Miami Shores, also referred to as Village of Miami Shores, is a delightful historic village that offers a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor entertainment. Throughout its history, it used to be a starch mill, tomato packing plant, sawmill, pineapple plantation, and a grapefruit grove. Bountiful land and perfect climate that was noticed by the pioneers later made investors and entrepreneurs call this area ‘America’s Mediterranean’. One of the most charming traits of the city is that it managed to keep its historical appearance on many levels. Additionally, it boasts a good location in relation to all major highways allowing for quick access to many neighboring attractions, tree-lined streets and wide roads, a well-preserved downtown area, and a variety of community activities.
Nowadays, Miami Shores is a bedroom community for those working in the Greater Miami area, which makes this area safe and ideal for a family retreat. There is a number of public and private schools, as well as a public library and a private Catholic university, Barry University.