Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Medical School Education & Admissions

South Beach Living

Ocean Drive - South Beach, Miami

South Miami Beach is a barrier island known for its Art Deco Historic District. It offers a young and hip area with both a neighborhood and a touristy feel.
South Beach is great for people watching, shopping, eating, and obviously, hitting the beach.

Pros Cons
Quick commute to school (approx. 10 min, no traffic) Parking, traffic, no Metro stop
Lots to do nearby Cost: expensive to live and be entertained
The beach Potential distractions

Living / Cost

  • Condos and apartments South of 5th are much more expensive
  • Obviously, older buildings are less expensive
  • Will pay more for more amenities (gym, pools, view, etc.) and larger spaces
  • Variable rent rates: 1 bedroom/studios start around $850/mo; 2 bedrooms start around $1700/mo


  • Need a car to get to/from school
  • Apartment parking is expensive
  • Some street parking available (metered, hard to find)
  • Public transportation: “South Beach Local” bus: loops around the beach
  • Lots of things within walking distance

What’s Nearby

  • The Beach!
  • Lots of Restaurants and places to shop
  • Everything you could need within walking distance

Popular South Beach Housing

Bentley Bay

540 West Ave.

The Floridian

650 West Ave.

The Flamingo

1504 Bay Rd.