Many people say that MiMo, a community that covers 27 blocks of the upper east side of Miami, is quietly working its way to becoming the next 'it' neighborhood. Over the last few years, this area has been transformed from the seedy crime-ridden, run-down, red-light district that it has been for quite a few years. In the place of this, a new trendy neighborhood began to emerge.
This new, hip community now contains art galleries, homes built in the 20s and 30s, fine dining restaurants, and much more for residents to enjoy. This is a very dog-friendly neighborhood with plenty of sidewalks and grass berms to walk on, plenty of old growth shade trees, and lots of different directions to walk. Much like the rest of Miami, the weather here speaks for itself. Mild winters and magnificent summers make for perfect weather for taking Fido out on a walk on most days of the year.
The terrain in MiMo is a blend of suburban streets and Biscayne Blvd, a paved mecca for some of the trendiest businesses in town. The good news is that you can walk anywhere in the residential area without ever having to go out onto Biscayne unless you want to.
The general terrain throughout the entire MiMo area is mostly flat and a good blend of artificial and green spaces. There are numerous parks scattered throughout for you and Fido to explore when you get tired of going around from block to block.
One highly valuable piece of information you should know if you are new to the are is that when the outside temperature reaches anything over the mid-70s, the pavement is hot enough to burn Fido's paws. The best time of day to go walking in MiMo is in the early morning before the sun tries to heat the sidewalks up to the point of being uncomfortable.
MiMo is the rebirth of one of the older communities in Miami and includes many single-family homes with yards to play in, tree-lined streets, and several parks of varying size to take Fido to for a change of pace.
One of these parks is Baywood Park, a waterfront park measuring 1.9 acres alongside Biscayne Bay. This is a lovely grassy space with a trail running through it. It’s a fabulous place for you and Fido to stretch your legs and the city even provides waste bags to encourage dog owners to clean up.
The other park of real size is Legion Park on Biscayne Blvd. and 66th. This park covers 37 acres of grass, trees, trails, and more for you and Fido to explore! It also has an off-leash dog park where you can let Fido run around and burn off all of their excess energy before heading home for the day and a well-earned rest.