Belle Meade Homes
Belle Meade is a private, gated community found in the heart of Miami’s Upper Eastside neighborhood. With Biscayne Bay to its East, Belle Meade is bound by Little River on the north side (a waterway between NE 78th Street and NE 77th Street), Biscayne Boulevard on the west, and NE 66th Street on the southern end. Belle Meade Island, which is located on the northeastern edge, is also considered to be a part of Belle Meade, along with the Bayside Historic District in the southern portion (from NE 68th Street to NE 72nd Street).
Belle Meade encompasses approximately 289 single-family homes, some of which are waterfront properties with sweeping bay views and private boat docks. It also features a small dog park. Similar to the neighboring Morningside community, many of its homes were first built in the 1920s and 1930s, but have been restored or refurbished in order to maintain the same architectural styles. This cozy, urban oasis offers both privacy and convenience to Downtown Miami. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, it’s the perfect neighborhood for families who love to be near the water, enjoy a peaceful, suburban home life, and also need access to all that central Miami and the beaches have to offer.
History of Belle Meade
The Bayside Historic District of Belle Meade is a significant representation in the historical and architectural heritage of Miami. The houses of this community reflect the city’s development during the timespan of the early 1900s to the 1940s, encompassing the following architectural styles: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, Frame Vernacular, and Mediterranean Revival. Since its beginnings, the entire Bayside area (a much larger expanse prior to many subdivisions over the years) has been home to many prominent residents who established thriving businesses in the Lemon City / Little River commercial district there, and these influential individuals contributed to a variety of industries, such as commerce, community development, and government. As such, homeowners have done their best to maintain the character of the neighborhood, and it was given its historic designation in 1991.
Noteworthy individuals who have lived in Belle Meade Miami
- Fred C. Slater (Manager of the Duval Jewelry Company, the forerunner of Zales)
- Alex Donn (cofounded one of Miami’s oldest florists, Exotic Gardens)
- Arthur Patrick Cannon (served as a US Representative from 1939 to 1947)
Things to do in or near Belle Meade
- Visit the dog park
- Boating and water sports in Biscayne Bay
- Enjoy the shopping and restaurants of nearby MiMo District and Design District
- Golf at Normandy Shores Golf Course or Miami Shores Golf Course
- Head to Miami Beach
Public Schools for Belle Meade
- Morningside K-8 Academy
- Horace Mann Middle School
- Miami Edison Senior High School