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Welcome to Brickell

A top-tier financial district and trendy social spot, Brickell is Miami’s most developed urban center by the bay known as THE place to live, work and play. 

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Life in Brickell

Living in Brickell, you’re in the largest international banking hub of the country and the second largest financial services center south of New York. Also nicknamed ‘Manhattan of the South’, this river-and-Bay-side neighborhood still holds onto its signature Miami fun in the sun vibe.

This is where you would begin the day with a suit-and-tie meeting. Catch a power lunch at one of the upscale restaurants close by. Discuss investment options at one of the many international banks. Shop for the latest at the mixed-use, retail paradise of Brickell City Center or two-block, open-air Mary Brickell Village. Wind down after work with happy hours at one of the trendy bars, lounges or cafés and enjoy an equally hectic nightlife scene. Or, take the Metromover to Wynwood, Coconut Grove or Downtown on the weekends. A complete, world-class live-work-play package is found in Brickell.

Brickell’s prestigious landscape features skyscrapers – business and residential – sprinkled with a small dose of mid-rises, low-rises, international banks, professional service firms as well as a few (expensive) Mary Brickell-era mansions. The area north of SW 15th Road is fairly financial (mostly around Brickell Avenue), while that southward is rather residential.

One of Miami’s fastest growing neighborhoods, a plethora of new developments - including condos, hotels and mixed-use projects - are under construction or in the waiting to make their debut in Brickell. Pricing varies widely, with opulent Bay-facing penthouses for the discerning to more reasonably priced condo options for young professionals sharing the same block.

Attracting business people and investors from around the world, Brickell is on the international map for real estate investment destinations.

Neighborhood Favorites

Brickell doesn’t disappoint with its extensive eat, drink and play options.

Shop – For years shopping has meant the Shops at Mary Brickell Village for residents. This is where you’d find boutique clothing to everyday groceries, exotic cigars to trendy jewelry and everything in between. Happy hours, variety of eats and spa treatments make sure you linger around a bit longer at this open-air Village.

However, the debut of Brickell City Center’s retail section has added a whole new chapter to shopping in Brickell. Anchored by a Saks Fifth Avenue, four levels of retail are made super-comfortable with a climate-control ribbon. Find international favorites to Miami flagships offering the best of clothing, jewelry, shoes, beachwear, Swiss watches, personal care, cosmetics, home décor and hand-crafted specialties. World-class restaurants, lounges and a farmers’ market make a great hangout after tiring shopping sprees.

There’s also a Publix Supermarket and Walgreens when sticking to a to-do list takes priority.

Eat – Eating out is taken as seriously as the business in Brickell. There’s a great variety of cuisines and options for every kind of taste and budget. The options are endless, but here is a starting point. The Edge Steak & Bar is a top favorite for its Sunday brunches, classy happy hours and unique dishes such as kangaroo empanadas, wagyu Australian churrasco and grass-fed filet mignon. The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill brings South African fare, with their risottos, boerie bites and carnivore-friendly platters luring you back for more.

  • Get a taste of the best Mediterranean dishes at the deliciously affordable Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen, waterside Crazy About You bistro and luxurious Marion café, market and bakery. For coastal Italian with a Mediterranean twist head to the Tamarina Restaurant & Bar.
  • Pizza heaven comes housed in Mister 01, while Michael Schwartz’s Fi’lia takes Italian to a whole new level. The River Seafood & Oyster Bar puts a modern twist on classic seafood, while Luke’s Lobster serves the meanest lobster rolls in town.

KOMODO does high-end Asian with style. Shimuja is a popular ramen spot. Graziano’s is for amazing Argentine. American Harvest is for times you need a healthy salad fix or fulfilling Cuban bowl. Pincho Factory serves mouthwatering burgers and Cajun fries. And, if you’re in the mood for something unusual yet affordable, head to SuViche for their unique fusion of Japanese and Peruvian.

Drink – Brickell sure knows how to let its hair down with happy hours and party all night. Blackbird Ordinary is the place for drinking and dancing the night away with its original Blackbird mix, whiskeys, tequila shots, handcrafted cocktails, happy hours and a dedicated DJ area playing beats from fresh local talent to well-known spinners.

