Welcome to South Miami
South Miami is a hip, young, and centrally located town with vibrant shops.
South Miami is adjacent to the University of Miami's main campus and the neighbor of Pinecrest and Coral Gables. It is known for its collegiate lifestyle. Many students and professionals live here and are attracted to the shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
South Miami's town center is a trendy, pedestrian-friendly area that's always bustling with students, families, and young professionals who call the area home. One of the most appealing aspects of South Miami is how genial and relaxing the lifestyle is. All ages are welcome here, and there is often some festival or event happening to keep the area buzzing with activity.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
Because of the proximity to the University of Miami
, South Miami is especially attractive to college students and young professionals. Niche ranks it as one of the best suburbs in South Florida for young people to live, and the real estate landscape offers a wide variety of housing types, from ranch homes and bungalows to modern contemporary houses.
Close by is Islands of Cocoplum
, a prestigious gated community. In Cocoplum, residents get to live a unique luxury lifestyle in one of the best locations in the state. The pinnacle of island resort living, Cocoplum boasts a variety of gorgeous waterfront estates and world-class amenities.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
is a gourmet kitchen and restaurant that serves fresh, homestyle meals. Cracked
was founded by Chef Adrienne in 2018 with the intention of creating simple dishes with fresh and organic ingredients. Nowadays, locals love going to Cracked for brunch. Town Kitchen & Bar
is another neighborhood eatery in a sophisticated environment serving globally inspired dishes.
Deli Lane Tavern
is a South Miami staple and a popular spot for college kids. They're known for their excellent eggs benedict, and the environment makes this a great hangout place. Mi’talia Kitchen and Bar
is considered one of the best and most popular authentic Italian restaurants in South Miami. Mi'talia is inspired by the traditional countryside and serves Italian cuisine with a modern flair. The Big Cheese
is another Italian spot dedicated to cultivating a family-friendly atmosphere where they serve large portions for affordable prices.
Combining a blend of Polynesian, Asian and Caribbean cuisine, Mamey's
by Chef Patel is a truly unique dining experience. Casa Cuba
is a casual Cuban restaurant known for its cafecito and homemade sangria. Public Square
brings California wines and classic Cali cuisine to the East Coast by focusing on sustainable American fare using artisanal ingredients. If you're looking for traditional Southern food, you won't find anywhere better than Root & Bone
. For French fare, you'll want to dine at Cafe Pastis
, while Miyako
is a trendy Japanese restaurant where you can get handmade sushi rolls.
is a long-standing ice cream shop supplying guests with delicious handmade ice cream and other sweet confections.
Things to Do
There are a few beautiful parks in South Miami, including Dante Fascell Park
and Riviera Park
. At Dante Fascell, you'll find multiple sports fields and courts, a playground, pavilion, picnic tables, a sculpture garden, and a walking trail. Riviera is a small but serene little park close to a few shopping areas. It's a kid-friendly place to hang out or relax in the grass, go for a walk or ride your bike.
The annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival
takes place in the downtown area filled with restaurants, boutiques, and historic buildings. Every year, more than 100 artists get a chance to showcase their work at this festival, which also includes an expansive food court, a beer garden, and live jazz performances.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves South Miami. South Miami is also the home of Miami's oldest and best-known ballet school, the Armour Dance Theatre.