According to the 2021 City & Neighborhood Rankings from Walk Score, Miami is the 6th most walkable large city in the US and #1 in America’s Top 25 Potential 15-minute Cities.
In this blog, I am going to share with you different options, different neighborhoods even though according to Walk Score the top walkable neighborhoods are Downtown Miami, Wynwood-Edgewater and Little Havana.
So, before we jump into all the options of Miami’s walkable neighborhoods I have to say that there is no specific order in here. I will be giving you different options without numbering them. Let’s define first what walkable is but also what 15-minute cities are.
Living a walkable lifestyle means that developers design communities around the human foot. The center of the design is humans and not cars. Rush-hour traffic is irrelevant here. In other words, where you can live, work, and play all within the same surrounding area. And what a 15-minute city is? Everything you need (food, healthcare, schools, green spaces) is within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from your home.
Having that said, let’s jump into the list.
Downtown and Brickell are the most walkable areas in Miami according to WalkScore. They are considering both together but for locals, we know they are two separate neighborhoods. With over 500 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, Downtown Miami and Brickell has world-class public transportation with the Metrorail and the Brightline and is very bikeable. Living in any of these areas will definitely give you a vibrant nightlife with top-rated Michelin star restaurants. This may be the area for you if you enjoy vertical and luxury living, you know more high-rise condos and the prices in this area could start as low as $300k and could go all over to $19M or more.
More specifically Wynwood and Edgewater Miami.
These 2 areas are also other very walkable neighborhoods in the Midtown area with over 300 restaurants, bars and coffee shops. In Wynwood you will find a lot of colorful murals, art galleries, clothing boutiques, antique shops, Wynwood Walls which is an outdoor museum showcasing the works of the world’s best-known street artists and so much other things to do. Also, Wynwood does have so many outdoor activities and events for everyone throughout the year. I must say that Wynwood has been evolving so much, with new construction everywhere there that I got impressed recently when I went to an event in the convention center.
On the other hand, Edgewater Miami has been having lots of new condo construction too. Edgewater is an up-and-coming neighborhood ideally located on the Bayfront. We can find single family, condo properties also high-rises in this area, from $250k all over to $4M or more.
Both are close to the Miami Design District area and the historic Buena Vista neighborhoods.
This is the area where you can get your Cuban coffee. In any place in South Florida you can get it but here, it does have a special touch. In Little Havana you will find Latin American art galleries, busy restaurants, Cafes with walk-up windows that sell Cuban coffee, cigar smoking places, street life, so many cultural activities and more. Many of the residential areas are definitely walking distance to the Latin American restaurants and art galleries. In here you will find single family homes and condos from $250k all over to over a million dollars.
One of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods is Coconut Grove which is our next walkable neighborhood.
Residents in this neighborhood, known as “the Grove” to locals, could easily walk to one of the many great restaurants, walk along the water, visit museums, and parks. In its center village you will find the CocoWalk area with the best restaurants, outdoor cafes, galleries and low-to-mid rise condos. We can’t forget about the tropical garden on the bay which is the Kennedy Park which features large open spaces and unobstructed water views.
In Coconut Grove we can find single family homes and condos that can go all over to $31M. One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Miami with sailing clubs and waterfront mega mansions with marina.
Coral Gables, the “City Beautiful” has its own Downtown where you can easily walk to dine out, do your shopping, and experience some great entertainment without going far from home. I love Coral Gables because of its tree-lined colors and sceneries, because of the Mediterranean style everywhere, parks and also its Michelin star restaurants. Coral Gables is known for so many amazing things like for the golf lovers and marina lovers this is definitely the area you want to be. Of course having so many amenities prices won’t be cheap. Housing includes apartments, condos, and single-family homes and could go over $31M living in one of the most exclusive areas in South Florida having waterfront mansions.
We have to talk about the beach. South Beach is known for its beaches and the glamorous scene but also, is immersed inside the art deco-clad with hundreds of historic, pastel-colored buildings, with shops, nightspots, and celebrity-chef eateries at your fingertips. In South Beach, it’s easy to find a place to live where you can walk to grocery stores and restaurants and we can find all types of properties and could go all over to $40M.
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