Star Island and Who Has Lived There

Star Island is one of the smallest neighborhoods in South Florida. However, although it is small, it is mighty when it comes to the celebrity real estate it commands.  We’ve listed who some of its well-known residents and ex-residents of what is otherwise known as Miami’s Millionaire Row.

Star Island and the MacArthur Causeway which leads to this exclusive #Miami address.

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan of Miami Sound Machine who made it big world wide in the 1980s owns 1 Star Island Drive – also known as Nena’s Villa. She has previously rented this out, although reports suggest it is currently up for sale. She and Emilio Estefan live further down the road at 39 Star Island Drive.  

Don Johnson
Don Johnson lived at 5 Star Island Drive during the filming of the first series of Miami Vice. One of the homes there served as a location for the series, as well for CSI Miami. Other famous renters in the area have included P.Diddy and Kanye West.

Doesn’t this look luxurious? One of the mansions on Star Island, which sits on Biscayne Bay, #Miami.

Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal a former NBA basketball player, and now TV pundit, previously lived at 26 Star Island Drive. It’s now rumored to be owned by a Russian Oligarch Vladislav Doronin.

Rosie O’Donnell
US actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell previously lived at 43 Star Island Drive. She later sold this to Doctor David Frankel.

Philip Frost
Philip Frost – the billionaire who made his money in the pharma industry owns 21 Star Island Drive. Records show his house boasts over 37,000 sq. ft.

Controversial developers
Much of Star Island has been purchased by a controversial developer – Stuart Millar – who has razed some buildings and replaced them with modern architecture, which hasn’t always appealed to all Miami residents. The Hochsteins have had a similar reaction when they replaced their villa at 42 Star Island Drive with a more modern home. The Hochsteins are plastic surgeon, Lenny ‘the boob god’ Hochstein and his wife Lisa – star of real housewives of Miami.

Perhaps one of the more modern additions to Star Island, #Miami.

Explore Miami’s Millionaire Row with Gray Line Miami:

Gray Line Miami is the sight seeing expert of the region. We offer superb tours of Miami, including our Biscayne Bay Boat Tour, which takes in Millionaire Row – Star Island. Hop over to the Gray Line Miami website at where you will find full details of this and our Miami Tours and day trips in the region.

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