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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.

People

Total Population 21,837
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 28.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,886
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.5%
Median Earnings25+ $38,575
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,793
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,120

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,060
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,459
Median House Value $294,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.7%
Irish 1.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sunny Isles Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of North Miami, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33160
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.93
Longitude -80.13

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)

Station MIAMI BEACH
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 63 to 73 F
Apr Temp 70 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 87 F
Oct Temp 75 to 83 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sunny Isles Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sunny Isles (33160)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aventura 37,357 $82,283
Bal Harbour 2,677 $82,656
Bay Harbor Islands 5,921 $60,893
Golden Beach 709 $158,125
North Miami 62,042 $39,856
North Miami Beach 43,489 $44,632

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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