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What are the best neighborhoods in Miami? The choice depends a lot on your lifestyle and needs. This question must be accompanied by others such as “Where do I find the best schools?”, “What is the average price in this area?”, “Condos or houses?”, “More peaceful and residential or busy environments?”. The good news is that Miami Real Estate offers options for all tastes and budgets.

Best neighborhoods in Miami to live or invest

If you want something exclusive and high-end integrated with the ocean, may be Sunny Isles Beach can be the best choice. If you want something more lively and urban, in the heart of the city, at affordable prices, Brickell might be more more suitable. Want a bit of both worlds? Edgewater has emerged in the buyers’ preference.

In this article we have provided a brief, but detailed, explanation of the main Miami neighborhoods. The list could be even longer, since Miami is very large and several neighborhoods are emerging, such as some suburban regions, which gained prominence mainly in these pandemic periods, such as Weston and Doral.

Below are some of the neighborhoods we chose as the best in Miami. If you want a more detailed and personalized explanation, feel free to contact me now via WhatsAp: +1 (305) 318 6968 (Heloisa Arazi).


The city of Aventura is a predominantly residential community, ideal for families. The city borders Sunny Isles Beach, which allows its residents to enjoy the island’s beautiful beaches. Aventura is home to one of the largest shopping malls in the USA: Aventura Mall. The urban infrastructure in the community is excellent, with numerous department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, good schools and great restaurants.

Aventura has been evolving and attracting several office buildings, health clinics and banks. Young professionals started choosing the neighborhood to live, betting on urban transformation. The city has also received heavy investments in recent years to improve local mobility. The construction of a Brightline train station near the Aventura Mall has recently started and will link Aventura to other areas of Miami and nearby cities, such as Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

The neighborhood is also quite complete with regard to leisure options, offering great restaurants, public parks, shops, beautiful lakes and navigable canals. Many condos for sale in Aventura have their own marina. The city also offers options for independent marinas to hire. If you enjoy golf, in Aventura you will find some of the best golf courses in Miami. Recently, the Tidal Cove water park was opened near Aventura Mall.

Properties for sale in Aventura have affordable prices, which makes the community one of the best neighborhoods in Miami to buy real estate.

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Sunny Isles Beach – Best neighborhoods in Miami

Sunny Isles Beach is one of Miami’s most noble and elegant communities. No wonder it was the location chosen by some of the world renowned brands to build their very high-end buildings in partnership with local developers. This is the case with the Porsche Design Tower, Armani Residences and Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles. The exclusivity of the neighborhood raises the average price of real estate. However, it is still possible to find affordable options compared to other luxury areas in Miami, such as Fisher Island and Miami Beach.

Sunny Isles is a predominantly residential and peaceful community, ranked as one of the safest cities in Florida. Despite the many new condos it received in the past few years, it was able to preserve its elegance and reserved atmosphere. Its beaches are among the most beautiful in Florida, a characteristic that gave the islad the title “Florida Riviera”. Sunny Isles also offers one of the best public schools in Miami. Bordering Aventura and Bal Harbor, it brings the convenience of being close to two of Miami’s best shopping malls: Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Shops.

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Bal Harbour

South of Sunny Isles, following Collins Avenue, is the Bal Harbor neighborhood. While maintaining the exclusive and elegant features found in Sunny Isles, such as a residential environment and beautiful beaches, Bal Harbor brings a difference: it is at the northern tip of Miami Beach. A few minutes by car and you cross the barrier between peaceful environment and excitement. Bal Harbor is also known for hosting one of the most luxurious malls in the world, Bal Harbor Shops. With so many designer stores and people from all over the world shopping there, the mall was once considered the most productive in the world in terms of revenue per square foot.

Despite being close to Miami Beach, you don’t have to leave the neighborhood to enjoy Miami’s nightlife. The St. Regis Hotel offers one of the most exclusive bars in Miami with the most coveted champagne and wine labels from around the world.

Next to Bal Harbor is Bay Harbor Island. Together, the two communities offer a mix of real estate options, between single Family home and luxury condos.

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Bal Harbour
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Brickell is known as Miami’s financial district, with numerous office buildings and financial institutions. Traditionally, the neighborhood has always been seen as a place for offices and work. However, in recent years Brickell has experienced a real urban revolution, attracting young people and families to live in the region and enjoy all the urban and trendy atmosphere that Miami has to offer. The amount of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes that have sprung up in the community over the past 10 years has made Brickell one of the most sought-after places to invest or live in Miami. A landmark in the region was the construction of Brickell City Center, a mall that transformed the neighborhood not only for its numerous stores and establishments, but also for its bold architecture.

Brickell’s central location puts you in the heart of Miami, close to everything the city has to offer.

Brickell is a neighborhood for those who enjoy urban life and offers great options for apartments at affordable prices.

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Brickell neighborhood

Edgewater – one of the best places to live in central Miami

Like Brickell, Edgewater is also located in central Miami. The main difference between neighborhoods is that Edgewater has preserved part of its residential atmosphere. Despite an urban neighborhood, it does not have the same trendy atmosphere as Brickell and still maintains its air of community and warmth. Edgewater brings you the best of both worlds, as it is a quiet neighborhood and is located in the heart of Miami, just minutes from urban life and the hustle and bustle of the city. Edgewater has another advantage over other urban neighborhoods in Miami: mobility. The neighborhood is cut by avenues and roads that connect it to other areas, making traffic less congested. The name “Edge” “Water” is because it is on the horizontal line of Miami Beach on the map, on the edge of Biscayne Bay.

The new condos in Edgewater are concentrated in the eastern part of the neighborhood, close to the bay, taking advantage of the beautiful views of the water. In the central part, towards the east, there are preserved historic houses that contrast with the modern skyline of the new condos, giving Edgewater a picturesque touch, where modern and classic live together.

Edgwater is also known as a pedestrian friendly neighborhood, with a good walkability. There is no lack of parks and green areas to improve the quality of life of its residents.

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Edgewater is considered one of the best places in Miami to live in
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Key Biscayne – Best neighborhoods in Miami

Key Biscayne is considered the best place to live in Florida, according to HomeSnacks and also the third safest city in Florida acoording to Safewise. The low rate of unemployment, low crime and high average income of its residents are some of the factors that put the island at the top of the ranking. The environment is so calm and safe that locals use golf carts to get around. Residents don’t have to leave the island for anything. There you will find restaurants, supermarkets, health clinics, good schools, beautiful beaches, parks, golf courses and tourist attractions. And, if you want to party a little, Miami Beach is right next door, practically a bridge away.

Of course the Real Estate median price there is quite exclusive, as well.

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Key Biscayne Island is one of the best neighborhoods in Miami to live

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We hope we could clarify about some of the best places to live in Miami and nearby areas. If you are interested in buying or renting Miami Real Estate or just chat a bit about some of the places described in this article, please give us a call any time: +1 (305) 318 6968 (Heloisa Arazi).

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