Wynwood / Edgewater NET
About Wynwood / Edgewater
Wynwood/Edgewater is a diverse mix of high-rise condos, industrial
chic lofts, high, middle and low income families and old
fashioned community festivals. The neighborhood, including its
thriving Puerto Rican and Latin American communities, offers a
cultural and commercial cross section of contemporary life in
Miami today. The Wynwood/Edgewater area has approximately 15,149
Edgewater's proximity to Miami's downtown business district and its attractive, high-rise residences with beautiful views of the bay make it especially appealing for many of those who work in the heart of the city. Margaret Pace Park contributes to this community’s “Edgewater Chic” urban style living. Since the grand opening of Margaret Pace Park on January 16, 2003, the park has been the site of several major events including the Haitian Compas Festival and the GenArt Styles Fashion Show.
The Wynwood Arts District, “at the intersection of contemporary culture and urban revitalization...” is currently experiencing a renaissance due to recent and rapid cultural development. Galleries, studios, workshops, rehearsal, performance and recording spaces have emerged from the remnants of a past industrial zone. As the perfect buffer between Miami’s Design District to the North and Downtown’s Performing Arts Center to the south, Wynwood has become the link by housing the incubator which allows local artists along with the production industry to flourish and develop. Thousands of local and international guests visit the Wynwood Art District during the world renowned Art Basel festivities.
The Old San Juan section of Wynwood, commonly known as el "Barrio", gives this section of Miami a Caribbean flair, serving as the city's center of Puerto Rican culture and social activity. Roberto Clemente Park, named for one of Puerto Rico's greatest baseball stars, is a popular spot in the heart of this neighborhood and also the home of the first Water Playground in the City of Miami.
Wynwood/Edgewater NET is actively working with Community Based Organizations that are restoring leadership and pride to this historical neighborhood. The Rafael Hernandez Corporation is helping Wynwood neighbors become homeowners. The Wynwood Community Action Agency, a Miami-Dade County agency, meets monthly with local residents and business owners to assist with local issues. The Corpus Christi Catholic Church, has been an important liaison between the Archdiocese and Wynwood residents. Finally, Aspira, an alternate school, is providing training and leadership for young people in this area.
The Wynwood/Edgewater NET team has contributed to increasing the quality of life of its residents by actively educating residents on code compliance. The NET team's successful enterprise at involving citizens in "community policing" and clean-up projects is bringing added security and improved appearance. The local NET office will continue fostering the economic and social growth of the Wynwood and Edgewater communities.
Other places of interest in the Wynwood/Edgewater area include the Bakehouse Art Complex, the Fashion and Garment District, the Bacardi Company, and Midtown Miami.
Finally, the latest addition to the revitalized Wynwood, is the home of the new Midtown Miami. The Shops at Midtown is a new development of contemporary stores like Target, West Elm and Loehmann's, which will become the cornerstone of economic development for the Wynwood community and its surrounding neighborhood. Midtown is located between NW 36th Street and NW 29th Street between N Miami Avenue and NE 2nd Avenue.