Have you finally decided that living in South Florida suits you, and you’ve started looking for the home of your dreams? Finding the right neighborhood will be key to your future satisfaction with your decision. When looking at neighborhoods, make sure you consider Weston, Brickell, and Key Biscayne. These three neighborhoods have distinct differences, but one of them is sure to suit your lifestyle.
Sitting on the far west side of Broward County, the city of Weston borders the everglades and is a good 30-minute drive to Fort Lauderdale beach. Instead of being the typical South Florida beach town, Weston is a suburban destination perfect for families with children and active retirees that enjoy golfing and other outdoor activities.
Almost every school in Weston is A-rated, and Great Schools give most schools from elementary to high school a four to five-star rating. The schools offer several extracurricular activities like soccer, swimming, dancing, and baseball, and parents are always encouraged to play an active role in their child's education.
Shopping and dining
You only have to travel a short distance to Weston Town Center, the primary dining destination for locals and tourists alike. You will find a vast selection of restaurants to suit whatever you and your family are craving, from contemporary Latin food at Boca's House to Delvecchio's Pizzeria and everything in between.
Most Weston homes are in secure gated communities and include swimming pools, playgrounds, and fitness centers. Contact Sandra Valenzuela and schedule a complimentary consultation to find out more about Weston homes for sale.
Brickell Miami is quite the opposite of Weston. Brickell is a dynamic, diverse neighborhood south of Downtown Miami's Business District and is home to many banking, financial, and investment institutions. The area is heavily populated with residential and commercial buildings and has a population of approximately 35,000.
Shopping, dining, living
Spas and salons
Maintaining a robust and fit beach body all year long is a priority for many people living in Brickell, Miami. It is no coincidence that some of the top-rated spas, salons, and gyms are easily accessible throughout the city. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental has an extensive menu of signature therapies, massages, body wraps, and facials. Spend an hour and a half indulging yourself with a Glacial White Caviar Facial or detoxify, nourish, and hydrate your entire body with a Personalized Body Wrap. There are also programs where you can spend the whole day pampering yourself with numerous luxurious treatments or just take a yoga class to stretch, tone, and revive your mind and body.
The features of Key Biscayne are even more at odds than Weston and Brickell Miami. Although Key Biscayne is only a few minutes from Downtown Miami, it has the look and feel of a tropical paradise.
Key Biscayne lifestyle
Key Biscayne is easily walkable, spanning just 1.7 square miles, and bike-friendly. Many locals use golf carts to do their shopping or just to take a trip to the beach. Traffic does tend to get a bit heavy during the week as some locals commute to Downtown Miami for the workday. Still, the trade-off has the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze on stifling hot summer days and relaxing on white sandy beaches with family and friends.
Shopping and dining
Key Biscayne has many options for dining and shopping, so residents never have to leave the island for everyday necessities. Crandon Boulevard is the main street in Key Biscayne and has supermarkets, pharmacies, and all the essentials locals need. There is also a large selection of shops and cafes at the Square Shopping Center.