In 1922, the Army Corps of Engineers started reclamation on the area to create an island. Since then, Hibiscus Island became the winter homes of notable personalities, particularly Al Capone who enjoyed the stunning views of the Miami Beach and Downtown Miami skyline.
From 1940s to 1950s, the island hosted the well-known Latin Quarter nightclub where renowned performers, including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Tony Bennett frequented.
The roads of Hibiscus are open to public but its entryways have guards who patrol the area 24/7, keeping the neighborhood private and secured.
Homes for sale in Hibiscus Island are mostly massive mansions with well-maintained lawns and lush greenery on spacious lots. Many of the homes with large acreage also have their own luxurious pools, boat docks and private areas.
Hibiscus Island is quiet and private, with most residents preferring to cruise on their boats or ride their jet skis while enjoying the beautiful views of the Biscayne Bay. The ovular shape of the island gives many of the properties waterfront views of the ocean.
The neighborhood shares its Hibiscus Island Park with Palm Island residents. The community center has racquetball and basketball courts, lighted tennis courts and a playground.