The one thing we really like to do is to walk the boardwalk at the edge of the water at our apartment. Back when we were looking for an apartment for rent in Miami Beach, we definitely wanted to be close to the water. We are at Treasures On The Bay at North Bay Village here in Florida. It is really a beautiful place. I never get tired of walking on that huge boardwalk. Biscayne Bay is a great spot for those who want the full beach-living kind of experience. The North Bay Village is on a piece of land that juts out into the bay.
We have family that lives over in Hialeah, so it is nice to be close. The apartment has more amenities than I thought was possible to cram into a place to live. There are three swimming pools right at the bay front. We have a dog park and a dog salon for Bubba and Tracy, our chubby labs. We are really close to South Beach, and there is a fitness center here that helps keep me looking okay to run around in shorts, flip-flops and a tee shirt. The apartment itself has a private balcony with a great view of the waterfront. We are safe from heavy storms with the impact-resistant windows and sliding glass doors. However, everyone who lives here knows it is a fact of life to be prepared to evacuate if a serious storm is coming.
I also like it that the window glass is tinted from bottom to top. It is a necessity for the peak of the hot season. We have a three bedroom place that my wife and I along with our two kids really enjoy. Bubba and Tracy are happy anywhere there is water. If you are going to live in Florida, you might as well enjoy being close to the water.