South Beach

Welcome to South Beach

Carefree beach town with luxury amenities and endless fun


The crown jewel of Miami is South Beach, unlike any other locale in the country. The world-famous Ocean Drive beckons visitors from around the globe looking for sun-filled days and carefree nights. Art deco hotels and restaurants inspired by 1920s architecture line the oceanfront street, serving first-class meals and fancy cocktails day or night. 


The pristine beach gives way to calm, blue waters that are perfect for boating, diving, jet skiing, or any other type of water activity. Throughout the trendy district, you will find multi-million dollar beachfront condos, upscale shopping venues, designer boutiques, and some of the best restaurants in Miami.


Known for its wild nightlife when the sun goes down, South Beach does not disappoint, with rooftop bars, dance clubs, and quirky bars keeping the party going all night long.

What to Love

  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Art deco architecture
  • World-class shopping
  • Upscale boutique hotels
  • Award-winning dining
  • International flair

Local Lifestyle

South Beach attracts millions of visitors with its sprawling beaches, calm ocean water, vibrant nightlife, and active community. With direct access to one of the best beaches in Florida, it is easy to spend the day soaking up the sun, relaxing in a beach chair, and resting up from a night on the town.

The nightlife is like no other, with plenty of options for dancing, drinking, dining, and partying. From local haunts to upscale eateries, South Beach has it all.


What makes the area unique is its availability of high-end amenities. There are high-end shopping districts, world-class spas, and award-winning restaurants within arm's reach. 


South Beach also proudly celebrates its heritage with events and festivals around the thriving city. There is also a concerted effort to support the arts, with countless art galleries, music venues, public art displays, and theaters.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Collins Avenue runs parallel to the beach and is the hub for upscale shopping, fine dining, and exclusive five-star hotels. Bagatelle Miami brings the delicacies of the French Riviera to South Beach, serving mouth-watering French cuisine in a festive atmosphere. Prime Fish is a local's favorite eatery with a weekend brunch that features a sensational buffet and bottomless mimosas. It is the ideal spot for enjoying all South Beach has to offer.

At the Villa Casa Casuarina luxury hotel, the former Versace mansion, diners can indulge in world-class meals at 
Gianni's. The Italian-Mediterranean upscale restaurant features signature dishes as elegant as the one-of-a-kind property.


When it comes to finding the best boutiques in South Beach, there is no better place than
Lincoln Road Mall. The pedestrian-friendly promenade features sidewalk cafes, iconic restaurants, and an organic farmer's market on Sunday mornings. Eclectic shops, art galleries, specialty stores, and a thriving nightlife makes Lincoln Road the place to be seen.


Recently undergoing a $2.5 million revitalization,
Española Way is a quaint pedestrian boulevard with restaurants and shops that reflect its festive Mediterranean Revival style. To escape the busyness of South Beach, locals head to Sunset Harbour. The bayside alcove features chic boutiques, designer consignment shops, yoga studios, and unique restaurants. Stiltsville Fish Bar serves fresh Florida seafood, with the catch of the day prominently displayed on ice in a clawfoot tub at the entrance.

Things to Do

The Art Deco Historic District features neoclassical skyscrapers and buildings painted in vibrant pastel hues. Visitors can take a guided tour with many vendors offering their services or stroll the streets taking in the sites on their own.

Ocean Drive is the major thoroughfare in South Beach and the epicenter of beachfront bars, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues that stay open until the early morning hours. Cars can no longer drive along Ocean Drive, making the entire area pedestrian, bike, and rollerblade friendly. Pool parties, rooftop bars, and world-class nightclubs keep the party going in South Beach. The infamous Nikki Beach is a popular beach club that offers cocktails, tapas, and dancing in a beautiful chic setting.

There are many world-class museums and galleries for those looking for a respite from the sun, sand, and scenery.
The Bass Museum is a historic art deco building that features contemporary art reflecting the international character of Miami Beach. Elements of architecture, fashion, and design are woven into the exhibits, encompassing various artistic viewpoints.


The Miami Beach
Botanical Garden is a favorite among locals due to the frequent offerings of yoga classes, live music events, and horticultural seminars. The garden has been the gem of Miami beach for over 50 years, featuring 2.6 acres of native Florida plants and a Japanese garden ideal for quiet meditation.

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Overview for South Beach, FL

38,488 people live in South Beach, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $59,723. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,488

Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$59,723

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for South Beach, FL

South Beach has 20,559 households, with an average household size of 1.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,488 people call South Beach home. The population density is 6,406.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,488

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.2

Median Age

55.04 / 44.96%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
20,559

Total Households

1.85

Average Household Size

$59,723

Average individual Income

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Schools in South Beach, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby South Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Klurman Mesivta High School
PRIVATE
7th - 11th
No rating available
Miami Beach Feinberg/Fisher K-8
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5

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