Immediately west of Downtown Miami, Little Havana has a rich cultural heritage that started emerging in the 1960s. Little Havana, which was named after the capital city of Cuba, is still home to many Latin American and Caribbean immigrants.
Miami’s historic Little Havana neighborhood is known for its culturally-rich and colorful lifestyle, authentic cuisines, and nightlife. It stretches west from the Miami River for several miles and is noted as a center of social, cultural, and political activity in Miami. A robust street life, ethnic restaurants, cultural activities, mom and pop enterprises, political passion, and great warmth amongst its residents mark Little Havana.
Little Havana’s fiestas, including Calle Ocho Festival and the Three Kings Parade, have been televised to millions of people every year on different continents. The neighborhood is also known for its landmarks, including Calle Ocho, the Walk of Fame—for famous artists and Latin personalities, including Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino and Gloria Estefan—and icons like Domino Park and the Tower Theater.
Little Havana’s revitalization is due in large part to the surging residential and commercial activity in the nearby Downtown Miami and Brickell areas. The development there is generating a positive spillover effect on the Little Havana district. Recent and planned residential developments in Little Havana include InTown, Brickell View Terrace, and Amistad Apartments.