Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods with mid-rise and high-rise office towers, hotels, and apartments. The MiMo historic district alongside Biscayne Boulevard is undergoing a renaissance with new stores, restaurants, and boutique hotels. The Upper East Side includes the following neighborhoods

Little RiverLemon CityBaysideMorningsideBay PointBuena VistaDesign District
Little River
  • Little River takes its name from the Little River that runs along its northern edge. It is an industrial district just north of Midtown Miami and Wynwood, and west of Biscayne and the Upper East Side and just north of the Design District and Buena Vista.
  • Although it’s known for its industrial buildings, Little River is home to many creative users and artists, as well as furniture trade users and makers. Warehouses in the district serve a wide variety of industries and offer direct access to Downtown Miami.
  • Little River has a vibrant and rich cultural history and make up and remains one of Miami’s great cultural hubs with street parties and the Little Haiti Cultural Center breathing fresh life into this historic neighborhood.
  • Although Doral and Airport West grab much of the attention for larger industrial users, you can find some of the best values in industrial properties in Miami’s Little River. The Little River neighborhood is improving and properties to the South are becoming more expensive with the Miami industrial development boom underway.
Lemon City / Little Haiti
  • The area is characterized by its French-Creole designations, with its street life, restaurants, art galleries, dance, music, theatre performances, family owned enterprises, and other cultural activities. Because it was previously home to farmers in the 1800s, many residents have lemon trees in their backyards.
  • Today, Lemon City is known as a creative residential and commercial district nestled in Miami’s Little River and Little Haiti districts. Mid-century industrial buildings that are ripe for adaptive reuse characterize the area. The neighborhood is attracting artsy and creative classes seeking affordable space in the Greater Downtown Miami area.
  • Little Haiti is part of the Lemon City area, which is also home to Lemon City Park and Lemon City Library. Before urbanization became a Miami reality, the town even had its own railway depot on the Florida East Coast Railway.
  • Over time, Lemon City has morphed from an agricultural to a residential community.
Bayside / Shorecrest / Belle Meade
  • The Bayside Historic District is a sub-neighborhood of the Upper East Side. The area is generally bounded by NE 72nd Street and N.E. 72nd Terrace on the north; Biscayne Bay on the east; NE 67th Street on the south; and Biscayne Boulevard to the west.
  • Bayside is generally characterized by commercial retail centers along Biscayne Boulevard with some mixed use office and multifamily developments. To the east of Biscayne Boulevard are historic residential neighborhoods dating back to the 1920s as well as some marina facilities.
  • Morningside lies mostly east of Biscayne Boulevard from NE 50th Terrace to NE 62nd Street. Morningside is just north of and adjacent to Bay Point Estates, another more affluent but less historic residential enclave in urban Miami.
  • Morningside is an historic guard-gated community characterized by its canopy of trees and homes around Morningside Park, Morningside is located north of Downtown Miami and just south of Upper East Side. Most of the neighborhood’s single-family waterfront homes, which range in size from two- to four-bedroom-plus villas, are blocks from the Bay. Morningside homes have a decidedly Mediterranean style that takes many back to Miami’s golden age of architecture in the 1930s.
  • Bay Point is a gated community stretching from NE 41st Street to NE 50th Street alongside Biscayne Boulevard. The neighborhood streets are privately owned by the households and access to the roads and waterways are restricted to the residents (and their guests), of which there are approximately 250. To maintain the streets and the neighborhood’s 24-hour security, all residents must pay neighborhood dues that can total approximately $2,200 per year.
  • One reason for the neighborhood’s desirability is its location and high security.
  • Centralized in the City of Miami, it is essentially a suburban contiguity located in the heart of the Miami area’s urban core.
Buena Vista
  • North of the Miami Design District and South of Little Haiti sits an historic residential neighborhood marked by a blend of 1920s era single-family homes and more modern townhomes and multifamily buildings. Buena Vista was one of the first villages in Miami.
  • Just outside the urban core—about two blocks away from the Design District and Biscayne Bay—Buena Vista offers houses with six or more bedrooms. The architecture is a blend of Revival, Mission, Craftsman, Mediterranean and Art Deco.
  • With the resurgence of nearby Downtown Miami, more investors are taking notice of Buena Vista’s historic charm. New restaurants and retail shops have entered the neighborhood, increasing the value of surrounding Buena Vista real estate. The neighborhood offers quick access to Interstate 95, Brickell, South Beach and the Miami International Airport.
  • With significant revitalization underway in the Design District, Buena Vista prices are likely to continue rising. Currently, prices and property types for rent and for sale in the neighborhood vary widely, from small apartments and condos to large residential dwellings with multiple stories on large plots of land.
Design District
  • The Design District is in the crossroads of many prominent Miami neighborhoods, with the artsy Wynwood neighborhood to the south, Little Haiti and Buena Vista to the north, and the wealthy Upper East Side neighborhoods to the east. The area is roughly bound by North 36th Street (US 27) to the south, North 43rd Street to the north, West First Avenue to the west and Biscayne Boulevard to the east.
  • The Design District was made up primarily of old low-rise warehouses that have been converted into high-end luxury retail spaces, art galleries, restaurants and cafés, but now includes a large amount of new construction, primarily for luxury retail.
  • The Design District has an enviable retail presence, home to over 130 art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture firms, luxury fashion stores, antiques dealers, eateries and bars
  • The Design District has become known as the Miami version of New York City’s hip Soho or Meat Packing District. The neighborhood hosts many weekly popular events.
  • Craig Robins, one of the largest developers in the Miami Design District, has executed on his plan to bring 40 to 50 luxury retailers to the neighborhood by the end of 2014. This vision is positioning the Design District to compete with long-established Miami shopping areas such as Lincoln Road, Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Shops.
  • Luxury retailers like Hermes, Christian Louboutin, Maison Martin Margiela, Cartier, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Agnona, Dior Homme and Prada call the Miami Design District home. Burberry, Pucci, De Beers, Marc by Marc Jacobs and many more will soon join them.