Why We Love South Miami
Regarded as the “City of Pleasant Living,” what exactly makes the city of South Miami so pleasant to live in? Its expansive residential neighborhoods and parks, abundance of dining options and shopping centers, and small-town feeling could all be the correct answer.
Neighboring the cities of Coral Gables and Pinecrest, South Miami has created a name for itself with its prime location. It offers residents a small-town atmosphere, complete with its own nightlife, entertainment venues and array of shopping options, as well as easy access to all that a big city such as Miami has to offer. The city also features some of Miami’s finest public schools, and is located literally across the street from the prestigious University of Miami.
Affectionately known as “SoMi,” South Miami’s Downtown District encourages visitors and new businesses. Downtown SoMi is powered by a unique and eclectic mix of businesses and close-knit residents. Centrally-located with convenient and easy access from the South Miami Metrorail transit station, With shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, movie theatres and professional services, visitors and residents enjoy all the amenities that SoMi has to offer.
For the fashionistas looking for unique boutiques, South Miami has that too. From Vigi for upscale clothing, Cream for luxurious cosmetics and gifts, Country French and Margaux for beautiful home accessories, House & Paper for fine stationery and Footworks for all your sporting and exercise needs, you will be sure to find what you are looking for.
In 2001, the city of South Miami was announced an “All-America City” by the National Civic League. This prestigious award is awarded to only ten cities in the United States each year and is the highest honor a City can receive. The All-America award honored the city of South Miami for its leadership, relationship between its government and citizens and their involvement in the community.