Miami, known as the Magic City or The Gateway To The Americas, sits on the south eastern tip of The Sunshine State of Florida and is world renowned for its beaches and beauty.

Downtown Miami is the heart of the city’s flourishing financial scene and sports some grand and historic buildings but, in general, the best properties lie further south.

The South Beach area, also known as SoBe, is famed for its Art Deco design – part of the charm that has attracted celebrities to the neighbourhood. Those looking to live here should hunt out properties in the exclusive area south of Fifth Street – of SOFI – a small triangle of tranquil living.

The tree-lined streets of Coral Way date back to the 1920s while Coconut Grove’s heritage stretches back even further and these days is a part of the city known for its parks and trendy shops, bars and restaurants.

Still, those areas are all topped by the exclusive homes on Star, Palm and Hibiscus islands. These man-made islands in Biscayne Bay offer self-contained neighbourhoods solely consisting of mansions.

Miami notably has a strong Latin American influence and is also the world’s most popular port for visiting cruise ships. It sits on the edge of the spectacular Everglades National Park, a tropical wilderness that offers a different type of beauty to the beaches of the city itself.