Welcome to Brickell
Luxurious, high-energy urban center known as “The Manhattan of the South”
Brickell is a high-energy business and financial district located just south of Downtown Miami. It is the location of many international banks and business headquarters, second only to the financial district of New York City, so it is often referred to as “The Manhattan of the South.” The bustling, tree-lined streets feature towering offices and condominiums, street-front shops and restaurants, and a glistening modern cityscape. Brickell is also just a short drive from the gorgeous white sand beaches of Miami Beach.
Brickell emanates a distinctively luxurious and upscale urban vibe. The predominantly professional residents reside in ultra-modern, well-appointed high-rise condominiums and apartment towers, many of which have beautiful views of Biscayne Bay. Most of the residential establishments offer fitness centers, day spas, on-site parking, and concierge services. The exclusive luxury of the area makes it desirable for C-level business professionals, doctors, lawyers, banking executives, as well as famous athletes and musicians. The city is pedestrian-friendly, having almost everything one may need or desire within a short distance. A fantastic public transportation system is available for longer trips.
Brickell Key is a man-made, triangle-shaped island just off the shoreline of Brickell. This 44-acre residential oasis is home to businesses, and iconic condominiums and hotels, most of which were constructed in the 1980s and 90s. It’s an exclusive, guarded community with a walking path around the perimeter and scenic Brickell Key Park on the island’s southern tip.
What to Love
- Luxurious and ultra-modern
- Pedestrian-friendly with excellent public transportation
- Beautiful views of Biscayne Bay
- Close to Downtown Miami and Miami Beach
- Financial District
- Luxury condos
Brickell is undoubtedly a busy, high-energy, urban community. The streets buzz with the sights and sounds of professionals heading to and from work or networking at local cafes and restaurants. The city beams and glistens with the colorful glass and metallic facades of towering offices and high-end residential buildings. Residents enjoy green spaces and walking paths along the shores of Biscayne Bay. Fabulous bars, rooftop lounges, restaurants, and nightclubs offer residents fantastic nightlife. The Brickell City Center is an outdoor mall with shops, restaurants, and a movie theater; a great place for shopping and gathering with friends.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Crazy About You is a lovely waterside bistro with a menu blending European and American cuisine. For an upscale waterfront dining experience in Brickell, La Mar by Gaston Acurio has delicious Peruvian food and fabulous cocktails. You’ll find a more rustic old tavern vibe at Batch Gastropub. They offer locally sourced menu items, craft beer, and delicious top-shelf cocktails.
There’s always something to do in Brickell. Having many parks and green spaces, Brickell is a great location for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. There are great locations for walking, jogging, and biking. Many parks offer playgrounds, dog parks, and picnic areas. The center of town is the premier destination for upscale shopping, movie theaters, fitness centers, salons, day spas, and nightclubs. Being located within a short drive of Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, it’s a quick and easy drive to sports events, festivals, concerts, museums, and the beach.
Things to Do
Although Brickell is undoubtedly an ultra-urban community, it does pride itself in having several very nice parks and green spaces. Simpson Park Hammock is a beautiful old forest nature preserve in the heart of the city. It offers picnic areas, walking trails, and a recreation center.
Alice Wainwright Park is a lush, 28-acre waterfront park and nature preserve on the southern border of Brickell. The park is a favorite family gathering place, offering basketball courts, open areas, outdoor gym equipment, and playgrounds.
Southside Park is a popular dog-walking park in Brickell. Brickell Key Park is just off the shores of Brickell in Biscayne Bay at the southern end of the manmade island. It’s a beautiful little oasis with fabulous views.
Brickell Park is a great historical park where you’ll find the Brickell family mausoleum and a pre-Columbian archeological site. Another historical site is Miami Circle, an archaeological site that is believed to have been built by the Tequesta Indians. Two other historical sites of interest are St. Jude Catholic Church and Dr. James M. Jackson’s Office. St. Jude Catholic Church is a Melkite Greek Catholic Church following the Byzantine Rite. Dr. James M. Jackson was the first doctor to live in Miami. His office was in this historic building in Brickell.
Brickell offers highly rated and innovative public, private, and charter schools.