Brickell Real Estate

The Brickell area of Miami has a long history, dating back to when the Tequesta Indians set up a strategic village at the mouth of the Miami River. Crossing the Brickell Bridge from Downtown Miami, this history is reflected in the statue of a Tequesta Indian family that greets visitors to the area.

In 1870, Mary and William Brickell, opened a trading post on the banks of the Miami River. Following the death of her husband, in 1908 Mary Brickell put her entrepreneurial skills to work, developing the land adjacent to Biscayne Bay into what became known as “Millionaire’s Row.” This lay the foundation for what nowadays provides similar luxury living for Miami’s residents. Subsequently, in 1911 through 1912, she developed Brickell Avenue and sold 130 acres of land to James Deering, who later used this acreage to build his famous summer home, Vizcaya.

By 1922, Mary Brickell began development on an area known as ‘The Roads” and eventually the Brickell family owned all of the coastal land between the Miami River and Coconut Grove. The area became so prestigious that it was soon one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Miami. While Brickell has an extensive history, one thing has remained the same: Mary Brickell’s vision of the area being the center of commerce for Greater Miami.

In recent years, Brickell has come to the forefront of international business and luxury living. Desire for waterfront property and Brickell’s emergence as Miami’s cosmopolitan center has encouraged considerable development and even grander plans for the future.

One trip down Brickell Avenue and you’re sure to see why it is referred to as the “Wall Street of the South.” As a booming hub of world commerce, Brickell is home to over 100 international and domestic financial institutions. It is the country’s second largest international banking center. This abundance, along with Brickell’s proximity to the State and Federal courthouses, has given rise to tremendous growth in the accounting and legal professions as well, particularly real estate and trade law.

With over 5 million square feet of office space, Brickell is adjacent to the Port of Miami and within minutes of Miami International Airport, which services more scheduled international flights than any other airport in the Western Hemisphere. It’s no surprise that when the world looks to the leader in international commerce, all eyes are on Brickell.

Rising above the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay is one of the most unique and identifiable skylines in the world. The luxury condominiums on exclusive Brickell Key and those that line Brickell Avenue provide an incomparable life of luxury to their residents. On Brickell Key you will find the five stars Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

In the last 15 years, Brickell experienced a dramatic population boom.  Back in 2000, according to a DDA demographic report, 12,904 people lived in Brickell.  As of last year, there were nearly 35,000 residents. As the area continues to thrive, more and more people who work in Brickell are choosing to live in Brickell. Why commute when there is such an rich quality of life just steps from the office?

And perhaps the greatest luxury enjoyed by Brickell’s diverse population of young professionals, empty nesters, and international businesspeople is the sense of community that is so rare in most urban settings. Brickell residents are secure knowing they can jog, walk their dogs, enjoy fine dining, and simply take a nighttime stroll along the streets of the neighborhood they call home.

Magnificent panoramic views allow those who live and work on Brickell to see virtually all that is within their reach. The glistening neon lights of eclectic South Beach, the pulsing streets of Coconut Grove and the natural beauty of Key Biscayne are all minutes away. And if you’re a sports enthusiast, you’ll have plenty to cheer about. The Heat plays at the American Airlines Arena downtown and the Marlins Park built just minutes away.

For cultural pursuits, Brickell is centrally located to the Vizcaya Museum, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Miami Art Museum, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and Perez Art Museum. With Marlins Park in the heart of Brickell the Metro-Rail gives the Brickell resident access to all of Miami, while the Metro-Mover’s has numerous stops throughout Brickell and downtown Miami offers the Brickell resident enjoy free and convenient transportation throughout the Brickell and downtown Miami area. It also connects with the Tri-Rail that can take you north to Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. For University of Miami students living in the area, getting to school is just a couple of Metro-Rail stations away. (With today’s astronomic gas prices you can see why being at a major hub of Miami’s public transportation system can be a major benefit) Miami International Airport is just 15 minutes away via the expressway and the world’s busiest cruise port is located 5 minutes away in downtown Miami.

If ever there was an ideal time to acquire your own windows on Brickell, it is now. The selection of prime office space and prestigious luxury condominiums will never again be so great.

Some of the top condominium buildings include:
  • Jade at Brickell Bay
  • Santa Maria
  • Icon Brickell I, II and III
  • Four Seasons Residences
  • Skyline on Brickell
  • Axis
  • Brickell City Centre Reach
  • Brickell City Centre Rise
  • Asia
  • Brickell on River
  • The Plaza
  • Espirito Santo
  • Infinity at Brickell

If Brickell is where you want to live, then contact Ocean Palm Realty at (305) 456-6630. As long time residents of South Florida, we are fully knowledgeable of all the ins and outs of the community and can assist you in finding your dream house.

Brickell Area Public Schools

Coral Way K-8 Center http://coralwayelementary.dadeschools.net
Southside Elementary http://southside.dadeschools.net
Coconut Grove Elementary http://cogrove.dadeschools.net
Ponce de Leon Middle School http://ponce.dadeschools.net
Shenandoah Middle http://shenandoahmiddle.dadeschools.net
Miami Senior High School http://mhs.dadeschools.net
Broker T. Washington http://btw.dadeschools.net

Brickell Area Private Schools

Downtown Miami Charter School http://www.downtowncharter.org
Beth David Gordon School http://www.bethdavidmiami.org/dayschool.php
Sts. Peter & Paul School http://www.stspeter-paul.org
Jose Marti School http://www.josemartischool.com

Brickell Area Links

City of Miami http://www.miamigov.com
Brickell Area Association http://www.brickellarea.com