Surfside is an oceanfront town in Miami-Dade County, South Florida. It was founded on May 18, 1935 and incorporated through the signature of only 35 members of the Surf Club, a private club in Surfside. The town now has a population of 5,838.
Surfside is home to a number of pristine beaches with sugary-white sand such as the Surfside Beach. This beach boasts of having some of the most upscale hotels in Florida.
One of the main attractions in Surfside is the Indian Creek Country Club, an 18-hole golf course that promises its golfers a fun and challenging golfing experience.
Founded on May 18, 1935, Surfside was incorporated through the signatures of only 35 people, members of the Surf Club, a private club in Town. Surfside began to take off after World War II and by 1957, had outgrown its original Town Hall which was in the middle of the current business district. Town Hall, completely renovated in 2001, is the center of municipal operations. The new facilities serve as a hub of public services, and include the Town Commission chambers, the offices of the Town Manager, Town Clerk, the Solid Waste Department, Water and Sewer Department, Public Works Department and the Police Department.
In 1962, Surfside built the Community Center, on the ocean at 93 Street. This unique, multi-purpose facility houses the Surf-Bal-Bay Library, the Tourist Bureau and the Recreation Department and includes an Olympic size swimming pool, a toddlers' pool, public beach access, a snack bar, meeting rooms and an auditorium for shows, special events and receptions. The Town recently purchased a lot next to the Community Center to insure that there will be additional open space oceanfront property for the future of the community. The Community Center is open 7 days a week, is used for many activities and functions day and night, and is a favorite of residents and visitors of all ages.
While the Recreation Department is housed in the Community Center, Surfside has several other community recreational facilities including the Tennis Center, Surfside Park and Hawthorne Park Tot Lot, all of which have been extensively renovated in the last few years.
While all of these community assets stand out on their own, the thing that makes Surfside most impressive is its strong and consistent commitment to the quality of life of its residents. Old and new houses are mixed together in a quiet, peaceful and relaxed neighborhood setting. The condominiums and hotels along the oceanfront on A1A are not permitted to exceed 12 stories in height.
No matter whether you are a long-time resident of the Town or a new visitor, one thing ties everyone together while they are in Surfside, you can call Surfside home. You will find Surfside's local services to be amongst the best in America and you will enjoy the comfort and attractiveness of the community.
ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE
Surfside is just minutes from all Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s tourist attractions, museums, theaters, cinemas and sports arenas. Come to Surfside for a fabulous South Florida experience. Luxuriate on our warm sandy beaches, enjoy our shopping, eclectic restaurants and small town feel. Be surrounded by the sizzle and sophistication of South Beach and the arts, culture and sporting events of Greater Miami.
SCHOOLS IN SURFSIDE:
* Surfside Middle School
* Surfside Elementary School
* Natural Bridge Elementary School
* Solomon Schecter Day School
* Barry University
* Florida Memorial University
* Saint Thomas University