Dade County

Aventura

Aventura

The City of Aventura began its development during the early 1970’s and became an incorporated city in 1995. The area was initially referred to as Turnberry. Aventura is home to the luxury resort Turnberry Isle and The Aventura Mall, the firth largest U.S. shopping mall. The Lehman Causeway leads from Biscayne Boulevard on the mainland here to the beach.
Motto: “The City of Excellence”

North Miami

North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city that lies on Biscayne Bay. The city hosts campus’s of Florida International along with Johnson & Wales University, The city is also home to Oleta River State Park, which is the states largest urban park. North Miami is known for its large Haitian-American population. The city has a total of ten square miles.
Nickname: “NoMi” | Motto: "City of Progress

Golden Beach

Golden Beach

Golden Beach is on the very north east boarder of Dade County. The entire town is about one mile from north to south along SR-A1A and four blocks from east to west. Golden Beach is known as one of Miami’s most very upscale communities where several celebrities maintain homes there.

Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach is located in northeast Miami-Dade County. The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Sunny Isles Beach is nicknamed “Little Moscow” due to its large and growing Russian population. It’s a growing resort area and developers are invested heavily in construction of luxury high rise hotels and condominiums. The 163rd Street Causeway connects the mainland to the beach across the bay and right through Sunny Isles on the east at this location.
Motto: “Little Moscow”

North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach commonly referred to NMB once stretched to the Atlantic Ocean. This city on the Intracoastal Waterway no longer has any beaches within city limits, although they are short distance away across the inlet. North Miami Beach has a large middle class Haitian community and is also known as the business center of Miami-Dade small Indian American, Indo-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean American, Jewish and Chinese American communities. The 163rd Street Causeway runs along the southern boarder of this city.
Motto: “Where people care.”

Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour

The Village of Bal Harbour is located on the northern tip of the barrier island commonly referred to as Miami Beach. Bal Harbour Shops is a most upscale open air shopping mall known internationally for its luxury retail. The Broad Causeway also known as 96th Street reaches its eastern terminus from the mainland of Miami at this location and is an important commercial artery.

Bay Harbor Islands

Bay Harbor Islands

Bay Harbor Islands is a town that consists of two islands. The west island contains exclusively single family homes and the east island contains a business district and multi-family housing. The Broad Causeway also known as 96th street passes through the town and is also an important commercial artery.

Indian Creek

Indian Creek

Indian Creek is a small wealthy village with a population of 86 at the 2010 census and as the 2000 census was the 8th highest income place in the United States. Owners include legendary personalities known worldwide.

Surfside

Surfside

Surfside is a town of a population of about 5000 people. Spanish, as a first language, is spoken by a majority of 49.40% of the residents while English is spoken by 42.10% of the population. Residents include among others are Brazilians, Columbians, Cubans, Peruvians, Venezuelans, Trinidadians & Tobagonians.

Miami Shores

Miami Shores

Miami Shores is a village on the mainland of Miami and runs along Biscayne Bay to the east. Miami Shores is an older suburb of Miami and despite its proximity to downtown, it has a suburban feel. The village is full of properties on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes many Mediterranean Revival style and Spanish Colonial Revival style homes with gardens.
Nickname: The Village Beautiful
Motto: Viventes In Sole

North Bay Village

North Bay Village

Prior to 1940 most of what is now North Bay Village, joined with Treasure & Harbor Islands lay beneath the waters of Biscayne Bay. Today, television station WSVN-TV maintains its headquarters at this location. The area is a mix of residential homes, multi-family buildings and includes several of South Florida’s best restaurants. Most of today’s residents live here year round. The 79th Street (aka) John F Kennedy Causeway connects this island community to the main land of Miami to the west, Miami Beach to the east.
Motto: “Three island paradise”

