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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 Population21,837
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens28.3%
Employed Population 16+9,886
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.5%
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 Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone44.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,459
Median House Value$294,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.1%
US/American0.1%
English1.7%
Irish1.8%

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

Sunny Isles Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of North Miami, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City11 miles N of Miami, Florida
CountyMiami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes33160
Phone Area Codes305
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude25.93
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)

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

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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aventura37,357$82,283
Bal Harbour2,677$82,656
Bay Harbor Islands5,921$60,893
Golden Beach709$158,125
North Miami62,042$39,856
North Miami Beach43,489$44,632

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

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