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Upper Eastside, often called Northeast Miami is a neighborhood in Miami located on Biscayne Bay north of Edgewater, south of Miami Shores and east of Little Havana. The Upper Eastside is a collection of subdivisions known to be exclusively residential making it one of the best neighborhoods to live in Miami area.

The Neighborhood

Upper Eastside is an enclave that attracts a handful of home buyers because of unparalleled security and proximity to many of Miami’s hotspots. It is within 10 minutes from South Beach and Downtown Miami and about 20 minutes away from Hialeah, Coral Gables and Aventura.

Miami International Airport is a short 15-minute drive, while Bal Harbour and South Beach is only 20 minutes away by car.

The neighborhood of Upper Eastside has the following subdivisions: Bay Point, Magnolia Park, Morningside, Belle Meade, Bayside, Palm Grove and Shorecrest. Magnolia Park is at the east of Biscayne Blvd, sandwiched by NE 37th Street and NE 39th Street.

Another subdivision inside the Upper Eastside neighborhood is the exclusive and gated community of Belle Meade, which has Bayside District on its southern side.

On its northern area is Belle Meade Island bounded by Biscayne Boulevard to the west, Little River to the north, Biscayne Bay to the east and northeast 66th Street to the south.

Morningside is among the historic and affluent sub-neighborhoods of Upper Eastside located to the east of Biscayne Boulevard, stretching from NE 50th Terrace to NE 62nd Street. Archbishop Edward McCarthy’s home on NE 53rd Street served as the residence of then Pope John Paul II during his visit to the United States. Morningside is among Miami’s best planned subdivisions with broad, tree-lined streets that add character to the neighborhood. During its development, the area attracted a number of wealth and prominent residents.

Morningside Historic District is from NE 55th Street to NE 60th Street and is in the list of the National Register of Historic Places in Miami as Bay Shore Historic District. Home styles of properties for sale in are a collection of Art Deco, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Revival and Traditional that reflect the diversity of its inhabitants.

Another equally historic sub-neighborhood in Upper Eastside is Bayside Historic District bounded by NE 67th Street on its south, 72nd Terrace on its north, Biscayne Boulevard and Biscayne Bay on its west and east, respectively.

The sub-neighborhood was once part of Lemon City and has the earliest intact community with four subdivisions within it. The older buildings in the township follow Frame Vernacular bungalow styles, while those built during the 1920s have Mediterranean Revival style. The architectural designs of homes built from 1930s to 1940s were mostly Art Deco. But it is not unusual to see Florida Ranch, Masonry Vernacular and Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne.

Bay Point Estates is a gated subdivision within Upper Eastside that stretches from NE 41st Street to NE 50th Street along the Biscayne Blvd. It is next to the affluent neighborhood of Morningside.

The streets in the neighborhood are exclusively owned by the households that admission to the waterways and roads are subject for approval. Only the residents and their guests can gain access. Part of the subdivision’s maintenance of a 24-hour security, residents shoulder neighborhood dues.
Upper East Side Morningside Park

Things To Do

Biscayne Boulevard is an avenue full of restaurants that serve the finest dishes. Some of the notable eats to visit include Blue Collar, Cena by Michy, NiDo Caffe Italian Restaurant, Jimmy’s Eastside Dinner, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mina’s Mediterraneo and Soyka.

The MiMo Historic District that runs along the Biscayne Blvd is home to a number of restaurants, shops and art galleries that Upper Eastside residents frequent.

Upper East Side’s nightlife does not disappoint. After dinner, head out to Take One Cocktail Lounge, Jambore Lounge or Wonderland Miami along Biscayne Blvd.

Residents of Upper Eastside spend most of their time in any of the parks within the community including: Military Trail Park, Baywood Park, Legion Park, Morningside Park and Pelican Harbour Park.

Top Restaurants In Upper Eastside

1. Portofino Beach Clubsouth Beach Fla
649 NE 56th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 757-9300

2. The Honey Tree
5138 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 759-1696

3. Soyka
5556 NE 4th Ct
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 759-3117

4. Andiamo
5600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 762-5751

5. Fiorito
5555 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 754-2899

6. Seven Seas Restaurant & Fish Market
5205 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 981-3571

7. Leela’s Restaurant
5650 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 355-8507

8. Blue Collar
6730 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 756-0366

9. Go To Sushi
5140 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 759-0914

10. Shokudo
4740 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 758-7782

Communities

Upper Eastside consists of gated subdivisions with opulent houses built on oversized lots and beautiful high-rise condo buildings. This includes:

Condos

  • IOS on the Bay
  • Nirvana Condo
  • Riverview Condo
  • Shoecrest Club Apartments
  • The Bank Lofts

Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates the schools in and within the Upper Eastside neighborhood. Residents send their children in any of the following schools: Morningside Elementary School, Phyllis R. Miller Elementary School, Design and Architecture Senior High School (magnet school), Nautilus Middle School and Miami Beach Senior High School.

The full list of Upper Eastside schools includes:

Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center
1155 93rd Street, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

North Beach Elementary School
4100 Prairie Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Design & Architecture Senior High School
4001 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137

New World School of the Arts
25 Northeast 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33132

School for Advanced Studies-Wolfson
25 Northeast 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33132

Ada Merritt K-8 Center
660 Southwest 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33130

Young Women’s Preparatory Academy
1150 Southwest 1st Street, Miami, FL 33130

Miami Arts Charter School
3900 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137

I Preparatory Academy
1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Charter High School of the Americas
984 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

South Pointe Elementary School
1050 4th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Real Estate Trends

Home styles vary widely from contemporary Floridian to ranch but most were built between 1940 and 1960. Tear down homes for sale in Upper Eastside with a 3,000 square footage are sold, on an average, for $1.1 million, while large estates with waterfront views have a median sales price of $27 million.

In one year, the smaller 2-bedroom properties appreciated its value from $425,000 to $486,000, while larger homes for sale dropped by 0.5% to $885,000 from $889,750.

Median sales price of all properties in Upper Eastside is $400,000, representing a 14% rise in its year over year performance. Median rent in Upper Eastside rose by 2% at $3,000, while the average price per square foot rose from $295 to $304.

Rent is relatively high in the neighborhood because only about 36% of the residents are homeowners. The demand for short-term and long-term rentals continually drives the prices up.

Median household income of the residents is currently at $44,563, which is competitive compared to other nearby neighborhoods like Little Havana, Little Haiti, and Normandy Isles.


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