The farm is hidden behind tall trees and a short wall. But when you walk closer, you can start to see the main house painted blue and coral-pink.
There are six small cottages on one side of the house, and sitting right over Miami’s Little River, is a two-story boathouse from the early 1900s.
“(When) you’re in here, you’re not in Miami. (But) you can walk two feet out the door and you’re in Miami. What could be better?” said Tamara Hendershot, owner of the Magic City Farm.
A conference looking at how Miami can become a nebula for technology start-ups is taking place Wednesday at the New World Center on Miami Beach.
Called Start-Up City: Miami, the conference is in part the brain-child of urban studies expert Richard Florida who lives part-time in Miami Beach.
Florida is a senior editor at the Atlantic and runs an institute for the study of economic prosperity at the University of Toronto.
A version of this story first ran in The Miami Herald on April 28, 2012.
When Starz network’s Magic City came to town last year to shoot their 1959 Miami Beach drama, producers were obsessive.
“God is in the details,” said Magic City’s executive producer, writer and Miami Beach native Mitch Glazer. “We were rigorous about everything across the board from music to architecture down to that.”
That meaning breast augmentation.