Little Haiti

Little Haiti, located in the northeastern part of Miami, Florida, is a culturally rich and vibrant neighborhood known for its lively atmosphere, artistic flair, and strong sense of community. Originally settled by Haitian immigrants in the 1980s, the area has since evolved into a diverse and dynamic neighborhood that celebrates its Caribbean heritage through art, music, and cuisine.

Little Haiti is situated just north of downtown Miami, making it easily accessible from major highways and public transportation routes. The neighborhood is bordered by the neighborhoods of Little River to the north, Lemon City to the south, El Portal to the west, and Biscayne Bay to the east. Its central location provides residents with convenient access to the rest of Miami and its many attractions.

Little Haiti numbers real estate, and lifestyle

Population Number and Neighborhood Size Little Haiti is home to a vibrant and diverse population, with a mix of long-time residents and newcomers attracted to the area’s unique culture and affordable housing options. The neighborhood covers approximately 3 square miles and has a population of around 30,000 residents.

Walkability Score Little Haiti has a walkability score of 75, making it a somewhat walkable neighborhood where many errands can be accomplished on foot. The area’s flat terrain and well-maintained sidewalks make it easy for residents to stroll around and enjoy the neighborhood’s many shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Architecture and Real Estate Little Haiti features a mix of architectural styles, including colorful Art Deco buildings, charming bungalows, and modern condominiums. In recent years, the neighborhood has seen an increase in new construction, with developers building stylish apartment buildings and mixed-use developments that blend seamlessly with the area’s historic charm. The real estate market in Little Haiti is diverse, offering a range of housing options to suit different tastes and budgets.

Little Haiti Lifestyle Little Haiti offers a vibrant and eclectic city lifestyle that appeals to a wide range of residents. The neighborhood is known for its lively arts scene, with many galleries, studios, and performance spaces showcasing the work of local artists. Residents can also enjoy a variety of dining options, from traditional Haitian cuisine to trendy cafes and eateries. Little Haiti is a great place to live for those who appreciate cultural diversity, artistic expression, and a strong sense of community.

Schools and Entertainment Little Haiti is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system, which offers a range of educational options for students of all ages. The neighborhood is home to several schools, including elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as charter and private schools. For entertainment, residents can explore the many cultural attractions in the area, including art galleries, live music venues, and community events celebrating Haitian culture.

What to do in Little Haiti

Exploring the everyday life of the locals, meandering through quaint dime stores or shops offering exotic goods, and sampling delectable fare at food stalls are among the delights awaiting visitors in Little Haiti.

Delving into Haitian culture through its cuisine offers an informal, affordable, and flavorsome culinary experience, providing a true taste of the culture.

Along Northeast Second Avenue, the Church of Notre Dame d’Haiti, situated in what was formerly a catholic girls’ school cafeteria, holds vibrant masses filled with Caribbean rhythms, akin to spirited Gospel services.

Nearby, at the intersection of N.E. Second Avenue and N.E. 60th Street, a vibrant Caribbean market showcases innovative design and captivating color schemes, adding to the area’s cultural allure.

Little Haiti Guide


  • Little Haiti Soccer Park
  • Toussaint L’Ouverture Park
  • Lemon City Park
  • Legion Park
  • Morningside Park


  • Little Haiti Cultural Complex
  • Little Haiti Optimist Club
  • Moca Plaza
  • Miami Indoor Karting
  • Little Haiti Thrift & Antique Store


  • Little Haiti Elementary School
  • Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary School
  • Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary School
  • Miami Edison Senior High School
  • Miami Arts Charter School


  • Caribbean Marketplace
  • Island Living
  • Little Haiti Thrift & Antique Store
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Lil Greenhouse Grill Market


  • Chef Creole
  • Naomi’s Garden Restaurant & Lounge
  • Leela’s Restaurant
  • Piman Bouk Creole Restaurant
  • Sake Room Express

Culture & Entertainment

  • Sweat Records
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
  • Libreri Mapou
  • Little Haiti Book Festival
  • Little Haiti Mural Project

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