Overtown

Overview

Located just west of downtown, Overtown is home to the historic Lyric Theater and several colorful murals, painted by some of the most beloved African American artists of the past and present. During the construction of the expressways in the 1950s and 1960s, the population began to fizzle out and Overtown’s businesses began to decline.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$159,000 to $4,300,000
  • Closed Prices:$52,500 to $895,000
  • Median Sale Price:$194,700
  • Average $ per sq ft:$224
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $2150/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1922 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:580 to 3,740Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 7Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 5+ acres

Homes

The Overtown community offers a wide variety of housing designs, making it easy for buyers to find their perfect home. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $10 to $2,150, and taxes for the year range from as low as $815 to as high as $12,800. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $10 to $2,150, and taxes for the year can range from $1,272 to $14,789.

Where to Live

Most residences in Overtown are pre-1960 single-family homes. In the redeveloping areas, there are some mid-rise condos and multi-unit buildings on the east end of the neighborhood’s borders. The Lyric Theater has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation which has increased home values in that area. Overtown station is one of the main hubs for transit in the neighborhood that many locals live near and use on a daily basis.

Where to Eat

Overtown was the epicenter for African American cuisine. Musicians and performers from all over the country would visit this area for its traditional food and customs. As the population declined with the construction of the highways, many local businesses shut their doors. However the neighborhood still has authentic restaurants serving southern cuisine that can still be found. Local restaurants serving soul food, BBQ, and other hearty cuisines produce some of the best southern cooking in the city.

What You'll See

Expect to see historic buildings, small single-family residences, as well as colorful portraits and murals of African American history and expression throughout the area. You’ll also see new construction projects mingled with notable corridors where buildings are listed on the city’s historic landmark register. The Lyric Theater, the first major theater in Miami, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and was once host to a multitude of great acts like Count Basie, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin.

Friday Night Fun

A Friday night in Overtown consists of local residents visiting the Lyric Theater that often has performances or shows aimed for the community, which attracts bigger crowds from all over the city. Locals can also be seen enjoying some of the best southern cooking around in some of the most heralded restaurants in the city. Other residents take a short drive or long walk to downtown Miami or Wynwood to partake in the additional restaurants and bars available in these neighboring areas.

The Perfect Sunday

Sundays are often reserved for house of worship. Overtown has some of the oldest churches in all of Florida. Ebenezer Methodist and St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church are named on the City of Miami’s Historic Preservation Program list. Furthermore, St. John’s Baptist Church is noteworthy for its art-deco style architecture in Miami-Dade County.

Locals Love

Authentic Southern cuisine • Local art, murals, and music • Rich history.

Locals Don't Love

High crime rates • Lacks big box retailers • Traffic.

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