"Great for avoiding Alton Road traffic"
West Avenue mostly runs between 5th Street and 17th Street in Miami Beach. It mostly consists of apartment buildings and condominiums, and it is very quiet for families and those who wish to retire by the bay. There are many eating establishments nearby, including Kim's Chinese Restaurant, Einstein's Bagels, Pollo Tropical, and a few Starbucks within walking distance. It is also close to Lincoln Road Mall, where locals and tourists love to walk around, window shop, and frequent the Farmer's Market every Sunday. West Avenue is a great shortcut to take when Alton Road traffic gets too backed up, just beware of pedestrian walkways and people roller skating in the street. There is also access to a post office, which is very convenient. If you follow West Avenue all the way South, you will eventually merge with the Causeway, providing excellent access to Miami.