Downtown Doral Florida - Doral's Mainstreet and City Center
Dade County, the county Miami is in, has 34 municipalities. Doral is in west Miami-Dade County and is home to around 70,000 residents. The municipality includes both a large residential and a thriving business community. Over the last few years, there have been a large number of developments and public works that have given way to a far more defined city. Modern and stylish shopping venues have begun to pop up and they are matched by plenty of dining and entertainment options as well. Every town needs a Main Street and a Town Center and Doral now has both in Downtown Doral.
Downtown Doral is a mixed-use development in Doral, Florida that includes a main street of shopping, entertainment, and dining venues, Doral's government center, a large park, a charter school, and an expansive new development of residential towers, townhouses, and single-family homes.
The new downtown is surrounded by some of Doral's best amenities. Large community parks have opened or are under construction with endless amenities such as sports fields, walking and jogging tracks, nature trails, performing arts spaces, and so much more. The grandest of these is the 82 acre Doral Central Park under construction now. The Trump Doral National golf course is home to the famous Blue Monster and hosts many major events on a regular basis.
The city is home to several major national brands including Carnival Cruise Lines, Univision, Perry Ellis International, the Miami Herald, the Federal Reserve, and World Fuel Services. Doral is found about a mile west of the Miami International Airport and 13 miles west of the beaches. It is about 6 miles east of the Everglades. It is tucked between Medley to the north and Sweetwater to the south. The town is bordered by the Palmetto Expressway on the east and the Florida Turnpike on the west.
The proximity to all these shopping, entertainment, dining, and service options has made Downtown Doral a very popular destination.
Downtown Doral's Mainstreet
Main Street is lined with shops, restaurants, and entertainment. There are crowds on the weekends but it is not overly congested. Here is a partial list of some of the more popular restaurants and shops on Main Street.
Events at Downtown Doral
Above four event photos - ©City of Doral
Directly across from the Doral Government Center is a 3-acre park ideal for picnics, walking & jogging, or throwing around a football. There is a large open lawn with picnic tables, a children's playground, and a walking path. The park at Downtown Doral is open daily Monday-Sunday: 7:00 AM - Sunset.
North and South of Mainstreet on Paseo Blvd is a linear walkway and park with play areas for kids, seating, group swings, and fountains. There is also a new illuminated art installation called Lux Doral. During the day the sunlight shines off of the materials and produces unique effects every time you experience them. The displays really light up and come to life at night. The programmed light and sound effects respond to the sounds of people talking, laughing, or even cars passing by, providing a vibrant interactive experience for visitors.
Living at Downtown Doral - Apartment Towers, Townhouses, and Homes
Downtown Doral isn't just shopping and entertainment, there are a mix of living options including condominiums, single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments. There are rentals and ownership opportunities. The buildings and homes are modern, stylish, and well landscaped. Each area has promenades or linear parks which open up the avenues and help break up the spaces. Home garages are accessed from service roads behind the properties. A great deal of planning has gone into the design of the residential areas.
The four main developments have everyone looking to live here well covered. There is something for everyone.
5250 Park (Apartments for rent)
A19-story apartment tower with 231 luxury apartments located directly across from the Downtown Doral Park and a very short walk from Main Street. https://5250park.com
This 20-story condominium is directly across from a three-acre park and promenade. It is a block behind Main Street as well. http://5350park.com
At Canarias, you will find luxury single-family homes. https://canariasdowntowndoral.com
Other Downtown Doral Amenities
Downtown Doral also contains Downtown Doral Elementary and Upper Charter Schools. There is a Publix supermarket north of the Government Center. The East side of Downtown Doral contains the large four-tower Doral Corporate Center and the Regus Office Center.
The City of Doral is only 15 sq. miles, so the Dolphin Mall, City Place Doral, the nine city parks and trails, Trump National Doral, and Miami International Mall are all just a few minute's drive away.
Information & Location of Downtown Doral
Getting Around in Downtown Doral
The Doral Trolley and the Doral Freebee are great options for getting around Downtown Doral and the surrounding areas. The Trolley makes a stop in Downtown Doral.
There are four parking garages just behind the shops on Main Street. Use of the parking garages is for visitors to the retail establishments. For information on the parking garages visit Parking at Downtown Doral (parkingattendant.com). A small amount of street parking is available along Main Street. There are also paved parking lots in the area.
Downtown Doral Park is pet friendly. Some of the restaurants with outdoor seating in Downtown Doral are also pet friendly.
Remember: As always, it is advised that before you visit any location you should check weather forecasts, and contact Downtown Doral directly to inquire about weather policies, closures or limited access, accessibility concerns, and other considerations. Visit the Downtown Doral website directly for current information. Stay informed and get the most out of your visit!