Miami Life: Choices Abound
- One of the favored areas for residents and fellows to live in. It is located just south of Downtown and the Miami River and is defined by iconic high rise buildings. This area integrates the big city life (a.k.a “Financial District”) with the ocean views of Biscayne Bay making for some picturesque walks/runs. The Brickell area is a popular place for a young professional to live.
- Metrorail runs through Brickell allowing easy direct access to both the hospital and the airport. More expensive than other neighborhoods,Brickell offers modern condos, most of which have a built-in gym, pool, doorman and other amenities
- Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Center are new additions to the neighborhood that offer a variety of hot and new restaurants, shops and bars.
- Coral Gables, southwest of Downtown, is an elegantly laid out, pedestrian-friendly city boasting tropical vegetation made up of mostly quiet residential areas best suited to families or those looking for a house or duplex.
- It is home to the undergraduate campus of the University of Miami and other historical landmarks include the Biltmore Hotel, Merrick House and Venetian Pool.
- The hospital is accessible by Metrorail or is a quick 15-minute commute by car without traffic
- Also referred to as “The Grove” this area has its roots as one of the first areas settled in the City of Miami. It evolved into an artsy-type neighborhood in the 1960s and 70s and still retains some of this flavor. It offers high rise condos facing the waterfront as well as quiet residential areas, perfect for dog-walking and raising families. The Grove offers a warm, laid-back atmosphere coupled with boutiques, galleries, gourmet restaurants, sidewalk cafes and sailboats anchored in the bay.
- Nightlife is centered on CocoWalk, an open-air plaza with bars, great restaurants and shopping.
- The hospital is accessible by Metrorail or also around a 15-minute commute by car without traffic.
- Downtown Miami is centered on the Central business district (CBD), best known by local Miamians as simply “Downtown”. Characterized by high-rise condos on the bay, it is slightly more affordable than Brickell and has similar amenities.
- It is home to the American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Perfoming Arts Opera and Symphony halls, the Perez Art Museum, the Frost Science Museum and Bayfront Park. Many events including concerts, Miami Heat Games and Dance/Opera/Musicals are all within walking distance.
- It is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the Health District, so commute is less than 15 minutes.
- “Midtown Miami” is a developing urban area that includes the trendy neighborhoods of Wynwood and Edgewater.
- Midtown has grown quickly, and is home to Shops at Midtown, an outdoor shopping area designed to mimic New York’s SOHO neighborhood.
- Edgewater continues to grow with high-rise buildings continued from Downtown Miami and two large public parks.
- Wynwood abounds with vibrant artwork/galleries, restaurants, craft breweries, clothing stores, dance and club venues. It is highlighted by colorful murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings.
- South Beach, a.k.a SoBe, is a neighborhood on Miami Beach, one of the top vacation destinations of the world. It offers many nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and boutiques. However, when not in the area of Ocean Drive, it is also a quiet ocean-side community. Free time can be spent people-watching in Lummus Park, Lincoln Road and Ocean Dr. or jogging along South Pointe Park and the beach. Free outdoor concerts and movies are a popular draw at the New World Symphony.
- There are few high-rise, all-inclusive buildings within a fellow’s budget, but there are also many smaller duplexes and townhouses to choose from. The buildings on the beach are generally older than those in Brickell, so all of the added amenities (pool, gym, etc.) may not necessarily be included.
- Although there is no public transportation from the beach to the hospital, it is a quick commute across the Macarthur Causeway with cruise ships, celebrity homes, and water on either side.