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How to Pick the Best Miami Neighborhood

You’re moving to Miami! If you’ve decided to build a life a little outside of the city, you’ll want to check out a few Miami suburbs. You could be moving alone, with a family, for a job, for retirement—there’s a neighborhood for every situation. See which one fits you the best!

We’ve found the 12 best Miami suburbs to choose from. Happy house hunting in your beautiful new area. If you work in Miami, you’ll drive 25–35 minutes to work from these suburbs. And if you want help moving, contact your nearest Moving Squad

1. Miami Beach: Young Professionals

This is a great neighborhood for young professionals. Homes cost more than $400,000, and many residents rent here to be close to parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and great nightlife. It’s perfect for singles or young couples.

2. Palmetto Bay: Families

If you have a family, you can live in Palmetto Bay in the Miami Suburbs, where homes have a little space between them, and there are numerous parks and beaches to enjoy. Many residents own homes here valued at $500,000 or more.

3. South Palm Beach: Retirees

If you’re moving to the Miami area for a relaxing retirement, South Palm Beach is a small town (just over 1,200 residents) in one of the best counties. Many homes are valued at around $250,000. Amenities are close together, and the crime rate is low on the beautiful barrier island.

4. Surfside: Green Residents

This 5,800-resident town overlooking the ocean has an emphasis on sustainability. Examples include using solar power and avoiding polystyrene foam. Some amenities, like spas and restaurants, are of the higher-quality type, and homes cost about $580,000. 

5. Richmond West

Enjoy a quieter life in this community of 31,000, about 40 minutes from Miami. Perfect for families, the average home price is $275,000, schools are top-tier, and it’s close to the amazing Zoo Miami. 

6. Sunny Isles Beach

The coastal highway A1A is the main drag of this town, overlooking amazing stretches of beach and featuring restaurants and great shopping. The population is over 22,000, and homes cost around $340,000. 

7. North Bay Village

This small town has a big reputation for famous clubs, restaurants, and visiting celebrities. It was once just a vacation spot overlooking Biscayne Bay but is now a Miami suburb with more than 8,000 people, great schools, and home prices of about $300,000. 

8. Miami Lakes

Enjoy Florida’s lakes in this town of 31,000—along with great golfing and shopping. Homes cost around $360,000, and public schools are good. The town focuses on convenience with a small-town feel. 

9. Bay Harbor Islands

Get away from the bustle of coastal living. Bay Harbor Islands, a community of about 6,000, is across Biscayne Bay from the mainland. Homes cost about $390,000, and crime is very low. Enjoy the Kane Concourse district for eating, shopping, and enjoying public art. 

10. Coral Gables

This suburb of 49,000 people is closer to Miami jobs than most communities and offers a shorter commute. With homes in the $795,000 range, you’ll enjoy upscale attractions like the Venetian Pool, Lowe Art Museum, and excellent restaurants, stores, and schools.   

11. Key Biscayne

If you’re here to stay, you can find your dream home on Key Biscayne–a barrier island with a population of 13,000 people and homes prices averaging $1,200,000. You’ll be surrounded by the ocean, a city park, and a state park. Every convenience is available, including a short commute. 

12. Pinecrest

This town of nearly 20,000 was honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for planting more than 10,000 trees on its streets. It also boasts parks, a botanical garden, and great schools. The average home price is $919,000. 

Call Moving Squad for Convenient Moving Help

If you’re moving to the Miami suburbs, contact Moving Squad as soon as possible. This is a popular destination, and our calendar fills up fast for moving jobs. We have 50 years of experience and are experts in South Florida. If you want basic moving help or a full-service, convenient experience, contact us for a quote now.

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