The speakeasy RedBar Brickell does DJ nights to art-show openings and cocktails with equal gusto. Sidebar keeps the night alive with creative cocktails and live bands going into the wee hours.

The Casa De Monte Cristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar is an upscale lounge with an epic selection of cigars, a fully stocked bar and VIP room. For rooftop fun, the 50th floor Ultra Lounge at the Viceroy Hotel and Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita are great picks.

Boundaries

Brickell is bound by the Rickenbacker Causeway, I-95, Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Its neighbors are Coconut Grove, Coral Way, Little Havana, Downtown and Brickell Key.

Getting Around

    • Brickell Key – Walk
    • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – 10 minutes by car/15 minutes by public transit
      • Coconut Grove – 15 minutes by car/30 minutes by public transit
    • Calle Ocho Walk of Fame/Coral Way – 10 minutes by car
    • Marlins Park/Little Havana – 15 minutes by car/34 minutes by public transit
    • AmericanAirlines Arena/Downtown – 15 minutes by car/25 minutes by public transit
    • Wynwood Walls – 20 minutes by car/35 minutes by public transit
    • South Beach – 25 minutes by car

 

  • Miami Seaquarium/Virginia Key – 15 minutes by car
    • Baptist Health Medical Plaza at Brickell – 10 minutes away
  • Mercy Hospital – 15 minutes away
  • Port of Miami - 20 minutes by car/45 minutes by public transit
  • Miami International Airport - 25-minute car ride/45 minutes by public transit
  • Rickenbacker Causeway – 5 minutes away
  • I-95 Expressway – 10 minutes away
  • Public Transit Options – With one of the best public transportation networks in Miami, find Metromovers every few blocks with further connectivity to the Metrorail. Buses and taxis are also easily available.

A Brief History of Brickell and Where It’s Headed  

William Brickell and Julia Tuttle co-founded the Brickell Financial district in the mid-1800s. William with wife Mary Brickell owned large tracts of land from Coconut Grove to the Miami River. They started by befriending the Native Americans by creating a trading post at the, now, Brickell Point and maintain a peaceful setting.

Their neighbor, Julia Tuttle brought East Coast Railroad and resort magnate Henry M. Flagler’s attention to Brickell by sending him Miami-grown fresh fruits when a harsh freeze destroyed crops around the country. Both ex-Cleveland residents, the Brickells and Tuttle, contributed land to the Florida East Coast Railway in order to put Miami on the map and materialize their vision for Brickell.

After her husband’s death, Mary Brickell took charge and became one of the most prominent real estate developers and managers for Brickell. By the early 1900s, lavish mansions were constructed along Brickell Avenue, under Mary’s direction, attracting the affluent and making up today’s Millionaire’s Row. This is the time when the iconic Villa Serena and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens made their debut.

Come the 1970s, and office towers, apartments and hotels started taking over the landscape - even replacing most of the historic mansions. What followed, was a growth spurt that has showed no signs of stopping ever since.

Moving a 100 years forward from Mary Brickell’s ambitions for this eminent neighborhood, Brickell is today’s most iconic business district. With more residential, retail, restaurant and mixed-use projects such as the Brickell City Center coming to conclusion, Brickell is transforming from the financial capital of the South to a world-class, live-work-play destination that is still one of the most premium pieces of real estate in Miami.

 

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Where to Eat in Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove’s variety of eats makes sure nobody leaves hungry.

  • Fine dining is best done at Lulu or Ariete with their flavorful new American cuisine. Fine dining is best done at Lulu or Ariete with their flavorful new American cuisine.
  • Bombay Darbar is our top choice for Indian done right. Bombay Darbar is our top choice for Indian done right.
  • Sapore Di Mare and Farinelli 1937 have great Italian food. Sapore Di Mare and Farinelli 1937 have great Italian food.
  • For a casual grub fix, there’s 33 Kitchen’s Asian-Peruvian fusion, El Taquito’s tacos, and Lokal’s burgers. For a casual grub fix, there’s 33 Kitchen’s Asian-Peruvian fusion, El Taquito’s tacos, and Lokal’s burgers.
  • Los Felix and Koko by Bakan are new favorites for refined Mexican. Los Felix and Koko by Bakan are new favorites for refined Mexican.
  • Finally, top it all off by satiating your sweet tooth at Bianco Gelato or Le Macaron. Finally, top it all off by satiating your sweet tooth at Bianco Gelato or Le Macaron.

