Buena Vista

Historic, charming, and intimate, Buena Vista is a classic Miami neighborhood that maintains a special kind of small town appeal.

Though Buena Vista's unique heritage originated over a century ago, this central Miami community's charisma is ageless. Lush tropical foliage provides a cozy canopy for quiet strolls amidst home-grown boutiques, locally-owned cafés, and a quirky blend of vintage Craftsman, Mediterranean, and Art Deco homes. It’s no wonder much of this neighborhood is within the kindly confines of an official historic district—Buena Vista nurtures an aura worth preserving.

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On the Map

Buena Vista is bordered by Midtown, Design District, Morningside, Edgewater, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, Liberty City, and Allapattah

Miami Airport: 15 minutes by car or 50 minutes by public transit
South Beach (5th and Ocean): 15 minutes by car
American Airlines Arena: 10 minutes by car
Bal Harbour Shops: 25 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Buena Vista's Timeless Miami

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Buena Vista's beauty has never gone out of style.

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This cozy residential community was born in the early 1900s.

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With each passing year, its character becomes more colorful.

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Locals love their neighborhood's vintage aesthetic and friendly attitude.

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Es muy tranquilo.

[Our neighborhood] has a great tropical forest vibe and is in the center of the city, an island of tropical plant life and vintage homes bordered to the south by downtown Miami. Having cool places to walk to [like the Design District] from your house is almost unheard of in Miami and we feel so lucky..."

Buena Vista's Culinary Charm

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When it comes to eats, Buena Vista emphasizes quality.

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The neighborhood supports a sprinkling of culinary establishments with a penchant for perfection.

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There are many ways to define delicious.

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Baguette you can't choose just one.

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Buena Vista's cafés offer a tasty combination of classic and comfortable.

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Reservations are recommended for some.

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Totally friendly and safe neighborhood where there are weekly filmings of the TV show "Magic City.""

At Home In Buena Vista

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Buena Vista is a quintessential Miami neighborhood that's appreciated for its "un-Miami" quietude.

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It's an historic community that has thrived since Miami's beginning.

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Many of its homes date back to the early 20th century.

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You can bet that you'll find a good place for a break from big-city bustle in Buena Vista.

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Buenas tardes.

It costs $2 to take the bus to South Beach."


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Graciela Cattarossi

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Graciela Cattarossi is a lifestyle/travel photographer based in Miami. She graduated from Parsons School Of Design in New York and her work is currently  published in magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and Food and Wine. When she is not traveling, she enjoys shooting weddings or other intimate events in Miami or wherever it takes her.

Angel Valentin

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Angel Valentín has been  a professional photojournalist since 1990. His career has taken him all over the Caribbean and Latin America. Valentín has photographed world leaders, executives, athletes and celebrities in countless situations. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, winner (staff) and recipient of countless awards. After 18 years as a staff photographer, he has been a freelance photographer since 2009.