The Neighborhood of Sans Souci
Sans Souci is a historic neighborhood in North Miami between Miami Shores and the Keystone Islands. It is bounded by 123rd St to the north, 108th Street to the south, Biscayne Boulevard to the west, and Biscayne Bay to the east. Sans Souci is a mix of homes, condos and apartments, mainly designed in the Modern style. The homes in the gated community Sans Souci Estates are some of Miami’s most sought after properties, especially the luxury homes on the bay. Sans Souci is a quiet, walkable neighborhood with wide sidewalks and shady, tree lined streets. Centrally located, Miami’s fun and cultural spots are easily accessible.
Here are just a few things that make the Sans Souci neighborhood stand out:
Amazing views: The east side of Sans Souci is directly on the bay. Homes, condos and apartments that line the waterfront have beautiful views of Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. If you live on the water, sunrises will never be the same.
Nightlife: Sans Souci is mainly residential, but the vibrant restaurant scene north and south of Biscayne Boulevard should satisfy your adventurous spirit. Close by, you also have Aventura Mall, Oleeta Park, and a plethora of small drinking establishments.
Sans Souci Tennis Center: Voted “Best Tennis Court” in Miami many times over the last decade, this facility is one of the neighborhood’s best amenities. They have both hard and clay courts, a fully stocked pro shop and a dedicated community of hard-core tennis players. Take a lesson from a pro, or just play a set or two to warm up.
Central location: The Sans Souci neighborhood is almost “off the grid”, but not quite. You are a short drive from Miami’s hipster spots like Ironside and the MiMo District – as well as the beach. There are plenty of K-12 school options as well as three universities nearby. This is a great place to raise a family or start your home ownership journey.
A short history of the Sans Souci neighborhood:
- Sans Souci is French for ‘without concerns.” That’s a nice start.
- Most homes in Sans Souci were built between 1940 and 1970.
Restaurants & Attractions
Some of our favorite places to dine around Sans Souci:
Tres Palmas: The late night munchies have a new patron – Tres Palmas. This Cuban restaurant is open 24/7 and serves all the classic dishes and sides. But our favorite food on the menu is breakfast food. Croquetas, café con leche, tostadas – all make a belly feel loved. Don’t neglect your belly.
Evios: Comfort food has hit another level. Handmade dough, organic veggies and spices, free-range chicken – all serve as the foundation for Evios pizza, gyros and wings. This family-run sports bar is a local favorite for a quick bite, watching a great game or letting your friends know you’re happy to be hanging with them.
Whole Foods: We know. Technically, it’s not a restaurant. But the mac and cheese is so good we had to add it. The prepared foods section and salad bar at Whole Foods can compete with any eatery you can think off. Beautifully prepared food with plenty of vegan options, it’s a natural for those who want something good and quick.
Zaika Indian Restaurant: From the kitchen of the world-famous Taj Mahal Hotel to their own establishment in Sans Souci – an authentic voice of Indian cuisine makes the scene. This local hotspot has an ardent following due to the good food and many vegan and gluten free options. Jus pick your spiciness level and explore.
Favorite things to do in and around Sans Souci:
Bal Harbour & Surfside: Just east of Sans Souci are literally hundreds of opportunities to relax, share moments together and explore. A promenade at Bal Harbour Shops? A foodie hunt for the best sushi? A day on the beach? All available across the bay.
Deezerland Park: This indoor park is thousands of square feet of fun. It has an arcade, a virtual reality roller coaster, a bazooka ball arena, a trampoline park, an indoor go kart racetrack and a drive in theater. That said, which one do you want to do first?
Arch Creek Park and Museum: Nature trails and tot lots are just part of the story here – it’s also an archaeological site. This 10-acre park is a hidden gem, where you can lose yourself under the hammocks, study Native American artifacts and sit by the creek listening to what Miami might have sounded like during its pioneer days. You can also visit the stables and learn to ride a horse to complete your pioneer experience.
Aventura Mall: Where can you find a two story Apple Store and a three story slide? Aventura Mall. But it’s much more than that. This shopping experience features dozens of restaurants and stores, indoor farmer’s market and 20 movie screens. Spend a few hours people-watching and then decide where the day goes next.
Museum of Modern Art (MOCA): As the anchor of North Miami’s piaza, MOCA has never disappointed. Mind-tingling works of art, inspiring workshops and informative lectures on the art and the artists – it seems there is something for every art lover. Let’s not forget the monthly jazz concerts and it’s unwavering support for local art.
Location, location, location. Sans Souci is just off Miami’s well-trodden paths. And that’s a good thing – but all of Miami’s amazing amenities are nearby for you to enjoy.
Distance to popular areas
Midtown: 6.3 mile
Wynwood: 8.4 miles
Downtown Miami: 10 miles
Brickell Center: 10.7 miles
Miami Beach (South Beach): 14 miles
Miami International Airport: 11.8 miles
Aventura Mall: 6 miles
Miami Union Academy Sda (PK-12)
Holy Cross Lutheran School (PK-8)
St James Catholic School (PK-8)
Montessori School Of North Miami (PK-6)
David Lawrence Jr. (PK-8)
Gratigny Elementary School (PK-6)
North Miami Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Carrie P. Meek/Westview K-8 Center (PK-8)
Lakeview Elementary School (PK-5)
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High (9-12)
Are you in love with Sans Souci?
Email or call me (305.318.8557) to learn more, talk about what’s available and hopefully visit a few of these amazing homes. I can’t wait to show you around.