No, it’s not just New York that has an Upper East Side. Miami’s “Upper East Side” is an emerging neighborhood in the Northeastern part of Miami. Specifically, it’s north of Edgewater, south of Miami Shores, and east of Little Haiti on Biscayne Bay.
The Upper East Side is home to luxurious communities like Belle Meade, Bay Point, and Morningside. But more traditional communities like Palm Grove, historic Bayside, David Harbor and the MiMO District on Biscayne Boulevard with hits historic hotels are also part of the Upper East Side.
Belle Meade Belle Meade, a community just east of Biscayne Boulevard near the up-and-coming areas of Midtown, and Wynwood and Edgewater, is one of the prime neighborhoods in the Upper East Side.
Belle Meade is known for its historic homes and waterfront real estate—and an ideal neighborhood for families. Homes in this area date back to the 1940s and 1950s and are well-maintained—keeping the character of the historic community without compromising quality. This tranquil community is connected to Legion Park, which has a boat ramp, basketball court, and picnic areas.
Belle Meade boasts Mediterranean-style architectural that has helped make Miami’s housing market notable around the world. Although prices vary for homes, townhomes and villas in this Upper East Side neighborhood, Belle Meade is still considered one of the more affordable areas among South Florida real estate investors. Most of the properties are three- to four-bedroom homes.
With Belle Meade, a big part of the story is location, location, and location. Belle Meade is turning the heads of homeowners and investors alike because it’s close enough to Downtown Miami to make a quick drive to work—or to the many cultural, shopping and dining establishments in the urban core—without the constant hustle and bustle of city life. Located close to the 79th Street Causeway, residents can quickly travel to both Downtown Miami and Miami Beach.
The Belle Meade homes that aren’t on Biscayne Bay are only a few blocks from the waterfront. Belle Meade has made waterfront living affordable for many and offers high-quality construction.
Bay Point North of Wynwood and just south of Morningside, Bay Point is home to bay front, inner-coastal and inland guard-gated single-family houses that range from three bedrooms to six-bedroom-plus mansions. You’ll find both ultra-modern and traditional homes in Bay Point, with its large lots and peaceful neighborhoods that have attracted the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova. When it comes to luxury waterfront homes, Bay Point is at the top of the list for celebrities and other high-profile home owners.
Morningside An historic guard-gated community characterized by its canopy of trees and homes around Morningside Park, Morningside is located north of Downtown Miami and just south of Upper East Side. Most of the neighborhood’s single-family waterfront homes, which range in size from two- to four-bedroom-plus villas, are blocks from the Bay. Morningside homes have a decidedly Mediterranean style that takes many back to Miami’s golden age of architecture in the 1930s.
MiMO District Extending from Biscayne Blvd. in the 50s up to 79th Street on the North and bordered on the west by Little River, the MiMO district features Miami Modernist Architecture that dates back to the 1950s and 1960s. The district hosts historic hotels, commercial buildings and some of the best restaurants in Miami, all against a backdrop of post-war modernist architecture. Apartments are available for rent in this district.
Palm Grove Palm Grove is a small residential neighborhood in Miami’s Upper East Side, between Biscayne Blvd. to the East and Little River to the South. It is widely known as Miami’s largest and most eclectic historic district, illustrating the growth and development of Miami from the 1920s to 1950s. The neighborhood is marked by single-family homes and apartment buildings with architectural styles ranging from modest Miami bungalows to post-war residences.
Bayside Historic District Historic homes with Mediterranean-style designs from the 1930s mark the Bayside Historic District. Bayside is a family-friendly community and offers homes of various prices, ages, styles and designs. Known for its affordable waterfront homes, Bayside dwellings range from two to four or more bedrooms. Close to Buena Vista, Wynwood and Midtown, the community sits east of Biscayne Blvd. on Biscayne Bay and hosts Legion Park and Baywood Park.