The Arts & Entertainment District | Design District/ Midtown/ Wynwood Real Estate
The Arts & Entertainment District: Design District. Wynwood and Midtown
The Design District, Wynwood and Midtown gave Miami a brand new image. This booming area has put Miami on the map for arts, design, fashion and fine cuisine lovers. The three adjacent neighborhoods are now a desired destination for young ‘Miamians’ that like the vibrant nightlife and the more laid-back, hipster scene that Wynwood and Midtown are known for.
The Design District – Miami’s Fashion Capital
The Design District was made up primarily of old low-rise warehouses that have been converted into retail spaces, art galleries, restaurants and cafés, but now includes a large amount of new construction, primarily for high-end retail. It is home to over 130 art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture firms, luxury fashion stores, antiques dealers, eateries and bars.
Regarding fashion, the Design district is now Miami’s number one destination for high-end fashion and luxury shops and is offering brands like Hermes, Celine, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Bvlgari.
The Wynwood Arts District
Miami has put itself on the map for art and design lovers. Every year Miami hosts one of the world’s most important Art shows, Art Basel. This international event attracts an enormous amount of art lovers from all corners of the world and gets more and more visitors each year. Besides Art Basel, the city of Miami organizes AQUA Art Miami, Art Miami , Context Miami and a variety of other Art Fairs, which are all held in the month of December.
Another new and extremely in-demand art event is the Wynwood Art Walk. Occurring every second Saturday of the month between the hours of 6PM to 10PM and extending throughout the night, this event features openings at Art Galleries, Art Institutions, and Retail Businesses. Thousands of people crowd the streets to have a great night out and enjoy the Miami Art x`Scene.
For fine dining lovers, the area is generally known for its trendy and ever growing number of new ‘bohemian chic’ restaurants.
Midtown Miami – A desired dining scene
Although Midtown is often used as the collective name for the three neighborhoods together Midtown is an area apart. Midtown Miami is centered around the Shops at Midtown and offers a sought after restaurant scene with Miami’s favorites like 900 Novecento, xBocce Bar, brasserie Azur, Harry’s Pizzeria, Sugarcane, Beaker & Gray and Riviera Focacceria.
While the Arts and Design District isn’t as residential and developed as other Miami neighborhoods, a few new luxury condos are being developed at this moment and without a doubt more condos are to be announced.
The first brand new condo to open in the Miami Design District:
- Baltus House offers 167 exclusive and luxurious residences and is located between the sparkling blue waters of Biscayne Bay and the urban and growing area of the Design District
Some of the most desired condos in Midtown area is:
- Hyde Midtown: This 31 story new development in Miami’s popular Midtown neighborhood with 410 luxurious condominium residences, 60 designer-furnished hotel suites and full amenities. Midtown is popular for it’s Live/Work/Play environment with shopping, sidewalk cafes and luxurious condominium homes.
- Midtown 2: Midtown 2 is offering 337 units and was built in 2007. The 30-story building includes floor plans with spacious private terraces, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The penthouse or loft units are designed for a live/work lifestyle.
- Midtown 4: A 392 unit, 32-story upscale high-rise in Midtown Miami. Units at Midtown 4 offer floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-around balconies, capturing the expansive views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami city skyline. Marble finishes and teak woodwork take center stage inside the residences at Midtown 4.
Some of the most desired condos in Wynwood are:
- 250 Wynwood: This modern, six-story, 11-unit residential building with Studios, 1 and 2 Bedrooms sold out in rapid pace as it was one of the first condos to be announced in trendy Wynwood
- Canvas: Soaring 37 stories above Miami and boasting dramatic ocean and city views, Canvas’ mostly glass facade is witness to the radically evolving landscape immediately north of downtown Miami.With its modern design and dramatic scale, Canvas is meant to be the hallmark of the newly emerging Arts and Entertainment District.
For clarification: The boundaries of the three areas
The Wynwood Area of Miami reaches from NW 20th street to NW 37th street and is bordered in the West by the I95 and in the East by NE 2nd Avenue (Edgewater is located East of Wynwood). North of Wynwood, the Design District is located and reaches up till NE 43rd Street. In the west is it bordered by NW 1st Ave and in the East by the Biscayne Blvd. In the little triange just east of Wynwood and west from the Biscayne bouleveard and Edgewater, the Midtown area is located