Tucked away, west of North Beach's already hidden Biscayne Beach district is Stillwater Drive, a single street that defines its own neighborhood. Jutting into Biscayne Bay, the rectangular peninsula can be accessed via two streets: 86th Street on the north side and Hawthorne Avenue on the south. Triangular-shaped Stillwater Park lets you know you are nearing the gated entrance.
The myriad of houses and architectural styles within belies the fact that Stillwater, like its sister neighborhood Biscayne Point immediately to the south, was once a patch of mangroves. Filled and developed during the late 1930s by the Biscayne Point Realty Company, Stillwater like much of North Beach truly blossomed after World War II when a boom in population meant an accompanying boom in housing.
Compared to Biscayne Point, Stillwater Drive boasts slightly smaller lots and smaller structures to match. A sidewalk lines both sides of the street as do palm trees. Much of the housing stock is from the late 1940s and 1950s. Many homes have been renovated and altered from their original Miami Modern look. However, all properties are waterfront. Therefore aqua sports enthusiasts might be the very first ready to jump on a house here.
For those who don't specifically seek a home on the bay, the Stillwater neighborhood simultaneously offers unmatched privacy and central location.
Gated island of single family homes
Located on the bay with no fixed bridges
Walking distance to the beach