Why Edgewater Is One Of My Favorite Miami Neighborhoods


Edgewater is a bay front community located within Downtown Miami. Over the past few years, it has become one of my favorite neighborhoods in the entire city. Today’s post shares a mere glimpse of what makes this neighborhood so great.

Over the years, Miami has evolved into a resounding bastion of diversity. One simple stroll down Lincoln Road at any given time depicts a scene of people of different nationalities, backgrounds and customs, enjoying life in South Florida. However, just as the city’s population continues to evolve, many of the city’s other neighborhoods undergo their own transformations.

Edgewater, is a perfect example of a transforming Miami neighborhood.

I have been wanting to write about Edgewater for some time. As one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city, its potential as a hub to work, live and play is huge. Selling on many of Edgewater’s various developments has given me the chance to explore the Miami neighborhood and understand it from a local point of view. Personally, it
has been extraordinary to see its transformation in the works.

I didn’t write about it before because I didn’t have the chance. Nevertheless, we finally made it! Below, I’m including some of the many reasons why this growing section of Downtown Miami has become one of my favorites.

Why Edgewater Is One Of My Favorite Neighborhoods In Miami

The Location

Traffic has increasingly become a large burden to local Miamians, and a short commute has become priceless. Thanks to its close proximity to other major neighborhoods across Miami, Edgewater’s commute is incredible.

Edgewater is part of the northern end of Downtown Miami, between I-395 and I-195 and just east of Wynwood and Midtown. Like its name implies, the neighborhood also sits just on the edge of Biscayne Bay directly across from Miami Beach. Additionally, It is also south of the up and coming Design District, and just a few minutes away from the airport through the 112.

The Walkability

In my opinion, Edgewater’s has a walk score that’s just as good as other well known walkable neighborhoods such as South Beach. Despite having easy access to major highways, why bother when everything is walking distance? 

Living in this neighborhood enables one to be just moments away from a wide variety of shopping and entertainment. Some examples include supermarkets such as Publix on 18th and Biscayne, easy access to the Metromover located on 15th St and dozens of restaurants and shops to explore.

Other popular locations that are walking distance to Edgewater include:

Margaret Pace Park

Margaret Pace Park is arguably one of Miami’s most popular parks and is a tremendous benefit to living in Edgewater. The park is simply incredible, with dozens of options for people of all ages that includes:

  • Outdoor fitness facilities
  • Dog park
  • Playground
  • Basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts

Last but not least is the park’s beautiful bay front path that overlooks Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach. If you’ve yet not visited Edgewater or this side of Miami, I highly suggest starting here!

The Atmosphere

Explaining this is not quite as simple, but in a way, Edgewater in Miami doesn’t feel like the rest of the Downtown area.

Instead of striving for the cosmopolitan glamour of Brickell or the hustle and action of the CBD (Central Business District) core, Edgewater feels quieter and more quaint. The suits that parade across Brickell Avenue are instead replaced by mostly locals heading out to the gym or to a local eatery. Overall, it feels like a neighborhood, one that’s unmistakably urban but nevertheless homey.

Last week, one of my clients said it best while seeing some units in the area, calling Edgewater “the calmer, chill side of Downtown”.

Edgewater is perfect for those looking to stay close enough but not that close to the heart of the action.

The Real Estate

Last but not least, are the properties that Edgewater has to offer. After all, this is a real estate blog, and Downtown Miami happens to be one my main areas of focus. 

In addition to having some of the most amazing views of Biscayne Bay, some (if not most) of the high rise developments in Edgewater are often newer and less costly than Miami Beach, as well as other areas of Downtown. Many of the Edgewater properties for sale and for rent are also located within close proximity to transportation, feature phenomenal amenities, and could even offer great financing terms for as low as 10% down.

As always, please contact me directly for more details.

One of my latest sales in Edgewater includes an amazing 1/1 that sold for just $344/SF

In Conclusion

The point that have I mentioned above are just a handful of the many reasons why Edgewater is currently one of the fastest rising areas in all of Downtown Miami. With more commercial and residential development now nearing completion, it appears to me that a new community has now formed on the western shore of Biscayne Bay.

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