Brickell is an urban neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States, that is part of the Greater Downtown Miami area. Brickell is a prominent financial sector in Miami and South Florida, located directly south of the Little River area.
Mary Brickell built lavish mansions along Brickell Avenue, which was named after her and her husband, William Brickell, in the mid-19th century, establishing Brickell as Miami's "Millionaire's Row" in the early twentieth century. Both the avenue and neighborhood were named after Mary and William Brickell, who founded the city in the mid-19th century.
By the 1970s, office towers, hotels, and apartments had begun to take the place of the old homes in the neighborhood. When it comes to financial districts in the United States, Brickell has surpassed the city's old core business district, which is located to the north of the city. Brickell is Miami's most densely populated neighborhood, with a population of approximately 31,000 in 2010. The neighborhood is experiencing rapid growth in its residential population. It is just a short drive north of the Princeton area.
Brickell Magazine is a monthly publication that focuses on Brickell and Downtown Miami. TAG Media, Inc. publishes the magazine, which was first published in 2008. Jorge Arauz serves as the magazine's editor-in-chief.
Buildings such as luxury condominium and apartment complexes in Brickell, a dense and high-rise residential zone, are common in the area. A large number of popular Miami restaurants, boutiques, and places of entertainment may be found on Brickell Avenue, the neighborhood's primary north–south thoroughfare as well as along Miami Avenue. Brickell Key, a gated island of premium high-rise residential and hotel towers located a few hundred feet east of Brickell's northeastern shore, is a short distance away.
As of 2009, around 190,000 office workers were employed in the broader Downtown area. Greater Downtown Miami is now one of the fastest-growing areas in Miami, with a population that has increased from 40,000 persons in 2000 to 80,000 residents in 2010. Brickell is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Brickell station, as well as by the Brickell Loop Metromover, which has five stations in the neighborhood.
Brickell, the financial center of South Florida, is the focal point of the city's banking, investing, and financial services industries. Additionally, along with Downtown Miami, Brickell is home to the majority of the state's foreign consulates, including the consulates of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom, amongst others. Brickell is also home to the largest concentration of foreign consulates in the state.