Real estate prognostication in South Florida is only slightly less risky than betting on Jai-Alai, but as high-rises clog Brickell and artists have been priced out of Wynwood, this section of northeast Miami seems to be the next “it” spot. It’s still a colorful diverse mix of Haitian markets, travel agencies, and little roti shops along NE 79th Street. But it won't be so quaint for long.
To the south, the Little River area has sprung up as a home for design firms, tech startups, and one of Miami’s best pizza joints at Ironside Pizza. The houses along the Little River are catnip for home flippers, who one-by-one have turned this into one of Miami’s hottest residential areas. Artists finding their way here, as well: Just look at the Little Haiti Cultural Center murals that are popping up throughout the neighborhood.
It's also near some of the best bars and restaurants in the city, and new establishments continue to flock here as rents elsewhere skyrocket. Beloved food truck Ms. Cheezious opened its first brick-and-mortar here, and the '80s-tastic Anderson, boasting drinks with names like the Trapper Keeper, is here too. Plus little gems like Sherwoods -- a converted house filled with arts, oddities, and fresh healthy food -- are starting to open up north of 79th and deeper into Little Haiti. But don’t pin that “G” word on it just yet. Remember, this is Miami. Everything here still moves on island time.