The City of South Miami is one of Miami’s oldest municipalities.In 1897, W.A. Larkins, an early pioneer and founder of South Miami, brought his family into wilderness at the southernmost end of the wagon trail that is now the Ingraham Highway. He started a small dairy and a year later established a post office near what is now Cocoplum Circle. The City of South Miami was Incorporated in 1927. South Miami comprises 2.3 square miles, bordered by the University of Miami Campus, the city of Coral Gables, the Village of Pinecrest, and on the west by unincorporated Miami-Dade County. South Miami began as a small town. It retains this small hometown atmosphere today, enhanced by fine dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. The current population of more than 12,000 residents enjoy access to excellent public and private schools, parks, and historic sites.
Known as The City of Pleasant Living, South Miami, incorporated in 1927, is one of Miami-Dade County’s oldest municipalities. Characterized by its hometown atmosphere as well as its vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment venues, South Miami is located approximately three miles south of the City of Miami, bordered by the main campus of the University of Miami and the cities of Coral Gables and Pinecrest. Residents here can enjoy convenient access to a multitude of flourishing neighborhoods, public and private schools, parks, historic sites and two major hospitals as well a bustling downtown area that features unique restaurants and boutique shops.