Meet the Ethnic Neighborhoods of Florida

Little Havana MiamiMiami is home to over a hundred and 50 different ethnicities and residents speak over sixty different languages. With such a diverse population, it no surprise that Miami Beach movers and moving companies in Aventura and Miami  have lots of experience maneuvering specific ethic communities. While all neighborhoods of southern Florida are warm, most are also inviting whether you are from the majority ethnic group, or not.

Here are a few of the most popular and interesting ethnic communities of Florida:

Little Havana

Probably the most well-known ethnic neighborhood is Little Havana. Bounded by the Miami River on the north, SW 16th Street on the south and I-95 on the east, Little Havana is homes to Calle Ocho and the Walkway of Stars (for Latino artists). 85% of the residents are Hispanic or Latino, mostly Cubans.

Little Tel Aviv

Miami Beach’s Jewish community refers to the business district running along Author Godfrey Road as Little Tel Aviv. Many Jewish businesses and restaurants are sprinkled along the road, most all closed on the Sabbath.

Little France

In the city of Aventura, French is a dually spoken language. Many shops along the famous Biscayne Boulevard are owned and operated by French immigrants, and there is even a French-speaking elementary school in the neighborhood.

Little Scandinavia

Home to the largest Finnish population outside the mother land, Lake Worth, a suburb of Palm Beach, hosts the annual Finlandia festival celebrating Finnish culture. It is estimated that five to ten thousand Finns live in Lake Worth with a substantial additional population in the winter months.

Little Argentina

North Miami Beach between 65th and 85th street is home to large population of Argentines, who started immigrating to the neighborhood in the 1990s.

Little Haiti

With 41% of all residents of the neighborhood having been born outside the U.S., it is no surprise that the primary language is not English. Home of the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, Haitian Heritage Museum and Little Haiti Park, this neighborhood is home to a large population of Haitians.

Little Russia

In the neighborhood of Sunny Isles, 7.36% of residents have Russian as their mother tongue, and 18% of residents claimed Russia as their ancestral home.

Do you have a favorite Miami Beach, Boca Raton, or Palm Beach neighborhood? Let us know in the comments!

You might also like: Four Nomadic Cultures to Inspire Your Summertime Travels (Florida).


Posted on July 12, 2012, in Interesting to know. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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