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Think Fourth of July activities in Miami Beach are just for the tourists? Think again! If you are a proud owner of Miami Beach real estate, there are plenty of unique opportunities for fun around town over the holiday weekend. Don’t want to leave the house? No problem! Show off your Miami Beach home with a themed party. Here are some great ideas to get you started.

Festivities Around Town

If you’re in the mood to get out and enjoy Miami Beach over the holiday weekend, here are some activities sure to please just about anybody!

  • Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival – On Friday, July 4th, from 11am to 9pm, the City of Miami Beach is throwing a huge beach bash and the whole town’s invited! The party takes place at the North Shore Bandshell on Collins Avenue and 73rd Street and features food trucks, free entertainment, live music, fireworks and more. Start the day with a mellowing session of yoga on the sand and end the night with a bang while watching the exciting fireworks display over the ocean. Free shuttles are provided to the location from 11am to 10pm and can be flagged down at MDT stop along the shuttle bus route.
  • Florida Supercon at the Miami Beach Convention Center – Are you a comic book junkie? Then you absolutely must stop by the Florida Supercon, happening from July 3-6. It is the largest Comic Con in Miami and features four days of celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, films, shorts, contests, vendors and so much more! This can’t miss event has been moved to the Miami Beach Convention Center due to its huge popularity.

Throw a Bash at Your Miami Beach Home

If you want to beat the crowds over the holiday weekend, why not throw a Fourth of July party at your own home? It’s time to put that gorgeous outdoor entertaining area and sparkling pool to good use! Here’s a list of fun ideas to take your theme party to the next level.

  • Check out the great ideas at HGTV.com for throwing the perfect Fourth of July party, including ideas for themed beverages, easy DIY party decorations, patriotic party favors, and more. Make it a red, white and blue day!
  • Not sure what to serve at your Fourth of July shindig?Southern Living has some delicious ideas for making some tasty treats, including recipes for beverages and cocktails, appetizers, grill favorites, delectable desserts and more.
  • If you and your guests want to keep active on the fourth, there are tons of fun outdoor games that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, including scavenger hunts, trivia contests and costume competitions. Let your imagination be your guide!

No matter how you decide to spend your Fourth of July weekend in Miami Beach, everyone at The Kleer Team wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

 

Showcasing true Mediterranean Revival architecture, this historic 1924 Miami Beach home was designed by Victor Hugo Nellenbogen, a Hungarian-American architect famed for Miami Beach Art Deco and Mediterranean designs. Featuring four bedrooms and two and a half baths, the home maintains many original revival design elements including a wood themed interior featuring wooden paneled library, windows frames, doors and High wood beamed ceilings. Hardwood and ceramic floors, and Mediterranean ceiling fans are throughout with a curved central wood staircase leading to the second floor. The home showcases two ornate decorative fireplaces and many distinct exterior and interior Mediterranean details.

 

We all know that Miami Beach is one of the best places in the world to live. The gorgeous weather, the beautiful ocean, the diverse culture, the delicious food, the vibrant nightlife – these are the some of the main reasons that are often given for why owning Miami Beach real estate is a home run. Need more convincing? Here are five fun, interesting and perhaps little-known facts about Miami Beach that make this seaside community even more appealing as a place to live, work and play!

1 – Miami is One of the Country’s Cleanest Cities

While Miami Beach is known for its pristine beaches, it turns out the entire city of Miami has been ranked as one of the cleanest cities in America. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami as the cleanest city in the United States with a population of one million or more, in fact. Miami boasts healthy ozone levels, low pollution and high-quality drinking water.

2 – Miami Beach is Home to the World’s Largest Collection of Art Deco Architecture

Miami Beach has become synonymous with Art Deco architecture, and it’s easy to see why. The community boasts more than 800 buildings that feature this iconic style, making it the largest collection of this type of architecture in the world. The city features a National Register Art Deco District, which is comprised of the historic districts of Espanola Way, Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue, Flamingo Park and Museum.

3 – Miami Beach is a Nature Lover’s Paradise

Did you know that Miami Beach is bordered by not one, but TWO national parks? It is the only city in the United States that claims two national parks as part of its borders – these include Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. Both of these delightful parks offer visitors countless opportunities to view and interact with wildlife and nature – right in their own backyards! In addition, there are more than 800 parks within the limits of Miami, giving residents ample opportunities to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

4 – It’s the Home of Suntan Lotion

With the beautiful year-round weather and copious amounts of sunshine, it’s no surprise that Miami Beach is the home of suntan lotion. The inventor of the creamy protectant was a pharmacist named Benjamin Green, who lived in the community and concocted his special blend in 1944. Decades later, it’s still the best way to make sure that you can stay safe and still have fun in the sun.

5 – You Just Might Find Buried Treasure

Miami was once a popular destination for storied pirates such as Blackbeard, Gasparilla, and Lafitte to visit, and local legend has it that they often buried their treasures just off the city’s shores. In fact, gold, silver and other valuables have been discovered both on and off land in the Miami area. Perhaps you’ll be the next one to find a chest of gold!

Miami Beach has so much to offer those who decide to call it home. Let The Kleer Team be your Miami Beach Realtor of choice to help you find the perfect Miami Beach real estate for you. And let the adventures begin!

