Digging up the history of Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island

Fisher Island – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FloridaStock A few months ago, we covered a Bloomberg Wealth Report highlighting the country’s wealthiest zip codes. Coming in at number one on that list was the historic private barrier island of Fisher Island off Miami Beach.  With an estimated average resident income of $2.2 million in

St. Johns County welcomes Florida’s first Buc-ee’s convenience store, the first of many to come in the state

Texas convenience store giant touted as the world’s largest convenience store opens first location in St. Johns County, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  stock_photo_world The first Buc-ee’s convenience and fueling station in Florida officially opened this week in St. Johns County. For those who are unaware of or have ever heard of Buc-ee’s,

Watson Island’s Jungle Island attraction set to get extreme facelift in contemporary resort expansion

Rendering of new Jungle Island resort and hotel – Courtesy: EoA Group One of Florida’s largest eco-adventure attractions is about to go from 0-100 over the course of the next few years thanks to a slate of resort and attraction additions on the roughly 18.5-acre plot overlooking Biscayne Bay. Jungle Island, as it is known

$300 Million Supersonic Private Jet Company Breaks HQ ground in Melbourne

Aerion Park Rendering – Courtesy: Aerion website. Aerion, the supersonic private aircraft company, has officially landed in Florida, breaking ground for its new global headquarters in Melbourne. Here, the company plans on producing the world’s first business class jet to break the sound barrier—faster than the speed of sound.  “We are building the future of

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is willing to dig tunnels in one congested Florida city

Elon Musk – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by vasilis asvestas These days, Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk is seemingly all over the place. A jack of all trades and exchanging podium spots with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as the wealthiest man on the planet, you’d think he’s done enough to warrant a break. Nope. And if

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and his journey to bring big-tech to South Florida

“Fintech” word on digital virtual screen with futuristic city skyline. Hi-tech business concept. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jamesteohart Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has dreams of transforming the largest city in South Florida into the next Silicon Valley, hoping to pull big-tech and their corporations to Miami to create a new identity for the “Magic City.”

Michael Jordan’s exclusive Hobe Sound Golf Club “The Grove XXIII”

The Grove XXIII Clubhouse Entrance – Courtesy: NBWW Michael Jordan is known for his illustrious professional basketball career and is regarded by many as the greatest ever to grace the court. A six-time NBA Champion, five-time Most Valuable Player Award recipient, 14x NBA All-Star selections, and much more, it’s no secret as to why MJ

2020: Florida’s year in review—Stories that made this year memorable

Happy New Year 2021 text on the beach. Abstract background photo of coming New Year 2021 and leaving the year of 2020 Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maps Expert As the world begins to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to a new year in 2021, we at Florida Insider decided to compile

Duck’s Nest, Palm Beach’s second-oldest home earns Robert I. Ballinger Award

Duck’s Nest Palm Beach. Courtesy: Brantley Photography – Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach As with many things this year, the annual Robert I. Ballinger Award ceremony hosted by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit foundation was slated to host its 32nd annual awards presentation luncheon at

Delray Beach is preparing to open the State’s Largest Food Hall

Delray Beach Market rendering. Courtesy: Menin Development Opening this upcoming spring, the Delray Beach Market will soon become the largest food hall in the Sunshine State. Foodies will soon be able to assemble under the $60 million, four-story, 150,00 square-foot mega food hall right off of Atlantic Avenue. Management estimates they can accommodate roughly 2,000