Best Miami neighborhoods for families with kids

Miami. The city of long beaches, palm trees, and buildings bathed in sun. When you decide to move, the city of Miami can be a great option. If you want to do a full family move, there are things you need to know before you do it. For families with kids, there are certain neighborhoods that can suit your needs. Your kids need a good environment to grow up in, and get proper education. They will, most probably, be happy that you chose Miami for your upcoming move, because of its constant warm weather and lengthy beaches. But do not let that cloud your judgment, and make the best decision which neighborhood to move in to.

Miami panorama - a great place for families with kids
Welcome to Miami! A great place for families with kids!

Hiring a reliable moving company

Before anything else, you need to hire a reliable moving company. Good, experienced professionals will make your move much easier. If you pick the right company, the moving process will be a walk in the park. Some companies may try to fool you with ridiculously low prices, just so they can scam you and make you lose even more money. That is why it is important to choose the right one.

A man moving some items.
Hire a reliable moving company.

Neighborhoods for families with kids

We will not take a look at the list of best Miami neighborhoods for families with kids. We’ve included safety and education options so that your kids can have a pleasant and productive childhood. Let’s dive in!

Coral Gables

This neighborhood is located right next to the beach, which is what Miami is best known for. Your kids will love it. You will love it as well because it is the home of many schools and private communities. It is in Downtown Miami, and you do not need a car to get around this neighborhood.  It has a lot of playgrounds and other entertainment options due to its proximity to the beach. The average rent price is $1241 which is below the city average. And if you decide to move to Coral Gables

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is one of the best neighborhoods in Miami to raise children. But beware, it is quite expensive. People love it for its high-end lifestyle, and streets filled with trees and parks. Many parents want to surround their children with this type of lifestyle. It is in walking distance from Coral Gables which means it is also located near Downtown Miami. It has some of the cities best private schools like Ransom Everglades, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, and Immaculata-Lasalle High School. The average rent price is between $1600 and $1800 which is the same as the average for the whole city.


Pinecrest is a great neighborhood for families with kids. It has five parks, Pinecrest Gardens being the crown jewel. It is huge and contains over a thousand tropical plants. There are also streams, caves, and other natural formations. Community projects have done a lot for the tree life in this neighborhood. More than ten thousand trees were planted in the area from 1997, thanks to the Tree City USA project. The area contains more than 10 schools, 3 of which are private. Streets lined with trees and many parks make this a great neighborhood to raise your children.

Bal Harbour

This neighborhood is considered as the safest in Miami Beach area. The Miami Beach area consists of islands close to the shore of Miami. They are connected to the mainland by bridges and it is a great place for children that love the beach. And we know all children like the beach. The neighborhood has many excellent schools and 96.6% of people living in the area have a high school diploma or higher. This is an important factor to consider when choosing an area to move in as a young family.


Weston is a suburban area in the west of Miami metropolitan area. It is ranked as #8 in the safest cities to live in America, which makes it the safest part of Miami. There are 14 parks in the area, many community events all year long, and a picturesque town center filled with restaurants and nightclubs. It has one of the best soccer clubs in America and 46-mile-long bicycle lanes. This is great for all sporty people, and people who wish to enroll their kids in sports programs.


This is an urban neighborhood in Miami, which is considered to be the main financial district of the City, and of South Florida. It is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city because of many restaurants and entertainment spots. It contains many well-rated schools, parks, and sports venues, which is great for families with kids. The crime rate is surprisingly higher than the country-average, although, all of the residents feel quite safe in the neighborhood.


Aventura is a neighborhood in the north of Miami. It is all clustered around a high-end shopping mall. It is very modern with high buildings with condos lined on the beach. If you want a condo life with boating and tennis, this is the neighborhood for you. It is very attractive and your kids will love living this high-end lifestyle. The neighborhood has easy access to highways, which can make your trip to Downtown Miami much easier and faster. Many young professionals and Latin investors choose this area as the best place to live in.

Miami panorama.
Picking the right neighborhood is an important factor to consider!

In the end:

Deciding on the area to move in to is not an easy job. You have to look at many factors if you want to provide a happy life for your kids. Think about everything your kids may need, but also think about yourself and the financial situation you are in. When you consider all of this. your long distance move to Miami will be much easier, because you will know what you can expect from the neighborhoods, the city, and how much of it will be available to you, depending on your financial status and job. Create the life you have always wanted in the sunny city of South Florida. Miami is a place where you can make all of your (and your children’s) dreams come true, you just have to seize the opportunity.