 

Miami Beach homes are just steps away from fun this Father’s Day! Whether you’re the type of dad who wants to kick back and relax or kick up his heels, there is certainly an event for you. Here’s a look at just a few of the fun happenings around town over Father’s Day weekend.

Father’s Day Sail, Splash & Snorkel

Does your dad love playing in the water? Then this event will certainly float his boat. The Father’s Day Sail, Splash and Snorkel is taking place on both June 15th and June 16th from noon-4pm. Head out to water in a 78 foot Catamaran and splash in the ocean, swim with the fishes, and jump on a water trampoline! The cruise departs from the Bayside Market Place on Biscayne Boulevard and begins with a short sight-seeing sail. Then it’s time to anchor and have some fun! Folding steps are deployed into the water, the toys come out, and an afternoon of fun begins! Check-in begins at 11am with a sharp noontime departure. Prices range from $40-$60 and include soft drinks. Beer and wine can be purchased for $3. Please come with your own towel! For more information, please call 786-529-7787 or visit http://miamipartyboat.ticketleap.com/fathers-day-sail-splash--snorkle/details.

Father’s Day Bash at Jungle Island

Bring your dad to the 2nd Annual Father’s Day Bash at Jungle Island and see his eyes light up with love for you! From 11am-5pm on Sunday, June 15th, dads can enjoy FREE beer tastings from Sam Adams and Harpoon Brewery, a man cave tricked out with arcade games, live classic rock performances from Odyssey (a Journey tribute band) and Mad World Orchestra, food trucks and a street food competition, a classic car show from South Beach Classics, and much more! Kids and families can enjoy a splash and fun zone and everyone will love the giveaways and prizes from the Miami Marlins and Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. Whew! Sounds like a fun day indeed! Dads get in for free with a full paying general admission ticket. For more information about this fun event, please call 305-400-7000 or visit http://www.jungleisland.com/public/explore/Fathers_Day.cfm?preview=yes.

Father’s Day Celebration at the Miami Children’s Museum

Bring out the kid in your dad with a fun afternoon at the Miami Children’s Museum! The whole family can get in on the action on Sunday, June 15th from 10am to 6pm. The museum has a full roster of activities planned that will bring dads and kids together as a team as they play in the Daddy and Me Obstacle Course, create cool crafts and more! Admission to the museum is $18 general, $14 for Florida residents, and FREE for children under one and members. Military and Miami resident discounts are also available. For more information about the museum and the exciting events on tap for Father’s Day, please visit http://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/visit/whatshappening.html.

No matter how you decide to celebrate with your dad this Father’s Day, the Kleer Team would like to wish you a safe and happy weekend!

 

The secret is out – not only does Miami Beach real estate provide residents with an outdoor, tropical lifestyle that is highly desirable, but it also gives them many opportunities to participate in culture and the arts! Miami Beach is home to several world-class museums that bring the art experience right to your front door. Here’s at look at three of the area’s best places to become immersed in the world of art.

Bass Museum of Art – 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Located in a historical Art Deco building that formerly housed the Public Library and Art Center, the Bass Museum of Art is a real treasure that is located right in the heart of Miami Beach. Founded in 1963, the Bass Museum offers a collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, contemporary photography, and much more. Its mission is to explore the connections between their historical collections and contemporary art, and they further that mission with educational programs that inspire creativity and positive growth. Visitors can browse works by Rembrandt, Daumier and Toulouse-Lautrec that are part of their permanent collection, or view temporary exhibits that have included Picasso, Matisse and Frida Kahlo. The museum also includes an outdoor sculpture garden. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12-5pm and Friday from 12-9pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and free for children under six.

The Wolfsonian – FIU – 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Nestled amid the neon of South Beach is this local gem that is part museum, part library and research center.The Wolfsonian – FIU focuses on objects created from 1885-1945 and seeks to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design. Through the 120,000 objects on display the museum encourages visitors to explore what it means to be modern, and to help people understand the social, political and technological changes that have transformed our world. After perusing everything from propaganda posters to toasters and clocks, guests can enjoy a meal at the museum’s café or browse the unique items on sale in the gift shop. The museum is open daily from 12-6pm and on Fridays from 12-9pm; closed on Wednesdays. Admission is free on every Friday from 6-9pm, otherwise it is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for children under 6.

Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Just a hop, skip and a jump over Biscayne Bay is the Perez Art Museum, part of Museum Park. The Perez Art Museum is a dazzling addition to the museum scene in Miami that collects and exhibits international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum is dedicated to being a hub of art and culture for the city by providing arts education and contributing to the revitalization of the community. It features permanent exhibits such as their outdoor sculpture garden, temporary exhibits that showcase a broad range of artists, styles and mediums, and a variety of education programs that provide learning opportunities for people of all ages. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am – 6pm, Thursdays from 10am-9pm, and closed Mondays. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and youth, and free for active military and children under six. Admission is also free for everyone the second Saturday of every month.

No matter what your artistic bent, there is surely an art museum in Miami Beach that will educate and inspire you – just one of the many perks of owning Miami Beach homes!

 

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