Bay Harbor Islands: A Community FamilyJanuary 31, 2019
Bay Harbor Island is a closely-knit community built around the inspiration of its 1947 founder, Shepard Broad. When the “swamp” was filled in with personal money and with the help of friend, Benjamin Kane, for which the main thoroughfare is named, it was done so with community in mind. In serving as the active Mayor for 27 years, Broad created a town built around safety, preservation of community, and family.
Bay Harbor is ideally located just north of Indian Creek Island, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the world, and next to all the luxury and prestige of neighboring Bal Harbour, Aventura, and Surfside while preserving its quaint atmosphere. The 103-acre West Island is solely comprised of single-family homes while the East Island has more mixed-use appeal with condos, apartments, townhomes, and the commercial comp. This is a place where family is the focus and security is key.
The two islands are a perfect model for all the physical beauty that defines South Florida. Anyone looking to relax with a brisk walk, quick jog, or dog walk are right at home with the beauty of Biscayne Bay and the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Local citizens cherish this quiet and family-oriented sense of community.
As a matter of fact, the new completion of the Morris Broad Community Center boasts of programs for everyone. Kids have a place to exercise, play organized soccer, and enjoy routine family night movies while those who are more seasoned have special programs as well. Recently the island held its “Where The Classics Meet Exotics” car show at the Broad Concourse Center. This highly educated and professional community has been successful in maintaining its charm while Miami-Dade County continues to grow.
Where else can you live and have the Mayor remind you that, “If you are traveling this summer, you should notify the Bay Harbor Island’s police department that you will be away so that they can watch your home.”? This unique closeness is an energy that allows residents to enjoy the islands charm while maintaining an air of wellbeing and togetherness for everyone. In addition, Bay Harbor Islands has just created a new Sustainability and Resiliency Committee to preserve the islands uniqueness. Yes, if you are looking for a community feel, this is the right place.
Further, it’s free shuttle service can take the most avid shopper to the luxury open air shops at Bal Harbour and Surfside to enjoy a fine afternoon excursion. Located 20 minutes from the airport and a quick jaunt to either Aventura or Miami Beach, residents have access to it all. It’s all here in Bay Harbor Islands: community, family, and safety live here.
Urban Resource continues to be a leader in real estate in the Miami Beach area. Bay Harbor Islands is a wonderful place to find a home and we are here to make your experience wonderful. Just like Bay Harbor Islands residents already know, we are dedicated to building and maintaining a strong sense of community and integrity.