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Wynwood Art District, South Miami
Neighborhood of Miami
Shops at Midtown on the eastern end of Wynwood on NE 36th St  [1]
Shops at Midtown on the eastern end of Wynwood on NE 36th St [2]
Nickname(s): Wynwood Art District, Wynwood Fashion District, Little San Juan, El Barrio
Wynwood neighborhood within the City of Miami
Wynwood neighborhood within the City of Miami
Coordinates: 25°48′14″N 80°11′56″W / 25.804°N 80.199°W / 25.804; -80.199Coordinates: 25°48′14″N 80°11′56″W / 25.804°N 80.199°W / 25.804; -80.199
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade County
City City of Miami
Subdistricts of Wynwood
 • City of Miami Commissioner Richard Dunn (west) and Marc Sarnoff (east)
 • Miami-Dade Commissioners Audrey Edmonson
 • House of Representatives Cynthia Stafford (D)
 • State Senate Larcenia Bullard (D) and Miguel Díaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. House Frederica Wilson (D) (west) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) (east)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,277
 • Density 7,725/sq mi (2,983/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-05)
ZIP Code 33127
Area code(s) 305, 786
Website Wynwood neighborhood

Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States. Wynwood overflows with vibrant artwork, restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, dance and club venues, among other retail options. Formerly an industrial district, the area is highlighted by colorful murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings. It is north of Downtown Miami and Overtown, and adjacent to Edgewater. The Wynwood Art District is one of the most popular sites to visit in the heart of Miami, Florida. Wynwood has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue.[1] Wynwood is roughly divided by North 20th Street to the south, I-195 to the north, I-95 to the west and the Florida East Coast Railway to the east.[2]

Wynwood was long referred to as "Little San Juan", and commonly known as "El Barrio" as many Puerto Ricans began immigrating to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s.[3] Puerto Rican-owned restaurants, shops, markets and other businesses line the streets of Wynwood. Since the early 2000s, the neighborhood has seen a rising amount of investments and attention, expanding the scope of the region. The Midtown Miami development construction began in 2005 between North 29th and 36th Street and Miami Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) on what was historically an FEC rail yard. This brought renewed attention to the area, and previously abandoned warehouses have begun to be occupied by artists, restaurants, cafés, and lounges. Tony Goldman a developer also assisted in the growth of Wynwood by creating a mecca out of the already present graffiti. 30 artists traveled from around the world to create what is now the Wynwood Walls, leading to major increase in other street art in the surrounding area. . Art and fashion are major elements of Wynwood, as Wynwood has a large fashion and textiles industry, primarily along NW 5th Avenue, in the Wynwood Fashion District.[1]

Human geography[edit]

Art district[edit]

The Wynwood Art District is a sub-district of Wynwood that contains over 70 galleries, museums and art collections.[citation needed]

Fashion district[edit]

The Miami Fashion District is a sub-district of Wynwood in Miami, Florida, United States. It is within the larger neighborhood of Wynwood. It is bounded by North 30th Street to the north, I-95 to the west, North 23rd Street to the south, and West 2nd Avenue to the east. Its primary artery is along Northwest Fifth Avenue, where a lot of the major clothing retailers and distributors are located.[4]

Technology district[edit]

The Wynwood Technology District is a sub-district of Wynwood.[citation needed]


Westward view of Wynwood business association banner.

For some years the neighborhood has been gentrified with large investments and developments.[citation needed] In 2010, the abandoned Wynwood Free Trade Zone, at 2235 NW 5th Avenue, was reconverted into a working production studio for films and television shows. In July 2011, production plans were announced for the Charlie's Angels 2011 TV show remake to be filmed in the old free trade zone building in Wynwood.[5] Other film production studios are located in neighboring Park West, and together, form a larger, growing film production industry in Miami.[citation needed]

Home to a large number of art galleries, artist studios, and clothing wholesalers, the art and fashion industries are the main economic engines of Wynwood.[citation needed] Zak the Baker is a kosher restaurant in Wynwood.[6][7][8][9]

In 2013, Miami New Times moved its headquarters to Wynwood.[10]


As of 2000, Wynwood has a population of 43,109 residents, with 15,146 households in the neighborhood. The median household income is $24,332.93. .[11]


Wynwood is served by Metrobus and Miami's free trolley service throughout the area, by Metromover's School Board station to the south, and by the [Metrorail (Miami-Dade County)|Miami Metrorail]] in adjoining Allapattah less than a mile due west at:


Public schools[edit]

Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates area public schools:

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Eneida Hartner Elementary School
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School
  • Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • José de Diego Middle School

High schools[edit]

  • Young Men's Preparatory Academy (all-boys, 6-12th grade)

Higher education[edit]

Cultural institutions[edit]

  • The Marguiles Collection at the Warehouse, art
  • Rubell Family Collection, art
  • Calix Gustav Gallery, art


  • Roberto Clemente Park
  • Robert E. Lee Park (Used by José de Diego Middle School and not available for the general public. Roberto Clemente is the only truly public park in Wynwood.)

2016 Zika outbreak[edit]

In summer 2016, Wynwood experienced a particularly high rate of Zika infection, as part of the 2015–16 epidemic. On August 1, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning, advising pregnant women not to visit the Wynwood, Design District and Midtown Miami areas.[12][13] This was the first time the CDC had advised against visiting a neighborhood in the United States to avoid catching an infectious disease. [14]

On August 11, 2016, four more cases of Zika were diagnosed in the Wynwood section of Miami. This brought the total count in Miami to 21 cases. All of them were in the Wynwood Section. Mosquito-control efforts in Wynwood have been difficult because it's a mixed-use area, where industrial sites are located next to a blend of residences and businesses.[15]

The US CDC on December 9, 2016, updated its warnings for 'red areas' ("Zika active transmission areas") and downgraded Wynwood, North Miami Beach, South Miami Beach, and Little River, to a 'yellow area' "where the risk of Zika remains but is no longer greater than that in the rest of Miami-Dade County."[16]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b City of Miami Neighborhoods Map Archived January 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Wynwood Art District boundary map
  3. ^ "About The Wynwood/Edgewater Community". miamigov.com. Retrieved June 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ Miami Fashion District neighborhood
  5. ^ "New owner plans rehabilitation of Wynwood free trade zone". August 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Handwerker, Haim (April 18, 2017). "Miami Is Lining Up for This Hipster's Heavenly Kosher Bread". Haaretz. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Frias, Carlos (February 2, 2017). "How a secular Jewish baker became Miami's kosher king". Miami Herald. Miami. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ "The coolest kosher bakery in Wynwood—make that Miami". Bon Appétit. June 6, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ Fabricant, Florence (January 24, 2017). "No Avocado Toast Here: A Glatt Kosher Deli Opens in Miami". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/about/index/
  11. ^ "Demographics of Wynwood Miami, FL". Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ Daniel Chang; Emily Cochrane (August 1, 2016). "With 10 new Zika cases in Miami, CDC advises pregnant women to avoid Wynwood". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 2, 2016. The advisory extends to all expectant mothers, and women planning on becoming pregnant who have traveled to a one-square-mile area north of downtown Miami — including Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District — on or after June 15, said CDC Director Tom Frieden. 
  13. ^ "Advice for people living in or traveling to Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami, FL". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ LaMotte, Sandy. "CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak". CNN. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  15. ^ http://www.fox14tv.com/story/32730045/4-more-cases-of-local-zika-infection-reported-in-miami-area
  16. ^ CDC Florida update, December 9, 2016

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