Article's Author: SFL Style contributor
Publish date: June 21th, 2016
There are not many places in the USA that are better than Miami. This glamorous city has great weather, beautiful beaches, glitzy homes, leads the country in fashion trends and is surrounded by beautiful people- and for these reasons this cosmopolitan city is also home to many celebs. Yes, Miami is a magnet for the rich and famous.
And who are these rich folks?
Miami shot to fame as a place to reside for celebs after both Madonna and Sylvester Stallone both their homes in Miami Beach. News quickly spread about the beauty of the place and this soon lead to a vacation home buying spree by many other Hollywood celebs.
There are hundreds of professional athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs and Hollywood celebs who reside here. There is no way to list all of the but some of the most famous celebs who reside in and around Miami include the following:
Gloria Estefan has resided in Miami ever since she left Cuba. Despite her wealth and fame, she has now become part of the Miami fabric. Today she lives on Star Island and may on occasion be seen shopping at the upscale malls in downtown Miami.
Enrique Iglesias, son of legend Julio Iglesias, grew up in Miami and has seen some success in the music industry. He was on top of the world in the late 90s and now lives a quiet life in Miami, with his girlfriend, ex tennis star Anna Kournikova.
Lenny Kravitz has continued to make music for decades and has won several grammies for his efforts. He lives not from Miami Beach, on the Bay
Shakira was born in Colombia and moved to the USA many years ago. With her sexy gyrations and she is a well-known Latino singer and is always shaking up the music charts. She lives closer to the former tennis start Anna Kournikova and the pop start Enrique Iglesias on Sunset Island.
TV show host and one of the richest women in America, Oprah Winfrey is a frequent visitor to Miami, where she has a vacation home. Oprah says she loves this city and often comes here to relax and read. Her home is located just close to Miami Beach.
Billy Joel has an exclusive home on La Gorce Island, and is often seen with his entourage in Miami Beach.
Jennifer Lopez owns several condo and homes in Miami, but her latest place of residence is a condo in South Beach.
Other famous people who live in and around Miami include Iggy Pop, David Caruso the star of CSI Miami, Rosie O'Donnell, Andy Garcia, Cher, Chris Evert, Nicholas Cage and Matt Damon.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — former University of Miami football player, wrestler, and now actor has a mega-mansion in Southwest Ranches, near the home of his ex-wife, who is also his manager.
Finally, Burt Reynolds, who was a movie icon in the 70s and 80s, has lived in Miami all his life. He has a home in
Tequesta in Martin County, but there's still a park named for him in Palm Beach County as well as a film and theater institute.
Most of these popular celebrities in Miami will often be seen driving around in their exorbitantly priced luxury cars or dining at some of the exclusive restaurant in South Beach.