The Roads is a historic single-family home neighborhood situated just 1 mile west of Brickell and Downtown Miami. Mary Brickell designed the Roads in the 1920’s as a pedestrian-friendly residential neighborhood, with median parkways, roundabouts and wide streets.
The Roads is very unique in that it is an off-grid section of the city of Miami, with diagonal roads, instead of the usual grid with east-west streets, and north-south avenues. The proactive Miami Roads Neighborhood Civic Association has done a great job protecting this authentic and scenic Miami neighborhood.
As one of Miami’s most prestigious neighborhoods, The Roads real estate offers buyers architectural styles ranging from Art deco, to mid century modern to contemporary Mediterranean villas. Prices start around $500,000. In the past few years, a “new construction” market has evolved, creating a new price point between $1.1M – $1.8M.
Shenandoah – Silver Bluff
The Coral Way area of Miami is made up of several sub-neighborhoods, most prominently Shenandoah and Silver Bluff, which are located just west of The Roads and Brickell, north of Coconut Grove and east of Coral Gables. These charming and historic picturesque neighborhoods are located in the heart of Miami, with tree lined-streets and architecturally distinct homes.
Shenandoah and Silver Bluff have witnessed an increase in demand over the past decade as word has spread about the value and desirable attributes of the area. Longtime residents are selling to young professionals who seek a central, but quiet and secluded neighborhood in the heart of Miami. Home styles range from Mission Revival style architecture to Bungalows to contemporary updated homes. Prices range from $300,000 to $800,000.
If you have any questions regarding Shenandoah or Silver Bluff real estate, contact Alex Larmier, who is the neighborhood specialist, and a proud resident of the area.
Fun fact: Coral Way, the scenic main thoroughfare of the area, is lined with massive banyan trees that were planted as part of a Roadside Beautification Program in 1929. A streetcar connecting Downtown Miami and Coral Gables used to run down the middle median in 1920’s.