1. Coral Gables, located to the south of downtown, is one of the most renowned neighborhoods in the area, embellished with Spanish-style fountains, massive gardens and greenery and lavish architectural landmarks. There are plenty of houses, upscale condos and apartments, yet the neighborhood also has hundreds of top-notch retailers and boutiques. You might also be interested to know that this is a strong employment center for fields like banking, healthcare, service industries and education (home of the University of Miami).
2. Cozily nestled between Biscayne Bay and U.S. Highway 1, Coconut Grove, often referred to as a village, is a vibrant neighborhood with a diverse crowd of residents. The village features more than a fair share of amenities, including restaurants of every variety, art galleries and numerous upscale shopping centers. In fact, there is typically a recurring event known as the Grove Gallery Walk that takes place along Grand Avenue, featuring local and national artists, live music and different types of wine.
3. If it's your ultimate dream to live on an island paradise, Key Biscayne offers enough recreational opportunities to make that dream come true. Located on the west end of the Biscayne Bay, across the waterway from Coral Gables, this neighborhood is home to unique attractions like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Crandon Park, Key Biscayne Golf Course, Parrot Jungle and Gardens and Miami Seaquarium. Here you can enjoy a broad array of activities, such as snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, kite boarding, charter boat fishing, bicycling and tennis.