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The Upper East Side Neighborhood Guide

Guide: Moving To The Upper East Side in Miami

At Goldman Residential Group, we understand that finding the right property is only part of a successful residential real estate transaction. We pride ourselves on helping our clients find the best fit for them and their families in this large, diverse city. We hope you enjoy this neighborhood guide curated by Hazel and Evan!

Introduction To The Upper East Side in Miami

The Upper East Side (also known as Northeast Miami or Morningside) is north of Edgewater, east of Little Haiti, south of the village of Miami Shores, and sits on Biscayne Bay.

It is a gentrified, primarily residential neighborhood composed largely of historic single-family homes from the 1920s.

Things To Do In The Upper East Side in Miami

Residents of The Upper East Side will have luxury fashion boutiques, edgy art galleries, engaging public art, and trendy restaurants at their fingertips.

Miami Design District is an arts and luxury shopping destination that spans 18 square blocks. Not only is there world-class shopping – the Design District is home to over 170 designer flagship stores – but there are many public art installations and events.

Miami Ironside is one of the hottest spots in the Upper East Side neighborhood. This outdoor mall has a charming ambiance and is the home of a delicious Italian restaurant, Ironside Pizza. It also serves as a hip event venue.

Morningside Park is a wonderful waterfront park that offers residents a variety of activities and services including an after-school program and seasonal camps. Residents of the Upper East Side can take advantage of the various play and sports areas.

Best Schools In The Upper East Side in Miami

Education is one of the biggest considerations when moving to a new neighborhood. Here are

Morningside K-8 Academy welcomes students as young as pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. They offer an international education language magnet program to students as early as kindergarten.

Miami Arts Charter School serves students from 6th grade through 12th grade. It is a tuition-free public charter school that offers a rigorous college-preparatory academic curriculum and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts.

The Cushman School takes a personalized approach to education, planning age-appropriate journeys for each student. The student-to-teacher ratio is low, ensuring each student receives individualized attention. Academic programs start at primary school and go through high school grades.

Best Restaurants In The Upper East Side in Miami

Miami’s Upper East Side is peppered with delicious restaurants! Residents can enjoy a variety of cuisines without having to venture far from home.

CHICA Miami is a lively, colorful Latin American restaurant and is perfect for a night out.

COTE Miami is a Korean steakhouse that’s been MICHELIN-starred and James Beard Award-nominated for its unique and lively fusion of a Korean barbecue and American steakhouse. Among its signature dishes is 45-day dry-aged USDA prime beef. Its wine list is extensive and was recognized as an Outstanding Wine Program two consecutive years in a row by the James Beard Foundation.

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is one of the Design District’s most popular restaurants. It’s owned by acclaimed chef Michael Schwartz, and the food is known for being upscale but approachable.

MC Kitchen Miami is a contemporary Italian restaurant that uses modern cooking techniques as well as seasonal homemade ingredients to deliver inspired cuisine. The wine list is extensive. It’s a perfect spot for a business dinner or date night.

Okami Miami offers a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, known as Nikkei food. Its mixology program is also world-class. The restaurant itself offers a visual experience; it’s a stunning mix of natural stone, granite, and crystal. Its energy is elevated yet vibrant and exciting. 

Pinch Kitchen + Bar is a self-described “throwback restaurant with an open kitchen, cozy vibe, and eclectic decor. Its menu is a mix of locally sourced ingredients, boutique wines, and craft beers and evolves seasonally.

Via Verdi Cucina Rustica is the place to go for authentic Italian cuisine as well as an innovative Heart of Palm Menu, created by Chef Nicola Carro, which features timeless dishes enhanced by heart of palm. It has a warm, rustic atmosphere.

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