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Wynwood Art District
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]
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
CountryUnited States
CountyMiami-Dade County
CityCity of Miami
Subdistricts of Wynwood
Neighborhoods list
 • City of Miami CommissionerRichard Dunn (west) and Marc Sarnoff (east)
 • Miami-Dade CommissionersAudrey Edmonson
 • House of RepresentativesCynthia Stafford (D)
 • State SenateLarcenia Bullard (D)
Miguel Díaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. HouseFrederica Wilson (D) (west)
Donna Shalala (D) (east)
 • Total8,621[1]
Time zoneUTC-05 (EST)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)305, 786
WebsiteWynwood neighborhood

Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Wynwood is known for being an entertainment district, with artwork, restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, dance venues, among other retail options. Formerly an industrial district, the area is now known for the murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings. It is north of Downtown Miami and Overtown, and adjacent to Edgewater. Wynwood has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue.[2] Wynwood roughly is 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.[3]

Wynwood was long referred to as Little San Juan, and commonly known as El Barrio, because many Puerto Ricans immigrated to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s.[4] 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 investment. 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. In 2009, Goldman commissioned artists to create the Wynwood Walls. Located in the Wynwood Art District, this is an outdoor exhibition of rotating street art.[5]

Human geography[edit]

Art district[edit]

The Wynwood Art District is a sub-district of Wynwood that contains galleries, outdoor murals and private art collections. The district is centered around Wynwood Walls, conceived of by the late urban developer Tony Goldman in 2009.[6] His idea was to revitalize the neighborhood by turning warehouses into works of art. According to the Walls' website, artists featured at Wynwood Walls include: Shepard Fairey, Okuda San Miguel, The London Police, Stelios Faitakis, Clare Rojas, The Date Farmers, avaf, ROA, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Logan Hicks, b., PHASE 2, Joe Grillo, COCO 144, Gaia, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, Brandon Opalka, Friends With You, DALeast, Faith 47, Santiago Rubino, Daze, Maya Hayuk and Lakwena.[7] The Walls were cited as a tourist destination for family fun by Palm Beach Illustrated in 2018.[8] The Walls are curated by Goldman Global Arts, an art dealer that has a gallery inside the wall area.[9]

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. Rupees Inc. is an authentic Indian Bollywood boutique located in Wynwood since 1994. [10]

Technology district[edit]

The Wynwood Technology District is a sub-district of Wynwood.[citation needed] A co-working space called The LAB Miami is a hub for startup innovation in Wynwood. Furthermore, Wyncode is a coding bootcamp that has helped educate new employees for over 190 companies.[11]


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 2011 Charlie's Angels to be filmed in the old free trade zone building in Wynwood.[12] 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.[13][14][15][16]

In 2013, Miami New Times moved its headquarters to Wynwood.[17]


As of 2015, Wynwood has a population of 8,621 residents, with 2,754 households in the neighborhood. The median household income in 2015 was $31,256.[18]


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 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
  • Miami Arts Charter School (Wynwood Campus)

High schools[edit]

  • Young Men's Preparatory Academy (all-boys, 6-12th grade)
  • Miami Arts Charter School (Wynwood Campus)

Higher education[edit]

Cultural institutions[edit]

Bakehouse Art Complex

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


  • Roberto Clemente Park
  • José de Diego Park (Used by José de Diego Middle School and not available for the general public. Formerly called Robert E. Lee Park. 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.[19][20] This was the first time the CDC had advised against visiting a neighborhood in the United States to avoid catching an infectious disease. [21]

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.[22]

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."[23]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/89311/miami_lmi_0.pdf
  2. ^ City of Miami Neighborhoods Map Archived January 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Wynwood Art District boundary map
  4. ^ "About The Wynwood/Edgewater Community". miamigov.com. Retrieved June 11, 2008.
  5. ^ Wynwood Walls. "About Wynwood Walls". TheWynwoodWalls.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Wynwood Walls. "About Wynwood Walls". TheWynwoodWalls.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Wynwood Walls. "About Wynwood Walls". TheWynwoodWalls.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Smith, Liza (July 25, 2018). "Family-Friendly Fun in Florida". Palm Beach Illustrated. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Goldman Global Arts. "Goldman Global Arts". GoldmanGlobalArts.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Miami Fashion District neighborhood
  11. ^ Article in The Miami Herald
  12. ^ "New owner plans rehabilitation of Wynwood free trade zone". August 9, 2010.
  13. ^ Handwerker, Haim (April 18, 2017). "Miami Is Lining Up for This Hipster's Heavenly Kosher Bread". Haaretz. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  14. ^ Frias, Carlos (February 2, 2017). "How a secular Jewish baker became Miami's kosher king". Miami Herald. Miami. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "The coolest kosher bakery in Wynwood—make that Miami". Bon Appétit. June 6, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Fabricant, Florence (January 24, 2017). "No Avocado Toast Here: A Glatt Kosher Deli Opens in Miami". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  17. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/about/index/
  18. ^ https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/89311/miami_lmi_0.pdf
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "Advice for people living in or traveling to Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami, FL". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  21. ^ LaMotte, Sandy. "CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak". CNN. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  22. ^ http://www.fox14tv.com/story/32730045/4-more-cases-of-local-zika-infection-reported-in-miami-area
  23. ^ CDC Florida update, December 9, 2016

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