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Stiltsville

Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida USA

  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Miami's most exclusive neighborhood”

Seeming to float above Biscayne Bay's shallow seagrass beds, Stiltsville has a colorful history that dates back to the 1930s, when "Crawfish Eddie Walker" built the first shack on stilts above the water. Over the years more buildings were constructed, and the area took on an aura of mystery. Accessible only by water, the area was the place to see and be seen when visiting the winter resorts on nearby Miami Beach. Stories of illegal alcohol and gambling led to several police raids on the Bikini Club and Quarterdeck Club. At its peak in 1960, there were 27 structures on the flats, but hurricanes, fires and the ravages of being in such an exposed place made every building relatively short-lived. Today, only seven remain, and are maintained by the Stiltsville Trust, which preserves, oversees, and facilitates public access to them.

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Stiltsville

Biscayne Bay
Miami, Florida
USA

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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