Spotlighting Miami’s Incredible Walkability

As we say in real estate, it is all about location, location, location, and a home in with convenient access to amenities is in high demand.

As Miami traffic and tourism increase, Miami residents are becoming more determined to find a home in a walkable neighborhood. We want to throw on our favorite sneakers and stroll to a nearby restaurant, store, gym, park or coffee shop, and we are willing to pay a premium for it.  Whether you live in an apartment on Brickell Avenue or South of Fifth, a townhouse or condo in Sunset Harbour, or a home on Bay Harbor, Venetian or Sunset Islands, you can dine, shop, work out and caffeinate without the hassle of driving and parking, and it is an unbeatable benefit of living there.  Even 41st Street is set to become a destination as Mayor Gelber recently established a 41st Street master Plan Committee to reinvigorate this central thoroughfare.  As we say in real estate, it is all about location, location, location, and a home in with convenient access to amenities is in high demand.

Walkability is not just desirable because it is convenient and you expend more calories getting from place to place, but it is also good for the environment and budget as some people can forego a car or at least one of the cars in their household as a result.  Moreover, living in a highly walkable neighborhood has been said to promote happiness and increase socialization.  For families, it means avoiding the dreaded loading and unloading of the strollers and the hassle of car seats as you can just put the kids in a stroller and head out.  So, agents make sure to keep the walkability factor in mind when showing, and Buyers, rejoice in the fact that Miami now has many walkable options for you.  Happy walking everyone!

Hillary Hertzberg is a Miami Beach native and is a member of The Jills®, Coldwell Banker’s #1 sales team worldwide and the #1 team in Florida as ranked by REAL Trends. She employs the latest technological advances and harnesses the power of social media to market and sell properties on a global scale. She was named as one of Coldwell Banker’s “30 under 30” in 2015, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. www.hillaryhertzberg.com

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