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Design District is an eight square block community historically belonging to the neighborhood of Buena Vista, but is it best known as the hippest zipcode in Miami. Design District is a Miami urban enclave famous for its uber chic style evident in every nook and cranny of the neighborhood that continues to attract people from all walks of life.

The Neighborhood

The edgy district has north 43rd Street to the north, Biscayne Boulevard to the east, North 36 Street (US 27) to the south and West First Avenue to the west.

The neighborhood where style rules has the following bustling and affluent communities nearby: Upper Eastside to its east, Buena Vista East Historic District to its north and Midtown/Wynwood to its south. Edgewater neighborhood is also close to Design District.

The neighborhood used to be part of Buena Vista but it has emerged from urban decay to a neighborhood with its own character. The rebirth of the neighborhood happened in early 2000s when art and design stores started to build their businesses in the area.

The growing popularity pushed the neighborhood to develop their sidewalks and streets.

Craig Robins led the design revolution in the area by purchasing a number of run-down buildings and prodding famous designers including Holly Hunt, Alison Spear and Peter Page to move into the neighborhood.

Getting around town and nearby neighborhoods is convenient. Design District Miami is only 15 minutes away by car from Miami International Airport. South Beach is only 15 minutes away while American Airlines Arena is only less than 10 minutes away from the neighborhood.

Transportation around Design District include City of Miami Trolley Biscayne-Brickell route, Metrobus and Miami Metrorail at the Allapattah.

Design District is famous for its renovated warehouse displays that feature state of the art furniture and international sculptures. The streets of Design District have art galleries, décor showrooms, fine fashion boutiques and some of the best restaurants and cafes in Miami.

Showrooms and art galleries are the soul of Design District and some of them include Aravelo Gallery, dela Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Locust Projects, Maman Fine Art, Opera Gallery and Swamspace.

Design District is also home to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) that encourages the exchange of art ideas and promotes the works of contemporary artists.

The neighborhood is also a favorite among brand-name fashion that some of the most exclusive labels first seen in Design District. Today, the district is home to 70 stores, with 60 more opening by 2017. The art and fashion district is home to a number of flagship stores including Tom Ford, Hermes, Christian Louboutin, Celine, Louis Vuitton and Prada. The three-story Hermes store measures 13,000 square feet and is the third U.S. flagship after Rodeo Drive and Madison Avenue.

Design District is awaiting the opening of 40 more stores come 2017. Shops include Aesop, Creed, Dior, Be Miami, Dolce & Gabbana, Isabel Marant, Tory Burch, Yves Saint-Laurent and Van Cleef & Arpels to name a few.

For a more tropical shopping experience, the popular upscale Bal Harbour Shops is only a 25-minute drive away from Design District.

True to its trendy spirit, Design District invites crowds to visit its Art & Design Night every second Saturday of the month.
Design District

Things To Do

Design District is not all about shopping. Residents love food as much as they love art and the neighborhood boasts of a variety of dining options including Michael’s Genuine and the Cypress Tavern owned by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz.

At the north tip of the neighborhood, Paradise Plaza composed of four restaurants: Le Bar, La Terrace, L’Atelier and La Boutique by Michelin Guidestar che Joel Robuchon will open by the end of 2016. ABC Kitchen by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will also open in Design District.

Other stores to visit in Design District include Abaco Premium Wines, Buena Vista Bistro, Crumb on Parchment, Ella, Gavanna, Harry’s Pizzeria, Laduree, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Seven Lounge and The Embassy.

Top Restaurants In Design District

1. Mandolin Aegean Bistro
4312 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 749-9140

2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
130 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550

3. MC Kitchen
4141 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 456-9948

4. Crumb on Parchment
3930 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-9444

5. Cypress Tavern
3620 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 520-5197

6. Harry’s Pizzeria
3918 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 275-4963

7. Mercato
4141 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 332-3772

8. Ella
140 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 534-8177

9. Driade
4141 NE 2nd Ave Ste 115
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-2900

10. Lemoni Cafe
4600 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 571-5080

Communities

Design District is seeing a boost in new constructions that are open for short-term and long-term rentals. There are a number of residential enclaves in the neighborhoods of Edgewater and Wynwood. This includes:

Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves the Design District students. Design and Architecture High School is within the neighborhood. Students can also attend Bay Point Christian Academy and Metropolitan International School of Miami.

The full list of Design District schools includes:
North Beach Elementary School
4100 Prairie Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

New World School of the Arts
25 Northeast 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33132

School for Advanced Studies-Wolfson
25 Northeast 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33132

Ada Merritt K-8 Center
660 Southwest 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33130

Young Women’s Preparatory Academy
1150 Southwest 1st Street, Miami, FL 33130

Miami Arts Charter School
3900 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137

International Studies Charter Middle School
2480 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135

I Preparatory Academy
1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Charter High School of the Americas
984 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

Real Estate Trends

Homes for sale are as trendy as the neighborhood. Home styles vary from chic Mid-Century Modern to Art Nouveau.

Prices of homes for sale in Design District Miami depend on age and size. A 1,400 square feet home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths usually sell for $350,000, while a 1,600 square feet living space fitted with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths has a price tag of $650,000. Median sales price of properties in Design District is at $1,134,390.

Residents of Design District have a median household income of $34,705. A good percentage of the individuals living in the neighborhood have bachelor’s degree or graduate degrees.

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Miami data last updated at October 21, 2017 11:15 AM ET

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