Brickell is a neighborhood that overlooks Biscayne Bay and Brickell Key to the east, Downtown Miami to the north, and Coconut Grove to the southwest. It is a vibrant and densely populated area, with residents from many parts of the country and around the world. The neighborhood has numerous office, residential, and mixed-use high-rise buildings, which makes it a busy urban core. The area has grown exponentially since the building cycle of the early 2000s when several high-rise buildings were completed. Today, Brickell is again a major beneficiary of the latest building cycle, with several new projects around South Miami Avenue. Brickell has seen such a big construction boom that there are only a few empty lots available for new development east of South Miami Avenue. Brickell is home to many local, national, and international banks, making it the financial district of Miami.
Places to See: The Four Seasons building has long been the tallest building in Miami. However, Panorama Tower has officially taken that title as of 2017 to become Miami’s tallest building. You can easily walk around Brickell and enjoy the skyline that some people refer to as “the Manhattan of the South.”
Where to Shop: Mary Brickell Village is a destination where you can find restaurants, boutiques, bars, and cafes. The latest addition to the neighborhood is Brickell City Centre that opened late 2016 and is quickly becoming a shopping destination with many high-end retail stores. Both shopping destinations are within a block of each other and follow the open-air/outdoor mall design, typical of South Florida.
Parks: Simpson Park is Brickell’s largest park, situated to the southwest of the neighborhood.
Public transportation: Brickell offers the same public transportation as Downtown Miami. There are several Metrorail and Metrobus routes connecting Brickell to other neighborhoods in the Miami metropolitan area. The Metromover, an aboveground train, starts/ends in Brickell and connects to Downtown Miami free of charge. The Miami trolley is another free option where you can connect to several other neighborhoods. Citi Bikes are also available in Brickell, with several pick-up/drop-off stations throughout the neighborhood.