Brickell is Miami and South Florida's major financial district. Brickell is also a dense, high-rise residential neighborhood with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartment towers. Referred to as the "Manhattan of the South", Brickell is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, mostly along Brickell Avenue, Brickell's main north-south avenue and along Miami Avenue, home to many of Miami's top restaurants, shops and places of entertainment. A few hundred feet east of the northeastern side of Brickell is Brickell Key, a gated island of upscale, high-rise residential and hotel towers. Over 190,000 office employees work in Downtown and Brickell.
Known as the "Manhattan of the South," Brickell is a major urban area in Miami, Florida that features the country's largest number of international banks, as well some of the best restaurants and stores in Miami. Brickell is home to the financial district of Miami and South Florida, but besides its vast commercial area, also has a large, high-rise residential community full of luxury condos and upscale apartment buildings, some of which are located in a gated island known as Brickell Key. Some of the most expensive homes in Brickell are on Brickell Avenue, in an area often referred to as "Millionaires' Row". Arguably the most famous tower in Millionaires' Row is Atlantis Condominium, one of Miami's most iconic skyscrapers.
Some other famous high-rise towers in the area include, in alphabetical order, 500 Brickell West and East Towers, 701 Brickell Avenue, 1450 Brickell, Asia, Atlantis Condominium, Avenue on Brickell West and East Towers, Axis at Brickell North and South Towers, Brickell Bay Office Tower, Brickell Financial Centre, Brickell on the River North and South Towers, Carbonell Condominium, The Club at Brickell Bay, Espirito Santo Plaza, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Icon Brickell North and South Towers, Infinity at Brickell, Jade at Brickell Bay, The Mark on Brickell, Mellon Financial Center, One Broadway, One Tequesta Point, Latitude on the River, The Palace, Plaza on Brickell North and South Towers, Santa Maria, Three Tequesta Point, Two Tequesta Point, Viceroy Tower, and Vue at Brickell.
Mary Brickell Village is located at the center of the area. Designed in a French style, this area is home to a number of exclusive restaurants, retail stores, and boutiques. Brickell is north of Coconut Grove, south of Downtown Miami, west of South Beach, and east of Little Havana.
Besides being such a major financial area, it may be surprising to some that Brickell also has a large number of parks, some of which are nature preserves. They are Alice Wainwright Park (a nature preserve), Allen Morris Brickell Park, Brickell Key Park, Brickell Park, Miami Circle, Simpson Park (a nature preserve), and Southside Park.
Local hotels include The Brickell Avenue Inn, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and Conrad Hotel and Resort. Restaurants include Abocado, Acqua, Azul, The Capital Grille (steakhouse), Café Sambal (Pan-Asian food), La Moon Restaurant (Columbian food), and the amusingly named Delores But You Can Call Me Lolita.
Young students in the area can attend one of three public schools in the area— Ada Merritt Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and Southside Elementary,—as well as number of private options, such as First Presbyterian International Christian School and Gordon Day School (a Jewish day school).
Brickell also offers wide public transportation options, such as the Metrorail, which has a stop at Brickell Station, the Metromover train (the Brickell, Downtown, and Omni Loops), a free service that has stops at every 2 blocks in the area and connects with the Metrorail, and a large number of bus lines. The Metrorail connects Brickell to Miami International Airport, Amtrak, and Tri-Rail, not to mention the Miami-Dade County buses.