Located to the northeast of Fontainebleau, Sweetwater is bounded by University Park to the south and southeast and by Tamiami to the southwest, west, and northwest.
With a rich history dating from the 1920s land boom, Sweetwater was originally purchased by the Miami-Pittsburgh Land Company, which platted the land as Sweetwater Groves. Further development, however, was greatly affected by the 1926 Miami Hurricane and the subsequent collapse of the South Florida real estate.
In an attempt to rebuild the area, Sweetwater was acquired by Clyde Andrews who sold the land to mostly retiree dwarves. The community was then known as a midget neighborhood.