Mary Brickell had a vision in the early 1900s to build lavish mansions along Brickell Avenue to create what is now known as “Millionaire’s Row”. But she may never have dreamed of what Brickell would look like 100 years later.
Located in the Greater Downtown Miami area, the Brickell Financial District is a major hub for Miami and South Florida’s burgeoning financial services industry.
Settled in the mid-1800s by pioneers, the Brickell Financial District has been home to affluent Miamians for the past century. In fact, you can still find many of the homes Mary Brickell built in the district today, along with modern luxury high-rise condos and office towers that started rising from the dirt with Miami’s explosive growth in the 1970s.
Today, Brickell stands as one of Miami’s premier neighborhoods with a year-round dense residential population of over 700,000. Often called the “Manhattan of the South,” Brickell is the largest international banking hub in the United States and the second-largest financial services center south of New York.
Most of the Brickell Financial District’s financial institutions sit on Brickell Avenue, the main artery that runs north-south along Miami Avenue. Beyond banks and professional service firms, Brickell also boasts some of the best fine dining in South Florida and desirable shopping locations that serve both residents and the 200,000-plus employees that work in Greater Downtown Miami. All this makes Brickell a prime location for businesses and an attractive neighborhood for investors.