Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Miami, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Miami neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Miami are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Miami for 2018:
- North Coconut Grove (Homes)
- South Coconut Grove (Homes)
- Upper Eastside (Homes)
- Downtown (Homes)
- Little Haiti (Homes)
- Coral Way (Homes)
- Wynwood (Homes)
- Little Havana (Homes)
- West Flagler (Homes)
- Flagami (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Miami that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Miami.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Miami for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Miami, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 13 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Miami.’ We’re lookin’ at you, North Coconut Grove.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Miami has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. North Coconut Grove
Median Income: $97,016
Median Home Value: $518,518
2. South Coconut Grove
Median Income: $86,182
Median Home Value: $505,010
3. Upper Eastside
Median Income: $48,772
Median Home Value: $342,033
Median Income: $58,249
Median Home Value: $227,639
5. Little Haiti
Median Income: $25,699
Median Home Value: $121,093
6. Coral Way
Median Income: $44,668
Median Home Value: $263,264
Median Income: $46,652
Median Home Value: $109,552
8. Little Havana
Median Income: $24,359
Median Home Value: $125,671
9. West Flagler
Median Income: $30,443
Median Home Value: $205,248
Median Income: $29,092
Median Home Value: $134,571
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Miami
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Miami where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Miami:
- Model City
For more reading, check out:
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Miami
|1||North Coconut Grove||10,098|
|2||South Coconut Grove||7,644|