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Below you will find information on the Communities of Brickell Avenue, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Doral, Kendall (East and West) Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Miami Springs, Perrine/Cutler Ridge, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, South Miami and the Redlands.
Just minutes south of Miami, high-rise condominiums stand like mirrored glass and steel sentinels on Brickell Avenue. The breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay are sought by those who prefer an urban lifestyle.
Professionals, winter residents, and others who enjoy the activities and amenities of "city life" are drawn to Brickell Avenue and its downtown orientation.
Early mornings and evenings are the perfect hours for jogging, walking, and bicycle riding on the wide Brickell Boulevard.
The proximity to downtown and the coveted panorama of gleaming water views make condominium prices relatively expensive.
Founded in the 1920’s, "The City Beautiful" was a front runner as one of the first planned communities in the United States. Seventy years later, the city’s residents still enjoy the Spanish Mediterranean architecture and Old World ambience which has been carefully preserved. Elegantly manicured golf courses, curving tree canopied boulevards, miles of weaving waterways and plaza, fountains and courtyards create impressive settings for elegant, distinctive residences.
The international business and financial climate of "The Gables" has attracted over fifty multinational corporations thus earning Coral Gables the distinction of having been cited as one of three global cities along with Paris and Honolulu.
Over 100 restaurants provide a selection of delectable dining experiences which give Coral Gables the reputation of being the gourmet capital of South Florida.
Strict zoning regulations and persistent attention to a master plan can be credited with the consistently healthy property values. While some smaller, more modest homes in the north part of Coral Gables are less expensive, the areas to the south and along Biscayne Bay boast multi-million dollar waterfront estates. Condominiums and apartments round out the Gables’ housing picture with prices from $100,000 to $15 million dollars.
Residential Demographics (2000 CENSUS FIGURES)
Total population in 14 square miles is 43,000
Total number of households is 16,586; average household
size is 2.34
Average household income exceeds $97,000
Median home values exceed $275,000
More than 50% of residents have a college degree; 25%
have a graduate or professional degree
More than 50% of the household above $50,000 or higher
Situated on about three square miles just 15 minutes south of downtown is Miami’s answer to the Left Bank of Paris and New York’s Greenwich Village. Coconut Grove is a blend of quaintness and sophistication: simplicity and ultra-luxury.
One of the earliest settlements in Miami, the Grove is home to artists, writers, political leaders, environmentalists, philanthropists, and high-powered executives.
A relaxed urban oasis with a village atmosphere by day, the Grove is transformed into a vibrant, colorful, irresistible experience at night. Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of every opportunity to retreat to the sanctuary of the Grove’s bay front parks and marinas.
Near Miami International Airport and in the western region of Dade County, the Doral area offers a serene residential lifestyle and close proximity to a first-class hotel and a fast-growing thriving business community.
Doral has been developed as a premiere golf-oriented community. A world renowned spa, country clubs and championship courses surround the picturesque neighborhoods composed of estate homes, townhouses and condominiums which range in price from moderate to expensive.
The progressive community of Kendall attracts professionals and families to its quickly expanding region. Residents can find affordable houses, apartments, Country Club communities, and estates to meet their needs. The tree-lined neighborhoods are filled with many large parks, lakes, and playgrounds, making it an excellent place for children.
Active residents may play golf and tennis, swim, fish, and shop. In fact, shoppers from around the world come to the area’s three major malls. Students can busily study in the local library while attending the Miami-Dade Community College. This area is also filled with popular dining establishments for the whole family. Easily accessible to the hub of Miami and its airport, approximately 97,000 residents live and work in this popular city.
The established neighborhoods located east of U.S. Highway One (South Dixie Highway) include the Pinecrest and Palmetto area. Large lots, mature foliage and family-oriented neighborhoods make East Kendall the area of choice for the families who reside there. Well-planned and active sports and youth programs and award winning schools further enhance the lifestyles these neighborhoods offer.
The Falls area is also especially popular with neighborhoods of newer, larger homes, excellent schools and the beautiful Falls shopping/entertainment center, a popular attraction for residents and tourists alike.
Spacious planned communities complete with well-maintained greenways, pools, clubhouses and recreational facilities are numerous. Single family homes as well as townhomes, condominiums, garden apartments and patio homes are attractive choices for singles, young families and empty nesters.
