Living on the edge in Miami’s hottest neighborhood as condos keep rising

More than 2,000 units are currently under construction or in the permitting stage in the neighborhood. The newest project to launch is Sakor Development’s ion East Edgewater, which will include a condo tower along with restaurants and shops on street level.

In addition to Ion’s launch, we’ve also seen celebrity-designed Biscayne Beach and Bay House Miami break ground over the past few weeks.

Soundbytes’ crack team — including area residents — decided to share our top five reasons why East Edgewater is quickly emerging as Miami’s hottest neighborhood:

Bottom Right1) Location, location, location:

Okay, okay, so it’s a cliché. But you have to admit, wedged a stone’s throw from Downtown, Brickell, Media and Arts District, Midtown, Wynwood, the Design District, and with two bridges going directly to the beaches… Can the setting get any better?

2) Good eats:

With such a good location, Edgewater residents are never very far from some of the city’s best restaurants. Sea Salt and Pepper? 10 minute drive. Midtown Miami? Walking distance. And now we know that the famed Tutto il Giorno, a New York favorite owned by Donna Karen’s daughter, is set to open at Biscayne Beach. Let’s not even get started with the Design District’s restaurants, or we’ll have to stop for a lunch break…

3) Margaret Pace Park:

While Miami may have a lot of sand and ocean, a case can be made that we need more waterfront green space. Not so in Edgewater, home to Margaret Pace Park. The eight-acre waterfront location is home to a volleyball court, football field, soccer field, and two tennis courts. Residents can take advantage of yoga in the park, barbeque pits, and an outdoor workout area.

541780844) Arts & Entertainment:

Bordering East Edgewater is the Adrienne Arsht Center, Museum Park, and the Wynwood Arts District. Between shows, exhibits, art walk and street fairs, you’ll never be short of things to do in the area.

5) Downtown hustle without the bustle:

Living in Edgewater puts you in the urban core without having to be in the center of downtown. Residents enjoy the benefits of urban living, like being able to walk to shops, restaurants and parks while having access to public transportation. And did we mention all of this is within blocks of Biscayne Bay?