Brickell is a sunny, tropical version of Manhattan. The streets are alive with people walking or driving to and from work, stopping by the bagel shop for coffee in the morning or taking lunch on the patio of a streetside restaurant. Miami’s Financial District is hopping at all hours. That can make traffic and parking a headache at times.
But for those who live and work in the neighborhood or its surrounding areas, such as Downtown or Wynwood, choked streets aren’t usually a problem. And now more than ever, Brickell is a place where people live, with grocery stores and retail outlets.
Residential towers have become as ubiquitous as skyscrapers as Miamians develop a taste for urban living and things like farmers markets, cafés, urban parks and walking path improvements crop up across the neighborhood.
Financial District by day, Brickell by night. The neighborhood has become synonymous with trendy bars, dancing, great food and a good time. Mary Brickell Village has long been the anchor of this scene, but Brickell City Centre, new development along the Miami River waterfront and other new construction mean that Brickell now rivals South Beach as the nightlife hotspot of Miami.
There are clubs for dancing, terraces for sipping cocktails and dozens of after-work happy hours. On Brickell Key, an island near the mouth of the Miami River, you can take a nighttime jog or walk around the perimeter and look at the skyline.
Where To Live:
Brickell is packed with creative real estate: from single-family mansions to mid-rise boutiques to 46th-floor (or higher) penthouses. There are also a wide variety of affordable options, including studios for single professionals. But every property comes with world-class amenities and a spectacular view. Some of our favorites are Icon, Carbonell, Bond and ECHO. But the list goes on.
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There’s not a neighborhood in the city quite like Brickell. If you want a dynamic, urban scene with skyscrapers, this is your best bet. That said, South Beach has a hot nightlife and urban amenities, too. And Downtown, Wynwood, Edgewater and Midtown are growing into mature neighborhoods in their own right.