It is situated on the Biscayne Bay and serves as the home of Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus and the Johnson & Wales University, making it an ideal residence for college students.
North Miami was formerly known as the town of Arch Creek and was incorporated as the Town of Miami Shores. By 1931, it was renamed as the Town of North Miami. The place was, however, reincorporated as a city in 1953 and is now known as simply North Miami.
The college neighborhood of North Miami has a rich history. During its early years, US Army soldiers cut through a military trail at the mouth of the Miami River. This trail, spanning about 8 feet, served as the county’s first roadway that crossed a natural limestone bridge that used to be located at the Arch Creek Memorial Park. This area attracted a lot of people and was eventually known as the Arch Creek neighborhood.
In what used to be a remote area, Arch Creek was bought by a certain Mr. Ilhe. He developed the land by building a temporary palmetto frond shelter. After more than two decades, the area that enveloped the Arch Creek Railroad Depot served as the community’s center.
To date, the town’s boundaries include the Atlantic Ocean to the east, 17th Avenue to the west, Miami and Miami Beach on the south and Golden Glades Drive or 166th Street to the north.
North Miami is home to the Oleta River State Park, the largest urban park in South Florida. Historically, the park served as a camping site for Tequesta Indians and as a haven for the US Troops. Although the river no longer connects to the Everglades, the park remains to be a go-to place for canoeing.
Aside from water activities, locals can also explore the park’s wilderness bike trails. It is also a favorite venue for triathlons, kayaking and other extreme sports.
North Miami Real Estate
North Miami has a number of waterfront and inland single family homes, apartment buildings and condominium complexes. Potential homes buyers can choose their dream homes in the following:
- Arch Creek Pines
- Irons Manor
- Keystone Point
- North Shore Heights
- Tobler Terrace
Condos and Apartment Complexes
- Capri Gardens
- Keystone Towers
- Sutton House
- Vecino Del Mar
- Waterside Tower