Located in the heart of Miami, El Portal is a small community comprised of 2500 residents with the united vision of maintaining their community beautiful and culturally diverse.
Incorporated in 1973, is conveniently located between Miami and Miami Shores; borders include 91 Street on the north, 85th Street on the south, Northeast 5th on the east and Northwest 5th on the west, is strictly a residential community and enjoys the advantage of easy access to Miami and Miami Shores shops, restaurants and beaches. The neighborhood comprises mainly of one story houses of which 62% are single family homes built between the 1940's and 50's in the traditional Florida architecture with well kept grounds and manicured landscapes.
The local government vision and great effort in maintaining house color standards and enforcement as well as encouraging the beautification of lawns in its tree lined streets, has turned out to be a job successfully accomplished since the village was recently elected as "The Best Hidden Neighborhood" by the New Times.
The first archeological zone of Miami, since the 1950's, is sited in this neighborhood; located on the northern bank of the Little River you can find a 4 foot grassy knoll thought to be an ancient Indian burial ground is now a park publicly recognized for its prehistoric past. A winding nature trail makes its way through El Portal enhancing the city's character; designated as a bird sanctuary as well thus birds and trees are protected and preserved contributing to a well balanced urban development and natural environment.