Miami Shores

Miami Shores is known as one of the top residential communities in Miami Dade County. There are close to 4,000 single family homes, as well as a mix of apartments and condominiums nearer the water, and the architectural mix of styles represents those most associated with the Miami area. When the Shoreland Company founded the village in 1924 and planned “America’s Mediterranean”, wide streets were laid out such as Grand Concourse. Although it might seem fanciful today, the planners sought to emulate what they had just started on the Venetian Islands between downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Indeed four miles of inland waterways were planned. Many of the earliest homes, including several on NE 96th. Street, show two story structures inspired by Italian influences, still other early homes are excellent examples of the Spanish Mediterranean style. Many of the apartments planned were never built (nor were the hotels once envisioned) but there is an excellent example of a multi story apartment classic at NE 96th. Street and NE 4th. Avenue. Generally the closer to the Biscayne Bay, the larger and more costly the home. However there are many large and impressive houses west of Biscayne Boulevard, especially on NE 96th. Street, Grand Concourse, and adjoining the golf course. Additional styles of homes include many mid-century one story homes and there are hundreds of authentic examples of Miami Modern, or MiMo throughout the village. Miami Shores has strict rules on home renovation and construction, following the most architecturally respected philosophies and with an eye towards palatable color harmony and safety considerations. Professional code enforcement officers have been known to visit home owners with courtesy tips on staying within code compliance. It has been said that the industry of Miami Shores is its’ homes.

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