Little Havana

Little Havana

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About Little Havana

Nothing says Miami like salsa dancing, Cuban sandwiches, and hot weather. There's no better place than Little Havana, a.k.a La Pequeña Habana, that displays this vibrant culture. The main thoroughfare in Little Havana is SW 8th Street, which is commonly known as Calle Ocho, and is the center of the neighborhood's action. If you don’t speak Spanish you may get lost, but fortunately the street signs are in both English and Spanish. This area was settled by thousands of Cubans who fled to Miami, after Fidel Castro came into power in 1959, looking for the American dream. Remnants of the lives they left behind are apparent in the Mediterranean-style stucco houses and Cuban cafés that seem to occupy every corner of the neighborhood.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $153,000 to $1,125,000

Closed Prices: $110,000 to $1,990,000

Median Sale Price: $254,000

Average $ per sq ft: $303

Association Fee Ranges: $150/quarter, $0 to $615, $0 to $1368/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1920 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 490 to 3232 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Getting Around Little Havana

Around Little Havana

Little Havana has a great mixture of single-family homes, mid-rise condos, and multi-family residences. Wherever you decide to live in Little Havana, you will witness the cultural vibe through Salsa music, cortadito espressos, politics, and Cuban cuisine. Depending on the street, home values and styles fluctuate in the neighborhood, however they are still above median home prices for Miami due to its close proximity to downtown, which is bordered to the east of the neighborhood.

Little Havana features authentic Cuban and Spanish cuisine. You’ll find a good portion of the restaurants and cafés serve Cuban food, and most are of some Spanish influence. The most famous of all the Cuban restaurants in the area is Versailles on SW 8th Street (technically in West Flagler). The mirror-lined restaurant is packed with families and tourists on weekends and an older crowd during the daytime.

You’ll see plenty of Spanish signs and businesses bordering the streets. Residents engaged in a game of dominos at the park or at a café is a regular scene in Little Havana. Cigar shops are readily available to provide customers with the next-best thing to a Cuban cigar. The sidewalk on Calle Ocho is decorated with pink marble stars that resemble the Hollywood walk of fame but with a Cuban flare that honors Cuban celebrities. Tour buses running up and down the main street and locals scurrying to go about their daily activities is also a typical scene in Little Havana.

Friday night is where the local bars and restaurants turn into parties that sometimes find their way onto the streets. Music like salsa, merengue, and bachata can be heard from blocks away. The Magic City Casino in nearby West Flagler is a local favorite and the parking lot starts to get crowded after 7pm. The younger crowd tends to head toward nearby Brickell in Downtown Miami, where the bars and restaurants are open until 4am.

Sundays are normally for errands or for spending time with family. Church parking lots are filled and laundromats are at capacity with residents getting chores done. Many locals escape the neighborhood and take the drive to South Beach to take advantage of the sunrays and ocean breeze.

Locals Love

  • Affordable homes
  • Authentic cuisine
  • Local culture

Locals Don't Love

  • Limited parking spaces
  • Traffic and congestion

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