Media & Entertainment District – Miami, FL

The Media and Entertainment District, also known as the Omni District to many residents, is located on the shores of the Atlantic ocean near downtown Miami. With an array of eclectic nightclubs and restaurants many tourists frequent the neighborhood. The hip urban scene provides excitement for the many college students and young professionals in the area who call the district home. The location of the Media and Entertainment District proves to be prime, with easy access to the Venetian Causeway that takes people out to the beautiful Venetian Islands for fun and relaxation as well as to South Beach very easily. The district also houses many family-friendly parks and recreation areas. This part of Miami attracts new residents and tourists because of its vibrant nightlife, abundance of events and activities and location near the beach. High-rise modern apartment buildings mainly make up the residential and urban sections of housing and a few historic buildings and houses can be found throughout the neighborhood.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Many restaurants and bars are found in the Media and Entertainment District of Miami, including great seafood places such as Mignonette located on 18th Street. Serving lunch and dinner, patrons can find dishes such as monkfish in lobster sauce and South African lobster tails. Cocktails and a decent wine and beer selection can also be found on the menu. The food and beverage prices are very affordable, making this a popular destination for locals and visitors. NoVe Kitchen and Bar gives the Media and Entertainment District a taste of modern Japanese cuisine. Located on the beach on Bayshore Drive the restaurant features award-winning sushi such as the Opera Tower and Dragon rolls, showing off the chef's design and hand-rolling skills. Hot dishes such as roast duck and cedar-planked salmon can also be found on the menu. House Nightclub located on Northwest Miami Court proves to be one of the hottest clubs in the area and attracts visitors every weekend. The ultra-modern nightclub happens to be the only one like it. It functions to appeal to all the senses with different smells and scenes projected on the walls and ceiling. DJs and private parties are part of the club every week, and the place has a very unique dress code.

History & Culture

During the early 20th century, the neighborhood was also known for its high-end and major department stores. A shopping mall has since replaced many of the small boutique shops though. In the heart of the district, every spring, people flock to the area for the Ultra Music Festival that features famous DJs and house musicians from around the world. The neighborhood also hosts the annual Miami International Boat Show every February. The Perez Art Museum on the south end of the neighborhood provides all types of entertainment and art with a gallery featuring photography and paintings as well as an area for sculptures and installations. Open Tuesday through Sunday until 6 pm and Thursday until 9 pm with tickets costing $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, with kids free, the museum proves to be a local and tourist favorite.

Transportation

The most convenient and fastest way to get around the downtown Miami area and Media and Entertainment District is the Metrorover. The Metrorover provides free rides for everyone every day all around the city and downtown area, proving to be a favorite method of travel for residents and visitors. Most residents of the Media and Entertainment District don't own a car and prefer to walk or take the Metrorover because of how urban the area remains. Bike lanes and bike parking along the sidewalks everywhere in the neighborhood make it easy to travel without a car as well. The environmentally conscious neighborhood promotes both walking and biking rather than driving and can be very safe to get around the city. Major roadways can be found running through and around the Media and Entertainment District including the popular Venetian Causeway, which has been a favorite for bikers. Interstate 95 runs north and south and intersects Interstate 395, which runs east and west, both roads running directly into South Beach. Hailing a cab can be easy in the downtown Media and Entertainment District in Miami and seems the preferred way over driving because the tight urban climate of the city makes it easy to not own a vehicle. Cabs start at around $10 and go up from there depending on the destination. Uber car service can be used in this area of Miami, and fares start at $7 to $9 and go up for the SUV service. A five-block trip will cost around $10. Drivers can find meters along some of the streets in the Media and Entertainment District with fares costing about $1 per hour. Public parking lots can also be found in the neighborhood, with most starting at $6 for one hour and maxing out at $30 for the whole day.

Cost

The cost of living in the Media and Entertainment District tends to be higher than the average cost in the state of Florida and can be comparable to surrounding neighborhoods in Miami. The location on the beach and close proximity to popular South Beach make living in the Media and Entertainment District worth it to some who are willing to pay a little more. A typical one-bedroom apartment rents for $1,575 a month. Most people choose to use the free public transit system, the Metrorover, and for those who do drive gas prices in the area run about even with the overall average of Florida and about 5 percent lower than the national average. With a wide array of restaurants and bars in and around the neighborhood, patrons have many options to choose from when deciding where to have a beer. On average, a domestic can of beer can cost around $3 and specialty or craft beers can start at around $7 for a pint and go up from there, depending on the type of beer and establishment.

Shopping

Not many boutiques or specialty stores call the Media and Entertainment District home because of the expansion of department stores and large grocery stores. However the Orchid Boutique on Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of the neighborhood still calls the area home. Many residents and visitors shop here to find trending fashion in beachwear and swimwear. Prices for the merchandise they sell runs average with other stores in the area. A few blocks north of the center of the neighborhood, patrons can find MVM Miami located on Northwest 23rd Street that sells fashionable men's and women's clothing at boutique prices. Clothing and shoes from up and coming designers can be found here along with unique accessories to match. The Adrienne Arsht Center, a popular performing arts center, hosts the Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers Market, which highlights Florida-grown produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items. Workshops are held periodically. Open all year round, the market can be enjoyed every Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Spring Harvest Festival is an annual event that combines a farmers market with a beer garden, live music, workshops, events, and more. The Publix market located on Biscayne Boulevard acts as the main supermarket for residents of the neighborhood. Its central location provides easy access for all residents in the neighborhood as well as visitors.

Parks

Several parks can be found in the Media and Entertainment District of Miami including the popular Museum Park, a 21-acre oceanfront recreation area with its own 7-acre inlet for swimming and other water activities. The park has biking and walking trails throughout and a large amphitheater for musical performances from local bands; it also hosts private events. The park allows leashed dogs and costs nothing to use. Williams Park provides fun and activities for families and children with a playground and swimming pools. The park also has tennis and basketball courts as well as baseball fields and designated picnic areas. Leashed dogs are allowed and does not cost anything to use.
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