For our first order of business within Curbed’s first-ever Transportation Week, we’re taking a look at apartments located within walking distance — a few blocks — of the Miami Metrorail/Metromover.
While Miami’s public transit isn’t exactly revered by residents, the average Miami driver spends upwards of 65 hours in traffic per year, according to the Architect’s Newspaper. Miami’s rail system, especially the Metromover, can be a quality option.
Our budget is $1,800, which is Miami’s median price for a one-bedroom apartment and our locations are Brickell, Coconut Grove, and downtown Miami.
Downtown: 320 West Flagler Street #2104
Here’s a one-bed, one-bath located on the Miami River with water views. A plus: The listing states all that’s required upon move-in is first month’s rent and a security deposit (many Miami rentals ask for last month’s rent as well).
Downtown: 133 Northeast 2nd Avenue #509
Measuring 770 square feet is this furnished one-bed, one-bath in the heart of downtown Miami within an amenity-laden building.
Brickell: 79 SW 12th Street #2411
Next up is a one-bedroom unit with 705 square feet of living space in Brickell’s Axis building. Features include stainless steel appliances and plenty of modern amenities.
Brickell: 690 Southwest 1st Court #1736
Here’s a 638-square-foot loft in Neo Vertika along the Miami River, featuring two levels of living space, 20-foot ceilings, and some nice river views. There’s also a popular bar, American Social, downstairs, which is either a positive or negative depending on the renter.
Coconut Grove: 3001 Southwest 27th Avenue #305
Our final offering is this 660-square-foot unit in Coconut Grove with a modern and open kitchen.