Sandwiched in between the old and the new, the Miami Design District is surrounded by neighborhoods that complement it. To the south is Midtown Miami, a new urbanism development that sprouted up in 2005. Residents flow out of condo towers to walkable streets where they can shop for necessities at stores such as Target or dine at new restaurants such as Bistro Cassis, where sidewalk tables, escargot and a glass of wine re-create the French experience.
To the north, historic Buena Vista is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods, where homes dating back to the 1920s include Mediterranean Revival, Mission and Art Deco styles. Efforts to preserve these houses and zoning that doesn’t allow for condo towers work in favor of keeping the neighborhood’s charm. —P.L.