Off-Campus Housing System

Welcome to the Barry University Off-Campus Housing System hosted by Commuter Affairs. This is a free service provided to help members of the Barry Community (primarily students) find a variety of housing options in the local areas.

Visitors may either search our database of listings or post a listing for a property.

When searching the listings each property will have a map feature which will show you the location in reference to Barry's Main Campus in Miami Shores. Here are some descriptions of the neighborhoods in the area that are typically listed.

Area Descriptions

City of Miami Shores

Miami Shores is a small, residential community located in Northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. Incorporated in 1932, the Village has maintained its "hometown" atmosphere, while nestled in the larger metropolitan Miami area. The Village offers the best of urban environments - it's close to all of the South Florida entertainment venues, international airports and seaports, as well as fine shopping and dining - yet the Village's quiet streets and avenues offer tranquility and a quality of life unsurpassed in the surrounding areas.

Source: The City of Miami Shores;

City of North Miami Beach

In the City "Where People Care", residents gladly volunteer their time as members of our boards, commissions and citizens' patrol groups, enabling us to retain the familiar, friendly feel of a small town. NMB has emerged as a richly textured multi-ethnic community, and in our many shops, restaurants and markets, you can appreciate the cultures of people from all over the globe. No matter what your country of origin, you are at home here. Whether NMB's residents are recovering from a storm or meeting the challenges of daily life, it's their resilience, sense of pride.

Source: The City of North Miami Beach;

City of North Miami

North Miami offers a wide variety of housing options, from affordable single-family homes and apartment condominiums -- both rental and owner-occupied, to multi-million dollar estates looking over the beautiful Biscayne Bay. With a subtropical climate, North Miami is a haven for outdoor recreational activities like running, bicycling, tennis, and boating, along with miles of sandy beaches close by. North Miami is a multi-ethnic community. It shares South Florida's joy and excitement, and exemplifies the vibrant diversity upon which the region thrives. In that sense, North Miami is unique -- a micro-cosmos of a complex and rich palate of languages, cultures, ages, and races.

Source: The City of North Miami;

City of Aventura

Aventura, one of Miami-Dade's newest communities, was incorporated in 1995 and is a young, vibrant, full-service municipality with a diverse demographic base and is recognized internationally as a premier location in which to live, shop and play. Aventura is an upscale condo community with some of South Florida's best-known large-scale condominium projects and apartment buildings. Restaurants, movie theaters and the Aventura Mall are convenient nearby and downtown Fort Lauderdale and Miami are just 20 minutes away. The first municipal-run charter school in Miami-Dade County. In order to address the growing number of families with school age children, the City Commission chose to take an aggressive approach to meet its changing demographics. The 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art school serves 900 Aventura schoolchildren from kindergarten to 8th grade.

Source: The City of Aventura;

City of Miami Gardens

The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003, as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. The City is located in North-Central region of the county, mid-way between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and is easily accessed by I-95, the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and the Florida Turnpike. The city comprises approximately 20 square miles. Miami Gardens is home to Dolphin Stadium (used by the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins) and Calder Race Track. It has vibrant commercial corridors along the Palmetto Expressway (serving as the central shopping district for the furniture trade) and along U.S. 441 (serving the automobile trade). The city has rail access through the Florida East Coast Railway and the South Florida Tri-Rail System.

Source: The City of Miami Gardens;

City of North Bay Village

The City of North Bay Village is a three-island community situated in northeast Miami-Dade County between the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. The three islands - North Bay Island, Harbor Island and Treasure Island - are linked by the John F. Kennedy (79th Street) Causeway, which extends across Biscayne Bay from Miami to Miami Beach. The City has excellent access to major airports, beaches, downtown Miami and Broward County via I-95 and 79th Street.

Source: The City of North Bay Village;

City of Miami

Known as the "Magic City", it is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world's renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. Miami which is known as the Gateway to Latin America attracts a tremendous amount of foreign born people, resulting in a large Latin American population. Whether you are a resident, visitor or business owner, the City of Miami welcomes you to the shiny City under the Sun. Centrally located in a bustling urban area that is bursting with new developments, residential homes and eye catching attractions; Miami is truly a world class destination. Each neighborhood is fully equipped with full service parks, fire and police stations and a Neighborhood Enhancement Team center where residents and business owners can go to obtain answers to their questions and help with City services.

Source: The City of Miami;

City of Miami Beach

It is America's Riviera; a cosmopolitan city whose residents are as diverse as its visitors. Miami Beach is seen as a trend-setting art and entertainment Mecca, and a shopping and cultural wonder by visitors, world travelers, celebrities, and locals alike. Miami Beach has always been a tourist-friendly vacation hot spot, but the city offers so much more now. Miami Beach is no longer just a place to lay on the beach soaking up the sun, due to an economic boom that has sprung from the refurbishment of the Art Deco Historic District. From cafe's, clubs and shopping along South Beach's Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, and Washington Avenue; the international hotels and restaurants of Collins Avenue and Middle Beach; to the re-emerging neighborhood in North Beach, Miami Beach offers visitors and residents a dazzling array of amenities to enjoy.

Source: The City of Miami Beach;

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