North Miami Real Estate Information

North Miami, Florida, is located nine miles north of Miami, on Biscayne Bay in Dade County on Route 1 just north of Route 922 (NE 125th Street). Originally called Miami Shores, it was founded in 1926 by a group of local businessmen. This group included Arthur Griffing, a leading figure in the area's development. A progressive, diverse community, it has been named a Top 10 NRPA Achieve community for its commitment to recycling and the environment, in keeping with which it has launched its first annual Neighborhood Beautification Awards program. Reduction of crime is also important in North Miami, whose police officers have won their third consecutive Law Enforcement Officers support services award.

Housing in North Miami features a large number of 1930s Art Deco properties of various sizes, painted in vibrant colors that enhance the town's beauty and historic interest. Much of the area was rebuilt and restored after a devastating hurricane in September 1926.

North Miami's students have six elementary schools available: Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Gratigny Elementary, Linda Lentin Elementary, Natural Bridge Elementary, North Miami Elementary, and the David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center. North Miami Middle School, David Lawrence Jr. K-8 and Thomas Jefferson Middle School serve Grades 7 and 8, while the public high school is North Miami Senior High School, all within five miles of the city centre. Florida International University and Johnson & Wales University are the nearest post-secondary institutions, while Miami-Dade College, University of Miami, and Barry University are within a twenty-minute drive.

North Miami's Parks and Recreation Department provides summer tennis camps, swimming lessons and fitness camps for young residents and visitors. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the Museum of Contemporary Art on NE 125th Street, and the city hosts the South Beach Wine and Food Festival every February. The nearby Oleta River State Recreation Area, Florida's largest, features water activities and picnic pavilions to host family get-togethers.