Fisher Island is a man-made Island located three miles off the coast of Miami, Florida. This prestigious community once owned by the Vanderbilts can only be accessed by means of a private ferry or helicopters and, in 2000, Fisher Island had the highest per capita income in the entire United States.
This private oasis just off the coast of Miami is named for Carl G. Fisher, who began construction on the island in 1919, after he purchased the property from Dana A. Dorsey. In 1925, Fisher traded ownership of the island to William Kissam Vanderbilt II. Although, Fisher Island is no longer owned by a single family, it is still as exclusive a refuge as in the Rockefeller days. Dominated by 1920s Spanish style mansions and architecture, Fisher Island also offers a hotel and country club.
The median home price on Fisher Island is over $500,000 and there are very few offerings in this small private paradise of the rich and famous. If you want to get away from it all and still have all the amenities of a major metropolitan city center just a few miles away, then Fisher Island is definitely for you.
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