Upper East Side

This north Miami neighborhood blends classic and modern, suburban and sophisticated.

Stretched between Wynwood's street savvy artistic environs and North Miami's suburban tranquility, the Upper East Side's definitively modern architecture houses contemporary chain retailers and shorts-and-T-shirt residents who dig their neighborhood's contrasts. Its renovating cafes and restaurants, unconventional merchants, and earnest historical preservationists continue to make the Upper East Side an emerging destination for Miami's ever-present creative community.

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On the Map

Upper East Side is bordered by Midtown, Design District, Morningside, El Portal, Edgewater, Little River, Wynwood, Buena Vista, Little Haiti, and Miami Shores

Miami Airport: 15 minutes by car or 1 hour & 10 minutes by public transit
South Beach (5th and Ocean): 20 minutes by car
American Airlines Arena: 15 minutes by car
Bal Harbour Shops: 25 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Urban Sophistication In a Suburban Setting

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Murals, mini-malls, and the MiMo Historic District make up Miami's Upper East Side.

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Called by many different names, locals refer to the Upper East Side as Eastside or Northeast Miami.

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Modern architecture and modern amenities collide in this neighborhood with many names.

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Buildings from the 50s and 60s comprise the MiMo Historic District along Biscayne Boulevard.

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"What is MiMo?" one wonders.

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MiMo: Miami (Mi) + Modern (Mo).

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The Upper East Side frequently celebrates its MiMo roots. It holds festivals like "Cinco de MiMo" at "MiMo on BiBo."

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"Yes, but what does that mean?" one wonders. MiMo on BiBo: MiMo (you know what that means already) on Biscayne (Bi) + Boulevard (Bo).

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Creativity pushes the limits in Upper East Siders.

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Residents love their neighborhood's blend of suburban serenity and urban attitude.

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Dining, Drinking, and Patio Tables Amid MiMo

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Hearty meals and healthy appetites are served in the Upper East Side, a neighborhood where patio tables are shaded by expansive umbrellas and preserved MiMo rooftops.

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Many of the bars, restaurants, and boutiques along Biscayne Boulevard repurpose aged MiMo architecture into new businesses.

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Flavors from the United States' south and from South America blend together in Miami's Upper East Side.

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The neighborhood's creative culture shines through its cuisine as much as it shines through its growing art scene and quintessential architecture.

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In the Upper East Side, bright and modern blends with easy and earthy.

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It's a fifteen minute drive from Downtown and a bay away from South Beach, but the Upper East Side's charm convinces people to stay awhile.

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It's love.

Many homes date to the Roaring Twenties, a time when Carl Fisher famously hung a winter sign in Times Square NYC saying it was "June in Miami." He sparked Florida's housing boom and the growth of a city that has so much to offer. The residents are a diverse group of artists, photographers, journalists, start-ups, and writers."

Green Residential Retreats In the Upper East Side

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The Upper East Side keeps its homes as fastidious as it keeps its shops and restaurants along Biscayne Boulevard.

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Large parks and modest bungalows dot its quiet residential avenues.

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Gated communities and apartment complexes also thrive underneath the Floridian foliage.

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Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and MiMo influences can be found among the Upper East Side's private residences.

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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

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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.

Silvia Ros

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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.