The City of North Bay Village is a three-island community located in northeast Miami-Dade County between the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. The three islands, namely North Bay Island, Harbor Island and Treasure Island, are linked by the John F. Kennedy (79th Street) Causeway, which extends across Biscayne Bay from Miami to Miami Beach. North Bay Village was incorporated in 1945. Harbor and Treasure Islands were annexed several years later. The North Bay Village has great access to major airports, downtown Miami, and beaches through the I-95 and 79th Street routes.
Before 1940, most of what is now North Bay Village lay underneath the waters of Biscayne Bay. The only dry land then was a 5-acre island called Broadcast Key.
Constant dredging and bulk-heading gradually shaped what is now North Bay Island, Harbor Island, and Treasure Island. The palm-lined streets in North Bay were laid out by 1941, and since then, people started building homes. At present, the city is continuing to flourish into one of the greatest neighborhoods with striking single-family homes.
North Bay Village was incorporated in 1945. Harbor and Treasure Islands were annexed several years later. Broadcast Key, also known as Cameo Island, was annexed in 1963. During its early years, North Bay Village was primarily a haven for winter residents. The City became widely known for its popular restaurants and nightclubs, which attracted celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. Dean Martin had a night-club in North Bay Village in the late 1970s and early 1980s called Dino's. It was next to Jilly Rizzo's club, Jilly's.
Most of today's residents live here year-round. North Bay Village continues to be home to several of South Florida's most popular restaurants, as well as a variety of business enterprises, apartment buildings, condominiums and 376 single-family homes.
Most construction in North Bay Village since the year 2000 has been in the erection of high-rise luxury condominium buildings.
ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE
The rows of restaurants and nightclubs that once attracted celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland made North Bay a very popular tourist spot. In the 1970’s, Dean Martin put up a night club called Dino’s in this area, next to the popular Jilly Rizzo’s club.
The mix of residential and business establishments makes North Bay Village an interesting community to live in. There are plenty of apartments, buildings, condominiums, and single-family homes. As of year 2000, most of the new construction were high-rise luxury condo-buildings. Currently, majority of the residents of North Bay Village live here all year long.
SCHOOLS IN AND AROUND NORTH BAY VILLAGE:
Biscayne Elementary School; Lehman Community Day School; Treasure Island Elementary School; St. Joseph’s School; Lincoln-Marti-School; Charter on the Beach Middle School; Temple Menorah Religious School, Yeshva Elementary School; Le Petite Papillon Montessori; and Lincoln-Marti School, to name a few.