North Miami Beach: A Great Place to Move to
- Dubbed the Crossroads of South Florida
- Comfortable to live in
- Many efforts to promote neighborhood stability
North Miami Beach of Miami-Dade County, Florida, dubs the Crossroads of South Florida as it is located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale and near the Golden Glades Interchange, the meeting point of I-95, Florida’s Turnpike, and the Palmetto Expressway.
With its strategic location and easy access, North Miami Beach becomes one of South Florida’s well known regional shopping areas and one of its most popular sites for office. North Miami Beach could be reached from virtually all of South Florida in less than half of an hour. Make sure you use reliable North Miami Beach movers for all your moving needs.
Aside of its convenience for business, the city is also comfortable to live in as future homeowners can discover homes suit their pockets to stylish seafront properties. They can also find condominiums and rental apartments in an attractive location. Due to its waterfront location, they can enjoy beaches and bays all the time as well as parks and recreational, cultural, and dining places.
The city’s total area is 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), consisting of land 5.0 square miles (12.8 km2) and waters of 0.3 square mile (0.9 km2) or 6.43% with elevation of only 10 ft (3 m). According to 2010 census, the city was inhabited by 41,523 people, consisting among others of a large middle class of Haitian-American and Jewish-American community who were born in the U.S. or abroad.
Previously, the city was named Fulford in 1926 after Captain William H. Fulford of the United States Coast Guard but in 1931 it was renamed North Miami Beach.
Appeals in the surrounding area of North Miami Beach include a line of popular ocean beaches, Haulover Park and Haulover Beach. The city also has an authentic Medieval Spanish monastery named the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church. The interesting thing is that the stone building around a patio was built in Sacramenia of Spain in 12th century. It was bought by William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s, taken in pieces and brought to the US. Following the death of Hearst’s in North Miami Beach by 1950s, it was reassembled and now becomes one of tourism attractions and a popular wedding spot.
Many efforts have been taken to promote neighborhood stability throughout the city. In 1993, the city constructed a modern police station and redeveloped infrastructure in the Government Center neighborhood. Meanwhile a program called ‘Proud Neighborhoods’ occurred in September 2000 with 67 different projects. This 5 year-program enabled the upgrading of streets, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping in every area of the city.