Kendall

From its shopping malls to its college malls, Kendall embraces a slow pace in Miami's southern suburbs.

A comfortable suburb far from Miami’s urban experience, Kendall's slow pace contrasts its quick-witted college students and bustling commercial mecca. Vast department stores, open air cafes, and an expansive campus offer convenient ways to pass the time while taking in the sunshine Florida is so well known for. Kendall's creature comforts attract tranquil residents from around the world—a thriving Colombian community also calls this south Miami suburb home.

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On the Map

Kendall is bordered by Dadeland, Kendall North, West Kendall, Three Lakes, Richmond, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Miami Airport: 45 minutes by car or 3 hours by public transit
South Beach (5th and Ocean): 30 minutes by car
American Airlines Arena: 28 minutes by car
Bal Harbour Shops: 45 minutes by car

Suburban South Florida with South American Spice

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Ride Miami's Metrorail to its farthest southern reaches and disembark in Kendall, a south Miami suburb with sleek buildings, quiet streets, and Colombian influence.

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New families, relaxed retirees, and Miami Dade College students populate this laid-back neighborhood.

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Kendall's manicured sidewalks skirt simply-styled homes and apartments.

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Outdoor patios and picture-windows designed to let the outdoors in pervade in Kendall.

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The neighborhood takes it slow.

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It's easy to enjoy a moment together.

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Local Eats In Kendall

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From Colombian cuisine to barbecue platters, Kendall serves a variety of tastes.

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Old-fashioned dining shacks contrast hiply rustic coffee bars serving Colombian roasts.

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Dadeland Mall: The Great Indoors

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Kendall's commercial mecca, Dadeland Mall, is one of Miami's biggest indoor shopping malls.

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Over two hundred shops, stores, and kiosks fill Dadeland Mall's brightly-lit walkways.

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Here, the mall is more than a shopping destination.

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It's a place to meet your friends.

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Dadeland Mall outfits itself with Florida's largest Macy's.

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It suits you well, Kendall.

Higher Learning In Kendall: Miami Dade College

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Miami Dade College continues the city's scholastic traditions.

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Opening its doors to academic scholars in 1967, the expansive campus is as architecturally stunning as it is studious.

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Miami Dade College offers degrees from Associate to Advanced.

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The college's recreational spaces take advantage of its year-round warm weather.

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Its olympic-sized pool helps MDC students and teachers stay cool and its outdoor track is open to the public.

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Photography

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 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.

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Silvia Ros is a Miami-based photographer, who after over a decade as a museum photographer, jumped ship and launched a busy freelance career, tackling not only her own creative projects, but also serving as an official Art Basel Miami Beach photographer. She is currently curating a selection from her project “The National Gay and Lesbian Documentation Project” for inclusion at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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Popular Places to Stay

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