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Miami has a reputation as one of the most iconic cities in America. With its white, sandy beaches, constant sunshine and colorful atmosphere, it's not surprising that everyone from college kids to young families and retirees flock to this coastal city. Of course, even Miami residents sometimes need a change of neighborhood. Feel like you need a slower pace and more space to stretch your legs - or maybe build a family? Houses for rent in Miami are the ideal spot for you. And there's no better neighborhood than Grapeland Heights.
Just west of the coast and Miami's downtown and a little east of Miami International Airport, Grapeland Heights is just several streets shy of the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami, but offers an excitement all its own. Living in this neighborhood, you can check out Grapeland Heights Park if you want - where there are public tennis courts and a Melreese Golf Course - or decorate your new house for rent with some furnishings from a local boutique.
For folks who want a house, not just an apartment, the benefits of Grapeland Heights are simple: There's more space, lots of parks and a quieter pace - but the thrill of Miami's nightlife is just a few minutes away.
Want a nice dinner? Grapeland Heights is right by Miami Central Station, which is the city's transportation hub. This means you can jump on the Metrorail and be downtown in no time, enjoying a cool beer and great food. Or make your way along the Dolphin Expressway and hit up Miami Beach.
Of course, Miami Central Station is more than just your portal to great bars, clubs, restaurants and beaches. As a working professional, the station is your key to an easy commute.
If you're making a name for yourself with a local company and moving up in the world - including the real estate market - Grapeland Heights is the perfect place for house rentals. You've got Miami International a short cab ride or drive to your west, which is ideal for any individuals needing easy access to long-distance travel, and Central Station makes it easy to get downtown - or to the financial district, thanks to Miami's Tri-Rail.
Local golf courses - included the Melreese - are ideal not only for relaxing on the weekend but networking during the workweek. Since Grapeland Heights is largely a single-family residential neighborhood, you'll find that the area is full of other business and finance professionals.
Plus, should you choose to start a family yourself, you'll find that there are plenty of kid-friendly activities nearby. Check out Grapeland Water Park, which is right by the golf course. Or find out what Fern Isle Park has to offer: basketball courts, baseball fields and plenty of sunny outdoor space.
Wherever you are in life, Grapeland Heights is a great neighborhood for transitioning from an apartment to a full home. You'll have all the charm of this quiet outer-Miami neighborhood and the excitement of the city itself to keep you occupied.