Miami – sunshine all year round. Miami is the warmest city in the US and, in addition to millions of tourists, attracts tens of thousands of people every year who want to live in the beach city. Exceptional architecture and cultural diversity are the city’s most famous features. Miami is surrounded by two national parks that offer particularly unique, natural experiences. Miami is also interesting for divers, located directly on the beach you can explore many shipwrecks. However, Miami has a notoriously high crime rate, which deters many from moving to the city. We show you the parts of Miami where you can feel comfortable and where you would like to move to.
Downtown: living in the city center, basketball, ballet, opera
The Miami Downtown District consists of several small, subordinate neighborhoods. During the day and into the evening, downtown Miami is particularly busy. Miami’s basketball team, the Miami Heats, draws many people (even from out of town) to the American Airlines Arena to watch the games. In the Adrienne Arsht Center, where the Miami City Ballet and the Florida Grand Opera are located, there are always many visitors who want to enjoy a piece of culture, as well as in the Art Museum Miami.
Brickell: Life in the city and financial centre
Downtown Miami, in addition to being home to much of the nightlife, is also the center of South Florida’s finances. Many bankers in particular make their home in the expensive district, especially the Brickell subdistrict. Brickell is distinguished by its many skyscrapers, which make up much of the downtown area anyway. In the bursting floors of the skyscrapers are often luxury apartments, which are adapted exactly to the demands of the wealthy bankers who work there. The surrounding eateries are also on the more expensive side, offering mostly high-end food and cocktails. So living in Miami’s urban core is rather difficult for most. Nevertheless, there is also a numerous and well-visited art scene, as well as high-quality shopping opportunities.
- Population: 66,769
- Area: 9,842 km²
- Population density: 6,780/km²
Coconut Grove: Living in the green, parks & forests
Coconut Grove is perfect for living for those who want to live in a big city but still don’t want to miss the green. Coconut Grove has large parks with forests and green spaces spread throughout the neighborhood. What is special about the district is the CocoWalk Mall. At CocoWalk Mall, there are numerous designer shops and restaurants that make it easy to spend a day there. Besides shopping and dining, you can also just walk around and enjoy the new and impressive building as well as the palm trees of Miami.
Green spaces & boutiques
Due to its exceptional natural location, which makes Coconut Grove the greenest neighborhood in Miami, it is relatively expensive. The many parks and forests make the district very interesting and the large areas easily allow the construction of space-consuming, large houses. The people who live there have opened many cafes right on the roadsides, easy to reach after a walk. But there are also shopping opportunities in the chic boutiques that dot the streets.
- Population: 20,076
- Area: 14,52 km²
- Population density: 3,091/km²
Wynwood: Art, Galleries & Industrial Park
The Wynwood neighborhood is located in East Miami and is a very artistic neighborhood. Wynwood was once a pure industrial area, but over time it became the most artistic neighborhood in Miami. On almost all house walls there are large paintings in the huge outdoor museum ‘Wynwood Walls’ which give the entire neighborhood a colorful and creative flair. Everywhere in the fourth are various art galleries to be found that further underline the creative of the district. The young neighborhood is also known for the many restaurants and bistros that are located throughout the neighborhood, along with modern boutiques for shopping.
Wynwood has (besides mostly quite young residents) a large amount of clubs and bars. Accordingly, the neighborhood is still known for the lively nightlife, which comes from the residents of Miami and the also young tourists. You can go dancing or just have a drink, but it never gets boring here. In the 1950s, many people from Puerto Rico immigrated to this neighborhood, which also brings many cultural aspects to the district with many bars and restaurants that offer traditional food.
