Brian Carberry
miami most popular neighborhoods

Year-round sunshine, tropical breezes, beaches, lush nature, diverse and exotic cultures, glittering nightlife and a world-class international art scene make Miami one of the most desirable locations in the U.S. It's no wonder Miami's population is growing about 65,000 people yearly, with some 5,400 new residents arriving into the city's metropolitan area each month.

If you're among the many adventurous souls looking to start a new life in the Magic City, we can help you find your ideal neighborhood to call home.

We searched through Google data to find the most popular Miami neighborhoods that appear on searches and came up with a list of the five most searched neighborhoods among Miami renters.

Most popular neighborhoods in Miami

most popular neighborhoods in miami for renters

Click for interactive version

Below is an overview of Miami's top five neighborhoods and the average cost you can expect to pay for rent in each of these areas.

1. Brickell

Brickell miami

The upscale Brickell neighborhood attracts young professionals who love the convenience of living close to where they work. Residents can also enjoy being surrounded by a bevy of restaurants, shops, boutiques, yoga studios, cafés and art galleries immediately upon leaving the office or their loft with sun-filled views.

In a city known for its congested traffic, the benefit of not having to commute very far – maybe even living within walking distance of work – may easily compensate for the above-average cost of rent in this popular and chic neighborhood.

Property Size Brickell Average Miami Average
1 BR $2,645 $2,502

2. Downtown

downtown miami

Downtown Miami has been reborn thanks to the development of the popular Arts District. This area is popular among young professionals due to its walkability and ease of public transportation, with the Metro Rail providing a quick and convenient commute around town.

Access is also easy to the Arsht Center, Museum Park, shops, boutiques, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment averages around $2,400, making this neighborhood slightly less expensive than the city average.

Property Size Downtown Average Miami Average
1 BR $2,443 $2,502

3. Edgewater

edgewater miami

Edgewater is one of Miami's hottest neighborhoods as new developments create a walkable community dotted with lush green spaces, such as Margaret Pace Park. Young professionals have access to cultural jewels, such as the Perez Art Museum and Frost Science Museum in nearby Museum Park.

Edgewater is also close to the Wynwood and Downtown Arts Districts and the Design District. Rents for a one bedroom average $2,200, making this one of the area's more affordable new neighborhoods.

Property Size Edgewater Average Miami Average
1 BR $2,201 $2,502

4. Coral Way

Coral Way Miami

Photo courtesy of

This shady tree-lined neighborhood is reminiscent of a laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle, with walkable access to shops, boutiques, restaurants and cultural amenities.

Coral Way rents are slightly steeper than other areas, largely due to the area's upscale architecture and its history as an exclusive enclave for professionals. Rent for a one-bedroom in this family-friendly neighborhood averages around $2,600.

Property Size Coral Way Average Miami Average
1 BR $2,631 $2,502

5. Overtown

Overtown Miami

Photo courtesy of

Overtown is a historic neighborhood in the heart of Miami. It's been recently redeveloped and renovated to accommodate a more upscale population. With walkable access to lush green spaces, such as Lummus Park and Gibson Park, the area is also close to the artsy happenings in Wynwood and Edgewater. It also has slightly lower rent prices than the Miami average at $2,303 for a one-bedroom.

Property Size Overtown Average Miami Average
1 BR $2,303 $2,502
The rent information included in this article is based on current rental property inventory on and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.
Header Photo by aurora.kreativ on Unsplash




About The Author

The managing editor of Apartment Guide and, Brian Carberry has more than 10 years' experience as a content creator and award-winning journalist. Brian's work has been featured on CNN, Search Engine Land, Randstad and a number of other organizations around the world. In his free time, Brian enjoys sports, cooking and debating the correct pronunciation of "gif."