Best Miami neighborhoods for retirees

A couple of retirees on the beach

Miami has always been among the top destinations for American retirees thanks to all the amazing things it offers its residents. For those who want to spend their golden years in a tropical paradise relocating to South Florida could be a smart decision. Have a look at our choice for the best Miami neighborhoods for retirees.

What makes Miami so suitable for retirees?

  • Firstly, it is renowned for its excellent medical facilities.
  • Secondly, it has many homes for sale or rent (such as condos and townhouses) at affordable prices.
  • Thirdly, there are several good Miami neighborhoods for retirees.
  • There’s also a wide variety of attractions and recreational activities many of which are cheap or even free of charge.
  • Everything is close to the beach.
  • It boasts an abundant wildlife and stunning views.
  • Moreover, you can enjoy the warm and sunny weather all year long.
  • Finally, you can easily get around thanks to the well-organized public transportation system.

    Word "retirement" written in sand

    There are many neighborhoods for seniors in Miami

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Coconut Grove – once a hippie destination, now a retirement haven

5.6 square miles (14.5 km2)

Population in 2014: 21,121

Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods, is appealing to both retirees and younger generations. Nevertheless, population density is still low. It used to be popular among hippies and drifters but a lot has changed since the 60s. Housing prices are a bit higher due to its proximity to the water. There’s an organic farmer’s market, many grocery stores and hospitals. Its residents enjoy great shopping, cafes, juice bars and restaurants. Also, numerous bike paths can take you to bayfront parks and sailing marinas. Besides, it is very artsy and has a lot to offer seniors in terms of entertainment.

Best attractions:

  • The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • Peacock Park
  • The Barnacle Historic State Park
  • The Kampong Tropical Garden

Edgewater – a fun Miami neighborhood for retirees who love art

9.97 square miles (25.8 km2)

Population in 2014: 21,121

Thanks to its proximity to Downtown Miami and other neighborhoods, the popularity of this neighborhood has risen since the year 2000, although the population density is still low. Its residents can witness the area’s ongoing urbanization, as the number of high and mid-rise residential buildings continues to grow. Still, there are many historic early 20th century homes. Despite its excellent location, housing prices are pretty reasonable. If you’re an art lover, in Edgewater you’ll be close to the famous Wynwood and the Miami Design District.

Best attractions:

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • Margaret Pace Park
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park

 North Miami Beach – the center of South Florida

5.3 square miles (13,7 km²)

Population in 2014: 43,664

North Miami Beach is called “Crossroads of South Florida” because moving to NMB puts you in the heart of South Florida. You can purchase a condo or a townhouse, a cozy starter home or an elegant property, or rent an apartment in this densely populated Miami neighborhood. Wildlife watching, camping, picnics, tennis and golf are some of the most popular outdoor activities. In addition, this is one of the most famous regional shopping areas.

Best attractions:

  • Haulover Park and Haulover Beach
  • Greynolds Park
  • Bernard de Clairvaux Church
  • Fulford-by-the-Sea Monument
A golf course in Miami

There are lots of recreational activities to choose from

Pembroke Pines – a safe choice

34.8 square miles (90.2 km2)

Population in 2016: 168,587

In addition to being warm and welcoming, this neighborhood is one of the safest in Miami. Its vibrant yet laid-back atmosphere makes it perfect for older and younger generations alike. Pembroke Pines has country clubs, golf courses, walking and bike paths for active seniors. Moreover, it has many cultural attractions and events, such as the Annual Art Festival, shops, restaurants, spas, etc. It has been named one of the top “100 Best Places to Live” and one of the “Most Integrated Communities” in South Florida.

Best attractions:

  • B. Smith Park
  • Pembroke Gardens
  • Paradise Cove Water Park
  • Chapel Trail Nature Preserve

Hialeah – one of the largest Miami neighborhoods for retirees

19.2 square miles (49.7 km2)

Population in 2016: 236,385

Hialeah is an ethnically and culturally diverse, family friendly neighborhood. This is the 6th largest municipality in Florida with a very high population density and most of its residents are Hispanic. In Hialeah, you can buy or rent a townhome, condo or a ranch style home. There’s a multitude of activities, recreation programs and cultural events for all age groups. In fact, it has its own small art and culture scene.

Best attractions:

  • Hialeah Gardens Branch Library
  • Amelia Earhart Park
  • Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment
  • Leah Arts District
  • Garden of the Art
  • Hialeah Park Racetrack
Townhouses in one of the best Miami neighborhoods for retirees

Find your home in one of the best Miami neighborhoods for retirees

Sunny Isles Beach – a place with a breathtaking oceanfront view

1.4 square miles (3.7 km2)

Population: 22,086

Sunny Isles Beach also deserves to be among the best Miami neighborhoods for retirees. This growing resort area with very high population density is full of high-rise condos and hotels. It has long sandy beaches, public parks, stadiums, restaurants, museums, theaters, spas, as well as one of the most stunning waterfront views in Miami. Plus, it has its own newspaper published bi-weekly, called Sunny Isles Community News.

Best attractions:

  • Samson Oceanfront Park
  • Oleta River State Park
  • Sunny Isles Beach Newport Pier

Hallandale Beach – home of the racing tracks

4.55 square miles (12 km2)

Population in 2014: 39,051

Hallandale Beach is known for its financial district and racing tracks. Owing to the growing number of retirees, this neighborhood has a fast-growing population. Buyers looking for a place to live often choose excellent modern condos in this neighborhood. Outdoorsy types can spend time boating, playing tennis, golf or swimming. Furthermore, shopping, dancing and art are also among the resident’s favorite leisure activities which you can enjoy too if you move to Hallandale Beach.

Best attractions:

  • Gulfstream Park
  • Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center
  • Hallandale Beach City Marina

 Hollywood – living in Hollywood sounds good, doesn’t it?

30.8 square miles (80 km2)

Population in 2016: 152,007

You can purchase one of many modern condos and townhouses and become a resident of this paradise city. It has around 60 parks, 7 golf courses and gorgeous beaches, the most famous being the Hollywood beach. Speaking of the Hollywood beach, it has a 2.5 miles long boardwalk with many restaurants, shops, a farmer’s market and a theatre. At Young Circle, you can taste various national cuisines, attend all sorts of recreational and educational activities, as well as artistic performances.

Best attractions:

  • Hollywood beach
  • The Anne Kolb Nature Center
  • Topeekeegee Yugnee Park
  • The ArtsPark at Young Circle

The Upper East Side – a perfect fusion of the old and the new

5.4 square miles (13.9 km2)

Population: 13,518

The Upper East Side concludes our list of best Miami neighborhoods for retirees. There are many housing options to choose from – single-family properties with spacious yards, condominiums and townhomes. It is famous for its post-war MiMo architecture which can be seen along Biscayne Boulevard. Needless to say, parks, shops and hospitals abound.

Best attractions:

  • Morningside Park
  • The MiMo Historic District
  • Legion Park
  • Baywood Park