Spring Garden is a community within Miami-Dade County, touted as one of Miami’s oldest residential neighborhoods.
It is bounded by the Dolphin Expressway to the north, the Northwest 8th Street Road and Seybold Canal to the east, West 12th Avenue to the west and Miami River to the southwest.
Maintaining its historic charm, Spring Garden is a community home to a chock full of bungalow houses following either the Dade County Pine or Mediterranean Revival architectural style.
Spring Garden is a quaint community, with almost every neighbor knowing each resident that lives here. Many of those who reside in the peaceful enclave loves that they have a strong sense community despite having an urban atmosphere brought about by its proximity to the financial districts of Brickell and Downtown.
While the community has homes built from decades ago, there are also new construction homes that offer beautiful views of the Miami River.
William English was one of the first to settle in the area in the 1840s when he built a coontie starch mill. After a decade, William Wagner rebuilt the coontie mill along the Miami River where a freshwater spring was discovered. This has caused Henry Flagler to establish the Miami Water Company in 1899.
It was in 1918 when John Seybold started dredging the Wagner Creek, which was renamed Seybold Canal.
Spring Garden received its historical designation in 1997 as a reflection of Miami River’s significance in the growth and development of the city from the mid-1910s to the 1940s.