South Miami is located in the northeastern corner of Miami-Dade County. It's less than 10 miles southwest of Miami, close to Miami Beach and Coral Gables. Families who are looking at homes for rent in the Miami metropolitan area but don't want to be in the midst of Miami proper will love South Miami. All the attractions and amenities of Miami and other major locales like Key Biscayne are fairly easy to reach by car or public transportation - and South Miami has plenty to adore of its own!
Like many cities throughout southern Florida, South Miami has experienced considerable development and appears on track to continue in that positive direction. While it has a wide range of shopping, dining, recreational and business opportunities, it also features relaxed residential neighborhoods that will be perfect for families who want to settle down amid warm weather and vibrant culture.
Facts for Renters
South Miami was incorporated in 1926. The overall atmosphere more than earns the city its nickname - the "City of Pleasant Living."
City children attend South Miami Elementary, Middle and High Schools, managed by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. Nearby colleges include the University of Miami and Florida International University.
Downtown South Miami offers plenty of shopping opportunities, including The Shops at Sunset Place, a sizable mall with a broad variety of stores.
Numerous public transportation systems service South Miami, including Metrobus and the Miami Metrorail.
In addition to the city's public parks, nearby natural attractions including Tropical Park and Matheson Hammock Park & Marina offer countless outdoor activities.
Resources for Renters
South Miami residents with an entrepreneurial bent can learn more through Chamber South, the local chamber of commerce.