A narrow strip
stretching about 1.8 mile, on the barrier island between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway,
Golden Beach, at the Northernmost tip of Dade County, is only about four blocks wide, and
an exclusive luxury-home area. A
bit closer to Fort Lauderdale's than Miami's airport,
Golden Beach borders with Sunny Isles Beach, Hallandale Beach, Aventura
and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean.
Golden Beach is a gated city. Access
through its pretty guard-house gives residents a sense of security and
Golden Beach Real Estate:
A total of about 370
homes can be found in Golden Beach. I will classify the rich mix of
Mediterranean, modern, and traditional architecture of Golden Beach
Homes, ranging from
relatively small homes to imposing mansions, in three types:
Directly on the Ocean –
Of all Golden Beach homes, the ocean-side houses are the most
valuable. If having your "own" beach is not enough to make you
ecstatic, just imagine the
unending view of water, sand and horizon from your window when waking up
Golden Beach Intracoastal and Canals Waterfront
the street from the Oceanside Homes, the Golden Beach homes on the Intracoastal waters appeal to boaters. They have all private docks with ocean
access. Docks are generally on deep canals and can accommodate anything from typical
fishing boats to large yachts.
The non-waterfront homes. Not
all homes in Golden Beach have a direct access to the canals. However
they share the same amenities, private beach, and community life. The
fact is a sizable amount of Golden Beach residents do not make the
boating option their priority, but are rather attracted by the beautiful
environment of Golden Beach, and its quality of life.
Regardless of which you
choose, or which you can afford, Golden Beach should certainly be at the top of
your list if you are looking for an upscale, posh, and convenient place
Multiple amenities add to the enjoyment of
Golden Beach residents. Basket Ball court, Tennis Courts, a Ball
field, Kids' Playground, Picnic and recreation areas with public
restrooms. A special mention to the nice (historical) beach pavilion.
Quite a few celebrities are said to own homes
in Golden Beach, if that can add to its attraction and make some
prospective residents happier.
Golden Beach is certainly an exciting
place; but it is also a very family-friendly
city. You can notice it by the children freely biking and skating on its
streets, the careful speed of passing cars, and the general air of
prosperity and good, peaceful life. Many communal activities and
celebrations take place regularly and those who live in Golden Beach
seem quite proud and happy to belong to the city.
activity is allowed in Golden Beach. You won't see shopping centers or stores
here. No condominium buildings, no new developments. And it
seems as this will not change in the future. Construction codes and
remodeling of homes are also strictly regulated in Golden Beach and this is an additional
If we should believe the statistics out there, counting the 25-years-and-older population, 96.4% of Golden Beach
residents have at least a high-school education. 60.1% a Bachelor's
degree, 27.0% have a Graduate diploma. Golden Beach Unemployed? 1.3% - Is that
funny? 328 of Golden Beach residents are foreign-born, which is higher than Florida's
general percentage. (23.4% of these are from Latin America).
Why Golden Beach?
Golden Beach is a unique location in South
Florida where you can have a home directly facing the ocean, or
alongside a canal.
there is more:
A private beach, for the exclusive use of the
920 or so residents of Golden Beach. (On your left: a photo of
the historical beach pavilion).
Everybody agrees that
Golden Beach is a boaters' choice. On the Intracoastal, and
about 20 minutes from Haulover Inlet and the access to the open ocean,
you can keep your yacht or more modest fishing boat right in your
backyard. It can be a status statement and some people would choose to limit their use to the occasional
onboard drink with their guests, while breathing the breeze on the quiet waters;
but who said that this is not enjoyable?
For families with
kids, access to excellent public schools adds to the appeal of
Then there is the great shopping
factor. Bal Harbour is about a
hundred blocks away, or ten minutes drive. Aventura is across the
Lehman's causeway, and this can nicely complement your outdoor
restaurants abound North and South. The city's private Beach is
delightful, but just in
case you like more company, you can try Hollywood Beach or Sunny Isles Beach. In
this last city, large high-rise buildings contrast with the Golden Beach
way of life, but the options of entertainment, dining, and shopping are
also a magnet.
Willing to drive some more? South Beach perpetual party is
right on Collins, One hundred more blocks South of Bal Harbour.
Much closer is the Hallandale very pretty
Village at Gulfstream with its shops, restaurants, casino and race track;
Let's not forget the Diplomat
shopping center, the Diplomat Golf Course, and the Greyhound Track.
The unique Hollywood Beach is an appealing
option, for a pleasant walk right alongside sand, restaurants, bars and shops.
Downtown Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale Beach are
some other possibilities of enjoying South Florida if you live in Golden
Beach. We're talking just a few more minutes drive. Not the least
expensive alternative, but definitely one of the best if you are in
search of a South Florida Waterfront Home.