What are the best neighborhoods to buy a home in Miami?
Miami has many neighborhoods — at least 25 within the city limits — that are all part of the city’s four main sections: Downtown, South, North and West.
A hub for arts and entertainment, as well as home to Brickell (the city’s financial center), Downtown is one of the best areas to live in Miami. Its architecture boasts magnificent churches; emblematic skyscrapers (Miami has the country’s third-tallest skyline); and modern buildings on Biscayne Boulevard. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, parks, art galleries and fashionable boutiques to enjoy in this part of town.
The southern area of the city is home to Miami’s most historic neighborhoods. Famous for its tropical vibes, Coconut Grove is located along the Biscayne Bay and the Dinner Key Marina, making it the perfect place to enjoy natural sights and learn to sail. Coral Gables is another reputable neighborhood, featuring Mediterranean Revival architecture, remarkable shops, cafes along Miracle Mile, and a flourishing cultural scene.
The north side of Miami has a diverse cultural mix, ranging from West Indian to Hispanic and European American roots. The sophisticated Design District is one of the top neighborhoods in the northern area and a center for luxury shopping, fine dining and exquisite art galleries. North Miami has a vast architecture, with options ranging from 1920 constructions to modern buildings.
West Miami includes neighborhoods like Little Havana, West Flagler and Flaglami. The heart of Miami’s Cuban diaspora, Little Havana is well-known for its vibrant street life, restaurants and the annual Calle Ocho street festival — one of the largest Latin music festivals in the world.