Very quietly, the emergence of the Miami Health District has become one of South Florida’s most interesting real estate stories. Already the second-largest health district in the United States and one of Miami’s largest employment hubs, the area west of downtown (and along the Miami River) is also evolving as a hub for science and bio-technology research.
Perpetually ignored by retailers and restaurants, the Health District will soon be home to brand new mixed-use centers built by private developers, while institutional investors and local universities also claim prime locations.
Adding to the intrigue is the possibility of a county judicial complex (housing courtrooms and other law enforcement facilities) also being built in the area, which would bring even more highly-paid professionals into the neighborhood. (source: The Real Deal South Florida)
Miami’s Health District is home to the third-largest public hospital and third-largest teaching hospital in the United States: Jackson Memorial Hospital. Some of the other hospitals and research facilities include:
- University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
- Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
- Miami’s VA Medical Center
- UM Life Science and Technology Park
- University of Miami Hospital
- Holtz Children’s Hospital
- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
- UM Cytogenetic Lab
- Miami Dade College Medical Campus
- Batchelor Children’s Research Institute
- Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute
- Center on Aging
- Diabetes Research Institute
- Dr John T MacDonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
- Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education
- UM Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
- Mailman Center for Child Development
- Miami Institute for Human Genomics
- Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
- Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Vascular Biology Institute
- William Lehman Injury Research Institute
The Health District is located north-west of the Greater Downtown Miami area, between the Miami River to the south and NW 20th Street to the north; and NW 14th Avenue on the west to I-95 on the east side. The Health District is easily accessible at the Miami Metrorail Civic Center station and by Miami’s free trolley system.
Miami’s Health District may be largely unremarked on, but I have seen a notable increase in residential sales in historic Spring Gardens community and in Seybold Pointe condominium (built in 2004) – with the majority of buyers being in the medical field.