The 10 Best Miami, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019

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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Miami.
Best Neighborhoods In Miami

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 2019:

  1. Coral Way (Homes)
  2. North Coconut Grove (Homes)
  3. Downtown (Homes)
  4. Flagami (Homes)
  5. Islands (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Miami for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Coral Way looks to be the best Miami neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Miami hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 14 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, Coral Way.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Miami, Florida has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Coral Way Miami, FL

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Population: 59,189
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $311,115 (5th best)
Median Income: $49,574 (7th best)
More on Coral Way: Homes For Sale | Data

Coral Way is a neighborhood within Miami, Florida that is defined by Coral Way, a road established by Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick during the 1920s. It is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

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Population: 10,440
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $592,500 (1st best)
Median Income: $99,136 (2nd best)
More on North Coconut Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Miami, FL

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Population: 30,065
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $273,208 (6th best)
Median Income: $71,374 (4th best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Miami is an urban city center, based around the Central Business District of Miami, Florida, United States. In addition to the central business district, the area also consists of the Brickell Financial District, Historic District, Government Center, Omni and Park West. The neighborhood is divided by the Miami River and is bordered by Midtown to the north, Biscayne Bay to the east, Civic Center and Overtown to the west, and Coconut Grove to the south.

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Population: 59,021
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $151,929 (9th best)
Median Income: $30,687 (9th best)
More on Flagami: Homes For Sale | Data

The Flagami is a neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States, roughly defined as south and east of the Tamiami Canal, north of the Tamiami Trail, and west of Red Road, bisected by Flagler Street.

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Population: 112
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $393,433 (3rd best)
Median Income: $163,112 (1st best)
More on Islands: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Miami

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Miami where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Miami aren’t all good. Overtown takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Miami.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Miami For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Coral Way 59,189 $311,115 $49,574
2 North Coconut Grove 10,440 $592,500 $99,136
3 Downtown 30,065 $273,208 $71,374
4 Flagami 59,021 $151,929 $30,687
5 Islands 112 $393,433 $163,112
6 West Flagler 49,734 $229,267 $31,236
7 South Coconut Grove 7,956 $538,740 $83,666
8 Little Havana 56,682 $116,936 $24,491
9 Upper Eastside 7,725 $341,260 $51,180
10 Wynwood 17,923 $156,805 $53,417
11 Allapattah 48,321 $107,909 $23,663
12 Little Haiti 33,229 $88,621 $26,753
13 Model City 25,023 $94,396 $24,443
14 Overtown 9,640 $103,747 $19,558

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.