This paradise may be quieter than most South Florida hot spots but it continues to bring guests and residents back for more. Once the home of a legendary coconut grove plantation, this tranquil sub-tropical island was first discovered in 1497. The stormy history of Key Biscayne includes shipwrecks, pirates, Indian attacks, hurricanes, plagues, and wars.
The Rickenbacker Causeway is the Key’s link to the mainland. Only 8 miles from downtown Miami, the 4.5 square mile island offers miles of sandy beaches, the 500 acre Crandon park area, 400 acres of woodlands and the Cape Florida State Park which occupies 406 acres at the southernmost tip of the Key. The historic Cape Florida Lighthouse built in 1825 and restored in 1978, fits naturally with the beauty of the incomparable oasis.
The population of an estimated 12,000 is a colorful tapestry consisting of old-timers, young professionals and transplants from many countries. The common thread that brings them all together is their love of island living. Students can attend the local elementary school and then experience the culture of Miami when they reach middle and high school.
Citizens here host a plethora of charitable events yearly. The annual Oktoberfest and Art Festival are just two examples of events held by groups such as the Lyons Club and Rotary Club that raise money for different causes. The locals are also dedicated to keeping their islands a beautiful and safe place to live. Key Biscayne’s relaxed charm and tropical luxuries provide a safe haven for everyone.
Single family homes dominate the western bayside of the Key while the Atlantic Ocean side features luxury waterfront villas, condominiums and luxury hotels. Property values continue to escalate.
Downtown Miami sees over 13 million people from around the world annually. The locals are just as diverse. The infusion of Haitian, African American, Caribbean and especially Hispanic cultures is evident in the fashion, art, and local food. The city is alive with commerce, entertainment, and enjoyment for all who step across its borders.
Miami successfully combines the past and the future in its vibrant architecture. The Freedom Tower, a well-known landmark on Biscayne Boulevard, is the city’s first skyscraper. The tower has offices for many prominent businesses, including the Miami News. In the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, visitors will find a Mediterranean piazza. Here are the biggest library in the Southeast region, the Miami Art Museum, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. The local American Airlines Arena hosts the NBA’s Miami Heat and The Orange Bowl is home of the Miami Hurricanes.
The Downtown Miami Shopping District offers a cosmopolitan shopping experience. Here residents can buy jewelry, electronics, discount clothing, and more. Bayside Marketplace is an open-air market where the popular Pier 5 once stood. This waterfront spot features dining, souvenir shopping, and outdoor entertainment. Residents also shop at the Omni International Mall.
Miami is a great place for culture. The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts features concerts and performances. Residents can visit the Miami Design Districts and browse through the art galleries and showrooms. This is the place to find unique furniture, carpeting, costumes, antiques, and more.
Miami’s communities come together to spice up the night in local clubs, boutiques, and restaurants. Residents here will find international cuisine in bayside cafes, bistros, grills, and fine dining establishments.
The culture here draws big business from around the world. Major industries in the area include retail, service, real estate, media, finance, agriculture, and more. Brickell Avenue features international banking and commerce. It also hosts vibrant eateries, hotels, and condominiums. Employees commute to Miami from other areas using the accessible Tri-Rail system, the highways, the Miami International Airport, and the Port of Miami. This port is also used for people to take a luxury cruise to nearby tropical islands.
Miami has several neighborhoods that cling to certain cultural traditions. Little Havana, home of the popular Calle Ocho festival, is blossoming with authentic Hispanic food and lifestyle. Little Haiti is a bustling area filled with spicy Creole traditions. Overtown, home of the Lyric Theater and the Overtown Historic Village, is a vibrant African American community. Liberty City is colored with murals representing community pride of its African American population. The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center here houses a black theater, artistic galleries and studios.
Miami knows the hurried pace of big business, the relaxed flow of the sea, the pulsating beat of diversity, and the massive influx of culture. Here a resident can experience the world without ever leaving the city. This sea front community is a gateway to many into the world of finance, pleasure, community, and hope.
Stretching ten miles, these connected islands, which were named the "sun and fun capital of the world" by Jackie Gleason, are separated from Miami by a 3-mile expanse of the shimmering water of Biscayne Bay. Since the days of the Honeymooners and "away we go," this Atlantic coastline community has undergone a "sandlift" which restored this paradise to its tropical glory.
