The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Miami For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Miami are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Miami.
Safest Neighborhoods In Miami

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Miami are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Miami. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Miami neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

Here are the safest neighborhoods in Miami for 2020:

  1. Coral Way (Homes)
  2. Flagami (Homes)
  3. West Flagler (Homes)
  4. South Coconut Grove (Homes)
  5. North Coconut Grove (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Miami in 2020? That would be Coral Way. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Miami.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Miami neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. 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 We Determined The Safest Miami Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Miami.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 13 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest 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 safest places Miami. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Miami For 2020

Coral Way Miami, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 59,189
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 150
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,352
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.

The violent crime per 100K people in Coral Way comes in at 150 and the property crime per capita is 1,352 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 59,021
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 182
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,413
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.

The violent crime per 100K people in Flagami comes in at 182 and the property crime per capita is 1,413 for 2020.

West Flagler Miami, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,734
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 216
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,544
More on West Flagler: Homes For Sale | Data

West Flagler is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States, bisected by Flagler Street. It is roughly located north of the Tamiami Trail and south of North Seventh Street, between State Road 9 to the east and LeJeune Road to the west.

The violent crime per 100K people in West Flagler comes in at 216 and the property crime per capita is 1,544 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,956
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 295
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,052
More on South Coconut Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Coconut Grove comes in at 295 and the property crime per capita is 2,052 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 10,440
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 187
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,564
More on North Coconut Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North Coconut Grove comes in at 187 and the property crime per capita is 2,564 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Miami

Looking at the data, you can tell that Coral Way is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Florida residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Miami For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Coral Way 1,502
2 Flagami 1,595
3 West Flagler 1,760
4 South Coconut Grove 2,347
5 North Coconut Grove 2,751
6 Little Havana 2,818
7 Allapattah 4,081
8 Little Haiti 4,231
9 Upper Eastside 5,947
10 Wynwood 6,930
11 Model City 6,078
12 Downtown 7,363
13 Overtown 12,386

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.

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