Upper Eastside NET
About Upper Eastside
The City of Miami’s northeast, commonly referred to as the Upper
Eastside, is conveniently, centrally located and accessible from
many points of interested in Miami-Dade County. The Upper
Eastside NET office services all City areas North of NE 37th
Street to NE 87th Street (City limits) and East of NE 4th Court
to sparkling Biscayne Bay.
According to the 2000 Census, this community reflected a population of 15,322 and it is one of Miami's most diverse neighborhoods. It has a multi-ethnic and racial mix that includes high, middle, and low income residents. Miami's Upper Eastside is an attractively eclectic community in a traditional neighborhood environment that imparts a feeling of permanence, growing wealth, and pride.
There are several neighborhoods East of Biscayne Boulevard, which share convenient proximity to the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay: Bay Point, Morningside, Belle Meade, Bayside, and Shorecrest are either on or within a short distance to the bay. Bay Point and Palm Bay are exclusive residential communities by the water. Most of the areas within Morningside and Bayside are designated Historical Districts. Belle Meade, like her sister communities, features elegant homes in the Mediterranean style that complement the lush tropical climate, and aquatic setting of the area.
The majority of the residential population West of the Boulevard, which is rapidly gentrifying, is Palm Grove. This area includes Haitian immigrants and young professionals. Struggling new arrivals absorbed in the hustle and bustle of daily life, along with resourceful and creative professionals give this neighborhood a spirit all its own.
Biscayne Boulevard and NE 79th Street are major commercial corridors within this neighborhood. In June 2006, the City of Miami designated the MiMo/Biscayne Boulevard Historic District. (Biscayne Boulevard from NE 50th to NE 77th Street.) This historic district includes some unique modern commercial buildings, as well as the largest collection of "Miami Modern" motels in Miami. For more information please visit the website of the MiMo Biscayne Association: www.mimoboulevard.org.
On January 9, 2006, FDOT and the Upper Eastside community celebrated the groundbreaking of the Boulevard's reconstruction project between NE 37th Street and NE 87th Street. This project, designed to improve roadway conditions and safety, and to ease traffic flow, included complete reconstruction of Biscayne Boulevard, also know as US 1. The project included installation of new storm water drainage, traffic signals, landscaping, sidewalks, and decorative street lights. This project is expected to be completed by August 2008.
The Upper Eastside NET office works closely with area
residents, businesses, and local civic and neighborhood
associations. Upper Eastside NET proactively addresses
neighborhood issues, maintains and beautifies public right of
ways, and supports recreational, educational and cultural
events, such as the Rainbow Pride Resource Fair, Holiday Tree
Lighting and Toy Drive, Winter Arts Festival, Fourth of July,
Upper Eastside Green Market, and Cinco de MiMo.