Palmetto Bay

Welcome to Palmetto Bay

Vibrant Miami suburb along Biscayne Bay

It has been 30 years since Hurricane Andrew devastated homes and businesses in South Florida. The Village of Palmetto Bay was one of the worst areas affected by the storm's ferocious path.

Through responsible leadership and the tenacity of property owners, Palmetto Bay was able to slowly rebuild, creating a far more exceptional version of itself. The thriving village now features environmentally friendly homes, beautiful parks, spectacular nature reserves, and top-rated public and private schools.

Tucked between South Dixie Highway to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east, the Village of Palmetto Bay is an incorporated municipality in Miami-Dade
County. Fondly referred to as the "Village of Parks," the area boasts six lavish recreational facilities that offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities.

Many residents enjoy scenic waterfront properties, with some featuring horse stables and barns. There are charming neighborhoods and luxurious gated communities with Mediterranean-style homes scattered throughout the village.

What to Love

  • Highly-rated public and private schools
  • Old Florida charm with idyllic neighborhoods
  • Proximity to Miami
  • Gorgeous public parks
  • Community pride and involvement

Local Lifestyle

The vibrant residential community perfectly encapsulates an Old Florida charm. The centrally-located region offers easy access to the Florida Keys to its south and Miami's city center to its north, providing the best of South Florida.

While the Village of Palmetto Bay is more laid-back than downtown Miami, it still offers upscale amenities and fine-dining experiences without having to venture far from home.

The picturesque beaches create an idyllic oasis, and locals appreciate the excellent water activities available without the fast-paced pressures of a touristy town center. Unlimited restaurants, golf courses, and nightlife are just minutes from the Village of Palmetto Bay.  

The neighborhoods of Palmetto Bay capture the hearts of everyone that comes to the area, as it is a rapidly growing village with upscale amenities and experiences for all to enjoy.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

The friendly Miami suburb hosts many great restaurants, including Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar. The chic Peruvian establishment is trendy yet comfortable, with a full menu that offers bold, delicious flavors.

Alaine's Osteria uses authentic ingredients for its freshly made Italian cuisine and is a favorite spot among locals. The Biltmore Bar in Coral Gables offers a fabulously sophisticated bar inside the magnificent historical Biltmore Hotel. Mamey Miami is a chic farm-to-table restaurant at the Thesis Hotel with live music in a beautiful rooftop bar with stunning views.

Cauley Square Historic Village oozes with Old South Florida charm, offering over 10 acres of picturesque gardens, art galleries, shops, wellness spas, and restaurants. The Tea Room offers the best afternoon tea in Miami, and The Village Chalet Restaurant offers a quaint outdoor setting with live music, serving Caribbean seafood and steak dishes.

Things to Do

Although the Village of Palmetto Bay is more tranquil than other lively locations in South Florida, it doesn't disappoint with annual events and plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors.

The Deering Estate is a neighborhood treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The environmental preserve offers 450 acres of natural terrain and is home to eight native ecosystems. The 2,000 miles long Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail run through the property, offering unsurpassed bird-watching opportunities.

The Palmetto Golf Course spans 100 acres and is an 18-hole championship, par-70 course. Coral Reef Park is a premier public park with huge recreational facilities for tennis, racquetball, and other sporting events. It is home to the annual Coral Reef Park Craft Festival, which attracts local and national artists to display their handmade work.

Palmetto Bay Family Kayak Adventures offers guided kayak tours around Biscayne Bay that are suitable for all ages, providing an educational experience paddling through South Florida's mangroves at Thalatta Estate.

For an intimate encounter with big cats from Africa and Asia, the Zoological Wildlife Foundation provides appointment-only guided wildlife tours and hands-on experiences. Monkey Jungle is home to monkeys and other exotic animals, with daily shows and interactive exhibits.


The Miami-Dade County School District serves the Village of Palmetto Bay.

  • Coral Reef Elementary, PK-5, test scores above the state average
  • Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts, K-5, above-average school with a 14:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Westminster Christian School, PK-12, highly rated with excellent proficiency scores
  • Palmer Trinity School, 6-12


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Overview for Palmetto Bay, FL

24,327 people live in Palmetto Bay, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $60,121. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Palmetto Bay, FL

Palmetto Bay has 7,799 households, with an average household size of 3.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palmetto Bay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,327 people call Palmetto Bay home. The population density is 2,936.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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