The laid-back South Miami vibe and its desirable residential neighborhoods attract residents to settle here. This city in Miami-Dade County features parks, historic buildings, a variety of dining options, and unique shops and establishments.
The city has a population of around 11,911. It has a total area of 2.31 square miles.
South Miami is within the Miami metropolitan area. The central business district of South Miami is accessible to downtown Kendall, downtown Miami, and the Miami Intermodal Center, through the Miami Metrorail. South Miami is surrounded by Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Glenvar Heights.
Real Estate Community in South Miami
Average Land Area/House Square Feet
The average home in South Miami has square footage of around 1,915, 2 to 4 bedrooms, and 2 baths. Lot sizes range from around 5,500 square feet to over two acres.
Common Property Types or House Styles
There are single-family homes and condos for sale in South Miami. Some homes have views of the ocean.
Average Market Pricing
Homes for sale in South Miami range from around $500,000to over $1,500,000 in pricing. The median listing price is $699,000.
Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types
South Miami architecture is anchored on Art Deco. Their version of Art Deco consists of vibrant tropical colors, bringing the outdoors indoors with floor-to-ceiling windows and open balconies, palms and other tropical foliage, and metallic and glass accents. There are also some constructions featuring Italian or Spanish influences.
Living in South Miami
General Cost of Living
South Miami scores 147 in the cost of living index while the national average is 100. Housing is the biggest factor that contributes to the cost of living difference.
The median household income in South Miami is around $63,000. The largest employment sectors in South Miami include management, business, financial, legal, and health care.
The most comfortable months in South Miami are March, February, and December. Average temperature ranges from 70-85°. August is the hottest month, with the average highest temperature is 89.9°. Summers are hot and humid and snowfall during winter is rare.
There are many dining options in South Miami, from casual eateries to fine dining spots. Japanese and Italian restaurants are popular in the area. Cuban restaurants, such as Casa Cuba and Mojito Grill, are also big in South Miami.
The Deli Lane Cafe & Sunset Tavern, Two Chefs Restaurant, and Whisk serve American are popular American cuisine destinations. French restaurants like Cafe Bonjour are also available.
The best place to get Florida seafood is Boiling Crab. They serve generous portions and offer reasonably priced menu options such as crabs, fish, shrimp, and oysters.
For those looking for Mediterranean and Lebanese delights, Khoury’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Marhaba Mediterranean Cuisine won’t disappoint.
South Miami is served by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students attend South Miami K-8 Center, South Miami Middle Community School, and South Miami Senior High School. Miami Conservatory, Miami’s oldest ballet school, is headquartered in South Miami.
Metrobus and Miami Metrorail serve South Miami. Free shuttle is provided by South Miami. There are nine stops within the downtown, running during specified hours from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions
The stretch of US1 has a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For those who love reading, the South Miami Branch library of the Miami-Dade Public Library System has a big children’s room, a huge DVD collection, and large-print publications.
Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern is home to late-night live music locals love. There’s also The Shops at Sunset Place, the go-to mall of South Miami residents.
Another shopping destination is Dadeland Mall. It carries brands such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. There are also plenty of dining and recreation options at Dadeland Mall.
There will never be a shortage of parks in South Miami. Some of the must-visit parks are Palmer Park, Fuchs Park, Marshall Williamson Park, and Jean Willis Park.
Dante Fascell Park offers outdoor facilities for various sports such as handball, volleyball, and basketball. There are also jogging paths, walking trails, picnic areas, and a gated playground for children.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is also a must-visit site in the area. It is a renaissance-style Italian villa featuring polished gardens, 40 acres of land fronting the ocean, an indoor museum, and antiques and housewares from centuries back.
South Miami is a family-friendly neighborhood that values history as much as it values shopping, dining, and just enjoying the sea. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.