The boundaries of South Miami include Red Road to the east, Kendall Drive and SW 104th Street to the south, Ludlam and Palmetto to the west and Bird Road to the north.
South Miami’s history started at the turn of the century when South Dade’s rich farmlands attracted its pioneers such as W.A. Larkins who founded South Miami in 1897 and changed the wilderness to what is now a successful neighborhood.
Larkins built a small dairy at the southernmost area of the wagon trail, which is now Ingraham Highway. By 1917, South Miami’s populated grew to 350 along with Florida’s 1920 real estate boom. During this time, the value of the properties in the area greatly appreciated, particularly along the area of the Riviera Theater, now known as the Shops at Sunset Place.
Since 1950, the city has made several changes in its charters that greatly helped the community to grow and develop while still keeping its “small-town atmosphere.” In fact, South Miami is regarded as a City of Pleasant Living.
In this city, it is not uncommon to see families biking along the roads. South Miami is indeed a family-friendly community.
South Miami has a number of parks that is managed and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. The department is also responsible for senior programs and activities, athletics, aquatics and grant management.
Parks to visit include Tropical Park, Palmer Park, Murray Park and Marshal Williamson Park. Matheson Hammock Park is also nearby the community. Biltmore Golf Course is within close distance from South Miami.
Sunset Place has several shops, restaurants and cafés that residents can visit.
South Miami Real Estate
South Miami is home to a number of family friendly apartment complexes. Home buyers can choose to live in apartment complexes such as:
Condos and Apartment Complexes
- Palm Place Apartments
- Red Road Commons Apartments
- Sunset Club Apartments
- Sunset Square Apartments
- Valencia South Miami