How to Do Florida: Miami's Unique Stiltsville Homes

    By How to Do Florida

    When you think Miami, you probably think neon colors, art deco architecture, fashion, food, music and culture. A unique blend of Latin cultures gives Miami a flavor found nowhere else in the world. So how surprising is it, really, to find homes fronting Biscayne Bay — on all four sides? Stiltsville is a neighborhood of homes built on pilings in the middle of the water, accessible only by boat. You can't just walk into these homes, of course, but you're welcome to book a tour or charter a boat and gawk at them from the water. Watch and listen as How to Do Florida host Chad Crawford gives you a quick history lesson on how these homes came to be.