An introduction to the city of Miami in South Florida. Includes information for both visitors and residents. See also our Miami-Dade County and Greater Miami travel guides.

Downtown Miami, Florida, aerial view from airplane

Miami neighborhoods are formed by the unique convergence of nature, landscape, and human events which create an identity that’s often quite distinct from what exists just ten minutes away. Sometimes this is very apparent as you travel from one such community to the next, at other times it is less visible and becomes an ongoing expansion of your awareness of all the sides of that identity. But the adventure of getting to know each of these neighborhoods remains consistently worthwhile.

Bal Harbour

North of Miami Beach, the affluent neighborhood of Bal Harbour is home to elite shops, dining, and hotels – but also uncrowded stretches of beach and open waters.

Coral Gables

Coral Gables remains a distinct Miami area urban community that combines old-world style and new world inventiveness.

MiMo – Miami’s Upper East Side District

With its Biscayne Blvd. retro Fifties architecture, shopping, and dining venues, the Miami Modern upper east side district has become an insider’s favorite.

Districts of the City of Miami

Allapattah District of Miami

The Allapattah District is located in the center of the City of Miami, just north of State  Road 112. In the past, it was known as “Railroad Shop Colored Addition”. In 1947 black families were forcibly evicted from this area through eminent domain to make room for homes, schools, parks, and other facilities for white families. Today Allapattah is again predominantly black.

Bay Point Estates District of Miami

An introduction to the Bay Point Estates District of the city of Miami Florida. It is bounded by Northeast 41st Street, Northeast 50th Street, and Biscayne Bay. There are about 250 homes in the community and all homeowners pay expensive homeowners association dues to cover the cost of 24-hour security, road maintenance, and other amenities. Bay Point Estates is am expensive gated community fronting Biscayne Bay in Miami’s upper east side. Homes range in price from about $1 million to $9 million. homes range in size from 3000 to 8000 square feet3,536 to 7,758 square feet. typically cost 1 million to 9 million dollars

Brickell District of Miami

The Brickell District is the southern part of Brickell Avenue Skyline is full of condominiums, hotels, and office building towers Lots of shops, restaurants, and cafes Population: more than 6000 Average resident income: 120,000. The Brickell District (usually just called “Brickell”) is divided into 2 sections;

Upper Brickell
north of Southeast 15th street (broadway)
includes the financial district
is part of downtown Miami
Has office buildings and residential buildings

Lower Brickell
between broadway and southeast 26th road
Mostly residential
Includes the “Millionaire’s Row section of Brockell Avenue)

Financial District is the area of downtown Miami along Brickell Avenue (US 1) and Brickell Bay Drive from south of the Miami River to Broadway. Referred to as the Manhattan of Miami”. Has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.

Brickell Key in Miami Florida

Brickell Key is a man-made island in Biscayne Bay that is connected to Downtown Miami by a short causeway called Brickell Key Drive.

Coconut Grove

Coral Way District of Miami

The Coral Way District is located in the southern area of the City of Miami.

Downtown Miami

The district known as Downtown Miami is located in the east-central part of the city of Maimi. It includes most of the islands int eh bay, Miami’s central business district, and the Brickell Financial District.

Flagami District of Miami

The Flagami District is located on the western edge of the city of Miami. It is the area bounded by Flagler Street, the Tamiami Trail, 57th Avenue (Red Road) and 77th Avenue.

Jewelry District of Miami

Liberty City

Little Haiti District of Miami

The area known as Little Haiti is a district in the north-central part of the city of Miami.

Little Havana District of Miami

An introduction to the Little Havana district of the city of Miami Florida. The district was named after the city of Havana which is the capital of Cuba and that country’s largest city. The neighborhood is a center of the Cuban exile community in the United States, but there are are also large enclaves of Cubans in Hialeah and other parts of the greater Miami area.

MiMo District of Miami

On June 7, 2006 Miami’s Historic Preservation Board voted unanimously to create a new historic district to protect a neighborhood of 1950’s motels and other “Miami Modern” buildings in a 30 block section of Biscayne Boulevard. The MiMo District will include the buildings along Biscayne Boulevard between Northeast 50th Street to Northeast 77th Street. The new district includes more then 50 “architecturally significant” buildings, many built in a style known as “Miami Modern” that appeared after World War II

Overtown District of Miami

The Overtown District is located in the center of the City of Miami. It is bounded on the south by Northwest 5th Street, on the north by Northwest 20th Street, on the west by northwest 10th Avenue, and on the east by the FEC Corridor and Northwest 1st Avenue.


Upper Eastside District of Miami

Watson Island in Miami

Watson Island is a diamond-shaped, 87 acres, man-made island in Biscayne Bay. It is connected to Downtown Miami and the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach by the MacArthur Causeway. The island is most well-known for being the home of the Miami Children’s Museum, the Jungle Island Theme Park, the Miami Yacht Club, the Miami Outboard Club, Japanese Gardens, and a seaplane base.

Morningside District of Miami

The Morningside district is located on Miami’s Upper Eastside near the neighborhoods of Bay Point, Belle Meade, Bayside, Palm Bay, and Shorecrest. All of these districts are within walking distance of Biscayne Bay.

Attractions in the City of Miami
Information about the most popular visitor attractions in and near downtown Miami, Florida.

Restaurants in the City of Miami
Bongos Cafe, the Capital Grille, Morton’s Steakhouse, the Hard Rock Cafe, and other restaurants in downtown Miami, Florida.