Best Strip Mall Miami 2006 - Aventura Commons
Those who live on South Beach know what a hassle it is not to have a Target, a Whole Foods Market, or a PetSmart nearby. If we're going to leave our big-box-lacking island oasis for the sprawling retail jungles of the mainland, it had better be worth the drive. With the right tunes blasting from our sunroofs, the trek to Aventura Commons is an enjoyable little road trip. We wish the Target was a super one, but we're happy to have a Target next to a Whole Foods next to a PetSmart. There's also a Best Buy, a great liquor store -- Cellar's Wine & Spirits -- and The Original Pancake House. Ample free parking is always a delight to Beach-dwellers, and the people of Aventura are so darn friendly you will really feel like you've gone out of town for the day.