Sunny Isles Beach is a booming resort community located on an island northeast of Miami-Dade County. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. It was incorporated in 1997, and from then on the City Commission has committed to sustain the highest quality of service and maintain a superior lifestyle in the city. Sunny Isles Beach is only a few minutes away from the luxurious Bal Harbour to the south. Other nearby areas are the Golden Beach on the north, and Haulover Park on the south.
In 1920, a private investor purchased a 2.26-square mile of land to develop into a tourist resort. He named it Sunny Isles – “The Venice of America.” In 1950’s, the first family homes were built in the Golden Shores area. More than 30 motels sprang along Collins Avenue, including Ocean Palm, the first two-storey motel in the United States. Tourists all over the world flocked to this city to experience the exotic motel designs. Almost 1 million tourists visit the Sunny Isles Beach each year.
ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE
With 2 ½ miles of white sand beaches, Sunny Isles Beach is the perfect place to enjoy water and outdoor sports such as boating, fishing and lawn tennis. Aside from the beaches, Sunny Isles Beach boasts of a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment establishments along Collins Avenue – the main thoroughfare through the city that brings you all the way to the nightlife in the Miami Beach. Golf enthusiasts could find many golf courses nearby, with the Hallandale Golf Course being the closest (only 0.3 Miles away). The North Miami Beach Golf Course is 0.4 Miles away. If you want to enjoy a long ride and view the lush scenery along the way, you may visit the Scott Lake Golf Course, 3.7 Miles from Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach is home to many exclusive hotels and residential condominiums, many of these belonging to business magnate Donald Trump. Residents and tourists always enjoy amazing views of the beach from their windows or terraces since zoning laws in Sunny Isles Beach require view corridors and beach access pathways to always guarantee residents a clear view. After a long day, you may unwind in one of the many parks in Sunny Isles, with playgrounds for the kids, and concerts and dances for young adults to enjoy. There are five main parks in Sunny Isles Beach: Heritage Park, Town Center Park, Oceana Park, Samson Oceanfront Park, and Pier Park. FREE shuttle service is available 7 days a week for all residents and visitors of Sunny Isles Beach.
SCHOOLS IN SUUNY ISLES BEACH:
Residents of Sunny Isles Beach are zoned into schools. For elementary students, there’s the Ojus Elementary School (for residents north of 172 street and south of 183 street), the Highland Oaks Elementary School (for residents north of 183 street), and Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Center. For Middle School and High School students, there’s the Highland Oaks Middle School and Dr. Michael M. Krop High School.