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  • MIAMI REALTORS® Launches MIAMI Platinum PLUS for its Members

    May 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is now offering its members subscriptions to MIAMI Platinum PLUS, an exclusive and unparalleled suite of upgraded Realtor products and services, so Realtors can utilize an even higher level of industry tools to improve and expand their business while enhancing the home buying and home selling process for the public.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Soar in 1Q 2018

    May 15, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales surged 12.3 percent in 1Q 2018 as median prices rose for the 25th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS CEO Named to South Florida’s Most Influential Business Women

    May 14, 2018
    MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Chief Executive Officer Teresa King Kinney was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida. The South Florida Business Journal honored Kinney’s strong record of leadership, community involvement and industry innovation at an event on May 11 in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Miami Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Jump in March

    Apr 23, 2018
    Miami luxury single-family home sales posted double-digit gains as median prices for all properties continued rising in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • South Florida Industrial Real Estate Prices, Transactions Rise in 4Q

    Apr 23, 2018
    South Florida industrial real estate prices increased 11.4 percent year-over-year in the 4Q 2017 and the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach tri-county region posted its second highest industrial transaction volume for the year,
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  • Patricia Anglero Elected 2018 Broward President of the MIAMI Realtors

    Apr 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Fort Lauderdale broker Patricia C. Anglero as its 2018 Broward Council president. She and all of MIAMI’s leadership boards were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS Commercial Partners with Research and Data Firm Vizzda to Provide South Florida Commercial Statistics Reports

    Apr 05, 2018
    MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) has formed a strategic alliance with Vizzda (Visual Data) to provide The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate, which will offer comprehensive commercial research and statistics to MIAMI’s 46,000 members and the consumers they serve.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Commercial Association Rebrands as MIAMI Commercial

    Apr 05, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has rebranded its commercial real estate organization, to MIAMI Commercial. MIAMI Commercial’s new name and logo is part of MIAMI’s successful expansion of the commercial reach of the Miami Association of Realtors that enhances the 25-year-old organization, which was formerly the Realtors Commercial Alliance MIAMI (RCA MIAMI).
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  • Miami Condo, Luxury Home Sales Rise in February  

    Mar 21, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and total luxury home sales increased in February, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors Expands Presence of South Florida Real Estate at Global Expo

    Mar 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has increased its presence by 400 percent at the world’s largest commercial real estate conference, MIPIM. MIAMI Realtors will have exhibits promoting South Florida at MIPIM from March 13-16 in Cannes, France as part of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expanded U.S. pavilion. This year, MIAMI has significantly expanded the U.S. and MIAMI/South Florida presence by adding its own adjacent exhibit space.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in January

    Mar 13, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in January, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to January data.
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  • Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

    Mar 06, 2018
    Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers. These violations, however, pertain to local ordinances, not the Federal Fair Housing Act. Under these local ordinances, landlords and Realtors are precluded from discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers, as this falls under the protected class "source of income."
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  • Miami Condo, Single-Family Home Sales Jump in January

    Feb 22, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Tops Countries Looking for Miami Homes

    Feb 20, 2018
    Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data.
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  • Miami Single-Family Homes Post Fifth Biggest Sales Year in History

    Feb 13, 2018
    Miami recorded the fifth-most annual single-family home sales in county history in 2017 as total dollar volume and median prices rose at year-end and in 4Q 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Releases New 2017 South Florida International Real Estate Report

    Feb 08, 2018
    Foreign home buyers spent more on South Florida homes and purchased more local residential properties in 2017 than the year before, according to the new 2017 Profile of International Home Buyers of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Members conducted by MIAMI and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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  • Jorge L. Guerra Jr. Elected 2018 MIAMI Realtors Residential President

    Feb 06, 2018
    The nation’s largest local Realtor association has elected Miami broker Jorge L. Guerra Jr. as its 2018 Residential President. He and the entire Board of Directors were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 06, 2018
    he MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today. “From educator of the year to humanitarian of the year to public policy advocates, the MIAMI Awards honors individuals and groups that made the real estate industry and all of South Florida a better place,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said.
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  • Miami Native Brian Sharpe to Lead MIAMI Commercial Realtors

    Feb 06, 2018
    The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Miami native Brian Sharpe as its 2018 president. He and the 2018 RCA Board of Governors were installed Feb. 2 at MIAMI’s 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 02, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today.
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Miami is More than the Beach

by | Jul 28, 2016


By Chris Umpierre
MIAMI Staff


Miami Beach gets the international acclaim and deservingly so, but there’s so much more to Miami than the beach. From the colorful murals in Wynwood to the international banks in Brickell to the stunning Mediterranean homes in Coral Gables, Miami offers a diverse array of neighborhoods. Each of Miami’s 34 municipalities is experiencing growth and major commercial development.

