What is the Best Neighborhood in Miami for your Kids (Updated for 2023)

The Best Miami Neighborhoods to Raise Kids

When thinking of moving to Miami with a family, the first thing that comes to mind is the well-being of your kids.  While most buyers want their kids to be comfortable and attend the best schools they also want to live in a desired and safe neighborhood close to all the action.

As a father of two little girls this topic hits close to home. When I decided on where to move to next, my main concerns were also related to Miami’s best schools, the safest neighborhoods and the most family-friendly areas.  While the links below explore Miami safest areas and those with great schools, this blog will focus more on your children’s quality of life

Safety and Great Schools first

Needless to say parents want the safest area for their kids. As we mentioned in our blog on the safest Miami neighborhoods, areas such as Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Fisher Island, and Key Biscayne are extremely safe. Many of these areas offer gated communities or 24/7 police control and neighborhood watches. More importantly they are close to Miami’s best schools. So once we know we have safety and good schools around, what is the next step to our children’s happiness? Thats right, playgrounds, beaches, parks and kids’ activities.

Children’s Quality of Life

For your children it is important to live around other children. For this reason you want to live in a family friendly area that doesn’t require driving your kids around for half an hour before you reach their friend’s home.

Desired areas like Brickell, Edgewater, Downtown and the Design District attract a lot of young professionals and to a lesser extent families with young children. Condo life however is often well adapted to young children with playgrounds, kid’s pools and 24/7 security. If you like to live on the Beach with your children you might want to avoid South Beach. The more touristic part of Miami Beach attracts a younger crowd, snowbirds as well as families who own second homes on the beach. Miami Beach with kids is better in the area around La Gorce, North Bay Road, Alton Road and Pine Tree Drive. Many of the homes here are located in gated communities and there are more families in this area. The best areas to live, where you find most families, are the areas of Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, South Miami and Key Biscayne.

What is the Best Neighborhood in Miami for your Kids (Updated for 2022) DSG

Children’s entertainment

Miami is a very child friendly city. Besides the beaches (Miami Beach and Key Biscayne) there are plenty of other activities to do

Besides this, Miami is known for its many parks in residential areas such as Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove and the Beach.

David Siddons is a top producing Miami real estate agent and the father of two girls. Contact David for all your Miami real estate related questions. He can guide you on Miami’s best schools, safest areas and get you the best real estate deals in the area of your choice

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In our opinion, the Residences at Pier Sixty-six are certainly the most interesting and unique. Already well underway this 32 Acre project will be home to the first of its kind Marina where owners will be able to anchor up vessels up to a staggering 400 ft! For specifics of this project see our independent review of this project.

3. How can I compare the new luxury construction Condos to the best existing Luxury Condos in Miami? 

Our Best Luxury Condos in Miami article will prove to be very useful to those looking to compare the existing to the new. You may also want to watch this video which shows the performance of the best Condos in Miami over the last 15 years!


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