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 3 of Miami’s 5 best neighborhoods for singles and families alike.
Key Biscayne is a peaceful, suburban island cove detached not too close, not too far from the city. Access to downtown is easy (just a 10-15 minute drive over the bridge and you’ll find yourself at the edge of Brickell) and yet Key Biscayne gives off a suburban, community feel. You will find everything you possibly need including good schools, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, fitness studios, golf, and not one, but two gorgeous state parks!
Crandon Park: Play a round of golf, lounge on the beach, meet up with friends for tennis, meander the botanical garden. Crandon Park is a great way to pass an afternoon with family, friends, or by yourself.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: Does an image of a white lighthouse come to mind when you hear the name Key Biscayne?That lighthouse is right here at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, which can be toured with a local guide for history buffs. If movement is your thing, there are plenty of trails to bike or trek. No Name Harbor offers overnight anchoring. There are fishing, paddling and bird watching opportunities. In short, you could come here every weekend and find something fun to do!
Rusty Pelican: The Rusty Pelican is one of Miami’s most recognized restaurants, as it offers delightful seafood dishes amidst a stunning view of the city skyline. It is a prime place to sip on a handcrafted cocktail during happy hour. Or, gather your best friends for a swanky dinner with sparkling city lights in the background.