As art collectors descend on Switzerland for Art Basel next week, many will arrive by private jet.

Glamorous events like that and others, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the Monaco Yacht Show, are contributing to the creation of “private jet clusters” — or locations that see surges in private jet travel.

The Instagram-inundating edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, which takes place in early December, is a testament to the city’s thriving art scene. And during the 2014 event, 191 private jets touched down in Miami, representing a 28% increase compared with the same period in 2012, according to the latest Knight Frank Wealth Report, which examined data from private aviation firm NetJets and aircraft tracker WINGX.

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The short-lived migrations of ultra-high net-worth individuals to desirable destinations — for say, a posh event such as the Monaco Grand Prix — is helping to boost demand for second-home purchases in these areas, too, says Knight Frank.

With that in mind, here’s a look at homes for sale in and around the five locations that have seen the biggest increases in private jet travel.

*Data below courtesy of Knight Frank.


Event: Art Basel
Month: December
Jet Arrivals: 191
2014 vs. 2012 Growth: 28%


Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Price: $27.5 million
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4 full, 2 partial

It’s the perfect pad for any discerning jetsetter: a triplex penthouse atop the trendy Miami Beach Edition hotel. The 8,200-square-foot residence has 20-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. It also boasts a rooftop terrace with a 36-foot-long lap pool and outdoor kitchen (seen at top).

Agent: Chad Carroll, Laura Cresto and Devin Kay of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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Event: The Masters
Month: April
Jet Arrivals: 185
2014 vs. 2012 Growth: 18%


Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Price: $10.5 million
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8 full, 4 partial

Greensboro is roughly an hour’s drive from Augusta, where the annual Masters tournament takes place in April. For the spectator who wants to improve their golf game, this nearly six-acre estate on Lake Oconee is just 10 minutes from the Oconee Golf Course. The home includes several stone decks, an infinity-edge swimming pool and a private dock.

Agent: Jared Sapp, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

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Event: World Economic Forum
Month: January
Jet Arrivals: 528
2014 vs. 2012 Growth: 16%


Knight Frank

Price: Upon request
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 full

Davos, a town in the Swiss Alps, plays host to the annual World Economic Forum, a conference that brings together leaders in business and politics from around the world. This alpine hideaway is roughly an hour’s drive from Davos in the Falera municipality. The living and dining rooms can be opened to the outdoors, thanks to sliding glass walls and a covered balcony.

Agent: Alexander Koch de Gooreynd, Knight Frank

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Event: Kentucky Derby
Month: May
Jet Arrivals: 511
2014 vs. 2012 Growth: 15%


Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

Price: $4.5 million
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6 full, 3 partial

For those who win big at Churchill Downs, this 10,810-square-foot country house, made of tumbled stone and brick, is for sale. The tastefully designed home includes a gourmet kitchen, a saltwater swimming pool and a game room with a wet bar – when the occasion calls for a celebratory mint julep.

Agent: John Lenihan, Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

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Event: Art Basel
Month: June
Jet Arrivals: 168
2014 vs. 2012 Growth: 12%


Christie’s International Real Estate

Price: Upon request
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5 full

This stately house, in Zürich’s Herrliberg municipality, is about an hour’s drive from Basel. The 6,458-square-foot home with lake views has all the essentials for a weekend getaway, including a swimming pool, a gym, a sauna, gardens and a wine cellar. There’s also a separate guesthouse with its own living room and kitchen, in addition to underground parking for up to ten cars.

Agent: Stefanie Oechslin, Christie’s International Real Estate

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