Miami-Roads Neighborhood Civic Association
Katie Grant, President
1300 SW 12th Ave. Miami, Florida 33129
Miami Shenandoah Neighborhood Association
Jed Royer, President
1800 SW 21st Ave, Miami, FL 33145
Silver Bluff Homeowners Association
Maria "Beba" Sardiña Mann, President.
1665 SW 23 St. Miami, FL 33145
The Roads is a neighborhood of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It is a triangular area located south of SW 11th Street, between SW 12th Avenue and SW 15th Road, just west of Brickell.
The Roads is known for its old homes, historic public schools, and its tree-covered streets. The Roads is very close to Downtown and Brickell, but is a historically residential neighborhood. It is also off the normal Miami street grid, and thus all the streets in The Roads are named roads, instead of streets and avenues, as is the case in the rest of Miami. Since 1986, the Miami Roads Neighborhood Civic Association has worked on a variety of projects to support the neighborhood.
The Roads, originally called "Brickell Hammock" was designed, platted and developed by Mary Brickell in January 1922 days before her death. Mary Brickell had designed the Roads as a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, with wide streets with median parkways and roundabouts with native Miami plants. Mary Brickell gave the streets, parkways, sidewalks, and electric lighting to the City of Miami in 1922. All the properties were sold in a single day on February 1, 1923.
Although the homes in the Roads were originally planned to be affordable for Miamians, homes in the Roads were popular early on and quickly became one of Miami's most prestigious neighborhoods.
Shenandoah is one of the first Neighborhoods in the City of Miami. It was established in 1919 by developers from Virginia, and hence the name. The "Shenandoah" area was farmland and piney wood until the real-estate boom of the 1920s, when one residential subdivision after another bearing the name "Shenandoah" as part of its title appeared. The modern borders of the neighborhood are Coral Way to the south, Calle Ocho to the north, SW 12th Ave to the east and SW 27th Ave to the west.
Shenandoah is home to a large number of revivalist architecture homes and buildings, such as Shenandoah Middle School and many homes in the area closer to Calle Ocho.
Silver Bluff Estates is a smaller sub-neighborhood within the larger Coral Way neighborhood. It is located just south of Coral Way (SW 22nd Street), west of SW 17th Avenue, east of SW 27th Avenue and north of South Dixie Highway. Much of this territory was the "City of Silver Bluff", which was annexed into the City of Miami in 1926.