A thriving urban center, downtown Miami has come of age. With a flourishing finance, arts, entertainment and commerce center, the city has grown into a major global power center. A combination of young professionals and boomers seeking an urban lifestyle are snatching up properties. This demographic wants to be close to work, amenities and the cultural activities. Downtown Miami is also popular among the international set seeking a pied a terre in the city. This rich, culturally diverse population and a popping cultural and arts scene combined with the energy of a cosmopolitan city, make downtown one of the hottest areas in Dade County. In Miami, people go to dinner at 9PM, much like New York, without having to endure the harsh winter weather.
Vibrant Miami is happening. Brickell may be one of the most exclusive communities in Miami offering state of the art luxury residences with full service amenities. Many of these buildings provide residents with resort type conveniences and amenities matched with cutting edge interior design and architecture, which appeals greatly to millennials as well as the "older set". A community heavily influenced by a combination of Caribbean, South American and European influences creates a colorful, rich and flamboyant culture combined with the refinement of continental Europe. There is also a thriving art scene slightly to the north of Brickell in Wynnwood Arts District, along with a world class ballet and symphony hall at the Arsht Center. In addition to great galleries and shops, downtown Miami also has a happening restaurant scene as eclectic as the place itself. Any night of the week, you can dine at a top restaurant exploring the flavors of the world often fused together to create unique and original flavors.
For schools, downtown Miami offers private and public options. Among the public schools, there are several highly regarded charter schools such as Downtown Miami Charter School for Kindergarten through 6th grade and Southside Elementary School. There is also the School for Advanced Studies, I Preparatory Academy and Metropolitan International School. For private options, nearby in Coconut Grove is the highly prestigious Ransom Everglades School for 6th through 12th grade, as well as the well-respected Cushman School in the Morningside area for Pre-K through 8th grade. There is also Key Point Academy for preschool through middle school. Preschool and daycare options include montessori based, The Learning Nest, as well as Tiniciti and Cherry Blossom Learning Center among others.