Your Ideal Miami Neighborhood, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
When you live in a city as eclectic—and expensive—as Miami, figuring out where to call home is not a decision to take lightly. You have to take into account price, convenience…and how well the area jibes with your astrological traits. Yeah, we went there. Here’s where to live, according to the stars.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 21 – JAN. 19): BAL HARBOUR
Smart, hardworking and fully in control of your destiny, you are a pro at getting what you want, including that pricey beachside condo in Bal Harbour. While it’s barely a mile long, this neighborhood is mighty—with enough designer shopping, fancy-shmancy restaurants and state-of-the-art spas and hotels to keep Capricorns motivated until the end of time.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Coconut Grove
As a water bearer, you are independent, unique and a little quirky, which is why you’ll thrive in Coconut Grove. As Miami’s oldest neighborhood, this plot of bohemian land is close to the sea, booming with locally owned restaurants and shops, and full of green space to let your Aquarian creative juices flow.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20): South of Fifth
You’re intelligent, sensitive and creative. That’s why your next move should be toMiami’s South of Fifth neighborhood. This place feels like a whole other world: charming and laid-back with minimal crowds, pristine beaches and delicious detours. It’s safe to say you’ll never run out of inspiration here.
ARIES (MAR. 21 – APRIL 19): BRICKELL
We don’t need to tell you that you’re assertive, independent, energetic and a little (read: very) charismatic because let’s face it—you’re well aware. Take your trailblazing spirit where all the cool kids are flocking, where converted lofts and new skyscrapers are on offer aplenty.
Taurus: (April 20 – May 20): Aventura
Safe? Check. Centrally located? Check. A good value (and a worthwhile investment)? Check and check. Aventura has it all for practical-minded Taureans, from the more chichi homes closer to the Biscayne Bay to the plentiful and well-priced apartments just east of West Dixie Highway.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Coral Gables
Geminis have a tough time making up their mind when it comes to just about everything, including where to live. In Coral Gables, your options range from snazzy mansions to low-key apartment complexes. Even better, you’ve got your choice of high-end shopping centers, chicrestaurants with large parks and hole-in-the-wall dive bars. You’ll do well here, Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Miami Beach
You’re practically a psychic, which is why it’s easy for you to envision life inside one of Miami Beach’s luxe mega-homes on Pine Tree Drive. (Hey, it’s a nice dream to have.) Plus, you thrive on the soothing presence of natural beauty, so the water and sand as your backyard will surely give you the stimulation and serenity you need.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUG. 22): KEY BISCAYNE
You’re a natural leader. (It’s the lion in you, after all.) That’s why you need an area where you can truly roam free, like Key Biscayne. As someone who likes to be the center of attention, you’ll find big homes and big land to show off to all of your mainland friends.
VIRGO (AUG. 23 – SEPT. 22): FISHER ISLAND
You’re not the type to love crowds, or urban sprawl, or anything too messy for that matter. So the sleek lanes and tidy clipped hedges of Fisher Island—along with all the perfectly maintained appearances money can buy—is your idea of heaven.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 21): Wynwood / Midtown
Your mind goes a million miles a minute, you’re charming and artistic, and you crave balance. That’s why the quicksilver trends of Wynwood and Midtown—a crafts fair one weekend, a hot new restaurant the next—will appeal to your desire to experience a little bit of everything.
Scorpio (Oct. 22 – Nov. 21): South Miami
You’re unafraid to blaze your own trail no matter what others think, which is why you’re leading the pack down to South Miami and beyond. It may be far from hot spots like Wynwood and Miami Beach, but as the independent thinker that you are, you’re confident this neighborhood is where the trends are headed. (It doesn’t hurt that the Salty Donut is opening a second shop here, either.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Surfside
Sagittarians are famous for their wanderlust, so let yourself wander over to the charming town of Surfside. It’s just half an hour north of the city, but it boasts serene (and relatively uncrowded) beaches, quirky mom-and-pop businesses and a skateboard-riding mayor—all things the free spirit in you will undoubtedly appreciate.