Envisioned as an exclusive, residential community, The Morningside Historic District is Miami's first historic area to experience gentrification with an influx of affluent residents. It runs from NE 55 Street to NE 60 Street east of Biscayne Boulevard. In 1992 it was first to be designated historic by the City of Miami; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Bay Shore Historic District, its original moniker in 1922.
Developed primarily between 1922 and 1941, Morningside contains a wealth of Mediterranean, Art Deco, Mission and vernacular style houses that reflect the diversity and direction of architectural design during the 1920s and 1930s. One of Miami's best-planned subdivisions, it features wide, tree-lined boulevards that contribute to the character of the area. Its location on Biscayne Bay plus beautiful Morningside Park attracts many influential and prominent local residents.