Neighborhood Information

Downtown/Brickell

Brickell

The Brickell area is an urban neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Along with Downtown, Brickell is Miami and South Florida’s major financial district. Brickell is also a dense, high-rise residential neighborhood with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartment towers. Referred to as the “Manhattan of the South”, Brickell is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, mostly along Brickell Avenue, Brickell’s main north-south avenue. Miami Avenue is home to many popular Miami restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. Downtown is the historic cultural, financial, and commercial center of South Florida, tracing its history back to the 19th century. In recent years, this area has grown to become the fastest-growing area in Miami.

A few hundred feet east of the northeastern side of Brickell is Brickell Key, a gated island of upscale, high-rise residential and hotel towers. As of 2009, over 190,000 office employees work in Downtown and Brickell. Today, the Brickell and Downtown Miami neighborhoods are the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Miami, increasing from 40,000 residents in 2000 to over 71,000 in 2010.

Brickell lies south of the Miami River, extending south to SE 26th Road (the Rickenbacker Causeway), and is mostly mixed-use (office and residential) north of Broadway (SW 15th Road), and mostly residential south of Broadway. The zip codes for Downtown/Brickell include 33129, 33130, and 33131. Brickell is home to approximately 25,500 year-round residents and it is estimated that about 550 new residents move to Downtown every month.

As an urban and pedestrian-friendly area with an extensive public transit network, Brickell (along with Downtown, Omni, and South Beach) is one of the areas in Miami where a car-free lifestyle is common place. Brickell is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Brickell Station and by 5 stations of the Metromover’s Brickell Loop.

Points of interest

  • Shops at Mary Brickell Village
  • Simpson Park
  • Miami Art Museum
  • Freedom Tower
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • Lummus Park Historic District
  • Miami circle
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing arts
  • Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Miami City Ballet
  • American Airlines Arena
  • Miami Ballpark

Downtown/Brickell Map