How is life in Edgewater, Miami
Situated along the bayfront just north of Downtown Miami, the once sleepy residential neighborhood of Edgewater is now at the pulse of everything that makes the city an attractive place to live: The enclave is close to beaches, cultural attractions, the Design District and Miami International Airport.
These days, it also offers its own appeals such as a slew of new, sleek condominiums, an active, outdoorsy lifestyle and buzzy restaurants. Prior to the financial crisis, Edgewater was considered a forgotten part of Miami that consisted of older homes and low and mid-rise buildings, according to Miami-based Compass real estate agent Liz Hogan, who frequently sells in Edgewater.
“In 2006, the transformation began when a few developers saw the potential to build luxury high-rise condo buildings that could take advantage of the waterfront, which has some of the most stunning views in Miami overlooking the bay toward Miami Beach,” she said.
An influx of younger buyers and renters moved in, and shops and restaurants followed. At the same time, the Design District, Midtown and Wynwood saw their own revitalization. Ms. Hogan said that each of these neighborhoods supported the development of the other.
Edgewater is located north of Downtown Miami and east of the Design District. The neighborhood is situated directly on Biscayne Bay and stretches from the Venetian Causeway, at 15th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, to 36th Street.
For a neighborhood that’s relatively small, Edgewater is replete with greenspaces. The 8-acre Margaret Pace Park is the largest and most scenic, Ms. Hogan said, and has basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. It also offers vistas of Miami Beach.
What Makes It Unique
Edgewater’s bay position makes for “indescribable” water panoramas, according to Mr. Machado. “You might get water views from a lot of Miami neighborhoods, but Edgewater is different because the views are unobstructed, and the water is literally right in front of you,” he said. “It’s very serene, and the sunsets are among the best in town.”