When Kim Kardashian plotted a move to Miami it seemed a given that she’d be settling into the exclusive South Beach area of the city.
But Kim Kardashian and her sisters have instead been forced to find a home in the unfashionable area of North Beach, after residents blocked their application to move to South Beach.
When the sisters tried to rent beach homes on Sunset Islands, De Lido Islands and on North Beach Road, their efforts were blocked by neighbors, Radaronline.com is reporting.
A local rule meant the Kardashians needed to get signatures from neighbors living within 500 feet of the three homes they wished to lease with a 90% approval rate.
South Beach residents refused to bend to Kardashian sisters’ wishes, undoubtedly fearing their placid streets being overrun by television crews and photographers and turning into a virtual circus.
So, while they are filming their show in South Beach, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have had to settle for a 51,000-square-foot property within a gated community in North Miami Beach, which is nearly 14 miles away from their filming locations.
“The area is known for its hourly hotels, strip clubs and high crime rate,” a source told Radaronline.com.
“It’s a far-cry from their usual posh digs, with just a 7-Eleven and an abandoned old bank close by.”