That's So Metro: Dadeland North and South

One of the easiest ways to get around the City of Miami is hopping on the Metrorail, our above-ground train system (which conveniently stops right in front of the University of Miami)! We have consulted with current ’Canes to ensure you’ll know how to enjoy this 25-mile stretch of The Magic City.
Graphic displays a modified version of the Miami Metrorail system, the "Dadeland South" and "Dadeland North" stops are highlighted.
This map is modified to show the stops we will be covering in this series – visit here for the full, updated map.

Our tour begins at the southernmost stop and works its way north toward Government Center in Downtown Miami.

We start at the Dadeland North and South stops, which are about two minutes away from each other and serve the Dadeland area in Miami-Dade County. They are conveniently located near a host of restaurants and shops, and Dadeland Mall! Here are some major points of interest:

Miami Metrorail pulling into a station.

Dadeland Mall

A favorite among UM students, Dadeland Mall is great to walk around on weekends with friends or go out for dinner at restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory or North Italia. An obvious attraction is the grand selection of flavored cheesecakes, plus monstrous entree portions—leaving plenty for leftovers. The mall also has department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom, as well as stores like Zara, Urban Outfitters, and Apple. They recently added a brand-new AC Hotel right next door, which is a fantastic location for family visits.

Downtown Dadeland during golden hour.

Downtown Dadeland

Across the street from the mall is Downtown Dadeland, a hub with everything from Orange Theory Fitness, salons, a Publix (chicken tender subs or bust), and our ultimate favorite: Ghee Indian Kitchen. The naan (flatbread) is always fresh, hot, and delicious; the curries are incredible; and their chai is unmatched.

Picture taken from the top floor of Dadeland Station mall.

Dadeland Station Shopping Center

Directly off the Dadeland North Metrorail stop is the Dadeland Station Shopping Center. It is a convenient place to get all your essentials from Target, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. This is an especially popular site at the beginning of the semester when students are settling in, decorating their living spaces, and gathering school supplies. Pro tip: The Starbucks in Target offers free refills for as long as you are shopping—stay hydrated!

Next stop is South Miami—we’ll see you there. All aboard!