Buena Vista

What is Buena Vista Neighborhood All About?

Buena Vista is a Spanish word that means good view. It is also the name of a neighborhood found in Miami, Florida. It can be found north of the Miami Design District and the southern part of Little Haiti. The neighborhood is mainly a residential area, it is historic with many single family homes especially from the 1920s. Some of the oldest homes are located in the Historic sub district.

History

In the 1890s,the Buena Vista neighborhood of Miami was just a small village. The land boom of 1920, the area was developed into the shadowlawn and biltmore subdivisions. The houses in the area reflect upon the original owners rising social status at the time they were built. The area was originally a home to the many Florida crackers who were immigrants from North Carolina and Georgia. The neighborhood was founded in the 19th century together with other neighborhoods: lemon city and little river and it represents some of the earliest settlements in the Miami-Dade County. The land that the neighborhood sits on currently was part of the homesteads of E. L White and Henry Gleason, who very notorious in the politics of the area and very renowned. He was elected lieutenant governor of Florida after the civil war in 1876. He however stayed with his estate and handed it over to his son when the time came.

When the railroad arrived in 1896, it marked the end of an era for the pioneer bayfront village of Lemon City, business started moving inland and thus the neighborhood started growing due to the decentralisation.

Geography

It has an elevation of 13 feet, this makes the neighborhood one of the higher areas in Miami, precise location is 25.813°N and 80.192°W

Demographics

The population of Buena Vista as per 2000 was 11.290 people, the area is 1.265 square miles. The male population of the neighborhood is 5,396 while the females are 5,894. Many of the makes living there have an average age of 31.5 years and the median age of the female population is 36.9 years old. An average households in the village has 3-4 people living inside it while many families are comprised of 4-5 members. Married couples formed 31.3{9a7037f03e67070424ebfa24c6b70a6625901028f4c828bfd3350e868c4c798e}, married couples with children form 14.7{9a7037f03e67070424ebfa24c6b70a6625901028f4c828bfd3350e868c4c798e} and the percentage of single mother households is 20.7{9a7037f03e67070424ebfa24c6b70a6625901028f4c828bfd3350e868c4c798e}. Males that have never been married and are over the age of 15 years from 19.4{9a7037f03e67070424ebfa24c6b70a6625901028f4c828bfd3350e868c4c798e} and the percentage of females that have never been married and are above 15 years was 18.5{9a7037f03e67070424ebfa24c6b70a6625901028f4c828bfd3350e868c4c798e}.

From this historical neighborhood of Buena Vista, you get to our office:

1. Head south on NE 2nd Ave toward NE 39th St. Continue for 427 ft.
2. Turn right onto NE 38th St. Continue for 0.3 mile.
3. Merge with FL-112 W/I-195 W via the ramp to Interstate 95/Airport. Drive for 0.1 mile.
4. Merge with FL-112 W/I-195 W. Continue for 0.2 mile.
5. Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 1 to merge with I-95 S. Continue for 1.8 miles.
6. Keep right to stay on I-95 S. Continue for 1.2 miles.
7. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 2C for Miami Ave. Continue for 0.4 mile.
8. Keep right at the Y junction and merge with SW 3rd St. Drive for 210 ft.
9. Merge with SW 3rd St. Drive for 0.1 mile.
10. Turn right onto SW 1st Ct. Drive for 0.1 mile.
11. Turn right onto SW 1st St. Continue for 230 ft.
12. Turn left onto SW 1st Ave. Continue for 305 ft.
13. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W Flagler St and continue for 436 ft. Our office will be on the right.

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