Perhaps the single-most up-and-coming neighborhood in all of Miami is Wynwood: a former industrial district turned hipster paradise, with countless art galleries, boutique shops, breweries, bars, and fusion eateries packed into a mural-laden façade of graffitied warehouses.
Located north of Downtown Miami and Overtown – and adjacent to the easternmost Edgewater neighborhood – Wynwood’s charm as a rugged, industrial enclave with posh touches is well-known throughout the city, with tastemakers from the art, fashion, culinary, and even technology industries flocking to the ever-emerging area for a slice of its infectious, upstart energy.
Although more official resources are somewhat split on where exactly Wynwood ends/begins in relation to its Midtown and Edgewater neighbors to the north/northeast, locals agree the neighborhood is truly contained south of NW 29th st, west of North Miami Ave, east of I95, and north of NE 20th st. Within those boundaries is where Wynwood’s signature scene comes to life, its streets packed with pedestrians and partiers alike.
Two main streets – North Miami Ave and NW 2nd Ave – support much of the area’s main attractions, including the famed Wynwood Walls and Wynwood Marketplace—a 75,000 square foot open-air venue. The side streets in between those main thoroughfares is where Wynwood has seen much of its recent growth, with a wide array of concept bars and restaurants setting up shop in both freestanding structures and (more recently) beneath newly built apartment buildings, imbuing the area with a denser, more urbanized, and of course, residential feel.
For would-be residents, Wynwood’s options are limited to apartments, with several having been built in the last few years—and assuredly more to come as the area continues to gentrify. One of the best examples of Wynwood’s recent spike in residential properties is Wynwood 25: the area’s first large-scale, market-rate rental community. Other properties to consider would be Sentral Wynwood – located two blocks east – and Cynergei Condominium one block north of that.
And as you may have guessed, Wynwood itself is fully walkable, but lacks virtually any everyday conveniences in the immediate area. However, all your grocery stores, big box retailers, and other essential businesses are well within walking and driving distance in either Midtown or Edgewater. And while the area is certainly rife with rent-able scooters, residents will need to travel on foot to local and nearby areas, and certainly by car to access more distant neighborhoods like Brickell and Coconut Grove to the south. In terms of public transportation, Wynwood is serviced by Miami’s Metrobus.
Frequently cited as a tourist-laden hub of artsy wannabes and culture vultures, Wynwood has grown beyond the graffitied walls it was once exclusively famous for, continuing its evolution as a more dynamic and livable community. And while its crowds can get crazy during weekends and specific occasions/holidays/festivals, Wynwood’s upward trajectory as a place that goes well beyond partying makes it all the more enticing.