Miami is one of the great cultural melting pots in the world. An international city at Florida’s south eastern tip with Cuban influence that reflects in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana.
Ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world’s seventh richest city in terms of purchasing power, this glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels, trendsetting night clubs, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets, and citywide recycling programs. Discover five of Miami’s great neighborhoods and find the one that fits you below:
The marina at Dinner key is central to the boating community. This neighborhood is a home to small, bustling commercial center with boutiques, juice bars and cafes. The Grove features winding roads and bike paths leading to popular bay front parks and sailing marinas. Coconut Grove has a broad mix of younger families, older empty-nesters and singles.
The area’s several green spaces include bay front barnacle historic state park, home to a mangrove forest, and the iconic Vizcaya museum and gardens, centered on a lavish Italian style villa.
Downtown MiamiKnown as an urban city center, based around the central business district of Miami. This neighborhood is a busy shopping area with cultural and event venues. Homes range from historic buildings to modern high rises. During the day, the open-air malls, department stores and jewelry shops are busy with foot traffic, while at night, crowds descend on the American airlines arena for Miami heat basket ball games and big name concerts. It is known as the historic heart of Miami.
Little HavanaLittle Havana is one of Miami’s best known and loved neighborhoods. Located just west of Downtown Miami and south of the Miami rivers. This neighborhood is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to Cigar-smoking patrons.
Its festivals, including the Calle Ocho festival, Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays, the three kings parade and others, have been televised to millions of people every year on different continents. It is also known for its landmarks, including Calle Ocho(SW 8th street/Taimiami trail), and its walk of fame for famous artists and Latin personalities. There’s a great sense of community in this neighborhood.
BrickellSitting south of the Miami river, this upscale neighborhood was Miami’s millionaire’s row and is today one of the largest financial districts in the country. This area is where glittering business towers and luxury condos tower over Biscayne Bay. Rooftop bars and surf ‘n’ turf grills cater to the banking and business crowd, while the art galleries and fashionable boutiques in the Brickell city center attract chic locals.
Brickell has the millionaire’s lifestyle with some of Miami’s most expensive homes.
Once a one family island home of the Vanderbitts, and later several other millionaires, it was sold for development in the 1960s. The 2010 census revealed that Fisher Island had the highest per capita income of any place in the United States.
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