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Sunny Isles Beach


General Overview

Sunny Isles Beach is nicknamed “Florida’s Riviera”, thanks to its culturally diverse coastal resort community. Its white-sand beaches create the perfect backdrop for upscale condos and apartments in the neighborhood.

The sunny community of Sunny Isles Beach has a total area of 1.81 square miles, around 28% of which is water. It has a population of approximately 21,950.


Sunny Isles Beach is situated on a barrier island in Miami-Dade County and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Golden Beach and Haulover Park are Sunny Isles Beach’s equally stunning neighbors. Sunny Isles is also easily accessible from both the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports.

Real Estate Community in Sunny Isles Beach

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Sizes of condos in Sunny Isles Beach range from 360square feet studios to over 11,000 square feet. Single-family homes start at 1,511 square feet to over 7,000 square feet. Larger estates may be sized over 11,000 square feet.

Common Property Types or House Styles

Sunny Isles is a popular resort area, where luxury condominiums and apartments make up a huge chunk of residential properties. These properties range from studios to 6 or more bedrooms, many of which come with waterfront views. Popular amenities include swimming pools,spas, and gyms.

There are single-family homes in the neighborhood as well, but not as popular as condos and hotels.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Resort-style condominiums dominate the residential property market in Sunny Isles Beach. Single-family homes have mid-century, modern, and Mediterranean-style architecture.

Average Market Pricing

Homes and condos for sale in Sunny Isles Beach have a median sales price of around $677,000. Sunny Isles Beach homes for sale range from $1,200,000 to over $4 million.

Living in Sunny Isles

General Cost of Living

The cost of living in Sunny Isles Beach scores 122 on the cost of living index, higher than the 100 national cost of living score. The main factor that contributes to the high cost of living is housing.


August is the hottest month in Sunny Isles Beach. The highest average temperature is 90°F. January has the coldest nighttime temperature, with an average of 57°F. The most pleasant months in terms of weather are December, February, and March.

Employment/Job Opportunities

The most profitable industries in Sunny Isles Beach are health care, arts and entertainment, legal, architecture, engineering, and information technology.


Residents like to dine along Collins Avenue, where the concentration of mouthwatering dining options are. Al fresco dining at beachfront restaurants are also plentiful. Here are the top restaurants in the area: Lettuce & Tomato, Kabobji, Holi Vegan Kitchen & Bar, Sea Grill, Houston’s Restaurant, Casablanca Restaurant, and Chayhana Oasis.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools serve Sunny Isles. Students living in Sunny Isles can go to the following educational institutions: Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center, Aventura City of Excellence School, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science Middle School, Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8, Virginia A Boone-Highland Oaks School, Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, Mater Academy Miami Beach, Mast at Florida International University, Hibiscus Elementary School, Highland Oaks Middle School, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science, and Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus.


The Community Services Department of Sunny Isles provides shuttle services within the neighborhood, free of charge. It has three different routes and is operational all week.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Laid-back living is what Sunny Isles Beach is all about. One of the most popular activities is just enjoying the two-miles stretch of beach. Head to Collins Avenue for a wide array of international shops and restaurants to choose from.

Oleta River State Park offers kayaking, biking, and hiking opportunities with a view of Biscayne Bay. Meanwhile, residents go to Pelican Community Park for fitness memberships, recreation programs, facility rentals, and cultural events.

If you want to be next to the stunning white-sand beaches of Sunny Isle Beach year-round, let The Jills Zeder Group help you find the property suited for your lifestyle. Contact us at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.

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