March 30, 2016
The rapidly developing Little River district in Miami, Florida, while being centrally located just a few minutes from Wynwood, Midtown, the Design District, and Miami Beach, is an untapped area of opportunity that projects an exciting sense of possibility which is quickly capturing the attention of the local design community, as well as garnering nationwide buzz alongside the adjoining Little Haiti area. And, although there’s a current debate over where exactly the Little River area begins and where Little Haiti ends (or if the neighborhood should be called Lemon City), it doesn’t change the fact that the area is changing.
Little River is a seemingly vast landscape of industrialization which offers direct access to Downtown Miami and beyond. However, the warehouses in the area serve different industries and have multiple purposes. Which is leading to Little River becoming home to a lot of young creatives who are turning this area into the hip new spot to live, work, and play in South Florida.
This vibrant neighborhood – which is bordered by El Portal to the north, by Little Haiti (Lemon City) to the south, by Palm Grove Historic District to the east, and by West Little River to the west – is now attracting a flood of designers, artists, galleries, restaurants, and more. Signs of Little River’s impending transformation are all around. Just ask Jon Warech, who wrote in an article for Ocean Drive Magazine that, “The official sign that this neighborhood has made it—Panther Coffee—is coming soon to the hood with a 3,000-square-foot coffee shop/training facility.” It’s easy to see why, with affordable prices and a budding creative arts scene, this up-and-coming hot spot is poised to become the city’s next big hub.
However, Little River shares a vibrant and rich cultural history and make up, right alongside Little Haiti and Lemon City. The formerly industrial neighborhood takes its name from the Little River that passes through the northern part of Miami and empties into Biscayne Bay. The neighborhood of Little River was annexed by the city of Miami in 1925, although it was originally established in the late 1800s, and has grown and changed over time. And now the area is transforming once again!
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