Covering a total area of 3.3 square miles, the neighborhood is surrounded by Miami’s most successful neighborhoods. It has Broward County to its north, Aventura to its east, North Miami Beach to its south and Ives Estates to its west. It is bounded to the west by the I-95 Expressway.
Ojus is a one of the few neighborhoods in Miami that were first occupied by the Paleo-Indians. Archeologists have previously unearthed historic sites at the Oleta River, which passes through the neighborhood. Serving as the main highway of the early settlers, Ojus has made trades with the early settlers.
As early as the 19th century, Ojus settlers have been doing business with the Seminoles. Due to this, the neighborhood was named Ojus – a Seminole term that translates to “lots of” or “plenty.”
To date, the neighborhood is made up of individuals with South American ancestry. There is also a good percentage of Cubans and Russians.
Due to the immense cultural diversity, the main language spoken in the neighborhood varies as well. Although most of the residents can communicate in English, some can also speak Spanish and Hebrew.
Residents of Ojus are blessed to have so many venues for recreational activities. A large part of the neighborhood’s land is occupied by the fairways of the Greynold’s Golf Course and Greynold’s Park, both of which are often visited by local and international tourists.
The community is also home to the Highland Oaks Park, while the many activities and amenities of Oleta River State Park and Haulover Park are only within few minutes from the community.
Ojus Real Estate
Ojus is a quaint neighborhood home to mostly apartment and condominium complexes that has amazing views of the golf course and the city of Aventura. This includes:
- Buckley Towers
- Jade Winds
- Wilshire Condo