vegetation and makes it a perfect place to raise a family.
Prices range from $980K to $2.7M.
Cocoplum, Coral Gables
Cocoplum is a private community in Coral Gables, just minutes away from South Coconut Grove. This luxurious place offers 24-hour security and amenities like a clubhouse, a fitness facility, tennis courts, a playground, a yacht club, and spectacular landscaped parkways and common areas. The homes are located on large-sized lots making it a very private community. Another bonus for families is the area’s proximity to excellent private and public schools.
Prices range from $1M to $19M.
Gables by the Sea, Coral Gables
Gables by the Sea is a superior gated community in Miami or, more specifically, in Coral Gables. Citizens of the waterfront Gables by the Sea fancy 24/7 security, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a boater’s lifestyle. You can find many Gables by the Sea homes on small, deep water canals with private boat docks giving access to Biscayne Bay without any bridges on the way. Gables by the Sea is set just minutes from Miami International Airport and the business districts of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Brickell. The community is also placed near the best Coral Gables Schools. Surprisingly, it’s one of the most affordable waterfront gated communities in Coral Gables.
Prices range from $750K to $3.85M.
Sunset Islands, Miami Beach
The Sunset Islands is a group of 4 islands in the Biscayne Bay north of the Venetian Islands. The island group is Miami’s most desired residential area as the 24/7 guard gated community offers elegant real estate in an excellent location. I have a great video covering this area – make sure to check it out!
Prices range from $1,680,000 to $10M+
Hibiscus Island, Star Island and Palm Island Gated Community , Miami Beach
You can find this heaven of Earth the Biscayne Bay between downtown Miami and the Beach on the McArthur Causeway. The homes are famous for hosting international jet sets and celebrities. Homes on the islands are huge and located on large lots. The most exclusive island in Star Island.
Prices range in Star Island: $7.1 – $28M, Palm Island: $1.8M – $24M, Hibiscus Island: $1.2M – $15M
Fisher Island Gated Community , Miami Beach
This is arguably one of Miami’s most exclusive and private enclaves, maybe the whole US! You can reach Fisher Island only by helicopter or ferry, and you can enter only after an invitation from its residents. The self-regulated gated community and offers a golf course, tennis courts, 24 hours security, and a marina. Fisher Island is America’s most affluent zip code and charms many wealthy people looking for a primary residence in Miami.
Prices range from $1M to $30M.
La Gorce Island Gated Community, Miami Beach
La Gorce Island is a guard-gated Island community in Biscayne Beach. The tropical and lush island offers different styles of homes, which are located on large lots. Some houses look amazing on waterfront lots, while most homes look outstanding on an interior lot. Most of the waterfront lots come with a boat dock. Like other island communities, homes here are charming because of their exclusivity, privacy, and tranquility with island living. Besides the waterfront area, La Gorce Island is also close to other major areas of Miami and therefore desired with buyers.
Prices range from $2,5M – $30M.