Where to Go Out in Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove sure knows how to hit the spot with its choice of sundowners to whiskeys.

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2200 Brickell: Boutique Condos with Luxurious Wellness in Miami’s South Brickell

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2200 Brickell: Boutique Condos with Luxurious Wellness in Miami’s South Brickell

2200 Brickell is holistic luxury like you have never lived before: A refreshing urban oasis nestled in tree-lined streets in the heart of Miami. 2200 Brickell by Aria Development Group, Largo, and Place Projects, is set to deliver a lovely, health-inspired urban sanctuary for those seeking an exclusive oasis in Miami’s financial district, Brickell. Rising only 5 stories as a WELL-certified building, the boutique mid-rise is built on standards to enhance residents’ sense of well-being through thoughtful and intentionally designed spaces and ambitious amenities centered around holistic health. 2200 Brickell launched sales for its groundbreaking concept this past November and plans to open its doors in late 2025. Prices at this urban wellness sanctuary start at $1,000,000 for one bedroom and go up to $2,150,000 for Garden Villas, an extremely rare offering for this area. The fully finished and artfully furnished layouts will range from 590 square feet to 2,070 square feet in size. ## — 2200 Brickell: Where Miami City Life Meets Paradise Designed by world-renowned Revuelta Architecture International, 2200 Brickell will rise as a boutique 5-story condo community with only 105 contemporary residences and a plethora of the world’s finest wellness-inspired amenities featuring a one-acre rooftop haven. Living here, residents at 2200 Brickell will have a peaceful oasis in one of Miami’s most highly regarded neighborhoods. Featuring a distinctly chic, modern structure immersed in a blissful jungle of tropical landscaping, the boutique mid-rise will offer floor-to-ceiling glass windows and open-concept floor plans to welcome an abundance of natural light in each residence, merging indoor and outdoor living. Each magnificent residence will feature custom kitchens designed by ODA New York with pristine wood cabinetry and stone countertops, fully tiled balconies featuring glass railings with access from the living room and primary bedroom of every residence, innovative household appliances, exquisite large format ceramic tile flooring throughout the living area and wood flooring in the bedrooms, spacious, fully built-out custom closets, luxurious primary bathrooms featuring double vanities, stone countertops, porcelain tiling, rain showers, dedicated laundry with a full-sized washer and dryer, and other refined finishes. ## — Luxury, Wellness Inspired Amenities at 2200 Brickell Envisioned to support each resident’s holistic, well being, the boutique, lifestyle-driven project will feature wellness amenities at the heart of its offering, including an expansive one-acre rooftop haven featuring a resort-style pool with an outdoor spa and poolside cabanas, a pickleball court, a summer kitchen with ample seating, an outdoor fitness area designed by Homage Fitness, a children’s play area by Silver Hill Arts, and a quarter mile walking track. Other highlight wellness-inspired amenities at this breathtaking location include a covered porte-cochere, on-site valet parking, double-height 24-hour attended lobby, above-ground parking on all levels with direct access to residences, electric vehicle charging, Luxer One automated parcel storage with cold storage, a resident lounge and entertaining space, dedicated work from home suites with conference rooms, a world-class state of the art fitness center, another custom children playroom, a cycling lounge and workshop, and other thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and well being. ## — 2200 Brickell: World-Class Location in the Center of It All 2200 Brickell is strategically located on the south end of Miami’s Financial District where the streets are blissfully tree-lined, sparkling Biscayne Bay is close by, and yet is still within walking distance of the many things that trademark the area such as fine dining and upscale shopping at Brickell City Centre and The Shops at Mary Brickell Village. This exquisite location thoughtfully nestled in South Brickell will offer residents the possibility of being part of the quieter and less congested area of Miami’s Financial District, with easy access to the beaches of Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, and I-95 to quickly connect with the entire lively city. By car, residents of 2200 Brickell will be within 15 minutes of world-renowned cultural centers such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, the FTX Arena, and the Perez Art Museum. Additionally, residents will enjoy being within 25 minutes of the Miami International Airport, and within 30 of the beautiful South Beach. **ARE WE FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?** 📣 Connect with us on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. 📣 If you would like to know more about owning a piece of this boutique urban sanctuary at 2200 Brickell, please call, chat, or email us for more on pricing, to reserve a preferred unit, or for any other inquiries about pre-construction condos in Miami.

