Known as “The City of Pleasant Living,” South Miami certainly lives up to its nickname. Transforming itself from it early rural history to its trendier, small-town image of today, the city boasts shady and leafy neighborhoods, a myriad of ethnic, top-rated restaurants, outdoor cafes, fashionable boutiques, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown where many of its historic buildings are still in use.
South Miami — “The City of Pleasant Living”
Originally known as Larkins (named after Wilson Larkins, an early pioneer who established the first post office, general store and grocery in the area), it wasn’t until the real estate boom of the 1920’s that land values swelled and the surrounding community pushed to incorporate The Town of South Miami. A year later in 1927, when residents felt that the “town” status did not hold enough clout with federal and state governments, the town officially became The City of South Miami.
Though small in area, a total of 2.3 square miles, with an estimated population of 12,000, South Miami still manages to retain its charming “small-town” appeal while offering residents all the conveniences of modern city-living. The average price for a home is $500,000, but many properties sell in the multi-million dollar range. In recent years, the area has undergone steady development of new and elegant single family homes and townhouses, especially within walk-in distance to downtown South Miami. Oak Lane and Pine Manor are two such examples of high-end, gated townhomes.
There are many wonderful things to do and see while living in South Miami. If you love South Miami and are interested in viewing South Miami homes for sale, contact area professional Monica Betancourt at 305.632.7248 for a stress-free and well-informed experience.
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