The city of South Miami, dubbed The City of Pleasant Living, falls between Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Unincorporated Dade. Located near the University of Miami, the city of South Miami offers a convenient location amid beautiful neighborhoods, historic buildings, boutique shops and world-class cuisine. With a population of about 12,000 the South Miami neighborhood has an urban-suburban mix. The City of South Miami is approximately 5 miles away from Brickell, Miami’s financial district, and approximately 9 miles away from South Beach. South Miami borders Coral Gables, and much of the downtown area is shared between South Miami and Coral Gables.
The city of South Miami was originally founded in 1897. During the 1920’s, real estate in South Miami was flourishing and the first city council was formed. Today the city of South Miami continues to grow and has a lovely downtown area filled with excellent restaurants and boutique shopping, surrounding The Shops of Sunset Place. The shopping center includes an AMC movie theater complete with an IMAX and Dolby Cinema. Sunset Place is also home to Game Time Miami, a popular video game arcade with 36,000 square feet of entertainment.
South Miami offers many alluring restaurants. A local favorite can be found at Whisk Gourmet, which offers Southern-American cooking. For a special date night or upscale dining, residents from all over Miami come to the area to enjoy fine dining at Fiola. Other foodie fan favorites include Town Kitchen & Bar, Root & Bone, Taco Craft, Casa Cuba, Cracked by Chef Adrianne, Café Pastis, Old Lisbon Portuguese Restaurant and Akashi Japanese Restaurant.
For a special treat, Whip-N-Dip Ice Cream Shoppe is a quintessential meeting spot, offering in-house homemade ice cream. Others often go to Whip-N-Dip to enjoy a cone after school or take a neighborhood bike ride to enjoy a frozen treat. Next door, Sun Juice Smoothies offers refreshing treats on hot summer days. If you’re in the mood for cupcakes, Misha’s Cupcakes and Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee offer unique, indulgent flavors.
For a unique shopping experience, favorite South Miami boutique stores include Miro’s Boutique, Blush Boutique, Studio LX, Lanes Men’s Store and Mermaids Swimwear. A popular destination for athletic shoes and goods is FootWorks Running, which also offers neighborhood running clubs.
South Miami is home to many parks. A community favorite is Dante Fascell Park, located on Red Road. The park is full of beautiful sculptures including a new Colombian Sculpture Garden. The sculptures were donated to the park as part of a Sister City partnership with the city of South Miami and Medellin, Colombia. In addition to the Art in Public Place initiative, weekends are filled with runners, relaxing on picnic blankets and children’s birthday parties. Visitors also enjoy the tennis courts. For an outdoor cinematic experience, neighbors gather in the park for “Movie in the Park” events occurring on select Fridays every month.
A wonderful benefit of buying real estate in South Miami is its top-rated public school district. Public elementary schools include Sunset Elementary, Ludlam Elementary, Henry S. West Laboratory School and David Fairchild Elementary. South Miami Middle School and South Miami Senior High School offer excellent magnet programs. South Miami is also very close to other well-known and highly rated private schools include Riviera Day Schools, St Thomas Episcopal Parish School, Beth Am School, Epiphany Catholic School, Ransom Everglades Schools, Gulliver Prep School, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart and Immaculata-La Salle High School.
If South Miami sounds like it could be your place in the world, our agents would be honored to show you around. We have agents living in South Miami who would love to call you a neighbor. Give us a call today to explore real estate in South Miami and the surrounding areas.
Carolina Caraccia moved from her hometown of Maracaibo, Venezuela to the US in the mid 1980’s to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Finance and Real Estate at the University of Arizona, where she graduated with honors.
For the past 20 years she has worked as an administrator and business developer in her family business and in the art market. She is now leveraging her knowhow as a commercial consultant along with her business and managerial competence in the arts to make a comeback in real estate, bringing a lifetime of experience in the areas of enterprise administration, logistics, operations, public relations and sales expertise... Read More
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