Video: Residences at 1428 Brickell - Sophisticated, Eco-Luxury in the Heart of Miami

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Video: Residences at 1428 Brickell - Sophisticated, Eco-Luxury in the Heart of Miami

Miami is about to have one of the most luxurious and eco-friendly residential condo buildings ever built, right here in the middle of Brickell. And from the designers of the coveted Arte Surfside beachfront masterpiece. Designed around the resident, developer Ytech brings Miami its first solar-powered condo tower with The Residences at 1428 Brickell. A powerhouse of bespoke luxury and creation, the LEED-certified building will feature earthy interiors by Italy’s highly acclaimed Antonio Citterio-Patricia Viel design duo, 80,000 square feet of purposefully crafted amenities, and a unique “solar backbone.” Watch our exclusive video to see what you can expect from this absolutely stunning new condo tower. ### Living at The Residences at 1428 Brickell - An Exclusive, Sustainable Sanctuary Introducing future residents to a new language of luxury, The Residences at 1428 Brickell will feature ultra-spacious floorplans with refined materiality and a love for nature visible all around - from finishes to fixtures to amenities. Multiple pools, a wellness club, a wine & art lounge, plus fully furnished guest suites by Antonio Citterio are just some of the amenities planned for this exquisite tower. All ultra-luxury layouts at The Residences at 1428 Brickell will be plus-den, starting from a 2-bedroom sized 1,800 square feet to a 4-bedroom with around 4,000 interior square feet. Residences in the penthouse collection will range from 4,000 to 10,000 square feet in size. ### The Residences at 1428 Brickell - Key Details **Groundbreaking:** Q3 2023 **Completion:** late 2026 Architecture and interiors by: Italy’s internationally renowned Antionio Citterio and Patricia Viel known for their impeccable, nature-inspired designs and coveted Arte Surfside condos. With a sleek urban outside featuring a solar backbone, this project is a true gem bringing complete fluidity between the interior design and external architecture. In a nod to its environment, each exquisite residence will open up to romantic water views, 11-foot-high ceilings, and feature floorplans designed to draw in maximum natural light. In their signature style, ACPV Architects will be using the finest natural materials and rich, earthy tones to bring harmony to this private urban sanctuary. **Developer:** Ytech- known for cutting-edge projects continues its refined legacy by bringing Miami its first-ever solar-powered condo. **Floors:** 70 stories with 189 limited edition residences all facing stunning Biscayne Bay **Unit Sizes:** 189 ultra-spacious luxury condos starting from a 2-bedroom sized 1,800 square feet to a 4-bedroom with around 4,000 interior square feet. Residences in the penthouse collection will range from 4,000 to 10,000 square feet in size. **Highlight Amenities:** * Bespoke arrival experience: the porte cochere shielded by a lush, urban garden and lavish lobby featuring a library lounge with coffee, tea, champagne, and food options for residents and their guests. * 7th-floor resort deck: home to a resort-style pool, an aquatic therapy area with lap pool, a children’s splash pad, a club bar and lounge, plus poolside beverage service. * Children’s offerings: teen’s sports simulator, a children’s interactive playground and creativity room, a children’s learning center with interactive art & didactic sculptures, a dedicated area for children’s parties, a cinema room, and more. * Self-care: 10,000 sq. ft. of dedicated gym and spa space. Expect private his, hers, and couple’s spa suites, an expansive Technogym with a weight room and HIIT zone, a juice and nutrition wellness bar, hot and cold plunge pools, a meditation room, a wellness concierge, a golf simulator, beauty suite, barbershop, plus an outdoor sun terrace with yoga pavilion. * Two-story owners club and rooftop observatory: a double-height wine and spirits lounge, private dining room with limited edition Vaselli chef’s kitchen, a full bar featuring craft cocktails, state-of-the-art office suites, and more. The rooftop observatory will afford breathtaking views of the city and bay from 850 feet in the sky. Expect a two-story atrium with lush planting, a rooftop lounge bar, and poolside service. ### What’s Living in Miami’s Brickell Neighborhood Like? Brickell is known for being Miami’s bayfront financial district. Living in Brickell, Residents will enjoy being in the heart of the Manhattan of the South. The Brickell City Centre, with its collection of European brands and fine eateries, is a leisurely stroll away. Countless corporate offices, consulates, banks, and financial institutions will also be within walking distance. Besides world-class bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in the area, residents will have multiple public transportation options within easy reach too – from the free trolley to Metrorail, and the Brightline Station (high-speed train to Orlando) in Downtown. By car, Downtown’s FTX Arena (for sports and concerts) will be 15 minutes, Coconut Grove’s Regatta Park (for international sail events) will be 15 minutes, South Beach will be 20 minutes, and the Miami International Airport will also be 20 minutes. **ARE WE FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?** 📣 Connect with us on Instagram, TikTok and Youtube. 📣 For more phenomenal videos on Miami's best new buildings, pre-construction projects, neighborhood comparisons, restaurants, and as well as expert information on Miami and Miami Beach Real Estate, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on Instagram @BlackbookProperties. Thanks for watching!

