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Golden Beach


General Overview

Golden Beach is one of the million-dollar communities in Miami-Dade County that offers sophisticated year-round oceanfront living for Miami’s most affluent residents, including A-list celebrities. The town has a population of just around 919, or around 364 households, and has a total area of 1.8 square miles.

Living in Golden Beach means not only being just a stone’s throw away from the stunning beaches and luxury amenities, but also having peace of mind thanks to the seclusion and security the town offers. Golden Beach has its own police force that does community and marine patrol.


Golden Beach is located in the northeast of Miami-Dade County, in the barrier island between the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Surrounding communities include Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, and Hallandale Beach. Miami International Airport is only 21 miles away while Fort Lauderdale International is 15 miles away.

Real Estate Community in Golden Beach

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Single-family homes in Golden Beach are around 2,400 square feet to over 10,000 square feet in size, with lot areas of between 7,500 square feet to around one acre

Common Property Types or House Styles

Most homes in Golden Beach are on the Intracoastal or the Atlantic Ocean, and were built in the 1940s to the 1960s. High-rise buildings are prohibited in the neighborhood.

Average Market Pricing

Homes for sale in Golden Beach, FL have a median listing price of around $4.6 million. Prices range from around $1.5 million to over $19 million.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

There are a variety of architectural styles in Golden Beach. Some of these styles are Mediterranean, French chateau, and contemporary beach homes.

Notable Homeowners

Some of the famous former and current residents of Golden Beach are Bill Gates, Ricky Martin, Benjamin Rose, Paul Newman, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sammy Sosa.

Sammy Sosa, a professional baseball player from Dominican Republic, onced owned an oceanfront mansion in Golden Beach. It is a 7,156 square foot home with seven bedrooms, eight and half bathrooms, a free-flowing open floor plan, high ceilings, and a pool overlooking the sea. The estate, with 75 feet of ocean frontage, is on the market for $17.25 million.

Tommy Hilfiger’s former home in Golden Beach is considered one of the most expensive in the area. The $23.5-million mansion has a 14,075 square foot floor plan and the ocean as its backyard.

Ricky Martin’s Golden Beach oceanfront home was a 9,882 square-foot property with seven bathrooms, five baths, a large kitchen and living area, a billiards room, a home theater, and a pool.

Living in Golden Beach

General Cost of Living

Golden Beach scores 353 in the cost of living index, with the national score being 100. Housing is the main factor that contributes to the high cost of living in Golden Beach. Housing costs are nine times higher than the national average.

Employment/Job Opportunities

The average household income in Golden Beach is over $200,000 Many residents are employed in the management, business, financial, legal, health care, and arts and entertainment sectors.


December, February, and March are the most comfortable months in terms of weather. The average temperature is 70-80°F. August is the hottest month, with temperatures going up as high as 90.6°F. Summers are hot and humid while snowfall is rare in Golden Beach.


Fine dining is available at Bal Harbour Shops. Aventura Mall and the Village at Gulfstream Park offer a variety of dining options as well.


Golden Beach is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students can attend theAlonzo and Tracy Mourning High Biscayne Bay Campus.


Residents drive their own vehicles to get around Golden Beach. There’s a bus service running from Miami’s downtown along Collins Avenue to Aventura Mall every 12 minutes.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Golden Beach is home to a historic Beach Pavilion. There are also full court basketball courts and volleyball courts which can be accessed 24/7. Residents also have access to two regulation-sized tennis courts.

Terracina Park offers an unobstructed view of the Intracoastal waterways. Tweddle Park features tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, green spaces, and covered picnic area. There’s also a dog park within the park.

Shopping and dining options are plentiful in Bal Harbour Shops, Aventura Mall, and the Village at Gulfstream Park.

Whether you’re looking for year-round luxury seaside living or a vacation home in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Miami, Golden Beach might be for you. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.

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