A new master-planned community in Miami will bring the beach to residents, even though the real ocean sits across the street.

Planners of the 183-acre SoLe Mia community are hoping to woo residents with the first-ever "crystal" lagoons in South Florida. Two 7- to 10-acre manmade lagoons of pool-quality water will be the focal point of the project’s luxurious amenities. Project planners says they will provide a safe and protected environment for residents and visitors to enjoy aquatic activities such as kayaking, swimming, paddleboarding, and sailing. The property is on the edge of Biscayne Bay, across a causeway from the beach.

"Creating this one-of-a-kind aquatic oasis will play an integral part in fulfilling our vision for an infill urban waterfront neighborhood that will make its iconic mark on South Florida,” says Michael Tillman, managing director at LeFrak, one of the real estate developers working on the project.

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