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The Affluent Community of Golden Beach

The town of Golden Beach offers a great location that’s just between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, offering residents an oceanfront community with a private beach. There are only around 1,000 residents in the community, which helps to provide it the flavor and appeal of a relatively small intimate community. The town is only about one mile long and approximately four blocks wide. On the eastern side we find the Atlantic Ocean, with the Biscayne waterways to the West. To the North is Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Ft. Lauderdale, and to the south is Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour. It’s a fantastic place to live and one of Miami's most prestigious locations.

The Neighborhood of Golden Beach

The neighborhood’s charter protects it from any kind of commercial activity and bans high-rise condominiums. The 370 upscale, single-family homes in Golden Beach are either situated within the securely gated enclave that stretches west from A1A to the Intracoastal and its waterways or outside the gated area on prestigious Ocean Boulevard. Golden Beach’s committed sense of community has attracted discerning residents worldwide to this idyllic town. Several celebrities, including Bill Gates, Ricky Martin, Benjamin Rose, and Paul Newman, have had homes in Golden Beach. The Eric Clapton album 461 Ocean Boulevard was named after the Golden Beach house at that address, a photo of which is also featured on the album cover.

Of course, the location also makes it nice and easy to get to many of the other popular areas in South Florida. Head into Downtown Miami, or even up to Fort Lauderdale. It’s perfect for recreation or for work commutes with several airports within minutes. Golden Beach is close to the South Florida lifestyle with many places to dine and shop, a local park where residents can enjoy some downtime with their family and friends.

Where Is Golden Beach Located?

Golden Beach occupies Miami-Dade County's northernmost beachfront from Sunny Isles Beach to the Broward County line. The strictly residential community stretches for 1.8 miles along Ocean Boulevard, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west. A1A continues north to Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale and south to Bal Harbour, Surfside, and Miami Beach. The nearby Lehman Causeway, just over the border of Sunny Isles Beach, provides easy access to mainland Miami, Aventura, US1, and I-95. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades are an easy 20-minute drive, while Miami International Airport is about 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day.

Golden Beach Government & Police

Incorporated in 1929, the town of Golden Beach is governed by a mayor and four council members elected every two years. A town manager runs the daily affairs. Services are provided by the building and zoning, finance and administrative, and public works departments. The Golden Beach police department takes care of security and speeding drivers while the marine patrol monitors the three miles of Intracoastal waters under Golden Beach’s jurisdiction and responds to ocean emergencies.

Golden Beach Recreation

A beach lifeguard stand is staffed daily annually, serving the residents' only beach pavilion. Neighbors gather here for community events as well as weddings and parties. The Town of Golden Beach owns and maintains three parks: John Tweedle Park, with two tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, and picnic shelter, North Park, with a ball field, and a passive recreation area at South Park.

Golden Beach Shopping and Entertainment

While Golden Beach is strictly residential, the neighboring communities of Sunny Isles Beach, Hallandale Beach, and Aventura offer everyday shopping and services. For upscale stores and boutiques, Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Shops are minutes away. Fine restaurants, spas, cinemas, cultural centers, and professional sports venues are an easy drive from Golden Beach.

Golden Beach History

In the early 1920s, two brothers saw the possibilities of Miami Beach, and they appreciated what Joe Young had started in Broward County. But they had a different vision. Their dream was not of a large city with hotels and businesses. Instead, they pictured a small, quiet community along the coast, devoted entirely to family life near enough to large urban centers yet far enough away to ensure the peace and quiet of suburban life. They looked around for such a site and finally purchased a strip of the beach ridge slightly less than a mile long at the extreme northern end of Miami-Dade County. With this narrow ridge, not much more than a hundred yards wide at its widest part, went the swampland to the west as far back as the then-narrow canal-like passage that later developed into the Inland Waterway. The two men were R.W. and Henry G. Ralston. The dream town they founded is now Golden Beach.

The Ralston brothers and their associates of the Golden Beach Corporation spent millions of dollars cleaning out the mangrove swamps, pumping and hauling in landfills to build up the swamps, forming the three islands and the peninsulas between, building bridges, laying pipelines, water mains, and underground electrical conduits, and building streets. By 1928, only a few Golden Beach homes had been built. These were scattered along the oceanfront south of the loggia, on Center Island and North Bay Drive near the Center Island Bridge. When it looked as if the Golden Beach Corporation was no longer interested in caring for the development, the property owners themselves decided to take over.

Golden Beach Real Estate - Luxury Homes

Most of the residents who own Golden Beach real estate are ultra-high net worth, and that’s reflected in the luxury homes in Golden Beach. It’s a great place for someone to call their permanent home. However, many also buy Golden Beach real estate as a second home investment. It is a lovely place to live for those who love the water, as boaters on the bayside have backyard access, and the beaches are never more than a couple of blocks away, making it fast and easy to get the family to the water. You'll love it here with Golden Beach real estate offering an amazing South Florida living experience. Premier communities for single-family homes include either oceanfront & dry lot properties on Ocean Boulevard or waterfront homes within the private guard gates. From the list of luxury homes for sale, residential real estate in Golden Beach offers a tremendous selection, as you will discover looking through today's property listings.

Premier Golden Beach Property Listings

Golden Beach real estate is highly desirable, and people worldwide come to see what the excitement here in Miami is all about. Locals know it’s time to slow down when driving on the stretch of Collins Avenue (A1A) through the exclusive Town of Golden Beach. The Town’s police officers wait in parked patrol cars, ready to ticket anyone driving even minimally above the speed limit. The slower pace symbolizes the small, upscale community and its unflinching dedication to law enforcement and security. This Miami neighborhood has become one of the most desirable places to own a home in South Florida. We have incredibly beautiful oceanfront & waterfront homes for saleluxury home rentalsamong other real estate opportunities in Golden Beach. Contact me today to learn more!

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