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Archives: Neighborhoods

Lemon City/Little Haiti

By Paul S. George Today’s Little Haiti stretches from Northeast/Northwest 54th Street to Northwest/Northeast 71st Street; from Biscayne Boulevard west to I-95. Before there was Little Haiti, however, there was, in this same footprint and beyond it, Lemon City, which was by 1895, the most populous community on the southeast Florida mainland. Historian Thelma Peters, …

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Flagami

By Paul S. George Flagami, a portmanteau for W. Flagler Street and the Tamiami Canal, which runs through a portion of it, is a sprawling neighborhood bracketed by the Dolphin Expressway and the Blue Lagoon Lake on the north, Southwest Eighth Street on the south, Southwest/Northwest 45th Street on the east to the Palmetto Expressway …

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Edgewater

By Paul S. George The name “Edgewater,” which describes the neighborhood northeast of downtown and along the shores of Biscayne Bay, is unique because its moniker applies to both an early Miami neighborhood and a contemporary quarter resting on the same site. Edgewater stands roughly between Northeast 15th Street and 36th Street and, from east …

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Miami Design District

By Paul S. George The Miami Design District, an iconic neighborhood of fashion, furnishings, art museums and restaurants, stretches in a north-south direction from Northeast Thirty-ninth Street to Northeast Forty-second Street, and from west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks on its eastern flank to the west side of North Miami Avenue. The district’s …

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Coral Gate

By Paul S. George Coral Gate is an early post World War II neighborhood resting between Southwest Twenty-first and Sixteenth Streets and Southwest Thirty-second and Thirty-Seventh (Douglas Road) Avenues. Across the street from its western segment stands the beautiful 1920s development of Coral Gables. Long before its development, the area comprising Coral Gate was coveted …

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Brickell

By Paul S. George Bracketed by the entrance to the Rickenbacker Causeway on the south, the Miami River on the north, I-95 on the west and Biscayne on the east, the Brickell Avenue neighborhood is one of America’s most dynamic quarters. Its transformation in 150 years from a tropical wilderness studded with tall oak trees …

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Belle Meade

By Paul S. George Framed by Biscayne Bay in the east, Biscayne Boulevard in the west, and, in a north-south direction, the Little River and 71st Street, Belle Meade is a picturesque community that has experienced an ebb and flow in its fortunes before reaching its present status as a superb example of a beautifully-restored …

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Bay Point

By Paul S. George Bay Point is one of Miami’s first walled communities, a picturesque, upscale neighborhood with gently curving streets, it stretches from Biscayne Boulevard east to the shores of Biscayne Bay and north from Northeast 39th Street to 50th Street.  Although Bay Point was created at the outset of the 1940s, the land …

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Morningside

By Paul S. George The Morningside neighborhood lies in the northeast sector of the City of Miami. The city’s first historic district (1984), this gorgeous community of Mediterranean and Art Deco- styled homes stretches from the northern portion of N.E. 53rd Street to N.E. 60th Street, from Biscayne Bay and N.E. 7th Avenue to Biscayne …

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Little River

Little River’s Lively Past Shapes A Bright Future By Susan Cumins In the late 1890s Miami’s Little River was a farming and fruit growing community. Named for a waterway that flows along its northern edge and into Biscayne Bay, it was annexed by the booming City of Miami in 1925. Mid-20th century postcards proudly depict …

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