Brickell vs Edgewater: Which Miami Neighborhood is Best?

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Brickell vs Edgewater: Which Miami Neighborhood is Best?

When most people are thinking about moving to Miami, the two most popular neighborhoods mentioned are Edgewater and Brickell. So, how can you know if Brickell or Edgewater, Miami is right for you? Both neighborhoods have grown considerably in recent years, and both are home to high-rise residential towers as well as mid-rise residential towers. While both areas provide plenty of variety in housing options, they also offer differing lifestyles and benefits. _This article was last updated on January 12, 2023\._ ## Lifestyle: Brickell vs Edgewater Edgewater, Miami is primarily a quiet, residential neighborhood nestled on the shores of Biscayne Bay and the 8-acre Margaret Pace Park. It's a neighborhood that is in a super central location in all of Miami, and Edgewater condos are ideal for families and young professionals still looking for luxury residences on Biscayne Bay, many of whom are purchasing their first property or moving away from the real estate east at the beach. Edgewater, Miami, is one of Miami's most well-kept secrets for those who favor a serene, residential lifestyle that still provides access to all of the eclectic offerings that make Miami exciting, such as Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay. ###### Margaret Pace Park in Edgewater. Photo by Ryan Healy A quiet residential neighborhood that is off-the-beaten path and generally overlooked by tourists, Edgewater provides a nature-oriented yet urban lifestyle that's very walkable, and also has easy access to the Downtown Arts District, the Julia Tuttle Causeway to the east, the Wynwood Arts District, the Design District, Brickell, and South Beach. Edgewater, Miami, has many existing bayfront condos and luxury residences, yet is also still growing, with more luxury condos, restaurants, grocery stores and such on the way. Brickell, in comparison, is Miami's Financial District and home to many international corporate headquarters. It has a high population density and is roughly bound to a busy area that has been playfully nicknamed the “Manhattan of the South,” and more recently, “The Wall Street of the South.” As Brickell has experienced rapid urbanization over the past few decades, Brickell is now more dense than Brooklyn, and could be compared to lower Manhattan. ###### City Centre in Brickell. Photo by Jill Bazeley Ideal for ride-or-die urban types, executives, workaholics, and those who wish to live and work in the same distinct neighborhood, Brickell is also home to families and international business executives who come to Miami for extended periods. Brickell is known for its bevy of world-class restaurants, a vibrant but mature nightlife, as well as its plethora of versatile shopping options. ## Business: Brickell vs Edgewater Edgewater, Miami is essentially a laid-back, homey residential district where neighbors will recognize one another while walking their dogs, pushing strollers or bicycling. There are only a handful of shared work spaces, offices, and commercial buildings. If you prefer to leave the work at the office, and decompress when you get home, Edgewater neighborhood offers that. ###### Photo by Marcus Lenk on Unsplash Brickell, on the other hand, is a buzzing international banking hub that represents the largest of its kind in the US, and the second-largest financial center south of New York. Brickell is Miami's central business district. Flanked by the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, Brickell offers a unique Miami-style, urban experience that includes plenty of open-air restaurant options, high-rises with spectacular water views, and an active but casual corporate environment. If you like to get deals done over dinner and then walk home, then Brickell is good for you. ## Walkability and Transportation: Brickell vs Edgewater While Edgewater is tucked away, its super central location makes it close enough to walk or bicycle to many of Miami's most desirable locations, such as the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) and the Frost Science Museum, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Museum Park, the Wynwood Arts District, the Design District, and Downtown, as well as the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. Edgewater has its own Metromover stop, and its close proximity to Downtown and midtown Miami means that you can take advantage of the Metrorail and Brightline trains that can take you just about anywhere in South Florida, eventually to Orlando, from the convenient