While Miami is known for its caliente nightlife and top-notch Latin cuisine, it’s also a favorite spot to raise a family. This Florida oceanfront city is earning its reputation as a kid-friendly place with great schools and plenty of activities for all ages. The parents benefit, too, given Miami’s strong economic outlook, higher education, and a healthy job market.
Miami’s neighborhoods are as culturally diverse and vibrant as its history, many of which are perfect for families with kids in the home. We’ve done the research for you to choose five of the most family-friendly neighborhoods based on safety, walkability, school system, and proximity to all that Miami offers.
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Brickell is one of Miami’s most populous neighborhoods for a reason: it’s a great place to work, play, and live! Bordering a large section of Miami waterfront, there are shops, restaurants, and activities within walking distance of anywhere in the neighborhood, with many places offering views of the ocean.
Though the majority of the population here are business professionals, about 15% are families with children, so expect to see things like parks, public transit, and of course, the beach.
As for real estate, home values are a little above average here. The median home is just under $400,000, with rent reaching nearly $2,000 per month. It’s not Miami’s cheapest place to live, but it’s also not nearly as expensive as other neighborhoods like Indian Creek Island or Star Island.
2. Coconut Grove
Touted as the overall second best neighborhood in Miami, Coconut Grove checks all the boxes. It offers the amenities of a big city with a suburban-like vibe. Residents say the area makes them feel safe, even when out at night, and that the majority of the neighborhood is quiet. The school system here is among the best in Miami, giving families with small children even more reason to relocate here.
The median home price here is around $626,000, while rent is just $1,367. There’s almost an equal balance of owners versus renters, with slightly more people opting to own. And even though the area is more like a suburb than a downtown setting, there’s still plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance.
Edgewater is a comparatively smaller neighborhood in Miami, with roughly 11,000 residents. As the name implies, much of the neighborhood is right along the water’s edge and ending at the Julia Tuttle causeway leading into Miami Beach. Being so far into the city, residents can enjoy the benefit of walking just about anywhere they need to go, and taking public transit like the Metromover to places that are too far to walk to.
The home values here are a bit lower than some of the nearby neighborhoods, despite being so close to the water. The median home value is just $244,000, while rent is $1,600. Compared to Coconut Grove and Brickell, it’s a less expensive area of Miami but without sacrificing benefits like a top-rated school system and general safety.
4. Beverly Heights
This small neighborhood in Miami is home to fewer than 2,000 people, which alone makes it a desirable option for families. About 15% of the residents here are families with children, so expect a diverse group of young professionals, singles and families alike. The area is home to a beautiful balance of residences, green spaces, and the riverfront, giving you plenty to see and do in your own backyard.
Home values are on par with those in Coconut Grove, with a median value of $610,800 and a median rent of around $1,600. Just over half of residents own their homes, which are mostly condos and apartments.
The Wynwood neighborhood is one of the most recognizable by name, and also one of the most affordable in Miami. The median home value here is just $137,000, with a median rent price of $1,200, making it a highly desirable area for families.
The neighborhood offers above-average schools, a major plus for families with school-aged children. And since it’s in an urban area of Miami, there are plenty of activities, parks, and shops just minutes away if you’re on foot.
Start Exploring Miami’s Family-Friendly Neighborhoods!
Finding a new Miami neighborhood to call home starts with finding an experienced local real estate agent.
Clever Partner Agents are full-service, top-rated agents in your local area with invaluable knowledge about Miami’s neighborhoods. They can not only help you find a great place for you and your family, but may help you uncover additional cost savings on your home purchase, including a $1,000 Home Buyer Rebate that can help cover closing costs or moving expenses.
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