Belle Meade Island

Belle Meade Island is a gated sub-neighborhood of Upper East Side that is located near Little River. This island has a distinctive sock-like shape and is connected to the mainland via NE 9th Avenue.

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The Neighborhood

Belle Meade Island is a unique island shaped like a boot, located near Miami Shores, and right across from Harbor Island in the east. This island is a pretty small neighborhood, with only one street running through it, the Belle Meade Island Drive. The homes here all have access to the water via a canal that goes around this island, which makes it a great choice for those who love boating and the water.

Belle Meade Island is pretty small, however this does not mean that it is not a great address for people to live in. The neighborhood is such a great pick that around 73% of those who live here actually own the homes they are living in. Aside from its unique shape and location, some of the reasons people cite for choosing to reside here include its walkability, charm, and the fact that it is family friendly. It is also a very diverse neighborhood, peaceful, and very dog friendly.

The median age of residents on this island is 42, with a sprinkling of mid-20 somethings and retirees rounding out the population. Less than half of the people living in the area are married, and almost half of the population is college educated. The island has a lot of homes that were built in the late 1940s, with renovations and remodeling bringing these homes into the present.

Things To Do

The small size of Belle Meade Island means that there is very little to almost no space for commercial establishments. This does not mean however, that residents do not eat out or find some of the best restaurants to eat at.

The best restaurants in the area are those that are located nearby, and here are some of the favorites of Belle Meade Island residents:


1. Pinch Kitchen
8601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 631-2018

2. Blue Collar
Little Haiti
6730 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 756-0366

3. Ni.Do. Caffe
MiMo District, Belle Meade
7295 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 960-7022

4. Barmeli 69
Bayside, MiMo District
6927 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 754-5558

5. Organic Bites
Little Haiti, MiMo District
7010 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (786) 671-5652

6. Lo de Lea
Bayside, MiMo District
7001 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 456-3218

Little River, MiMo District
7420 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
Phone number (786) 536-6692

8. Via Verdi Cucina Italiana
Little Haiti
6900 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (786) 615-2870

9. Ms Cheezious
Little River, MiMo District
7418 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 989-4019

10. Marco’s Antica Mare
7999 NE Bayshore Ct
Miami, FL 33138
Phone number (305) 398-1001


Majority of the residences here are single family homes, but 40% being multi-unit residences. Here is a list of the available homes that you might want to consider on Belle Meade Island:


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


  • Bay Point Estates
  • Bayside
  • Belle Meade
  • Magnolia Park
  • Morningside
  • Palm Grove
  • Shorecrest


With Belle Meade Island being as small as it is, it is understandable that there are no schools on it. There are quite a few for you to consider around the area though, and here are some of the best educational institutions here:

Miami Shores Baptist Academy
370 Grand Concourse, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Miami Shores Elementary School
10351 Northeast 5th Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Miami Shores Montessori School
577 Northeast 107th Street, Miami Shores, FL 33161

Miami Shores Community Church School
9823 Northeast 4th Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School
602 NE 96 Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Doctors Charter School Of Miami Shores
11301 Northwest 5th Avenue, Miami, FL 33168

Location Real Estate

Belle Meade Island is located to the west of North Bay Village and southeast of Miami Shores. This community is rather small when compared with its neighbors, but this does not mean that it is a neighborhood that is not worth its weight in gold. Homes here are listed at around $615,000, and are usually sold at $525,000, with prices per square foot pegged at $321. Renting homes here will cost you around $1,087 per bedroom, which means a 3 bedroom home would cost you around $3,000.

When it comes to safety, this neighborhood is one of the safest in the area. There is little to almost no crime reported here, and it could be because of the fact that it is a gated community that is rather difficult to access and get out of, if you are not a resident. This is a great choice for those who want utmost security when it comes to their neighborhood, and those who want a residence that is near the water at the same time.

The location of the island is also great for those who want a home that is far from the madding crowd but near enough to some of the great amenities and conveniences that you can find in Miami. Aventura and the shopping centers it is popular for is just a short drive to the north while golf courses, like the Normandy Shores Golf Course and the Miami Shores Golf Course, are located just to the northeast and northwest of the island, respectively.

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