Introduction to Aventura, Florida
A major part of the present city of Aventura was initially swampland called Biscayne Gardens. It was developed through the 1970s and '80s, by the Oxford Development Company. The city was planned as a high-rise residential area. Interestingly, the name Aventura came from the name of one of the initial condominium development companies that started work in the area. Aventura was incorporated as a city in 1995.
- Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
- Arthur I. Snyder Memorial Park
- Don Soffer Exercise Trail
- Founders Park SplashPad
- Peace Park
- Veterans Park
- Waterways Park
- Aventura Mall
Things To Do In Aventura
The city's Community Recreation Center features a gymnasium, indoor basketball court, and fitness center. Residents and visitors who prefer outdoor activities have several options, including the 3.1 mile Don Soffer Exercise Trail, which is also ADA accessible, and the 1.5 acre open play area of Peace Park.The SplashPad water playground can be an especially enticing option on hot days.
Aventura's Arts & Cultural Center, which opened in 2010, features a rich variety of entertainment options, including theater, dance, comedy, and musical performances.
Air transportation is available from Miami Interational Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Within the city, the BCycle bike-sharing service provides other ways for residents to travel around town.
Aventura Higher Education
While Aventura itself doesn't host any postsecondary colleges, a number of options are available nearby such as Sheridan Technical College, Barry University, Florida Memorial University, Nova Southeastern University, and St. Thomas University.