MiamiCentral station as a part of the Florida East Coast Railway, as well as the up-and-coming commuter rail service that will take you to locations both within and beyond the greater metropolitan Miami area. To the north, Edgewater has the Julia Tuttle Causeway providing quick access to the beach. ###### Metromover - Miami. Photo courtesy of Phillip Pessar In Brickell, the free Metromover can take you to Wynwood, Coconut Grove, and Downtown Miami, where you can connect to the Brightline trains leading to the tri-county area, north to Fort Lauderdale, and soon, north to Orlando. There is also a free Brickell trolley and a very inexpensive airport shuttle that costs $2.25 and runs about every 20 minutes. ### **Looking to live car-free?** Don’t miss our article on other Miami neighborhoods where you can live without a car. ## Parks and Greenspace: Brickell vs Edgewater Access to greenspace is Edgewater's claim to fame and part of what makes it so desirable. In this category, we think it is a winner over Brickell. The entire distinct neighborhood is anchored by the expansive and multifaceted Margaret Pace Park, with its winding pathways, mangrove forests, a dog park, sports activities, including basketball courts, volleyball and tennis courts, and waterfront access for water sports such as kayaking or waterboarding. The park also provides an array of outdoor options for nature-themed recreation ideal for young families with children, fitness enthusiasts, work-from-home types, as well as parks where dogs and their human companions can get plenty of exercise. ###### Brickell Key Park The dense commercial neighborhood of Brickell also has some parks, as the area was planned to provide sun and fun options at locations such as Brickell Park, the waterfront walk around Brickell Key Park, Alice C. Wainwright Park, and Miami Circle Park. You can enjoy shady walking trails and areas for dogs to run and play, as well as some breezy water views that make you forget momentarily that you're in the middle of one of the country's busiest urban hubs. ## Arts and Culture: Brickell vs Edgewater ###### Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Edgewater's proximity to the Downtown Arts District makes it incomparable as far as access to the arts, in comparison to busy Brickell. From most all Edgewater properties, you can easily walk or bicycle to some of the city's most renowned cultural venues, such as the Adrienne Arsht Center, Ziff Opera House, Perez and Frost Museums, American Airlines Arena, and many smaller art galleries, venues, performing arts centers, and artists' studios. Edgewater is also within a short bike or Uber ride to the infamous street art that has made Wynwood famous, along with its galleries and the yearly art fairs that draw millions of international tourists during Miami Art Week. It's also a stone's throw from the Design District, and the area's most prestigious art exhibition spaces and collections, such as the Moore Building, The de la Cruz Collection, and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). While Brickell is better known for its restaurants, chic roof-top bars, and entertainment venues than for cultural venues, its easy transportation options provide quick and access to the Downtown Arts District and many of the same attractions that are close to Edgewater. ## Eating and Shopping: Brickell vs Edgewater ###### La Mar - Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel As far as eating and shopping options, it's impossible for residential Edgewater's bayfront community to compete with Brickell's plethora of casual eateries and fine-dining options, as well as the wide variety of shopping opportunities walking distance in Brickell, including those at Mary Brickell Village, Brickell City Centre, and all along Brickell Avenue. Some of these include The Capital Grille, an upscale steak house perfect for impressing corporate clients, and La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where Peruvian fusion cuisine is served in a chic waterfront setting. Among one of the area's newest eateries is EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery and Kitchen, bringing a blend of Asian flavors blended with traditional American barbecue, with the bonus of craft beer. An excellent affordable waterfront lunch can be had at Crazy About You, where you can enjoy Mediterranean flavors in an understated bistro setting on the bay. There are also two food halls at Brickell City Centre, where you'll find a wide assortment of eateries as well as specialty shops serving up all types of food from cultures all over the world, particularly authentic Italian. ###### Edgewater’s Amara