Shenandoah extends east-west from SW 12th Ave to SW 27th Ave, and north-south from Calle Ocho to Coral Way. With a spectacular view of downtown, our urban neighborhood boasts over 5,000 households thanks to the many multi-families and small "edificios" peppered throughout the area. But it is Shenandoah's distinct historic architecture and unique urban details that have put the neighborhood "on the map."
Our success is thanks to the efforts of our neighborhood volunteers. Everything begins with them. These are residents that put in their own time and energy to help carry the torch for the neighborhood. We then try to work closely with our city and county officials to achieve goals that are for the benefit of Shenandoah.
Perfectly situated just minutes from everything, Shenandoah is the neighborhood we dream about. Tree lined streets, verdant yards, and only a short or walk from Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Brickell and Downtown Miami. On a breezy summer day you can smell the ocean mist in the air yet we are on one of the highest elevation with many homes above flood level. Shenandoah is the heart of Miami.
Our story began circa 1919 when some of the first plats were established just south of the Tower Theater on Calle Ocho. Soon after, developers from Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania rushed in, designing their own sub-divisions, all of which make up the neighborhood of Shenandoah, Miami.
So, what do we do here in Shenandoah? Well, when you boast the state's highest concentration of 1920's and 1930's homes in all of Florida, you know that you are in for a life of maintenance and up-keep. But we love it! And so many neighbors beam with pride at the unique landscape that is Shenandoah.
Our current projects range from beautification to preservation. But always, it's about planning, planning, planning. Thanks to our ties with city and county officials, we've been able to come up with some creative solutions that have helped us grow in concert with our neighbors and the master plan. And it all starts with respectful dialogue.
MSNA believes every resident has a voice. "Shenandoah is about us. It's about compromise, it's about progress," says former MSNA Secretary Donna Weaver, "Shenandoah's mission is to identify consensus and to convey that to the proper officials. We know that everyone won't agree but that doesn't mean that we can't move forward as a neighborhood."