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Sunny Isles Beach, officially named City of Sunny Isles Beach, is a coastal city on a barrier island nestled in the northeast section of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The city has approximately seven neighborhood and is 124th largest community in the state. The city motto is "The City of Sun and Sea" and its nickname is Little Moscow. It is conveniently located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and features breathtaking ocean views, white sand beaches, nightclubs, fine dining options, unique shopping opportunities and more. It has a council/manager style of city government and is a major vacation destination. It has a rich nautical history and countless beach and waterfront activities. It is an educated city where over 44% of adult residents have four year degrees or better. It is an ethnically diverse city and over 60% of residents were born in another country. English is the most common language in Sunny Isles, followed by Spanish, Russian, French and more.

Sunny Isles had its start as resort lands purchased by Harvey Baker Graves in 1920. The 2.26 square mile tract of land was named Sunny Isles and set to be developed as a resort. A short five years later, the Haulover Bridge was constructed making the area more accessible this attracted developers and soon canals were dug, streams widened and island and more were created. During this same era Carl G. Fisher built and all-wooden racetrack, named Fulford-Miami Speedway,  that drew visitors from far and wide to its single race in 1926, before nature destroyed it with a hurricane in  1926. Resorts, hotels, piers and more developed over time as well as single family homes. In 1997, residents voted to incorporate as a municipality and Sunny Isles was renamed Sunny Isles Beach.

It is a decidedly white-collar community and over 89% of the local workforce hold/work white-collar positions and professions. Over 8% of the city's workforce works from home through home-based businesses and telecommuting. The city spans 1.4 square miles, 1.0 square mile of land area and .4 square miles of water. It is a wealthy community in comparison to state and national economic averages. In 2000, the median household income in the city was $31,627, the median family income was $40,309 and the per capita income was $27,576. In 2010, the population was 20,832 and the population density was 20,518.9 people per square mile.  In 2010, the per capita income was $50,456. It is a thriving ocean-side community.

Sunny Isles Beach as three sister cities, Netanya, Isreal; Hengchun, Taiwan and Taormina, Italy. Public education is provided by the schools of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Local schools located in and around Sunny Isles Beach include Ojus Elementary School, Highland Oaks Middle School, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning  Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus and others. Homes for sale in Sunny Isles Beach range from middle class through luxury homes and come in a variety of sizes and styles. Other Sunny Isles real estate options include condominiums, apartments and more. To begin your search for the home of dreams in Sunny Isles Beach, call local real estate agent John Merrit today, at 561-283-3892.

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