- Population: 8,621
Little Havana: culture, restaurants, music
As the name suggests, Little Havana is a Cuban neighborhood of Miami. Thanks to Miami’s location, it has been very easy for Cubans to come to Miami and so a South American flair established itself throughout the city, which makes up a large part of the culture seen there. Especially in Little Havana on the east coast of the city, many immigrants have felt at home and settled and started families there, making Little Havana a very old part of town. For example, in ‘Dominoes Park’ (actually: Maximo Gomez Park) you will find Cuban domino players spending their days there. Cuban restaurants, music, shops and many other parts of the typical Cuban culture like the sale of cigars. If you feel comfortable among colorful shops and easy-to-reach street food, Little Havana is the place for you.
Thanks to the long-standing introduction of Cuban culture to the American part of town, it’s impossible to miss the opportunities to check out and try out the themed restaurants and galleries in Little Havana. Most people move to the colorful neighborhood for this very reason, enjoying a different food and looking at typical Cuban art every day. A big part of the nightlife with Latin clubs and bars is again the origin of the inhabitants, who form the majority in Little Havana. Especially the young crowd comes to party in the neighborhood. The nightlife is very lively and popular. Also by the young inhabitants of Little Havana.
- Population: 76,163
- Population density: 8,423/km²
Miami Beach: Exclusive living on the beach
Miami Beach is an island in the east of Miami directly in the Atlantic Ocean. The island offers great opportunities especially for those who like to spend time at the beach. Miami Beach is also characterized by its unusual architecture, which can be found especially in the south of the city. The neighborhood is perfect for the younger crowd. There are numerous beach clubs and beach bars due to the location of the neighborhood that the area is so well known for and are frequented by residents and tourists alike throughout the year. The always good weather in Miami also allows you to visit the beach all year round without any worries.
Cult Quarter: Ocean Drive & Co.
Ocean Drive is what made Miami Beach famous. Besides the Art Deco hotels that are located on this street, this is also Miami’s most famous film location. Scarface, for example, was filmed directly in front of the Sunray Apartments in Miami and made Ocean Drive, among other things, as famous as it is now. But also other movies and series were filmed in Miami Beach. Furthermore the Casa Casuarina is located on Ocean Drive. Former home of the designer Gianni Versace, who was tragically murdered directly on his own steps in front of his house. But the entire Art Deco Hostoric neighborhood, which is part of Miami Beach, is known for the bright and same architecture spread throughout the neighborhood.
- Population: 87,779
- Area: 39,42 km²
- Population density: 4,461/km²
Palmetto Bay: Safe neighborhood for families
There are numerous single family homes for sale and rent in Palmetto Bay. The residents of the suburb place a high value on a safe environment in which one can and wants to raise their children. As such, the neighborhood’s numerous private schools also lend themselves to young families. The safety of their neighborhood is very important to the residents of Palmetto Bay, and they place a lot of value on a residential neighborhood where everyone can feel safe and in good hands.
Since you can get in and out of the city incredibly easily at any time thanks to the excellently planned traffic connections, the quiet living in the suburban area of Palmetto Bay offers itself perfectly as a retreat from the city. Living in the city without the noise and the many people offers the living in the suburban area Who it has become too crowded and too noisy, who moves for example to the Familiengründing out of the city, but does not want to miss it completely and can visit it at any time because of the bars or restaurants quite easily and does not have to be forever on the road for it. Since family planning is an important issue for many in Palmetto Bay, there are also many private schools in the neighborhood, which suggests that it is generally an affluent neighborhood.
- Population: 23,410
- Area: 21.46 km²
- Population density: 1,142/km²
Key Biscayne: Living between National Parks
Key Biscayne is an outlying area of Miami, which is located in the south and directly opposite Miami Beach. The people who decide to buy a house or an apartment there are mainly looking for nature and would rather live in the green than in the noisy, bright and densely populated downtown Miami. The district convinces with two adjacent national parks and the large, great beaches, which also visit numerous tourists every year, when they are on vacation in Miami.
Nature and beaches
Key Biscayne is mostly known for the great nature that can be observed there. The neighborhood is located outside of Miami and is surrounded by two national parks. Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Besides the two parks, there are also many forests, mangroves and breathtaking beaches.
- Population: 12,344
- Area: 4,42km²
- Population density: 3,976/km²