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Overview

Introduction to Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 4 miles NE of North Miami, Florida (center to center) and 11 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Miami metropolitan area. 

Sunny Isles Beach History

The modern history of Sunny Isles Beach began in 1920 when a private investor bought 2.26 square miles of land in the area and named it Sunny Isles. The completion of the Haulover Bridge in 1925 made this area accessible from Miami Beach. This attracted a number of developers who developed the area for building high class waterfront properties. The development work picked up pace during the 1950s and 1960s. The 1970s witnessed the development of condominium communities. Gradually the area saw increased traffic of North American and European tourists, and now it is regarded as one of the most desirable oceanfront communities.

Sunny Isles Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Bal Harbor.
  • Haulover Park.
  • Samson Oceanfront Park.

Sunny Isles Beach Activities

Sunny Isles Beach is a rapidly developing resort area. It is visited by over 1 million vacationers every year. The tourists are attracted by two-and-a-half miles of golden sand beach. The area offers great opportunities for water sports, fishing and boating. There are also a lot of other entertainment options, including dining and shopping.

Sunny Isles Beach Transportation

The St Lucie International Airport provides the fastest travel to Sunny isles Beach.

Sunny Isles Beach Higher Education

Miami Shores is home to Barry University, and this provides college level education for Sunny Isles residents.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,175
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens25.7%
Employed Population 16+10,451
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,148
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,843
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,241

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,822
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone41.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,557
Median House Value$323,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
Russian8%
Polish4.5%
Italian4.4%
German3.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
Israeli2.1%
Ukrainian2%
Irish1.8%
English1.7%
Brazilian1.7%
Arab1.5%
West Indian1.1%
Iranian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Haitian0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
African0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
South African0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
US/American0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Sunny Isles Beach Almanac

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

Sunny Isles 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)

StationMIAMI BEACH
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp63 to 73 F
Apr Temp70 to 79 F
Jul Temp78 to 87 F
Oct Temp75 to 83 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance30.5 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
Aventura37,875$88,115
Bal Harbour2,959$116,429
Bay Harbor Islands5,930$73,860
Golden Beach625$187,188
North Miami62,308$42,752
North Miami Beach43,963$46,290

Sunny Isles Beach Public Schools

Norman S. Edelcup/sunny Isles Beach K-8
201 182nd Dr
ZIP: 33160
(305) 933-6161
Primary
Total Enrollment 1989
Sources :
Study Online in Sunny Isles Beach
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