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About Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach is located on a barrier island in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Golden Beach lies to the north, Bal Harbour and Haulover Park are immediately to the south.

Sunny Isles Beach is midway between downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale with easy access to business centers, entertainment, sports and recreational facilities, and tourist attractions. Residents and visitors can fly into either Miami International or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports, or cruise into the Port of Miami or Port Everglades and be in Sunny Isles Beach within 20 to 30 minutes.

Almost one million vacationers visit Sunny Isles Beach annually to enjoy the 2 mile-long fine sand beach and outdoor amenities such as water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis, as well as the abundant shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby. The landmark fishing pier is a local favorite while the beautiful Samson Oceanfront Park provides a space to relax and enjoy the sunrise, and will soon include a new children’s playground, along with renovated restroom facilities.

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Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8

  • 1,909 students
  • 2014 School Grade: A
  • 2014 Total Points: 703

Highland Oaks Middle School

  • 1,137 students
  • 2014 School Grade: A
  • 2014 Total Points: 625

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High

  • 1,543 students
  • 2014 Grade: A
  • 2014 Earned Points: 1149

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High

  • 2,650 students
  • 2014 Grade: A
  • 2014 Earned Points 1163

Source: Miami-Dade County Schools Performance Grade Reports 2013-2014

Police Department

Number of Stations: 1

Sworn Officers: 56

Non-Sworn Personnel: 13

Lifeguard Towers: 10

Lifeguards: 41

Fire Protection

Suppression Units: 3

Fire Stations: 2

Employees: 21

FY12 Total Fire Runs: 600

FY12 EMS Runs: 1,400

FY12 Average Response: 6.2 minutes

(2013 numbers not available)

Major Employers              # of Employees

Trump International Resort                                                   352

Newport Beachside Resort                                                     330

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach                                 298

City of Sunny Isles Beach                                                         272

Publix Supermarket                                                                  173

Marco Polo Beach Resort                                                        136

Marenas Resort                                                                          129

Double Tree Hotel                                                                      120

Elite Guard & Patrol Services                                                   100

City Parks                              Acres

Heritage Park – 19260 Collins Avenue                                       3.8

Golden Shores Community Park – 201 191 Terrace              0.4

Pelican Community Park – 18115 North Bay Road                2.0

Senator Gwen Margolis Park – 17815 North Bay Road         2.9

Samson Oceanfront Park – 17425 Collins Avenue                 2.1

Town Center Park – 17200 Collins Avenue                               3.2

Bella Vista Bay Park – 500 Sunny Isles Blvd.                             0.8

Pier Park – 16501 Collins Avenue                                                0.7

Oceania Park – 16320 Collins Avenue                                       0.1

Gateway Park – Coming Soon!                                                    3.7

Intracoastal Park – 16000 – 16200 Collins Avenue                1.8