A Few Great Residential Neighborhoods in Miami
So, you’re interested in moving to Miami. Well let’s be honest, who isn’t? If you are serious, however, you’ll need to start considering which of Miami’s vibrant neighborhoods is right for you. Consider the following five choices, and contact Bryan Halda for a variety of properties located in each.
The center of South Florida’s cultural, financial, and commercial activity, Downtown is both urban residential neighborhood and central business district. It is the fastest growing area in Miami due to a renewed focus on real estate development and nightlife attractions. There are museums, cafes, and American Airlines Arena, home of the World Champion Miami Heat.
The Venetian Islands are manmade and located in the Biscayne Bay. The Venetian Causeway, a private toll road, connects the six islands. Residences on the islands offer luxurious suburban living with plenty of room to stretch out. A quieter alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city life on either side of the bay.
Art Deco District
This Miami Beach neighborhood is also known as the Miami Beach Architectural District. It was designated a U.S. historic district in May 14, 1979, with 960 historic buildings. Most of the “art-deco” buildings were built in the 1920s and 30s, and are characterized by pastel colors and unique features including porthole windows and terrazzo floors. The Miami Design Preservation League has worked hard to restore these buildings to their former glory.
Like the Art Deco District of Miami Beach, Mid Beach boasts some “blast-from-the-past” architecture. It is home to some of the most attractive resorts in the area, as well as an array of glamorous restaurants and spas.
North Bay Village
North Bay Village stretches across three islands—North Bay Island, Harbor Island, and Treasure Island. Like the Venetian Islands, North Bay is located in the Biscayne Bay and intersected by a causeway. It actually used to be completely submerged in water, until dredging and filling in the 1940’s made it a popular nightlife hotspot for legends such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Dean Martin. Today, it is a major residential location, being transformed by high-rise luxury condominium construction.