Miami Beach

Miami Beach

The city of Miami Beach includes the following neighborhoods:
-Belle Isle is a neighborhood of South Beach in the city of Miami Beach on the barrier island of Biscayne Bay. It is the eastern most of the Venetian Islands and a portion of the Venetian Causeway that connects the island to the mainland.
-Rivo Alto Island is a neighborhood of South Beach that is along the Venetian Causeway. It is situated between DiLido Island and Belle Isle.
-DiLido Island is a neighborhood of South Beach. It is the third island on the Venetian Islands between San Marco Island and Rivo Alto Island. It is home to residential neighborhoods and along the Venetian Causeway.
-Hibiscus Island is a premier luxury neighborhood of South Beach accessible via the MacArthur Causeway. Hibiscus Island lies just north of Palm Island.
-Star Island is a highly exclusive neighborhood. The Island is south of the Venetian Islands and just east of Palm & Hibiscus Island. Star Island has a guard house at its entrance and is an exclusive private area. Residents include legendary personalities known worldwide. This Island is also accessible via the MacArthur Causeway.
-Fischer Island is located on a barrier island named for pioneer Florida developer Carl G. Fisher, who once owned it. Also the island was a family home of the Vanderbilt’s before it was sold for development in the 1960’s. As of the 2010 census, Fisher Island had the highest per capita income of any place in the United States. Ferry boats haul cars with passenger back and forth from mainland to island. The Island is only accessible by automobile via the MacArthur Causeway and is separated from Miami Beach by the waterway entrance of the Port of Miami.
-City Center is defined by a major intersection of Alton road with Lincoln road. Much of Lincoln Road is a pedestrian walkway for an assortment of retail establishments.
-Flamingo/Lummus is an urban neighborhood of South Beach named for the famed Flamingo Hotel. It is located in the eastern portion from the City Center neighborhood.
-South of Fifth known as “SoFi” or “South Point” is a small neighborhood in South Beach also known as “SoBe” aka “SoFi in SoBe.” Surrounded by water on three sides, South of Fifth is considered a peaceful oasis that includes a 17 acre park and promenade with direct access to the beach. This southern most point is home to luxury condominiums and famous restaurants; Joe’s Stone Crab, Prime 112, Smith & Wollensky among other notable establishments.


CAUSEWAYS BY NAME & STREET
FROM THE MAINLAND TO THE BEACH ACROSS THE BAY

192ND Street at Ocean Drive /East; Lehman Causeway

163rd Street at Collins Avenue / East; North Miami Beach Blvd, Causeway

96th Street at Collins Avenue / East; Broad Causeway

79th Street at Biscayne Blvd / West; John F. Kennedy Causeway

41st Street at Arthur Godfrey Rd / East; SR 112; Julia Tuttle Causeway

17th Street at Alton Drive / East; Venetian Causeway

5th Street toward Deco Drive / East; Interstate 396; Mac Arthur Causeway   

Highway US-1 to Key Biscayne; Rickenbacker Causeway


  
Greater Metropolitan Miami “The Magic City”
Miami has twenty five neighborhood and additional sub-neighborhoods

  • Buena Vista that includes the sub-neighborhoods of Historic & Design district.
  • Coral Way includes Shenandoah, Silver Bluff, Viscaya-Roads, Coral Gate, Parkdale -Lyndale, South Miami, Bryan Park and Golden Pines. The Architecture in the Coral Way neighborhoods reflects the early Twentieth Century. Some of the oldest sections contain a mixture of Spanish Mission and Bungalow homes of the 1920’s, along with the Art Deco style of the 1930’s and the modest post World War II dwellings. Coral Way remains one of the most beautiful corridors in South Florida.
  • Downtown includes Brickell, Virginia Key, Watson Island and Port Miami. Downtown is South Florida’s central business district and Florida’s largest and most influential business district. Downtown has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.
  • Upper East Side that includes the sub-neighborhoods of Bay Point Estates, Bay Side district , Belle Meade, MiMo Historic district, Magnolia Park, Morningside, Palm Grove and Shorecrest.
  • Venetian Islands that includes the sub-neighborhoods of Biscayne and San Marco Islands.
  • Wynwood that includes the Art & Fashion district.

Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne is an island town that lies just south of Miami Beach and east of Miami. The village is connected to Miami mainland via the Rickenbacker Causeway and it only encompasses 1.5 square miles. The village has county & state parks on two sides and is surrounded by water. President Richard Nixon purchased a home on the island in 1969 to become close to his friend, Bebe Rebozo.

Coral Gables

Coral Gables

Coral Gables is one of Florida’s first planned communities and located southwest of downtown Miami. It is famous for its strict zoning regulations. The city’s architecture is almost entirely Mediterranean Revival Style. Coral Gables is the home of the University of Miami. The “City Beautiful” has around 140 dining establishments, gourmet shops, and notable luxury international retailers. Nicknames are “The City Beautiful,” and “The Gables.”

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is the oldest neighborhood of Miami, Florida and the area is often referred to by locals as The Grove. Typical streets in the Grove include heavy vegetation characteristic of the hammocks (stands of trees, usually hardwood that form an ecological row or island). Coconut Grove is located south of downtown and Biscayne Bay to the east.