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style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Depending on your familiarity with Fisher Island, you’re likely aware of some of its current and former residents, particularly household names like the multitalented director and actor Mel Brooks, tennis player Boris Becker, and of course billionaire philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. While these three are certainly famous, there are plenty of others that have chosen to experience the unrivaled privacy of the amazing island....Continued...

 


Two major names will soon be joining other notable celebrities and public figures as residents of Fisher Island. The former CEO and chairman of Hasbro Toys recently purchased a home at the Palazzo Del Sol. Hasbro is perhaps best known for its perennially successful products such as the popular Monopoly board game, the Nerf toy blasters, My Little Pony, and the Transformers toys.

Besides the Hasbro CEO and chairman, a former Formula One driver from Brazil also purchased a home in Fisher Island’s Palazzo Del Sol. The driver has raced for several different teams including Arrows Formula One and BAR Honda. In 1996, he achieved first place in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 motor racing championship.

These two individuals join other famous names that live or once lived in Fisher Island. These names include Czech model Karolína Kurková, retired professional tennis player Andre Agassi, Russian professional hockey player Evgeni Malkin, and billionaire philanthropist Oprah Winfrey.

Besides Palazzo del Sol, Fisher Island is also home to other communities like Bayview, Palazzo del Mare, Seaside Village, and more. If you’re interested in current properties for sale, please give us a call and we’ll tell you all about the magnificent and incredibly private island.

This information about Fisher Island is provided by The Jills, the number one team in Florida comprised of Jill Eber, Jill Hertzberg, Felise Eber, Hillary Hertzberg, and Danny Hertzberg. Call 305-341-7447 for more information about The Jills team, Miami Beach real estate, or the community of Fisher Island, Florida.
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style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">For the little ones living in the private community of Fisher Island, most if not all of them will attend the Fisher Island Day School (FIDS). This school is located on the eastern side of the island and it students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin. It functions as an independent school comprised of a mere eighty students or so enrolled in Early Learning through Fifth Grade.

FIDS is a relatively new school comprising about an acre of land in regards to its campus. The school was founded over ten years ago by Robert and Lexie Potamkin. Because of their generous contributions as well as those of other donors, the school enjoys financial security. Interestingly, the school’s Board of Trustees is made up entirely of educators and parents in the greater Miami area.

The class sizes of FIDS are intentionally designed to be small so educators can better provide their students individualized attention. In fact, most classes have no more than twelve students. Strong emphasis is placed on teaching language skills including Spanish and perhaps most interestingly, Mandarin Chinese. There is also strict attention placed on hands-on learning in regards to subjects such as writing, mathematics, social studies, and more. There is a daily physical education program and the arts such as music are taught twice a week.
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style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">One of, if not the best place to stay during your time in Fisher Island is at the luxuriously welcoming Fisher Island Club. With plenty of upscale accommodations and amenities, it’s the perfect way to get a feel for the lifestyle while relaxing in a community known for its unparalleled level of privacy....Continued...

 


style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">If you ever have the opportunity to visit Fisher Island, you may wish to consider a visit to one of its many popular sights: the Fisher Island Club. A luxury boutique resort, its amenities maintain a world-class status and consist of things like seaside golfing, a sumptuous spa, a beach club, and much more. To stay here is like enjoying secluded bliss....Continued...

 


style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Dana Albert “D.A.” Dorsey cemented his place in history as the first African American millionaire in Miami. He also has strong ties to Fisher Island as it was he who sold the famous parcel of land to Carl G. Fisher, a land that would go on to become one of the most acclaimed, private, and upscale neighborhoods in all of the southeastern United States....Continued...

 


style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Have you ever wanted to get some insight into Fisher Island beyond what’s on Wikipedia or the general facts found throughout the Internet? You may want to a quick Google search for the article titled “This Exclusive Island is the Anti South Beach”....Continued...

 


style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Before the Vanderbilts cemented their status as the “first family” of Fisher Island, it changed hands several times. Previously we discussed Dana Dorsey, and today we’re shedding some light on the entrepreneur, inventor, builder, and racer Garfield “Gar” Arthur Wood....Continued...

 


style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Way before Carl G. Fisher and the Vanderbilt family became associated with Fisher Island and its history, there was Dana Albert “D.A.” Dorsey, one of the first African-American millionaires not only in Florida but in all of the American South. During his life, Dorsey served as a businessman, philanthropist, and a banker, not necessarily in that order....Continued...

 


style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">The Vanderbilt name holds a strong aura of distinction and equally strong ties to Fisher Island, Florida. One of the members of the family was William Kissam Vanderbilt II, a yachtsman and strong fan of motor racing....Continued...

 


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