Brickell lies south of the Miami River, extending south to SE 26th Road (the Rickenbacker Causeway), and is mostly mixed financial and residential north of Broadway, and mostly residential south of Broadway. Brickell is home to approximately 17,500 year-round residents. The area of Brickell south of Broadway is mainly low and mid-rise residential buildings west of Brickell Avenue and high-rise residential to the east of Brickell Avenue. This area of Brickell includes the “Millionaires’ Row” section of Brickell Avenue, home to many expensive residences, and home to many of Miami’s most expensive apartments and condominiums, as well as some iconic Miami skyscrapers, such as the Atlantis Condominium.
Although Brickell has traditionally been known as a financial district, in recent years, construction of numerous condominium and apartment towers in Brickell, has extended the upscale residential neighborhood feel of lower Brickell into upper Brickell. Recent construction in Brickell has also enlarged the urban core of Brickell from Brickell Avenue west to the Metrorail line, with new office and residential towers, such as Axis at Brickell Village. Today, over 25,000 residents live in Brickell.
At the center of Brickell is Mary Brickell Village, with an assortment of restaurants, boutiques and services that create a gathering area for high-class retail and restaurants. Some the best and most well-known names are leasing space in the project. The project is designed after a French style village and attracts social gathering and entertainment.
To the north of Brickell is Downtown, with most of the area’s public elementary schools and Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. Downtown is also home to the Miami Main Library, as well as various parks, theatres, museums, and sporting venues. South of Brickell is Coconut Grove, with Mercy Hospital, CocoWalk, Dinner Key, Vizcaya, as well as many historic sites and parks. Coconut Grove also has many of Miami’s best private schools, such as Ransom Everglades, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, and La Salle High School.