May 15, 2017
When you think of Miami, you probably think of palm trees swaying in the breeze, gorgeous beaches, luxury real estate, beautiful people and an exciting nightlife. And all of these are definitely part of what makes Miami the diverse and vibrant city that it is. But Miami is also an excellent place to raise a family, and more and more people are moving here to put down their roots and grow their families in an inclusive, diverse and beautiful city. For great schools, low crime, and plenty of family-friendly activities and amenities, check out these three popular Miami neighborhoods.
Trendy? Yes. Artsy? For sure. A place where families can expose their kids to art, music, and culture in their own backyard? You bet. South of Fifth is known for its mouthwatering brunch spots, charming sidewalk boutiques, waterfront happy hour spots and luxurious real estate, but it is also great for young families. Families in SoFi love that their elementary aged kids are zoned for South Pointe Elementary, one of the highest ranked schools in the country. There are many highly ranked middle and high schools to choose from in the area, both public and private. On the weekends, families spend the day at the beach, picnicking at a local park, cooling off at a local splash pad, visiting a museum or the Miami Seaquarium. South of Fifth can be a hot spot for the fashion forward, brunch loving adult crowd, but is also an excellent place to give kids unique life experiences that they wouldn’t have living anywhere else.
Fisher Island is the definition of luxury: an exclusive private island with breathtaking waterfront mansions, sprawling golf courses, a private country club and luxury amenities. It is also home to the highly sought after Fisher Island Day School, an independent day school for kids 2 years old to 5th grade. Although there is a waitlist for this school, there are other schools in the surrounding areas that provide top-notch educational opportunities for kids. There are public parks less than two miles from the island, accessible by private ferry boat. The homes on Fisher Island are some of the most luxurious in the country, and provide large manicured lawns for kids to play in, as well as giant homes equipped with spaces for play rooms, media rooms, and game rooms. Members of the Fisher Island Club have unlimited access to seaside golf, a luxury spa, resort style pool and multiple dining options, a popular social spot for Fisher Island families. Families living on Fisher Island are close to the Miami Zoo and Miami Children’s Museum and other family attractions.
La Gorce may be a lesser-known neighborhood in Miami Beach, but it still ranks as one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the area. With waterfront mansions starting at $1 million, families love La Gorce because of the easy access to the water. Boating families appreciate the easy access out to the water and spend weekends on their private boats enjoying the relaxation and excitement of the Miami beach lifestyle. North Beach Elementary is rated 9 out of 10 by GreatSchools.org and is less than 2 miles from most of the homes in La Gorce. Nautilus Middle and Miami Beach Senior High are less than 5 miles away and have been providing families with solid educational options for their children for decades. For luxurious waterfront living that is great for growing families, La Gorce is definitely a top contender.
Miami is a beautiful place that welcomes people from all over the world, and these three family-friendly neighborhoods combine the adventure and entertainment that everyone loves about Miami, with the safety, comforts, and conveniences that families look for when settling down.
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