Miami's Edgewater Condos + Neighborhood
Welcome to Miami's Edgewater
Trendy waterfront living with aquatic views and artsy neighbors creating a low-key vibe. Full of new luxury developments. Bayfront Margaret Pace Park is the main destination. Edgewater is very centrally located and minutes from everything.
Life in Edgewater
This trend-forward neighborhood is on its way to be the next premiere live-work destination in Miami. Living on the Bay’s edge, you’ll be close to Miami’s urban core, sharing borders with premium arts and culture destinations on one hand, and refreshing blue waves and breeze on the other.
Previously a working class neighborhood, Edgewater is home to a number of pubs, restaurants and cafés. So, a night out on the town with mouthwatering mojitos, authentic Latin American eats and tons of fast-food options could be a daily affair.
Burning off those calories won’t require much, as Edgewater comes anchored in by the 8-acre, Bay-facing Margaret Pace Park that also welcomes dogs. This walking neighborhood boasts of plenty of water-side green spaces and neatly-paved sidewalks that’ll reel you in for a jog or casual stroll at the least.
Edgewater’s skyline comes strewn with a variety of condos, single to multi-story residences, historic dwellings, apartment complexes, business buildings and a retail corridor. While existing homes boast of a traditional, South Florida Mediterranean-style flavor, most have given way to latest addition of residential condo high-rises and mid-rises, bringing in luxury and modern polish.
Edgewater Neighborhood Favorites
Living in Edgewater, you get to sample Miami in miniature with ample eating and recreation spots by the Bay.
Shop – Get your daily necessities and more from the neighborhood Publix Super Market at 18th and Biscayne.
Eat – Mignonette is a city-wide favorite with its classic seafood preparations and fancy shellfish towers offering a unique oyster bar experience. Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop serves some amazing Cuban sandwiches and coffee. Salsa Fiesta is a great pick for fast and casual Mexican fare, while the Sabor a Peru is a popular choice when it comes to Peruvian cuisine.
Drink – Wine, cheese, craft beers and live music converge for a magical time at Lagniappe’s backyard, or Bunbury for a Euro-Argentinian wine experience.
Play – The thriving Margaret Pace Park lets you add some action-packed fun to your day. This waterfront park features volleyball, tennis and basketball courts. It also has a soccer field, an outdoor gym, a covered playground, running paths and yoga spot - all accented by stunning artistic elements.
Edgewater is a Bayfront neighborhood sitting on the edge of the Intracoastal. It is bound by 36th street to the north, Biscayne Bay to the east side, 17th street to the south, and Florida East Coast Railroad as well as First Avenue towards the west. Its neighbors are Downtown Miami, Arts & Entertainment District, Design District, Buena Vista, Midtown, Wynwood, and the Upper East Side.
Getting Around Edgewater
The Shops at Midtown Miami – 5 minutes by bike/7 minutes by car
Wynwood Walls – 6 minutes by bike/4 minutes by car
Pérez Art Museum -5 minutes by car/10 minutes by public transit
Design District - 5 minutes by car/10 minutes by public transit
American Airlines Arena – 15 minutes by bike/10 minutes by car
South Beach (Ocean Drive) – 15 minutes by car/ 40 minutes by public transit
Brickell - 20 minutes by car/40 minutes by public transit
Nicklaus Children's Midtown Outpatient Center – 5 minutes away by car
Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center – 11 minutes away by car
Miami International Airport - 20-minute car ride/1 hour by public transit
Julia Tuttle Causeway, Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway – 5 minutes away
I-95 Expressway – 5 minutes away, multiple entrances to the neighborhood
Public Transit Options – Edgewater features ample Miami Trolley stops, and bus stations with regular service by the Metrobus
A Brief History of Edgewater and Where It’s Headed
The shimmering shores of Edgewater have seen more than their fair share of transformation. From the 1920s to 1960s the southern part of the neighborhood was known as a high-end shopping district with national retailers such as Sears, Burdines and Jordan Marsh setting up shop. 1977 marked the debut of the Omni International Mall, which included luxury retail bigwigs like Givenchy, Hermes and Emilio Pucci, replacing most street retailers.
However, by the 1990s the Omni mall started to lose its luster to the likes of Aventura, Dadeland and Sawgrass Mills, which ultimately led to its closing in 2000. The Margaret Pace Park was once considered a dangerous part of town; home to notorious gang bangers, hookers, drug dealers and the homeless.
Fast forward to 2010 and Edgewater emerged as the brand new favorite for national and international investors. The neighborhood went vertical not only in pricing, but also with its influx of condos and developments. Leaving its shady past far behind, the neighborhood ranked as the 26th safest city in Florida in 2016 and onto America’s Hottest Zip Codes for a number of years.
High on the radar of residents and investors alike, it has become the place where people want to be. This developing neighborhood has shown consistent price appreciation for much of the decade. Its rapid urbanization isn’t just limited to residential projects, but also includes more retail, turning it into one of the trendiest places to live.