Video: The Pros & Cons of Living in Downtown Miami

Video: The Pros & Cons of Living in Downtown Miami

Nov 20, 2023 November 20, 2023

Are you moving to Miami? Maybe moving within Miami? And you want a trendy, culturally vibrant neighborhood with great walkability but aren’t sure where to look? How about moving to Downtown Miami? Whether you are a young professional seeking a thriving career or a culture enthusiast looking for a melting pot of experiences, Downtown Miami has something for everyone, and it’s in the middle of a MAJOR renaissance!

Watch this video to find out the major pros and cons of living in Downtown Miami that could help you decide whether it’s the right place for you. We’re spilling the tea on everything, from safety to walkability, restaurants to cultural attractions, public transit to traffic, and much more. So, hit play and take a tour with us:

 

 


Comprised of Park West and the Central Business District, Downtown Miami makes up the city’s urban core. Offering exceptional accessibility, this centrally located neighborhood provides the broadest range of public transportation options along with several exits on the I-95, so you can be at the beach, work, or the airport within minutes.


— What makes Downtown Miami a great place to call home?


Here are all the reasons you could fall in love with this up-and-coming urban oasis:

  • Getting around is easy! You could walk, bike, or Uber to one of the biggest collections of museums, art galleries, entertainment venues like the Kaseya Center or Ziff Ballet Opera House, and other attractions that you’ll find in Miami.

  • The foodie in you will highly appreciate having a plethora of top-rated restaurants, a couple of Starbucks, and a Whole Foods market to satiate every craving.

  • You’re also super close to work, with the southern part of Downtown carrying most of its office buildings and Brickell just across the bridge.

  • The eco-conscious will love having access to every mode of public transportation available in Miami, including the Metromover, Metrorail, and Brightline, so they can truly enjoy a car-free life.

  • There’s also plenty of new development headed towards Downtown Miami that will make the neighborhood almost unrecognizable in a few years. Flagler Street already has plenty of new retail on the way since its recent renovation. The Bayside Marketplace is up for a major overhaul. Plus, loads of new Downtown Miami luxury condos and apartment towers with brand-new experiences, street-level retail and stellar amenities are in the pipeline.

Here’s a quick preview of all the pre-construction condos in Downtown Miami mentioned in the video:

  • E11even Beyond – From one of Miami’s most notorious nightclub operators, E11EVEN Partners, this ultra-exclusive condo tower is poised to become one of Miami's most coveted addresses with its experiential “members-only” amenities. The sleek tower will rise with 558 turnkey, ultra-luxury residences and afford access to a Miami version of The Clayton social club, a rooftop helipad, a resort-style sun lounge deck with a 93-foot pool, and all of the spectacular amenities at the E11even Hotel & Residences next door via a one-way, access-controlled bridge.

  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences – One of Miami’s most iconic new condos by a legendary hospitality brand, this 100-story tower will look like a staggering stack of nine glass cubes upon completion. Affording truly one-of-a-kind experiences and views, with some residences projected to rise above the cloud cover, residents will have access to a resort-style pool deck with cabanas, a signature spa, the Peacock Alley lounge, a signature restaurant, an all-day dining brasserie, a wine tasting room, a kids’ club, preferred rates and access to the hotel’s services, and much more.

  • Okan Tower – Another landmark tower, with a standout design inspired by tulips, this sky-high smart tower will make a sophisticated addition to Miami’s skyline. Combining effortless luxury and comfort, residents will have access to three separate pools (including a rooftop pool), a pool bar with an outdoor lounge, a full-service spa with Turkish hammam, a sunset roof deck, a fully staffed kid’s club, a private owners’ wine cellar and cigar room, multiple on-site restaurants, and more.

Some of the other outstanding Downtown condos mentioned in the video include the late Zaha Hadid-designed scorpion tower with Miami’s first rooftop helipad known as One Thousand Miami, the Sieger Suarez-designed 50 Biscayne known for its bright murals and Rockwell-designed statement entrance, plus the Arquitectonica-designed riverfront One Miami known for housing the Il Gabbiano Italian restaurant.

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