The 10 Safest Miami, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Miami are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Miami.
Safest Neighborhoods In Miami

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Miami are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Miami. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Miami neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Miami For 2021

  1. Coral Way (Homes)
  2. Flagami (Homes)
  3. West Flagler (Homes)
  4. South Coconut Grove (Homes)
  5. North Coconut Grove (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Miami in 2021? That would be Coral Way. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Miami.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Miami neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Miami that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Miami.

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How We Determined The Safest Miami Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Miami.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 13 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Miami." We're lookin' at you, Coral Way.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Miami. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Miami For 2021

Coral Way Miami, FL

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Population: 59,189
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 197
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,890
More on Coral Way: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 59,021
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 237
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,974
More on Flagami: Homes For Sale | Data

West Flagler Miami, FL

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Population: 49,734
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 259
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,158
More on West Flagler: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,956
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 378
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,867
More on South Coconut Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,440
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 243
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,583
More on North Coconut Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Miami

Looking at the data, you can tell that Coral Way is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Florida residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Miami For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Coral Way 2,087
2 Flagami 2,221
3 West Flagler 2,407
4 South Coconut Grove 3,245
5 North Coconut Grove 3,816
6 Little Havana 3,877
7 Allapattah 5,580
8 Little Haiti 5,754
9 Overtown 6,121
10 Upper Eastside 8,229
11 Wynwood 9,569
12 Model City 8,279
13 Downtown 10,166

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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