We know that there are a lot of people moving to South Florida from other cities and states. In fact, almost 330,000 (between April 2020 and April 2021). People have moved to Florida during the past year and migration is expected to continue through 2025.
Why are people moving to South Florida?
For starters, those who are moving find in Florida a good deal of homeownership paying much less in property taxes while in other states they could pay twice or more. According to the National Association of Realtors, around 28% of the people relocating to Florida came from TX, 15% from NY, and 6% from California.
Additionally, Florida is one of 9 states with no income tax. According to state projections, the state of Florida is expected to gain an average of 845 new residents per day by 2025. Wow!
So let’s get straight to the point. According to a study by Niche.com and to today’s date, these are some of the best places to live in Miami Dade County:
Is for those seeking a fast-paced and amenity-rich lifestyle. Located directly south of Downtown Miami’s historic Central Business District, Brickell is the financial heart of Miami with a unique, vibrant atmosphere. For some Brickell is called or referred to as the “Manhattan of the South”.
Everything you need in Brickell is within walking distance including the latest bars and restaurants. Yes, they are always just around the corner. In Brickell, you can find incredible cafes, design stores, restaurants and, with food from every corner of the globe on offer.
You will find Beautiful parks whenever you want to find green spaces and to escape a little from the hustle and bustle. Brickell is also a few minutes away from different places with cultural activities like in Downtown, Wynwood, and the Design District. The real estate in Brickell consists mainly of apartments and condos with different options.
Is a small, well-ordered, impeccably manicured, and wealthy suburban village home to some of the most desirable real estate in Miami-Dade County. Has long been a popular destination for families. Just minutes away from Coral Gables and Downtown Miami, this is a neighborhood of charming, tree-lined streets and beautiful mansions on large lots. Pinecrest locals have an active outdoor lifestyle with plenty of great local parks.
As an example of this, Pinecrest Gardens serves as the hub of community life here, offering acres of tropical parkland and serving as the spot for local events like the weekly Farmers Market and the annual Pinecrest Fine Arts Festival. This suburban-feeling neighborhood has great public schools.
Ideally located Bayfront between Downtown Miami and the highly-sought-after Design District, Edgewater is an up-and-coming neighborhood. It has been undergoing massive transformations in recent years. Because of its proximity to downtown, Edgewater’s popularity has been growing a lot. Edgewater consists of residential buildings, like high-rise towers along Biscayne bay.
Edgewater counts with new buildings and among the more exclusive of these new high-rise condos are: Elysee, Missoni Baia, Biscayne Beach, and Paraiso bay.
Coral Gables is the rich South Florida heritage, is one of Miami’s most iconic neighborhoods, and is frequently referred to as the most beautiful neighborhood in Miami. Offering rich cultural heritage with an exciting contemporary twist. Coral Gables offers a strong blend of stunning Mediterranean-style architecture, stylishly manicured green spaces, and miles of canals and waterways. There’s a unique atmosphere in Coral Gables, very peaceful with old-world vibes.
Coral Gables counts with the Historic Miracle Mile with upscale boutiques, galleries, sidewalk cafes, and some of Miami’s most highly regarded restaurants. Also, the famous Venetian Pool, Shops at Merrick Park, and downtown Coral Gables draw visitors from all over the region. Downtown Coral Gables has been the financial hub for many international corporations headquartered here.
In other words, Coral Gables is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful, with huge mansions and celebrity waterfront estate neighborhoods in the U.S. It’s lush and does have excellent schools.
Is Miami’s oldest constantly occupied neighborhood. Coconut Grove is known as “The Grove” to locals and is full of history with beautiful historic architecture and lushly landscaped parks. Coconut Grove is famous for its quaint downtown area as well as its vibrant bayfront. The walkable and very colorful downtown streets are home to boutiques, bars, sidewalk cafes, and the Cocowalk outdoor shopping mall.
Coconut Grove is a great place to raise a family in Miami since it has some of the best schools in Miami. This neighborhood is a great one for families to call home.
Serene, peaceful and charming Key Biscayne is a paradise island town with a unique culture and a friendly. Key Biscayne is culturally diverse in population with a vibrant, laid-back culture that’s centered on the beach, independent businesses, and a thriving dining scene.
Additionally, this luxurious, highly exclusive and quiet island, is full of family-friendly bike paths and outdoor spaces. Key Biscayne is remarkably self-sufficient with everything that you need that you very rarely have to leave the island. Key Biscayne is home to some of the most highly rated schools in the Miami area.
The northern end of town is where you’ll find luxury high-rise condos, while by the southern end of town you will find single-family homes, many with waterfront access.
Is one of the best-kept secrets in South Florida, is known as “the new Coral Gables”. With lush green spaces, family-friendly contemporary. And also modern neighborhoods, and has become a hot spot for new residents, international buyers, and big businesses. So yes, Doral is a perfect place to get outdoors.
With over 7 parks with jogging trails, sporting facilities, and dog-friendly off-leash areas.
Residents of Doral can absolutely enjoy proximity to a world-class metropolitan area, while also having a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Miami. Doral is home to many Fortune 500 companies and offers a lot of great restaurants, shops, amenities, two new urban centers named Downtown Doral and CityPlace.
Both places offer dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Doral is home to highly rated schools and as far as real estate you can find all types of properties from apartments, condos to mansions.
There you have them! Thank you for joining me today with the top neighborhoods in Miami. I hope you found it helpful. If you’re considering moving to South Florida then contact me.
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