Bay Harbor

  • Bay Harbor, FL 33154

Bay Harbor Islands

Location - History

Is a charming town located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, nestled within the vibrant Miami metropolitan area of South Florida. Set apart from the mainland by the picturesque waters of Biscayne Bay, this town, with a population of 5,922 as of the 2020 US census, boasts a rich history dating back to its founding by Shepard Broad on April 28, 1947. Comprising two islands, once known as Broadview and Bay Harbor, they are now referred to as the West and East Islands, each with its distinct character. The West Island features picturesque single-family homes, while the East Island houses the bustling business district, the Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K–8 Center, and multi-family residences. To the west, the Shepard Broad Causeway connects Bay Harbor Islands to the city of North Miami, while to the east, across the serene Indian Creek, lies the enchanting village of Bal Harbour and the charming town of Surfside. To the south, across Indian Creek Lake, and without direct road access from Bay Harbor Islands, you'll find the village of Indian Creek.


This idyllic town is conveniently situated approximately 15 miles northeast of Miami International Airport and 14 miles north of PortMiami, making it an accessible and attractive destination for residents and visitors alike. Bay Harbor Islands also boasts a captivating blend of architectural styles, with its East Island once hosting one of the largest concentrations of mid-century Miami Modern architecture, now gracefully coexisting with contemporary residences and boutique waterfront condominiums.


Education is well-served by the Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K–8 Center, while those seeking a conventional middle school experience have the option of Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School. As for high school education, Miami Beach Senior High School is the designated institution for this area, offering a comprehensive educational journey for the town's residents.

Bay Harbor Islands stands as a picturesque and welcoming community, rich in history and offering a vibrant, modern lifestyle while preserving its architectural heritage.

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