Surfside, A Family Paradise
By: Ismael Rodriguez
In Surfside, hidden behind a façade of oceanfront luxury condos, including picturesque towers like Fendi Chateau and The Surf Club, are the town’s single family homes to the west of Harding Avenue.
Surfside, a modest community with just fewer than 6,000 residents, appeals to many families in large part because of its design, limiting oceanfront buildings to 12 stories and only allowing single-family one and two story homes farther west, creating an uninterrupted view.
Currently, 50 single-family homes are for sale in Surfside, with prices between $585,000 to $5.9 million, according to what realtor Ines Hegedus-Garcia told the press. She predicts these homes with two-to-three bedrooms will continue to increase in value, since the price has nearly doubled in the past 10 years.
Its charms lie in the cozy neighborhood to the west of Harding Avenue, comprised of 5,600 square-foot lots with pastiche of stucco ranch styles built in the 1930s and ‘40s, and a handful of Art Deco, Miami Modern and Mediterranean Revival styles, according to Hegedus-Garcia.
“It has a small town feel even though you’re in the middle of Miami. I feel like I never want to leave, it’s so great,” Evelyn Fernandez, 36, who previously lived in Biscayne Park, told the press.
Surfside is located in Miami Beach, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, just south of Bal Harbour.
Median Value: $658,400
Value Change: 2.7 percent (over the last year)
School Ratings: Excellent