Downtown Miami

Home to one of the country’s most spectacular waterfront skylines.

Welcome to Downtown Miami

Vibrant and a cultural epicenter in a growing metropolitan neighborhood.

Home to one of the country’s most spectacular waterfront skylines, Downtown Miami is the central business and finance center in South Florida and serves as an important commercial and cultural nexus between the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. As recently as twenty years ago, the area would empty after business hours, but a recent influx of development and urban migration has since transformed this region into a lively and hip neighborhood.

​​​​​​​Downtown Miami is the central business district of Miami, tracing its history back to the nineteenth century. Downtown has grown and expanded rapidly in recent years to become one of the fastest growing neighborhoods. It has a concentration of high-rises and is home to many museums, parks, banks, company headquarters, theaters, hotels, local businesses, and historical buildings.

What To Expect:

High-rise condominium and apartment buildings, family run businesses, pedestrian friendly, and world-class museums and entertainment venues.

The fragrant sea breeze and nautical port views make this area one of the most charming in Miami. Downtown has something for everyone and is home to numerous parks, restaurants, museums and the typical daily conveniences of local life. Within downtown you will discover new high-rise condominium buildings, hotels, and office towers, all within an x-mile radius. There is a current renaissance happening in Downtown with a lot of revitalization and new construction occurring in the neighborhood with such buildings as the luxury condominium tower by Zaha Hadid, 1000 Museum The Downtown neighborhood offers family-run businesses rather than the big box malls and no high-end stores like you’ll find in the design district. One can go to the Seybold Jewelry building to get the best prices in town, then to the Juan Valdez cafe for a great cup of coffee. Downtown is filled with cultural institutions such as the Pérez/Frost Art Museum, Olympia Theater, and the Museum of Science.

What Not To Expect

You won’t find beach access in Downtown Miami. Instead one can enjoy the water views from Bayfront Park and discover the numerous cultural institutions.

The Lifestyle:

Easily walkable access to top restaurants, vibrant nightlife, waterfront parks, and live music.

In addition to its many bars and restaurants, the central area is home to the Miami Heat and American Airlines Arena as well as the popular Mary Brickell Village. Just down Biscayne Boulevard, you’ll find Bicentennial and Bayfront parks, which host live-music events including the enormous Ultra Music Festival. Nestled against the bay sits the acclaimed Perez Art Museum and the future site of the Miami Science Museum. Downtown is also home to the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, which is Miami’s foremost venue for national musical, ballet, opera, and theater tours. Easily travel to other parts of the city via the local Brightline, scooter, and motorbike rentals.

The Market:

Cosmopolitan-style condos with panoramic city and bay views.

Downtown Miami is a rapidly expanding area within an urban community. Affordable housing is still available downtown with moderately-priced, established condos. Ultra-high end new builds are developing rapidly in the area that have started to change the pricing averages within the neighborhood.

You'll Fall In Love With:

Amazing views, modern vibe, world-class museums and parks, and all-night entertainment and culture.

Downtown Miami bustles with energy and potential, making it a perfect fit for the industrious and the adventurous alike. It is quickly becoming one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods. Find world-class museums, entertainment venues, and local eateries to suit anyone’s palette.

Overview for Downtown Miami, FL

21,966 people live in Downtown Miami, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $67,959. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,966

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,959

Average individual Income

Around Downtown Miami, FL

There's plenty to do around Downtown Miami, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
76
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Miami Larder, Taco Express, and The B100M.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.43 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.36 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.64 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Miami, FL

Downtown Miami has 11,160 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Miami do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,966 people call Downtown Miami home. The population density is 26,545.755 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,966

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

59.51 / 40.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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11,160

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$67,959

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Downtown Miami, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown Miami. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
District Instructional Center (Dic)
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Miami-Dade Online Academy- Virtual Instruction Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
5/5
School For Advanced Studies-Wolfson
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Chapman Partnership Early Childhood Center N
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Academir Charter School Elementary South
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Mater Lakes Collegiate Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Somerset Lakeside High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
New World School Of The Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Brightview Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Mater Brickell Academy Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Mater Academy Kiwanis
PUBLIC
K - 7th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Somerset College Preparatory Academy South High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Downtown Miami Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Mater Lakes Collegiate Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Pinecrest North Preparatory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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