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General Overview

Surfside is a quiet beachfront community in Miami Beach featuring low-rise condominiums and art deco single-family homes that open to unobstructed views of the sea. This family-friendly neighborhood offers a laid-back lifestyle and the charm of a small town to residents of all ages, from young families to retirees.

It has a total area of around 361 acres, 47% of which is water. The population as of 2010 was 5,744. Surfside is served by some of the best schools in Florida and boasts a low crime rate, making it one of the most livable addresses in Miami Beach.


Surfside is the small town neighbor of the City of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to Miami Beach, it is surrounded by Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Indian Creek, and the Atlantic Ocean. The area from 87th Street to 96th Street on Miami Beach Island is part of Surfside.

Real Estate Community in Surfside

Average Land Area/House Square Feet

Condo sizes in Surfside start at around 200 square feet and can go over 5,800 square feet. Surfside features four-storey residential buildings on the west side of Collins Avenue. Buildings in the town are limited to just 12 storeys. Standard lots are around 5,600 square feet. Single-family homes are typically single-storey or two-storey.

Common Property Types or House Styles

There are luxury condominiums, studio apartments, duplex penthouses, and single-family homes in Surfside.

Average Market Pricing

Surfside, FL homes for sale and condos for sale in Surfside, FL have a median price of $798,000. Prices can go over $32 million, especially for oceanside properties.

Common Design, Construction, or Architectural Types

Art deco, stucco ranch, Miami modern (MiMo), and Mediterranean Revival-style residences dominate Surfside’s real estate market. Resort-style amenities are also accessible in the upscale condominiums in Surfside.

Living in Surfside

General Cost of Living

Cost of living in Surfside is higher than the US average. It scores around 165 in the cost of living index while the national average is 100. Housing is the biggest factor that contributes to this cost of living score, which is more than twice the Florida average.

Employment/Job Opportunities

The average household income in Surfside is approximately $86,000 while the average household income in the US is $78,500 . The most profitable industries are business, financial, healthcare, arts, entertainment, legal, and management.


The most comfortable months in Surfside are March, December, and February, with pleasant temperatures ranging from 70-80°F experienced for more than half of the year.. August is the hottest month, with temperatures reaching 89.9°F. Summers in Surfside are considered hot and humid.


Head to Harding Avenue between 94th and 96th street for different types of restaurants. From French and European cuisine to Canadian and South American menu options, Surfside has something in store for your palate.

Try Josh’s Deli for lobster knishes and duck fat matzo ball soup. Pasta at Cafe Ragazzi is also a must-try. Kosher restaurants such as Backyard BBQ are also available in Surfside.

Meanwhile, residents swear by the authentic maki rolls and bento boxes at Sushi Republic. The Greek Place serves baba ganoush and hummus on pita bread.


There are several top-ranking schools serving Surfside. These include Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center, Air Base Elementary School, Archimedean Upper Conservatory (AUC), School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson, and Mast Academy.


Surfside is a pedestrian-friendly community and is a highly walkable neighborhood. For those who prefer to get around in wheels, there’s an interlocal shuttle service with routes in Bal Harbour and Bay Harbour Islands.

Parks, Recreational Activities, and Attractions

Surfside features a community center and aquatics facility where residents can enjoy different recreational activities. They can choose from the 90 health and wellness classes offered, including beach yoga, aqua zumba, and pilates.

An art exhibition called Turtle Walk is also worth a visit. Local artists came together to create 13 art installations about the Florida Loggerhead Sea Turtle and about sea turtle conservation.

One of the main draws of Surfside is its public beach that’s a mile long. Lined by lush sand dunes to the west,it is the perfect place for relaxation and just enjoying the sun, sand, and sea.

Kayaking, biking, and hiking at nearby Sunny Isle’s Oleta State Park are also recommended for Surfside residents. Shopping and entertainment are plentiful at the neighboring Bal Harbour. From Surfside, residents can also go to North Shore Open Space Park for sand volleyball.

Whether you’re looking for a MiMo-style single-family home or a luxurious condo unit fronting the sea, The Jills Zeder Group can help you get the key to the home of your dreams in Surfside. Get in touch with The Jills Zeder Group at 305.722.5721 or 305.341.7447 to get started.

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