at Paraiso By comparison, Edgewater's bayfront community provides walkable access to some of Miami's most popular restaurants. For fine dining, Edgewater's Amara at Gran Paraiso is a waterfront favorite. And Paolo Fontanot's Italian bakery and cafe is also a can't miss, being the only U.S. location outside of Italy. Tons more spots are in our Local's Guide to Restaurants in Edgewater. Edgewater is also very close to Downtown Miami and Wynwood restaurants, including Kush, known for its infamous burgers and budget lunch menu. For more adventurous fare, Dunkunoo serves up Jamaican dishes along with exotic Caribbean drinks, and an assortment of experimental small plates are available on the eclectic tasting menu at Alter. Edgewater also provides easy access to Wynwood's unique boutiques as well as the specialty shops in the nearby Design District, and Downtown Miami's versatile shopping options. ## Architecture and Housing Options: Brickell vs Edgewater ###### Edgewater neighborhood Edgewater was in the past few decades a neglected enclave nestled between Biscayne Boulevard and Biscayne Bay, populated by working-class families living in smallish mid-20th-century bungalows and a few low-rise existing bayfront condos. All of that has changed in recent years as luxury condos and modern brand new developments such as Paramount Bay, Elysee, Missoni Baia, and other luxury condo high rises have replaced many of the older properties with chic new waterfront condos adorned with balconies boasting exquisite bay views, direct access to the bay, and modern family-friendly resort style amenities. For those drawn to the nostalgia of the neighborhood, a few of the area's old bungalows have been remodeled and upgraded and still dot the local landscape offering waterfront living. ###### Brickell Key neighborhood Brickell is a larger area that is divided into three sections: Old Brickell, The Financial District, and Brickell Key. The area south of SW 15th Road is known as Old Brickell, and along its grand, tree-lined street, consists of mainly of older low and mid rise condo buildings on the water, as well as small firms, international banks, and other professional service offices, along with a few ritzy mansions dating back to the Mary Brickell era. The area north of SW 15th Road, and particularly around Brickell Avenue, is known as the Financial District and here you'll see business and residential high rise skyscrapers, both business and residential. While many of the area's older high rise condos provide waterfront access to Biscayne Bay, most brand new constructions are being built inland due to limited availability of real estate in this increasingly dense area. Brickell Key is a more isolated, private enclave with high-end, waterfront residential condos. ### View available condo and rental options in Edgewater or Brickell. ## Cost of Living: Brickell vs Edgewater Edgewater is a family-friendly area, with real estate condo prices averaging around $386 per sq. ft. and average residential units listing at around $502,715\. The median household income for most residents in Edgewater near Miami Beach is $77,000. Brickell has a wider array of real estate options and attracts a variety of international investors, with options ranging from mid-rise residential towers to older high rise exclusive penthouses to affordable condos. The average price in Brickell is roughly bound to about $399 per square foot or $530,966 for an average residential unit; however, listings may run as high as $29,110,500 or about $2,039 per square foot. ## Which Neighborhood is Better? Brickell or Edgewater? If you're in the market for a quiet, family-friendly environment with less noise and traffic, access to nature, Biscayne Bay waterfront living, mid rise to high rise residential towers, and very little tourism, you'll love Edgewater, which offers respite after a quick commute. If you prefer to immerse yourself in the Manhattan of the South, with access to all things big city, you'll feel right at home in Brickell. Check out these below: * Edgewater vs South Beach * South Beach vs Miami Beach * Edgewater vs Downtown Miami * The Miami Beaches: South vs Mid-Beach vs North Beach * Brickell vs South Beach * Brickell vs Brickell Key If you'd like to talk more with us about which Miami Dade County, Florida, neighborhood is right for you, give us a call or e mail, and we'll be happy to go through the many real estate available listings in both Edgewater, Brickell, and all that Miami so you can make a well-educated decision as to which Florida spot is ideal for you. --- ###### Cover Photo by Anish Patel

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