Courtesy: Geo News
Many people may be curious about the future whereabouts of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who is moving from his longtime home of Seattle to Miami, following the revelation that Bezos is departing.
The answer is a private island that is home to some of America’s most affluent celebrity neighbourhoods.
Known by another name, Billionaire Bunker, Indian Creek is a man-made barrier island in Biscayne Bay that spans 300 acres and is home to some of the biggest names in business, entertainment, and sports.
Speaking with NBC6 about the history of Indian Creek, Paul George, the historian for the History of Miami Museum, revealed that the development first began during the 1920s real estate boom.
According to George, it was designed as an Italian-Mediterranean community.
The Indian Creek Village Police Department was established to provide the community with a police force and maritime patrol after Indian Creek Village was incorporated in 1939.
Currently, the island is home to dozens of residences, a golf course, a country club, and naturally, a few well-known people.
“The centerpiece was a golf course and a clubhouse, and that’s what you always see when you come to the island,” George explained. “That becomes the first of everything there.”
Just two months after purchasing a nearby estate for $68 million, Bezos bought a mansion in Indian Creek for $79 million in October, according to Bloomberg news.
It is said that the only way to get to the island village is via a two-lane bridge that is constantly watched by armed soldiers.
Bezos will now be linked to other A-list stars, including musician Julio Iglesias, NFL great Tom Brady, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner.
In 2020, Tom Brady, together with his children and then-wife Gisele Bündchen, relocated to Indian Creek.
Reportedly, Julio Iglesias has lived in the neighbourhood for a long time, having bought his first house in Indian Creek back in 1979.
In 2021, Ivanka Trump and her spouse moved there after purportedly buying a house that had belonged to Iglesias.
1- Header image: Jeff Bezos and an aerial view of Indian Creek Island where Billionaire Bunker is located. — X/@jeffreygreenberg