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Palmetto Bay Neighborhood Guide

Guide: Moving to Palmetto Bay, FL

At Goldman Residential Group, we understand that finding the right property is only part of a successful residential real estate transaction. We pride ourselves on helping our clients find the best fit for them and their families in this large, diverse city. We hope you enjoy this neighborhood guide curated by Hazel and Evan!

Introduction to Palmetto Bay, FL

Palmetto Bay is a suburban village incorporated in 2002 and lies just south of Pinecrest.

The area offers a large variety of executive one-half acre homes on peaceful cul-de-sac streets and child-friendly park-strewn neighborhoods and also very strong public and private schools.

This wonderful suburban area has been known to provide a high quality of suburban family living.

Things To Do In Palmetto Bay, FL

Palmetto Bay is the perfect neighborhood for families who enjoy peaceful living and the outdoors. Here are some of the best places to explore:

Coral Reef Park spans over 50 acres and is the perfect location for outdoor activities such as playing, walking, reading, relaxing, and picnicking. It offers expansive green spaces, pinelands preserve areas, and a tranquil streaming canal. Many residents flock here for fun and exercise.

Palmetto Bay Park is another local favorite. Its amenities include pavilion and gazebo rentals, a playground, a path for walking or running, batting cages, and basketball courts, as well as fields for softball and soccer.

The Deering Estate is the 1920s-era Miami estate of Charles Deering and a historic site. Residents can tour the historic homes on the property and enjoy countless events, including art exhibits, concerts, summer camps, and yoga.

Palmetto Golf Course is a par-70 course that’s spread over more than 100 acres of scenic South Florida land. The 18-hole championship-caliber course is attractive and challenging.

Best Schools In Palmetto Bay, FL

High-quality education is one of the main reasons young families covet homes in Palmetto Bay, FL. Here are some of the best schools in the area:

Some homes in Palmetto Bay, FL are part of the Pinecrest school district which gives students access to Pinecrest’s nationally recognized schools.

KLA Schools of Palmetto Bay is a culturally diverse preschool and daycare that strives to work together for a meaningful and high-quality experience for early childhood education. Staff and faculty have been known to be caring, professional, and nurturing as well as collaborating with parents to make sure that school is an extension of the home.

Alexander Montessori School offers half-day and full-day programs for children between 18 months and 12 years old. The school offers an Extracurricular Program to enhance its educational curriculum. It has been recognized as one of the leading Montessori schools in the world.

Coral Reef Elementary School is a highly-rated public school serving students from pre-kindergarten to the fifth grade. It’s known for its strong academic program and low student-to-teacher ratio.

Howard Drive Elementary School strives to help students become contributing members of society by being effective communicators, creative problem solvers, critical reflective thinkers, and self-directed lifelong learners. Students who attend this school tend to develop an understanding of rights and responsibilities which leads to good citizenship, understanding and respecting individual differences and diversity among cultures.

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts is an elementary school decided to the arts in education. Students can apply to magnet programs in dance, theater (drama), music, and visual arts.

Southwood Middle School Center for the Arts is an award-winning visual and performing arts magnet school. The magnet program includes visual arts, dance, drama, music, and photography. In addition to an A-rated academic program, students receive instruction from highly qualified instructors in their chosen category of art.

Palmetto Middle School is an A-rated school that offers students several unique academic programs including the Internationally recognized Cambridge Program, Forensic Science Academy, and international languages.

Palmer Trinity School is a private, co-ed Episcopal middle and high school. Students benefit from the school’s mind, body, and spirit philosophy and its diverse student body (over 35 countries are represented by their students). It is an IB school.

Miami Palmetto Senior High School is an exceptional magnet school. It was ranked one of the best high schools by U.S. News & World Report. It offers several magnet program options including AP Capstone, Forensic Investigative Academy, and iPrep. 

Westminster Christian School serves students from preschool to 12th grade. Its academic program challenges and empowers learners with a rigorous curriculum from a biblical worldview. It offers its high school students 26 Advanced Placement courses and two Pre-Advanced Placement courses.

Best Restaurants In Palmetto Bay, FL

Despite being a peaceful area of the city, Palmetto Bay does not lack wonderful dining options. There are many delicious restaurants, but here are some of our favorites:

Alaine’s Osteria offers an exquisite plethora of freshly-made, fine Italian cuisine made with the perfect blend of authentic ingredients.

Golden Rule Seafood Market & Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1943. It specializes in locally inspired comfort foods. Their seafood market is stocked with live blue crabs caught daily in Biscayne Bay, as well as fresh seafood from South Florida and the world. Diners can enjoy freshly shucked Gulf oysters and top-sellers such as buffalo shrimp, Caribbean fried conch, a classic Maine lobster roll, or blackened fish tacos.

The Original Lots of Lox Deli is a New York-style deli and restaurant known for its fresh bagels, hearty breakfasts, and delicious sandwiches. It’s been recognized as the Best Jewish Deli South by the Miami New Times before.

Pig Floyd’s BBQ, secretly inspired by By the Dark Side of the Moon, is a pop-up BBQ food truck. Patrons can enjoy some of the best BBQ outdoors.

Samurai: Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse is known for its teppanyaki dinners prepared by a personal chef. Dinner at Samurai is an experience as personal chefs perform while preparing your dinner. This is the perfect place for a family night out.

Your Dream Home Is Closer Than You Think

We partner with each client to find, not only the best property, but THE dream home that perfectly fits their lifestyle. With 59 years of combined experience and as life-long residents of South Florida, we have a deep understanding of the most coveted communities in this vibrant city. We are also client-centric in our approach, reducing the stressors that accompany residential real estate in a competitive market. We can help you and your family find the best home in the perfect neighborhood as well as painters, decorators, stagers, marble installers, landscapers, insurance options, plumbers, etc., to make your home exactly what you want it to be. We can offer you many options for anyone in any field who can assist you in getting your home up to the standards you want. Get in touch with us today.

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