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Miami's Best Neighborhoods to Live in 2019

2018 was Miami’s craziest year in the past two decades. For example, Miami was rated among the worst traffic in the world, construction starts being at a 14% increase, and withstanding the second largest population increase from 2017.

So to start off the new year, we’ve put together a list of the top 8 neighborhoods in Miami, and we’ve ranked them based off of their Walk Scores, Transit Scores, and Bike Score, as well as our own “Editors’ Score”.

  #1 Brickell

Brickell is home to Miami’s main financial district, and is always seeing new development. This makes Brickell one of Miami’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. The area is served by two light-rail transit systems the Miami Metrorail and the Metromover— making transportation fairly convenient.

Brickell is also an international hub, as the majority of Florida’s foreign consulates are located there. This diversity is reflected in the cultural and social spheres of Brickell, where there are many different options in cuisine and entertainment. The Brickell City Centre, for example, features over 120 different shops and eateries.

  • Walk Score: 96

  • Transit Score: 85

  • Bike Score: 87

  • Editors' Score: 78

  • Total Score: 346


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Brickell Median Closing Price: $345,000

Price Per Square Foot: $418

Condo’s sold in the last 6 months: 564

#2 Downtown

Downtown Miami scored second on our list for just about every reason. With a healthy Walk, Transit, and Bike score, as well as Neighborhood amenities such as the Perez Art Museum, Frost Museum of Science, American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center, Bayside, and the-up-and-coming Miami World Center, you’ll never be too far from the main event.

Those working at the Wells Fargo Center or Southeast Financial Center will live footsteps away from their homes, all while being across the bridge from Brickell’s restaurants and nightlife as well as a 5-minute drive to Edgewater-Midtown and Wynwood. What more could you ask for?

  • Walk Score: 91

  • Transit Score: 94

  • Bike Score: 72

  • Editors' Score: 62

  • Total Score: 319

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Downtown Median Closing Price: $326,625

Price per square foot: $377

Condo’s sold in the last 6 months: 307

#3 Coconut Grove: Being the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in Miami-Dade County, the Grove has cemented itself as a top area to live in South Florida. In Coconut Grove, there is a wide range of cultural points of interest, in addition to schools and vibrant green spaces. Transportations include the Metrorail and Metrobus, linking the Grove to popular commercial centers like CocoWalk, which is currently under renovation expected to be open by 2020. In Coconut Grove’s east, you’ll find the Biscayne Bay, the historic Monty’s, which is a hub for the local sailing and boating communities.

  • Walk Score: 91

  • Transit Score: 51

  • Bike Score: 87

  • Editors' Score: 81

  • Total Score: 310

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Coconut Grove Median Closing Price: $1,050,000

Price Per Square Foot: $566

Homes Sold In The Last 6 Months: 104

#4 Edgewater-Midtown

Located north of Downtown, and east of Wynwood, Edgewater is a residential neighborhood complete with both new high-rise apartments and traditional historic homes. This area has seen a lot of development and urbanization over the past decade, and has increased in popularity partly due to its proximity to Downtown.

For those interested in the Arts, Edgewater is close to Miami’s Design District, and is also home to the Art Miami art fair, which takes place in December. Although the area’s Transit and Bike scores could use some improvement, the area is very pedestrian-friendly, making it a solid choice at number four.

  • Walk Score: 93

  • Transit Score: 55

  • Bike Score: 66

  • Editors' Score: 72

  • Total Score: 286

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Edgewater-Midtown Median Closing Price: $340,000

Price Per Square Foot: $429

Condo’s Sold In The Last 6 Months: 110

#5 Miami Beach

At number five, Miami Beach is one of America’s most popular beach resorts. The neighborhood has a distinct look due to its Art Deco architecture. The Art Deco District in Miami Beach is home to hundreds of Art Deco buildings which were built in the early and mid-twentieth century. For outdoor dining, shopping and art, visit Lincoln Road for endless options. Miami Beach is known for being pedestrian and bike-friendly, but transit options are limited.

  • Walk Score: 76

  • Transit Score: 50

  • Bike Score: 68

  • Editors' Score: 89

  • Total Score: 283

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Miami Beach Median Closing Price: $1,240,000

Price Per Square Foot: $873

Homes Sold In Last 6 Months: 99

#6 Aventura

Located in Miami’s northeast, Aventura is named after the Spanish word for “adventure.”  Perhaps the area’s biggest attraction is the Aventura Mall, which is the fifth-largest shopping mall in the country. Aventura also features a number of parks and a large golf course, making it an attractive residential area. For quick transit, commuters can use the Aventura Express Shuttle Bus or the Aventura Bike Share program.

  • Walk Score: 75

  • Transit Score: 55

  • Bike Score: 70

  • Editors' Score: 69

  • Total Score: 269

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Aventura Median Closing Price: $285,000

Price Per Square Foot: $287

Condos Sold In The Last 6 Months: 442

#7 Sunny Isles Beach

North of Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Sunny Isles is a place of stunning white sand beaches, pristine parks, popular restaurants, clubs and more. The area is a popular destination in Miami as it has much to offer: sports stadiums, golf, tennis, boating, diving, shopping and museums.

  • Walk Score: 58

  • Transit Score: 45

  • Bike Score: 59

  • Editors' Score: 77

  • Total Score: 239

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Sunny Isles Median Closing Price: $423,500

Price Per Square Foot: $523

Condo’s Sold In The Last 6 Months: $236

#8 Coral Gables: Last, but not least, is Coral Gables.Also known as “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables is a historical neighborhood with a lot of character. Featuring Spanish and Mediterranean architecture, the area has a unique look and feel. At the heart of the city you’ll find the newly renovated Miracle Mile, which features a variety of shops and activities. If you’d like to catch a movie, you can go to the new Landmark Theatre in the outdoor mall at Merrick Park. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami, the Miami Biltmore Hotel, and the freshwater Venetian Pool. The city is served by a free trolley system that runs North and South.

  • Walk Score: 57

  • Transit Score: 37

  • Bike Score: 55

  • Editors' Score: 83

  • Total Score: 232

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Coral Gables Median Closing Price: $905,000

Price Per Square Foot: $513


Homes Sold In The Last 6 Months: 209

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