Where to Rent an Apartment in Miami
Whether you’re new to Miami, or you’re a longtime resident looking for a change of scenery, you’re in luck, because the South Florida city truly has something for everyone. The key is knowing where to look. Between our experience moving thousands of households around the city, and a little research, we’ve come up with a list of great places to rent an apartment in Miami, broken down by common priorities.
A report appearing on Curbed.com last year ranked the Miami rental market as the sixth most expensive in the country, with the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment coming in at $1,880. However, the data also showed that there are still deals to be had in some areas of the city. Rent averages less than $1,000 a month in neighborhoods like Little Haiti, Liberty City, El Portal, and Brownsville.
If price is a nonissue, then you’ll want to focus on Fisher Island, Park West, and South Pointe where, according to Zumper.com median rents for a one-bedroom apartment are the highest in the city, coming in at $4,800, $2,625, and $2,300, respectively.
Miami is home to plenty of top-rated public schools, as well as selective-admission charter high schools that rank among the best in the country. According to Greatschools.com, which grades school districts based on test scores, you can’t go wrong with the Palmetto School District, which serves the areas of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, West Perrine, and Colonial — both the district’s elementary school and high school are among the best in the city.
If proximity to Miami’s world-renowned nightlife is what you’re after and you don’t mind spending your days among throngs of tourists, there’s no area of the city that will top South Beach, where you’ll find many of the city’s newest and trendiest bars and restaurants. For proximity with a little more peace (and fewer spring breakers) try heading north in Miami Beach, to Bayshore, Mid-Beach, or La Gorce.
Short commute time
Like any major urban area, traffic in Miami can be a battle for daily commuters. If you work in Downtown Miami and are looking to cut down on commute time, there are a number of booming residential neighborhoods close by. Perhaps the most popular of these areas is the Brickell neighborhood, which is not only Miami’s financial hub, but currently one of the city’s fastest-growing residential neighborhoods.