Moving to Overtown, Miami, FL? Let UNITS Moving and Portable Storage get you there!

Miami is full of unique neighborhoods, flavored by people of many different cultures, but one of the most unique is Overtown. If you are moving to the Miami area, Overtown is a must-see, whether or not you plan to move into this downtown area and become a “Towner,” as residents like to call themselves. UNITS Moving and Portable Storage can help you get there. Our local storage and moving opportunities are well served in and near this vibrant part of the city.

Starting with a free quote to make sure you’re getting the right portable container for your move, we’ll also schedule your container’s drop off, getting your move started with just one call.  From there, the rest of our process works on your schedule.  You can take all the time that you need to load your container, and unload your container! Just let us know when you need it transported and UNITS Moving and Portable Storage will be there to help!

Not ready to take it to your new home just yet? Not to worry! UNITS can transport your loaded container to a climate-controlled and secure storage facility until you’re ready for it to be delivered to you again!

Moving with UNITS is simple and hassle-free, so give us a call to get started moving today!

 

Getting to know Overtown, FL

Overtown is the second-oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in Miami and has been planting roots for decades.  After suffering an economic decline in the 1950’s, the city of Miami refocused its efforts in the 80’s to revitalize, reinvigorate and regrow Overtown to the vibrant neighborhood it was.  With community gardens, a gentrification non-profit, and the classic Miami spirit, Overtown has quickly climbed back into the ranks of places to see while in Miami.

  • D.A. Dorsey House: built in 1915 by Miami’s first black millionaire, this historic house is on the National Register of Historic Places. Dorsey is also famous for starting the Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Overtown, the first high school for black students in the area, which still exists.
  • The Lyric Theatre:  built in 1913, this historic theater showcased performers like Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles before it fell into disuse. It was renovated by the Black History Research Foundation and is once more home to performances, including a Live at the Apollo-style show night.
  • Purvis Young Murals: young artists began to create large and expressive murals in the 1970’s in Overtown and they still exist to this day.
  • Ward Rooming House: built in 1925 and once a rooming house for black visitors and residents, The Ward Rooming House is an example of Miami’s Conch-style architecture. It’s now a gallery featuring art, sculpture and photography. There is also a collection of Maya Angelou’s works.
  • Folklife Fridays: every first Friday of the month enjoy music, food and vendor booths with artisanal crafts.

Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum: this unique museum displays police memorabilia, artifacts, documents, video, and word-of-mouth stories by the men and women who worked there.

Helpful links near Overtown

Tool Box Miami:

2165 W Flagler St

Miami, FL 33125

(561) 270-9889

United States Postal Service:

500 NW 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33101

(800) 275-8777

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