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Overview

Introduction to North Miami Beach, Florida

North Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 3 miles NE of North Miami, Florida (center to center) and 11 miles N of Miami, Florida. It's situated along the Intracoastal Waterway. The city has an ethnically diverse population and includes a substantial middle-class Haitian community. The neighborhoods have distinctive identities which are enhanced by neighborhood community and resource centers. Situated midway between the popular cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale provides residents and visitors easy access to the popular tourist destinations in South Florida. North Miami Beach is a prominent regional shopping location.

North Miami Beach History

Henry Flagler constructed the Florida East Coast Railway from the West Palm Beach area to Miami in 1896. Small communities developed near the train stops he created. A large number of the settlers arrived due to the offer of 160 acres of free land by the United States Government. In the 1890's farms were established along the Oleta River. In 1912 Lafe Allen arrived in Florida and along with an associate bought a large acreage. He began selling lots in 1922.

It was originally known as Filford By-The-Sea. The devastating hurricane of 1926 caused extensive damage and put a halt to the real estate boom. The real estate market did not thrive again until after WW II ended. In 1931 the city was renamed North Miami Beach in order to prosper from the national advertising for Miami Beach.

North Miami Beach Attractions

  • The St. Bernard de Clairvaux is an authentic Medieval Spanish monastery. The cloisters of the monastery were built in Spain during the 12th century. William Randolf Hearst bought the structure and had it dismantled and transported to the United States. After it was reassembled it became a popular tourist attraction.
  • Littman Performing Arts Theater.
  • Senator Gwen Margolis Amphitheater.
  • Fulford Monument.

North Miami Beach Activities

Popular scenic beaches are nearby. The Fort Lauderdale area is well known for excellent beaches and snorkeling and diving locations. The beautiful Greynolds Park is a good location for boating, canoeing, picnicking and bird watching. Oleta River State Park is one of the largest urban parks in Florida. The park is used for bicycle riding, kayaking and canoeing and includes a sandy swimming beach and a fishing pier. The region features a large number of quality golf courses.

North Miami Beach Higher Education

The Nova Southeastern University - Miami campus is nearby.

North Miami Beach Transportation

The Miami International Airport and the Fort Lauderdale International Airport are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,722
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+20,301
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married35.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$25,460
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,632
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,253

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,898
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,025
Median House Value$155,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.8%
West Indian30.5%
Haitian25%
Jamaican4.3%
Italian1.9%
German1.6%
Polish1.3%
Russian1.2%
Irish1.1%
Israeli0.9%
English0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Bahamian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Arab0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
African0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
British0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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North Miami Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33160, 33162, 33169, 33179, 33181
Phone Area Codes305,786, 954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.93
Approximate Longitude-80.14

North Miami Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHIALEAH
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aventura37,515$82,009
Bal Harbour2,917$92,344
Biscayne Park3,203$55,238
Golden Beach635$180,556
North Miami62,158$40,809
Sunny Isles Beach21,937$66,466

North Miami Beach Public Libraries

North Miami Beach Public Library
1601 NORTHEAST 164TH STREET
North Miami Beach, Florida
(305) 948-2970

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North Miami Beach Hospitals

Jackson North Medical Center
(Non-profit)
160 Nw 170th St
(305) 651-1100

North Miami Beach Public Schools

Linda Lentin K-8 Center
14312 Ne 2nd Ct
ZIP: 33161
(305) 891-4011
Primary
Total Enrollment 936
Fulford Elementary School
16140 Ne 18th Ave
ZIP: 33162
(305) 949-3425
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Gertrude K. Edleman/sabal Palm Elementary School
17101 Ne 7th Ave
ZIP: 33162
(305) 651-2411
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Greynolds Park Elementary School
1536 Ne 179th St
ZIP: 33162
(305) 949-2129
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
John F. Kennedy Middle School
1075 Ne 167th St
ZIP: 33162
(305) 947-1451
Middle
Total Enrollment 1183
Mavericks High Of North Miami Dade County
16150 Ne 17th Ave
ZIP: 33162
(786) 629-7053
High
Total Enrollment 513
North Miami Beach Senior High
1247 Ne 167th St
ZIP: 33162
(305) 949-8381
High
Total Enrollment 1830
Madie Ives Community Elementary School
20770 Ne 14th Ave
ZIP: 33179
(305) 651-3155
Primary
Total Enrollment 710

North Miami Beach Private Schools

Allison Academy
1881 Ne 164th St
ZIP: 33162
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
Beth Jacob High School
1110 Ne 163rd St Ofc 201
ZIP: 33162
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 297
Neytz Hachochma
901 Ne 167th St
ZIP: 33162
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Sha'arei Bina Torah Academy For Girls
1557 Ne 164th St Ste 206
ZIP: 33162
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
Toras Emes Academy Klurman Elementary School
1051 N Miami Beach Blvd
ZIP: 33162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 316
New Testament Church Of Transfiguration
1320 Nw 196th Ter
ZIP: 33169
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
Yeshiva Toras Chaim
1025 Ne Miami Gardens Dr
ZIP: 33179
Secondary
Total Enrollment 131
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