Let’s take a look at 10 Miami neighborhoods:

Downtown Miami/Brickell

Downtown Miami is America’s fourth-fastest growing neighborhood, according to Realtor.com. The population here has doubled in the last 15 years to 80,000 residents. Two of the nation’s largest mixed-use projects--- Miami Worldcenter and Brickell City Centre --- are being built here.

Millennials love the new nightlife options, restaurants, shopping, ability to walk to work and free Metromover rail system. A new commuter train will start carrying commuters from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach in 2017, with service from Miami to Orlando following. Downtown is also near Brickell, which boasts more than 53 banks and is nicknamed “Wall Street South.”

Wynwood

Arts and culture can reinvigorate neighborhoods and increase property values, and there’s no better local example than Wynwood. The area, known for its colorful murals, has transformed from a quiet warehouse district to one of America’s most coveted tracts of real estate.

The Wynwood Arts District contains over 70 galleries, museums and collections. Today, Wynwood is an international capital of nightlife, dining and fashion. Huge apartment complexes are being planned here as residents clamor for more urban living.

Miami Shores

This suburban community is home to Barry University, a private Catholic university founded in 1940. Miami Shores has a gay-friendly reputation and was named as one of the nation’s best places for LGBT people to retire, according to the Huffington Post.

Located between Little Haiti and North Miami, Miami Shores is a short drive from Downtown Miami.

Miami Lakes

The Town of Miami Lakes, located in northwest Miami, is one of the youngest cities in the county. The town has winding streets, lush landscaping, general parks and more.

The largest mall in the United States--- American Dream Miami--- plans to be built near Miami Lakes. American Dream Miami’s plans call for a 2,000-room hotel, a 16-story indoor ski slope, a 20-slide water park and more.


Hialeah

Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state, serving more than 224,000 residents in about 20 square miles. “The City of Progress” was incorporated in 1925 and is home to the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino (built in 1925). The park is undergoing a multi-staged full restoration, which will showcase an entertainment complex with a hotel, restaurants, casinos, stores and a theater.

Hialeah is home to a number of Cuban exiles. The city has a Hispanic population of more than 94 percent. Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and other Hispanic groups are moving into this diverse neighborhood.

Doral

This western Miami-Dade County suburb was the third-fastest growing city in the nation by percentage in 2014, according to the U.S. Census. Doral had a population of 54,116 on July 1, 2014, up 7 percent over the previous year. 

Latinos, particularly those from Venezuela, have flocked to Doral, which is 80 percent Hispanic. Doral was the only city in the Top 15 on the east coast. Its growth is likely to continue as major mixed-use projects such as Downtown Doral and Doral CityPlace aim to attract more residents.

Coral Gables

“City Beautiful” is one of the nation’s first fully-planned communities. Centrally located in Miami-Dade, Coral Gables is home to the historic Biltmore Hotel and various top restaurants, bars and retail locations. Miracle Mile, which is undergoing a $21 million renovation and street widening project, is a popular eating and shopping destination.

Because of its planning and location, home values in Coral Gables have skyrocketed. Many of the homes here are built in Mediterranean revival themes. Major developers are building in Coral Gables such as the Mediterranean Village, which will encompass almost seven acres a few blocks south of Miracle Mile. The $500 million project will include a high-end hotel with 184 rooms, 314,000 square-feet of office space, restaurants, retail, a gym and a cinema.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is a popular bayside boating village near Coral Gables. Once the top retail destination in all of Miami, Coconut Grove is making a comeback. CocoWalk, the area’s top retail location, was recently purchased by Federal Realty, a publicly traded company based in Maryland.

Federal Realty also purchased The Shops at Sunset Place, a popular mall in South Miami. Federal Realty has plans to improve both malls, which are set in walkable, pedestrian friendly locales. Sunset Place is located three miles away from 100,000 people with an average household income of $120,000.

Pinecrest

Pinecrest’s zip code (33156) has consistently ranked among the most expensive in the United States. The suburban village in south Miami-Dade County is known for its luxury real estate and top schools. Many celebrities and athletes own homes here.

The local high public school, Miami Palmetto, ranks among the best in the county. Large trees shade streets as families ride bicycles. The village is home to Pinecrest Gardens, a 20-acre botanical garden.

Homestead

Located in south Miami-Dade, Homestead is between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west.

Home sales have increased in this community, which is also a major agricultural area. Foodies love Homestead as its home to Robert Is Here, Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery and Knaus Berry Farm.

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