Historic Buena Vista


One of my favorite neighborhoods in Miami is historic Buena Vista. Located to the north of the Design District, it happens to be one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods.

According to Historicpreservationmiami.com

“In the 1890s, Buena Vista was a small village whose founding and growth paralleled Miami’s. During the Land Boom of the 1920s, the area was developed as the Biltmore and Shadowlawn subdivisions. Originally home to many “cracker” immigrants from Georgia and North Carolina, the neighborhood soon became popular with the owners of nearby businesses. The houses reflect their original owners’ rising social status and include fine examples of Mediterranean Revival, Mission, Craftsman, and Art Deco style residences.”

Investing in Buena Vista

Currently there are only 9 properties on the market for sale in Buena Vista according to StreetEasy. The neighborhood is centrally located, with great access to I95 and is just minutes away from downtown Miami, South Beach, and Miami International Airport. Prices will likely continue to rise in Buena Vista with Craig Robins’ massive reconstruction of the Design District.  According to exMiami Robins recently submitted expansion plans for his current project:

  • Add 1.98 acres of lot area for a total lot combined area 21.06 acres
  • Increase commercial space by 422,971 square feet for a total of 1,374,689 square feet
  • Increase residential units by 489 units for a total of 561 units
  • Decrease hotel keys by one for a total of 52 keys
  • Increase parking spaces by 1,181 spaces above ground and below grade for a total of 3,752 spaces
  • Increase open space by 1,764 square feet for a total of 41,566 square feet

With all that is happening in the Design District, Buena Vista will likely become an even more desirable neighborhood to live in.

Here are a few of my favorite Buena Vista homes and apartments.















Needs serious TLC, but would be a gem if restored.

Needs serious TLC, but would be a gem if restored.