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Golden Beach Homes and Land

Golden Beach Neighborhood

Locals know it’s time to slow down when driving on the stretch of State Road 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 Beach neighborhood has become one of the most desirable places to live in South Florida.

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Golden Beach Market Overview as of 06-06-2023

Type For Sale Avg Price Avg $/ Sq.Ft.
Single Family Residence 35 $15,439,142 2456

Golden Beach Market Overview
Single Family Homes by # of Bedrooms

Bedrooms For Sale Avg Price Min Price Max Price Avg Sq. Ft. Avg $/ Sq.Ft.
3 2 $5,895,000 $4,300,000 $7,490,000 2,885 2043
4 5 $7,078,999 $4,495,000 $12,500,000 3,859 1834
5 11 $9,566,818 $2,990,000 $18,750,000 5,059 1891
6 11 $13,961,363 $3,800,000 $21,500,000 6,121 2281
7 3 $18,458,333 $13,800,000 $23,775,000 7,987 2311
8 1 $34,000,000 $34,000,000 $34,000,000 8,857 3839
9 2 $72,500,000 $45,000,000 $100,000,000 18,873 3841

Golden Beach Single Family Homes Sold in the Past 6 Months

Bedrooms For Sale Avg Price Min Price Max Price Avg Sq. Ft. Avg $/ Sq.Ft.
4 1 $3,595,000 $3,595,000 $3,595,000 2,773 1296
6 1 $8,890,000 $8,890,000 $8,890,000 5,151 1726
7 1 $16,550,000 $16,550,000 $16,550,000 6,720 2463

The neighborhood’s charter protects it from any kind of commercial activity and bans high-rise condominiums. The 370 upscale, single-family detached 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 Ocean Boulevard.

Golden Beach’s committed sense of community has attracted discerning residents from all over the world to this idyllic town. Several celebrities, including Bill Gates, Ricky Martin, Benjamin Rose and Paul Newman, maintain 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.

The only thing that isn’t exclusive in Golden Beach is its zip code, 33160, which is shared with Sunny Isles Beach and parts of the Miami mainland, including North Beach and Aventura.

Places To Go and Things To Do Around Golden Beach

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 15 to 20-minute drive, while Miami International Airport is about a 30-minute drive, depending on traffic and time of day.

Golden Beach’s estimated 900 residents have a median age of 38.6 years, indicating many young families with children. In 2005, the approximate median household income was $141,200.

Golden Beach Government & Police

Incorporated in 1929, the town of Golden Beach is governed by a mayor and four council members, who are 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.

The current Golden Beach budget includes funds for bridge maintenance and a capital improvement program, including new sidewalks, improved drainage and new landscaping.

Golden Beach Recreation

A beach lifeguard stand is staffed daily all year, serving the residents only beach pavilion at The Strand and Ocean Boulevard. The pavilion includes landscaping, lighting, furniture and Wi-Fi access, is a focal point for the town. Neighbors gather there for community events as well as weddings and parties. The Town of Golden Beach owns and maintains three parks: John Tweddle 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 such as supermarkets, drugstores and dry cleaners, banks and a post office. For upscale stores and boutiques, Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Shops are just 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 insure 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 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 fill 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, a few Golden Beach houses 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.

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