North Miami

Experience tranquil Miami without sacrificing urban sentiments, just be sure to bring a car if you want to explore the city's extra-hyped hotspots.

Boats bob alongside backyard docks and golfers go for the back nine in North Miami, a quiet suburban community a few miles north of Miami proper. North Miami might be far from the 24-hour allure of South Beach, but it boasts cultural esteem of its own—Haitians, Bahamians, and contemporary art connoisseurs gravitate to North Miami's cafes, park spaces, and museums.

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North Miami is bordered by Biscayne Park, Westview, Sunny Isles Beach, Pinewood, Golden Glades, Opa Locka, and North Miami Beach

Miami Airport: 18 minutes by car or 1 hour & 15 minutes by public transit
South Beach (5th and Ocean): 20 minutes by car
American Airlines Arena: 17 minutes by car
Bal Harbour Shops: 15 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Residential and Refined Ten Miles from Downtown

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An expansive neighborhood outside of Miami proper but a mere ten miles from Downtown, North Miami offers suburban quietude next to Biscayne Bay.

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Despite its relatively suburban atmosphere, North Miami boasts cultivated culture. Its citizens and institutions like the MOCA uphold spirited creativity.

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Haitian, Bahamian, Jamaican, and Cuban communities share their traditions in North Miami.

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Boating culture is common, too.

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Local Pride In North Miami

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North Miami cultivates creativity.

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Its inhabitants support its myriad local businesses and small purveyors, and they champion artisanal aspirations.

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Waterfront Recreation In North Miami

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Water from Biscayne Bay and Oleta River State Park laps North Miami's shoreline.

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Outdoor green space and endless fairways make it easy to stay active.

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Golfers dream of a hole-in-one.

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They boast about a birdie.

MOCA: Museum of Contemporary Art

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North Miami is home to MOCA, Florida's nationally recognized Museum of Contemporary Art.

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It's a common destination for cultural immersion.

Live Music and Open Mics In North Miami

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North Miami's creative culture resonates from the inside out.

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Charming Tranquility In North Miami

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Beach-inspired bungalows with exotic colors faded by the sun line North Miami's residential streets.

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Although the area's dwellings differ from modest homes to multi-story apartment complexes, they all share something in common.

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Beguiling greenery and unpretentious charm.

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Serenity straight ahead.


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.