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By Angel Calzadilla | Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Roads neighborhood in Miami

  

The Roads is a nieghborhood of Miami in Miami-Dade county Florida, Unted States. It is a triangular area located south of SW 11th Street, between SW 12th Avenue and SW 15th Road, just west of Brickell

The Roads is known for its old homes, historic public schools, and its tree-covered streets. The Roads is very close to Downtown and Brickell, but is a historically residential neighborhood. It is also off the normal Miami street grid, and thus all the streets in The Roads are named roads, instead of streets and avenues, as is the case in the rest of Miami. 
 
The Roads neighborhood is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Vizcaya Station to the south and by the Brickell Station to the north. 
 
The Roads is also an entire off-grid plan section of the city of Miami. The streets and avenues in Miami-Dade county are aligned to a grid, where streets run east-west and avenues run north-south. The roads that run from Broadway to SW 32nd Road are roughly 45 degrees out of alignment with the grid-plan. The avenues running perpendicular to these roads are also 45 degrees out of alignment with their respective avenues coming from the north. The avenues in this section run northeast-southwest rather than the standard north-south that the ones in the rest of the county follow. This causes an abrupt change in numerical designation as they cross SW 12th Avenue (SW 5th Avenue turns west and becomes SW 18th Street, SW 4th Avenue turns west and becomes SW 20th Street, SW 2nd Avenue turns west and becomes SW 22nd Street, etc.) The most well known example of this confusion is when historic Coral Way being SW 3rd Avenue, makes a 45 degree turn onto SW 22nd Street as it crosses over SW 12th Avenue.
   
 Elementary schools:
Southside Elementary School, Ada Merritt Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School. 
 
K-8 Centers:  
Coral Way K-8 bilingual center.  
  
High schools: 
Young Women's Preparatory Academy 
 
Private schools: 
Beth David Religious School, Lincoln-Martí School, St. Peter and Paul. 
 
Parks:

  • Shenandoah Park- SW 19th St and SW 22nd Ave
  • Simpson Park- (nature preserve) S. Miami Ave and Broadway
  • Alice Wainwright Park- (nature preserve) Brickell Ave and the Rickenbacker Causeway
  • Southside Park- SW 1st Ave and SW 11th St
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens- 3251 S Miami Ave
  • Please see below links to the current properties for sale and for rent as per February 2013
  • Properties for rent in The Roads, Miami:
  • http://southfloridamls.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=1326762155&s=FLL&t=FLL 
  • Condo units for sale in The Roads, Miami:
  • http://southfloridamls.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=1903520171&s=FLL&t=FLL 
  • Family homes for sale in The Roads, Miami:
  • http://southfloridamls.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=670563026&s=FLL&t=FLL 
  • Thanks,
  •   Angel Calzadilla, Real Estate consultant, e-Pro, CIpS, TRC, Marketing Relocation Assistant  (954) 632-3593
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