If you are lucky enough to live in one of the southernmost condominiums you can watch the luxury cruise ships begin and end their voyages! The famed Art Deco Historic District features Streamline Modern as well as Art Deco styles in the one-square mile area that contains these architectural treasures.
Further north, young professional families are attracted by the Spanish Mediterranean Revival styles that date back to the twenties. Waterfront mansions and elegant estates with private docks attract the "rich and famous."
Recreational opportunities abound and cultural opportunities are plentiful and varied. The population of nearly 100,000 residents enjoy the many parks, community centers, golf courses, tennis facilities and of course, public beaches.
Miami Springs was named for its fifteen natural underground springs. This small, quiet residential community boasts tree-canopied streets and parkways. Home prices are in the moderate category.
Especially popular with airlines’ employees, Miami Springs is located near Miami International Airport. Recreational facilities include tennis courts, an Olympic sized pool, a public library and a recreational field with a clubhouse. The business section includes specialty stores and restaurants.
Just over thirty years since dairy cattle grazed on its 3,000 acres, this award winning planned development is particularly appealing to its working residents who commute to Greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale daily. Over seventeen lakes, 6 lake parks, curing streets, cul-de-sacs, schools, churches, recreation areas and the popular Main Street neighborhood shopping area all contribute to the desirability of this pleasant community.
More than 200 companies are located in Miami Lakes as well as community shopping centers, office buildings and light industrial and warehouse facilities, which make up the business community of the area.
With prices ranging from moderate to expensive, over 23,000 South Floridians call Miami Lakes home.
The Seminole Indians once named this area the "big hunting grounds." Today, that environmental legacy is perpetuated by parks, nature walks and popular areas for water sports including canoeing and swimming.
Though these two areas are relatively small in size, they are filled with subdivisions which appeal to families. Both newcomers and longtime residents enjoy the busy shopping centers and abundance of recreational opportunities, a county golf course, a softball diamond and "tot" centers.
This area is a composite of residential properties, a thriving corporate community and busy shopping centers.
The Village of Palmetto Bay is the 33rd municipality in Miami-Dade County. On September 10, 2002, the Village became officially incorporated.
The 23,000 plus residents of Palmetto Bay enjoy a superior quality of life, with beautiful, safe and peaceful neighborhoods, many of which are bordered by canals. Palmetto Bay is a wonderful community to raise a family. Our local and area schools are some of the best in the County, with each Miami-Dade Public School in the Village (Perrine Elementary, Coral Reef Elementary, Howard Drive Elementary, and Southwood Middle School) earning “A” status. We are proud of our Parks, too: Coral Reef Park - home to the champion Palmetto Bay Broncos Football Team, Perrine Park - with its basketball and tennis courts and active after school programs, and Perrine Wayside Park - where visitors can enjoy a peaceful picnic lakeside. While Palmetto Bay maintains a serene hometown feel, the Village is a short commute from several busy commerce and tourist areas, such as Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami, Kendall, and Coral Gables. Demographics not available.
The Village of Pinecrest was incorporated on March 12, 1996 and is one of thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Village is conveniently located twenty minutes south of Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida. The Village’s appeal as a desirable place to live is attributed to its natural beauty and area schools which are singled out as the best schools in the county. The resident’s enjoy a superior quality of life in a unique hometown rural atmosphere and benefit from the many amenities of the Greater Miami area.
Total population in 8.1 square miles is 19,268
Total number of households is 6250; agerage household size is 3.04
Medial value of owner occupied units (as of 2000 census) is $393,300
Median household income is $107,507 (2000 census)
61.6% of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher
Median age is 37.9
Founded in the 1890's, this residential community serves the needs of over 10,000 inhabitants. This area is a quiet haven away from the bustling downtown district. Families live on tree lined streets in comfortable neighborhoods. They frequent the renovated local shops, restaurants, theaters, and malls.
Families can entertain themselves at many nearby attractions. The Parrot Jungle and Gardens and Monkey Jungle allow visitors to interact with native wildlife. The Fairchild Tropical Gardens is an 83 acre paradise filled with tropical flowers and fauna. The Miami Metrozoo is another way to experience the wild. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum helps youngsters learn the history of this mode of transportation. This community also neighbors the attractions of Homestead and the expansive wonders of the Everglades.
To the west of U.S. One lies the Redland area. Large ranch-styled homes, farms, groves and nurseries are found in this agricultural community. Land values are attractively priced and acreage is in abundant supply.