By Roger Sands

Long an economically distressed neighborhood with shuttered buildings, Little River, Miami has been methodically taking shape as a champion of local talent, culture and small business, with the city's top creators and innovators clamoring to set up shop in the area. In effect, the area is undergoing a transformation similar to the Wynwood section, and in recent years Little River has morphed into the city's newest art and culture enclave as well as foodie destination, resulting in a true triple threat.

The neighborhood takes its name from the Little River that runs along its northern edge. Little River was established in the late 1800s and was incorporated into the city of Miami in 1925. The neighborhood is bordered to the north by El Portal, to the south by Little Haiti (Lemon City), to the east by the Palm Grove Historic District and to the west by West Little River.

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