These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Miami


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Miami are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. Downtown
  2. North Coconut Grove
  3. Coral Way
  4. South Coconut Grove
  5. Upper Eastside
  6. West Flagler
  7. Little Havana
  8. Flagami
  9. Wynwood
  10. Allapattah

Read on to see how we determined the places around Miami that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Miami.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Miami?

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, Downtown.

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.

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1. Downtown

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,747
Median Home Price: $258,143
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,357
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

2. North Coconut Grove

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,081
Median Home Price: $563,091
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,357
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

3. Coral Way

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,340
Median Home Price: $289,036
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,698
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

4. South Coconut Grove

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,020
Median Home Price: $528,520
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,357
Unemployment Rate: 8.1%

5. Upper Eastside

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,107
Median Home Price: $385,343
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,357
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

6. West Flagler

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 45,007
Median Home Price: $211,976
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,897
Unemployment Rate: 7.7%

7. Little Havana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 53,832
Median Home Price: $188,029
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,638
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

8. Flagami

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 52,622
Median Home Price: $183,674
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,439
Unemployment Rate: 8.0%

9. Wynwood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,324
Median Home Price: $204,112
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,534
Unemployment Rate: 8.9%

10. Allapattah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 48,472
Median Home Price: $165,376
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,160
Unemployment Rate: 8.5%

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:

  1. Overtown
  2. Model City
  3. Little Haiti

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Miami

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Downtown 1 22,747 $258,143 2,357 5.0%
North Coconut Grove 2 10,081 $563,091 2,357 4.2%
Coral Way 3 58,340 $289,036 2,698 6.2%
South Coconut Grove 4 8,020 $528,520 2,357 8.1%
Upper Eastside 5 8,107 $385,343 2,357 7.3%
West Flagler 6 45,007 $211,976 5,897 7.7%
Little Havana 7 53,832 $188,029 6,638 5.9%
Flagami 8 52,622 $183,674 6,439 8.0%
Wynwood 9 15,324 $204,112 4,534 8.9%
Allapattah 10 48,472 $165,376 7,160 8.5%
Little Haiti 11 29,779 $157,716 7,336 12.9%
Model City 12 24,252 $133,865 7,828 12.0%
Overtown 13 9,709 $138,145 7,518 8.7%

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