Quirky South Florida Sights

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.

drive up shopping at Farm Stores in South Florida
drive up shopping at Farm Stores in South Florida
drive up shopping at Farm Stores in South Florida
Quirky South Florida: Farm Stores

Speaking of drive thru places, South Florida has stay-in-your-car liquor stores. Conveniently dangerous.

Drive Thru Liquor Store in South Florida
Quirky South Florida: Drive Thru Liquor Store

Just driving around South Florida, you may encounter things like, airboats on the road,

Quirky South Florida: airboat on the street
airboat on the street

bicycle riders in the middle of traffic and inevitable bridge delays heading to or from the beach,

causeway bridge up in South Florida
bridge traffic jam

mobile art,

Quirky South Florida: art in a truck
Quirky South Florida: art in a truck

and trees eating the sidewalks.

Quirky South Florida: banyan tree
banyan tree versus sidewalk in Coral Gables Florida

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.

Quirky South Florida: manatee mailbox
Quirky South Florida: manatee mailbox

This might be the quirkiest mailbox I have seen. It is for a $20,000,000 house on Star Island.

Quirky South Florida: quirky mailbox
quirky mailbox

Trying to dress up minor intersections? It’s a Coral Gables thing.

Quirky South Florida: Coral Gables intersection
Coral Gables intersection

Fruit that tastes like pudding. Sign me up!

Quirky South Florida: Black Sapote
Black Sapote

New Orleans and other places close to sea level have shallow grave sites. This cemetery in Coconut Grove also has aboveground graves.

Quirky South Florida: above ground cemetery
Quirky South Florida: above ground cemetery

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.

Quirky South Florida: Davie Florida horse rider
Quirky South Florida: Davie Florida horse rider

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.

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