Welcome to Surfside
Surfside is a quiet little town just minutes from downtown Miami. Residents here can soak up some sun on a white sandy beach extending just 1. 2 miles and look out their window daily to see a turquoise blue sea. Contrarily, for those who want to venture away from the beach, there's plenty of space to ride bikes, walk, and simply enjoy a day in the bright Florida sunshine.
Although close to Miami, Surfside is worlds away from it. It was annexed in 1935 when 35 members of a privately owned Surfside club took out personal loans to ensure it could remain separate. It is a small area of just 0.5 square miles of quaint charm, even down to its avenue names, which include only British and American authors.
What to Love
- White sandy beaches with clear blue water
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Moments away from miami
- Small population
- Luxurious lifestyle
Despite its small size, there are nearly 6,000 residents who call it home thanks to high-rise, luxurious waterfront condominiums. However, further inland from the shores, smaller, single-owner homes can be discovered and thoroughly enjoyed by those who live in them.
Overall, it is a place of elite comforts and small-town charm. Those who live here consider themselves lucky to be in an area where life can be embraced in the great outdoors. Therefore, many residents walk or ride bikes to get to where they want to go.
As one may expect, locals visit and embrace the beach for exercise and relaxation. However, because it isn't a "tourist" type of beach, it's never too crowded to enjoy. Residents who choose to enjoy other activities beyond the beach can stroll through parks, browse small shops, and more.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For most residents, Harding Avenue is the place to go for dining and shopping. It is along this road that you can enjoy mostly small, independent businesses that have been well established for decades. One example is the Specchio Cafe if you're craving Italian cuisine.If your taste palette requires something a little more lavish, there's the Grand Beach Hotel's rooftop towers, where you can dine alfresco style or sip on cocktails. You can also dine at the Four Seasons Hotel. Their Surf Club has foods prepared by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller.
Things to Do
If you're looking for fun things to do in Surfside, the list is unending. You can visit the Surfside Farmers Market, attend the Third Thursdays block party from February through April, or the First Fridays festival from June through September.While in Surfside, you can also spend your time exploring the city looking for artwork that is spread out all over the area. Only one of these is the variety of statues that tell the story of "Tales of the Surfside Turtles." Each statue stands five feet tall and has a flipper span of four feet.
Residents who live in Surfside are a part of the Miami-Dade County Public School district. Surfside does not have any schools, but the three main schools served by Surfside include: