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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
South Miami is a suburb of Miami with a population of 12,202. South Miami is in Miami-Dade County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in South Miami offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In South Miami there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in South Miami and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Miami are above average.
About South Miami...
Population
12,202

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$528,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,204
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    202.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    735.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,032.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in South Miami

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,591
National
$55,322
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South Miami Reviews

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I have been living in South Miami for about six years now and it is safe to say that I have enjoyed living here more than anywhere else I have previously lived. South Miami is in a great location, which gives my family and I the ability to constantly be going out and enjoying ourselves. Along with location, South Miami offers a very safe scene where everyone can have a great time and not have to worry about their safety or the safety of their loved ones.
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I like how diverse my community is. There are Hispanics from a great variety of countries, so everywhere you go you hear a mix of accents and sayings. You also get to learn about their cultures, so I have become knowledgable on the customs of other places. By living in a diverse community, I also feel that it has made me open-minded.
I have grown up in South Miami since the age of three. So all of my student life has been spend here. It has turned into a better places but as I a child growing up it was very dangerous. Things that would happen in my neighborhood was very intense for young children to be around including myself. Crime rates were very high. There were nights where my mother and I would be awaken by gunshots right outside our apartment on random nights. So those were very traumatizing moments for me as a child. The change I would love to see in my neighborhood is more community involvement because most of the residents are low income people who are just trying to make it by in life not really caring about the safety and presence of our neighborhood.