Are you over the hustle and bustle of actually living in the city, but not quite ready to give up easy access to its charm? The suburbs surrounding Miami provide many perks, including tight-knit community feels, water-access, great restaurants and tropical atmospheres. While there are many suburbs to choose from, here is Part 1 of Miami’s 5 best neighborhoods for singles and families alike.
Ranked top of every list, Pinecrest is Miami’s premier suburb. The crime rate is low, the schools are top notch, adult fitness classes and youth groups abound. Pinecrest offers delicious dining, breweries and cozy cafes.
Pinecrest Gardens: Year-round events include dance lessons, art festivals, gardening workshops and live concerts in the garden. The gardens are open seven days a week and there is always something going on. Browse more than 1,000 varieties of rare and exotic tropical plants on your own or with a guide.
Pinecrest Farmers Market: This farmers market is arguably one of Miami’s best and is open every Sunday. The market motto says it all: We advocate the growth of sustainable farms, artisans & small local businesses for the betterment of our community. Come here to buy everything from salsa to lobster, cheese to fruit, and everything in between.
Matheson Hammock Park: While technically considered Coral Gables, Matheson Hammock Park is close enough to Pinecrest to count. Here you will find over 600 acres of walking and biking trails, beaches and places to picnic and to kayak. The views are stunning. Check out Redfish for a waterfront meal.