The Neighborhood of Bay Point & Stillwater
Bay Point is a sub-neighborhood of Upper East Side Miami. Established in the forties, this gated community is bordered by NE 41st street on the south, Biscayne Boulevard in the west, NE 50th street in the north and Biscayne Bay in the east. Bay Point is an affluent enclave, its main road Sabal Palm Drive is one of the most expensive streets to live on in the United States. Location and high security are what makes living here very attractive, which is why celebrities, high-powered businesspeople and sports legends have called Bay Point home. Architecture varies and is in a constant state of flux, as owners renovate and upgrade their homes. But once inside you’ll be sure to see anything from contemporary Floridian to Ranch style homes.
Here are just a few things that make the Bay Point neighborhood stand out:
The Bay: The views at Bay Point Estates are awe-inspiring. If you’re on the bay, you’ll catch glimpses of Downtown Miami and most of Miami Beach. The neighborhood is so small, even homes in the interior have nice views. Wherever you are, you are not too far from the water.
Gated Security: There is only one way in and out of the community. Considered one of the most secure places to live, the guard gate which is manned 24/7 is extra careful about letting people into Bay Point.
The Beach: Bay Point Estates lies next to the Julia Tuttle Causeway, allowing you to reach Miami Beach and all the amazing things to do there in just a few minutes. Go ahead and bring out that bohemian within you.
Exclusivity: With only 250 homes, this is one of Miami’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Being a resident here places you among a very select group of Miamians – and a very lucky one.
A short history of the Bay Point neighborhood:
- Bay Point has been called “home” by many of the rich and famous – including musicians Enrique Iglesias, Willy Chirino and DMX. Athletes Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, and Liván Hernández. And influential attorney Stephen Zack, ex-president of the American Bar Association.
- In 1912 the land was bought by Charles Deering, one of Miami’s founders and heir to the Deering fortune. He would build his first winter home on it. His brother James would build Villa Vizcaya just a little south in Coconut Grove.
Restaurants & Attractions
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink: This neighborhood open-kitchen bistro was created to make you feel loved. Serves simple, home-styled food that Chef Michael re-invents with tasty twists designed to delight your palate. It’s a comfortable place to eat, people watch and drink in the Design District.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro: Also in the Design District, buy on the other end of the spectrum, serving Turkish/Greek fare. This restaurant is more about a philosophy than a meal. Traditional meals, seasonal herbs and spices grown in their backyard, and the intimate ambience of a Florida bungalow all mix together for this wonderful experience. You’ll love it.
Morgans Restaurant: This off-Wynwood is your go-to big-portion eatery. To see what we mean, try the Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. A heart attack for your tastebuds. Delicious American fare in a beautiful repurposed home with a wrap-around porch – the South is most definitely alive and well.
Coyo Taco: This local favorite in the heart of Wynwood is a must, not just for the bragging rights of saying you went (President Obama and others have made a stop), but for an excellent update of the traditional Mexican taco. This is “next level” street food, every ingredient locally sourced – even the meat and seafood is naturally raised and humanely treated. Feast with a good conscience here.
Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill: If you like sharing food, then this is your place. The award-winning restaurant led by Chef Partner Timon Balloo has become a Miami mainstay for casual get togethers.
Favorite things to do in and around Bay Point:
Design District: Miami’s upscale shopping district – the biggest designers have set up shop here – Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. That and some great art and food for you to enjoy as you walk around the cool exuberance of this chic neighborhood.
Wynwood: On the other side of the coin, you have the Design Districts nemesis – Wynwood. Fashion? Check. Art? Check. Food? Check. But instead of the luxury brands and art you know, these are the brands and art that are up and coming. Eclectic and irreverent, Wynwood is a more youthful expression of what is to come. The art is on the walls of every establishment, so get ready to take pictures and take home a piece of Wynwood with you.
Miami Beach Golf Club: Opened in 1923 as the Bayshore Golf Course, the freshly redesigned golf course (2011) is now home to the South Beach International Amateur, the highest ranked inaugural amateur tournament since rankings were introduced. It is truly a pleasure to play on.
Location, location, location. Of the Upper East Side family of neighborhoods, this is the most centrally located – it’s near Miami’s best spots. Just a little north you have the 55th Street Station. The Design District is a short walk across Biscayne Boulevard. Wynwood and Downtown Miami is just a little south. It’s Uber easy. Bay Points’ central location is one of its most attractive qualities.
Bay Point Demographics
- There are 629 people living in Bay Point – with a median age of about 39 years old.
- Percentage of family households is 38.7%.
- 29.9% of Bay Point households are families with children
Distance to popular areas
Design District: .7 miles
Midtown: 1 mile
Wynwood: 1.6 miles
Downtown Miami: 4.8 miles
Brickell Center: 5.4 miles
Miami Beach (South Beach): 6.4 miles
Miami International Airport: 8 miles
Aventura Mall: 15 miles
Morningside Montessori School (Toddler to Kindergarten)
The Cushman School (K-12)
Morningside K-8 Academy
Phyllis R. Miller Elementary School
Horace Mann Middle School
Miami Arts Charter – MAC (6-12)
Design and Architecture Senior High – DASH (9-12)
Are you in love with Bay Point?
Email or call me (305.318.8557) to learn more, talk about what’s available and hopefully visit a few of these amazing homes. I can’t wait to show you around.