Fun and quirky things you not hard to find in South Florida. From the obsession with funky mailboxes to entire quirky towns, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale and all of South Florida is a creative, cool, fun wonderland for visitors and residents.
Quirky South Florida
First, the entire town of Opa Locka is quirky. See my recent post: Opa Locka: Funny Name, Cool Architecture.
Elsewhere in South Florida…
Farm Stores are a convenient, drive thru shopping experience. A staple of South Florida culture.
Speaking of drive thru places, South Florida has stay-in-your-car liquor stores. Conveniently dangerous.
Just driving around South Florida, you may encounter things like, airboats on the road,
bicycle riders in the middle of traffic and inevitable bridge delays heading to or from the beach,
and trees eating the sidewalks.
Surely you have seen my prior post about manatee mailboxes.
When I worked here on Virginia Key in the 1980s, injured manatees were brought in for medical assistance.
This might be the quirkiest mailbox I have seen. It is for a $20,000,000 house on Star Island.
Trying to dress up minor intersections? It’s a Coral Gables thing.
Fruit that tastes like pudding. Sign me up!
New Orleans and other places close to sea level have shallow grave sites. This cemetery in Coconut Grove also has aboveground graves.
Last, but not least, is this picture I took in Davie, Florida, perhaps South Florida’s quirkiest town outside of Opa Locka. In Davie, Old Florida scenes like this occur daily in and near neighborhoods with $5,000,000 homes.
You do not have to spend $35,000,000 for a house in Coral Gables or $40,000,000 for one on Star Island. For only $25 million, you can buy this horse property on 48 acres in Davie, Florida. If I bought it, you know it will have a quirky mailbox.
See more quirky South Florida sights in 6 Sensational Miami Scenic Drives.
4 thoughts on “Quirky South Florida Sights”
I dig the idea of Farm Stores, Charles. Like a NYC bodega but smaller and drive through. Convenient. Especially in those hot, humid Florida climates.
They are like bodegas. Good call. More of a car culture so the drive thru concept makes more sense.
A few days after you left the news said one of those for sale houses on Star Island was Al Capone’s.
You missed the drive-thru wedding chapel in Davie.
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