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Brickell Key, which is located just off of the Brickell neighborhood, is actually a man-made island. Located East of Downtown Miami, this island also goes by the name Claughton Island.

The Neighborhood

This triangular island located right off the Northern part of Brickell can be reached via Brickell Key Drive.

The island first came to be in 1896 due to the digging of a 9-foot deep channel at the mouth of the Miami River, which resulted in the creation of two small islands.

The name Claughton Island comes from the name of the real estate investor, Edward N. Claughton Sr., who purchased these two islands. He then combined them into this manmade triangular piece of land that is now a spectacular gated island.

Brickell Key is the ideal choice for people who are looking for a tranquil, scenic, and upscale residential area to move to. Surrounded by water, and with lush greenery as well as walking paths, this is the perfect place for those who want to retire to a peaceful and exclusive haven.

This is also a neighborhood that caters to the needs of those who want close proximity to the financial hub of Miami but want to be separate from it when they are at home.

Brickell Key

Things To Do

Everything you could ever want in a resort-like community is right here. You can find condominium buildings that have their own spas, tennis courts, swimming pools, gyms, and many more.

The island also has the usual amenities expected of communities, like restaurants, dry cleaners, salons, and a market place. The surroundings are also ideal for morning jogs since there are paths made especially for this.

TOP RESTAURANTS IN BRICKELL KEY

1. Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen – Mediterranean
1250 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 200-3145

2. Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe – Specialty Food
15 SE 10th St
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 374-9449

3. Poke 305 – Hawaiian
169 sw 7th st
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 563-3811

4. Vapiano – Italian
1221 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 374-0311

5. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ – Japanese Barbecue
34 SW 13th St
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 400-8915

6. Nikko By Sunshine – Asian Fusion
186 SE 12th Ter
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 418-0151

7. Truluck’s – Seafood, Steakhouse
777 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 579-0035

8. Quinto La Huella – Seafood, Latin American
788 Brickell Plz
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 805-4646

9. NAOE – Japanese, Seafood
661 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 947-6263

10. Le Marché Cafe – Cafe, Coffee & Tea
1700 SW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33129
(786) 655-7200

Communities

Brickell Key is one of the places in Brickell where most of the homes are high rise condominiums.

Schools

The island itself does not have any schools on it, but there are a few schools right across the channel, in Brickell.

Here is a list of schools near the community:

Brickell International Academy
1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

Brickell Children’s Center
256 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130

Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy
2805 Southwest 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33133

Klaschools of Brickell
600 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Champs Child Care Center-Brickell
1050 Brickell Avenue #110, Miami, FL 33131

Kids Learning Adven Dc-Brickell
600 Southwest 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33130

Real Estate Trends

Brickell Key is considered an upscale community, with condo listings ranging from a standard $560,000 to $642,475 pricing. There are a few units that can be found at lower price ranges of $275,000 to $395,000, although these are usually one bedroom units, and are actually few and far between.

The north-eastern part of the island is where most retirees and families with children live, while the south-eastern part is where young professionals and families reside. The island is considered a low traffic area, with high traffic being seen usually only on the road across the channel and the main street, which is Brickell Key Drive.

The island is considered a pretty safe area in terms of crime risk and density, making it a great place to either move to or to invest in.


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