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South Miami

South Miami is an energetic city bordering the main campus of the...


Welcome to South Miami

South Miami is an energetic city bordering the main campus of the University of Miami. The city features a walkable historic downtown district with a diverse dining scene and peaceful tree-lined residential neighborhoods. South Miami is located around a 15 minutes’ drive southeast of Downtown Miami and is just a few minutes from Biscayne Bay.

South Miami has an eclectic real estate mix with housing options ranging from renovated mid-century ranches to stunning cutting-edge architectural masterpieces. Homes here include palatial Mediterranean-style residences and grand acreage estates.

What to Love

  • Energetic and youthful vibe 
  • The Shops at Sunset Place 
  • Walkable historic downtown district 
  • Lots of parks and outdoor recreation

People & Lifestyle

South Miami is a laid-back city with around 12,000 residents spanning all age groups. Students from the University of Miami give the city a youthful vibe, which is also home to many young families and urban professionals. South Miami is within easy reach of the beach and all of Miami’s urban amenities and employment opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South Miami’s historic downtown area features many blocks of diverse shopping and dining options. The Shops at Sunset Place is an open-air shopping center in the heart of Downtown South Miami. Retailers here include Aeropostale, Aldo, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Pacific Sunwear, Steps New York, and Victoria’s Secret. Sunset Place also offers many entertainment options—catch all of the latest releases at the 24-screen AMC movie theater, enjoy bowling alongside sushi and cocktails at the swanky Splitsville bowling center, and play arcade games and watch big-screen sports alongside a full bar and pub grub at GameTime Miami. South Miami’s dynamic dining scene includes many international eateries. Old Lisbon is a chic contemporary restaurant serving seafood-focused Portuguese cuisine. Sano Food has a broad menu of nutrition-conscious breakfast and lunch plates. Casa Cuba serves a wide variety of delicious Cuban specialties, including classic Cuban sandwiches and dishes made with Gulf shrimp and Florida lobster. This lively spot also serves freshly- squeezed juices, shakes, and sangria and offers indoor and outdoor seating with regular live music. Deli Lane Café & Sunset Tavern is a hit with the college crowd for their diner-style eats and lively sports bar atmosphere. Pub 52 offers a chic twist on the classic sports bar with inventive pub eats, happy hour cocktails, and live music performances.

Things to Do

There are several parks in South Miami offering a wide variety of sports and recreational facilities. Palmer Park extends over 8.5 acres with five fields for baseball and softball, two batting cages, and a multi-purpose playing field. 3.4-acre Murray Park has two basketball courts, youth and t-ball fields, a playground, and lots of picnic tables and charcoal grills. Fuchs Park features a sand volleyball court, a scenic pond that attracts many water birds, and a playground. Amenities at Dante Fascell Park include six clay tennis courts, a pro beach volleyball court, handball courts, and a gated playground area with a tot lot.


South Miami is served by the Miami-Dade School District.

  • South Miami K-8 Center, Public, Magnet, PK-8
  • Somerset Academy Elementary School South Miami Campus, Public, Charter, K-5
  • Somerset Academy Charter Middle School South Miami Campus, Public, Charter, 6-8
  • South Miami Middle School, Public, Magnet, 6-8
  • South Miami Senior High School, Public, Magnet, 9-12

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