South Miami

The city of pleasant living

Welcome to South Miami

Known for its tropical residential neighborhoods, outdoor parks, and vibrant downtown, South Miami is a cultural enclave that attracts people from all walks of life. Downtown South Miami is a local hotspot with welcoming restaurants, a movie theater, an outdoor mall, and plenty of other hangouts. With a casual, laid-back vibe, South Miami is ideal for families.

What to Love

  • Year-round tropical climate
  • Extremely walkable
  • Upscale comforts with an urban/suburban feel
  • Family-friendly

Local Lifestyle

Locals love the walkable, residential streets of South Miami, and access to beautiful parks and a glittering nightlife scene. Residents are active and are often found strolling through an outdoor mall, visiting a hip new restaurant, or exploring local boutiques and designer shops. With various events, festivals, concerts, and parades throughout the year, South Miami residents celebrate and take pride in their culture and community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South Miami is known for its creative bakeries and sweet shops, offering new twists on classic desserts. After a day out in the South Miami sun, nothing beats a fresh, homemade ice cream cone from Whip'n Dip Ice Cream Shop, a delicious pastry from Cecile Bakery + Cafe, or a sweet treat from The Salty Donut. For the savory seekers, try Fox's Sherron Inn. This landmark bar and grill features the best in classic American cuisine, from pork chops to prime rib. 

When it comes to shopping in South Miami, locals can find everything they need on Sunset Drive at Sunset Place, from designer clothing to luxury goods. Downtown Miami and Brickell are only a short drive away and offer some of the best shopping in South Florida.

Things to Do

South Miami’s central location allows residents to access plentiful restaurants, galleries, and beaches in nearby Miami Beach, Brickell, and Coconut Grove. 
Visit the stunning Dante Fascell Park with family and friends. This well-kept public space is a draw for residents due to its flat, picnic-friendly green spaces, playgrounds, walking paths, and incredible sculptures. Another great park in South Miami is Jaycee Park, located in nearby Coral Gables. This lush, green oasis with sweeping grassy fields and a picturesque playground makes it a popular destination for nature lovers and families with young children. 
A weekend afternoon is well spent just a short drive away at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, also known as Villa Vizcaya. This mansion-turned-museum is set on a historic oceanfront estate and features gardens and beautifully maintained sculptures. 


South Miami is served by the Miami-Dade County Public School District. Premier schools include:
  • The Mandelstam School, PK-5
  • Epiphany Catholic School, K-8
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, 9-12



Overview for South Miami, FL

17,319 people live in South Miami, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $48,261.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age


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


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for South Miami, FL

South Miami has 6,176 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Miami do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,319 people call South Miami home. The population density is 4,746 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

48.81 / 51.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in South Miami, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby South Miami. 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.
School rating
Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel
K - 6th
No rating available
Somerset Academy Elementary School South Miami Campus
K - 5th
The Mandelstam School
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Pinecrest Academy Space Coast
K - 8th
No rating available
Ludlam Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Somerset Academy Charter Middle School South Miami Campus
6th - 8th
South Miami K-8 Center
PreK - 8th
South Miami Middle School
6th - 8th
International Bilingual Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available
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