While it may be a tourist hotspot, the Media and Entertainment district in Miami (also known as Omni) also has a lot of offer the near 15,000 people who live there. If you are a fan of nightlife, great restaurants, and love constant action in your home neighborhood, then you should consider living in the Omni neighborhood of Miami.
The Media and Entertainment district is the nightlife hub in a city famous for it. As a result, the area is very popular not only among the tourists that flock here, but also students and young professionals alike. If you like to party and always have some sort of event going on you can check out, you will feel right at home in the Omni.
So while the population here definitely trends a bit younger, the neighborhood is also fairly attractive for families. There are many family friendly parks throughout the neighborhood and there are some solid schools nearby. Also, with the neighborhood being so close to the beach, it attracts a ton of people who might live here for that fact alone.
In fact, this neighborhood had the biggest population growth in all of Miami in the last five years (at over 60%), which just shows how attractive of an area it is for all different kinds of people. If you are looking to follow in their footsteps and live here, there are a few different options you have in terms of property. The most common types of residence to find in this neighborhood are definitely modern high-rise apartment buildings, but there are a few older buildings and homes that can be found here too if that suits your style and desire.
In the early 20th century, this neighborhood was most known as being a high-end shopping area with a number of large department stores throughout the neighborhood. This continued until the late 70s when the Omni International Mall opened up, but closed in 2000.
In the 2000s, the urban blight in the neighborhood was saved by the construction of high-rise apartment buildings. The creation of these apartments brought a lot of people in to the neighborhood, and it is still among the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city thanks to the modern living, retail locations, bars and restaurants.
This increased popularity has definitely had an effect on the cost of living, most notably the rent. The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in this neighborhood is $1925. While it is more expensive than almost anywhere else in Miami, it is actually one of the more affordable places to live in Downtown Miami. However, with the fact it is still growing and more people want to live there, there is a good chance the rent will get even more expensive in this neighborhood, so get in while it’s still the most affordable place downtown.
As with most of the neighborhoods in the downtown area of Miami, using public transportation is the most popular way of getting around. There are numerous different stops in and around the Omni that allow for you to get anywhere in Miami with ease. Because of this, it is much more common to see people live a car-free lifestyle than it is to see people driving around if they live in this neighborhood. The Metromover is a favorite method as it is free and makes many different stops around Miami.
In addition to public transit, there are also a few other good ways to get around this neighborhood. There are numerous bike lanes in this neighborhood and bike parking throughout the area, which make that a viable option. Also, the neighborhood is very pedestrian-friendly and safe so many people elect to walk here.
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Media and Entertainment District is located within 33132. This area currently has 11,433 residents in 5,509 households. Out of the total population, 52.52% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 37.6.
When looking at residents older than 25, 15.75% have graduated from high school, 29.09% have a bachelor's degree, and 22.76% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 62.3% and the median income in this zipcode is $70,012.
At least 78.00% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by car with an average commute time of 23.7 minutes.
Geographically, 33132 is a part of Miami-Dade County, Florida. This county is currently home to 2,664,418 residents, or 853,624 households with a median income of $44,224. Miami-Dade County, Florida residents have a median age of 39.3 and 47.38% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Miami-Dade County, Florida is a part of the greater Miami, FL Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The Miami, FL Urban Area is currently home to a population 5,859,349 across 2,045,951 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $50,097 and median age of 40.6. In general, at least 39.91% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.