Palmetto Bay, Florida
|Palmetto Bay, Florida|
|— Village —|
|Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.|
|Incorporated||September 10, 2002|
|• Mayor||Shelley Stanczyk|
|• Vice Mayor||Brian Pariser|
|• Attorney||Eve A. Boutsis|
|• Village Clerk||Meighan J. Rader|
|• City Council||Patrick Fiore, Howard Tendrich, Joan Lindsay|
|• Village||8.8 sq mi (22.6 km2)|
|• Land||8.8 sq mi (22.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2) 0.44%|
|• Density||3,155.6/sq mi (1,082.7/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
In August 1992, Palmetto Bay and the surrounding South Miami-Dade area were severely destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in Palmetto Bay were destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt. Unlike the destroyed homes which were made of wood frame construction, the new homes and construction were rebuilt with concrete walls. Although many areas of Miami were heavily affected by Hurricane Andrew, Palmetto Bay was one of the worst affected and remains a reminder of the hurricane's extensive disaster in the city today.
The village incorporated on September 10, 2002, taking the territory formerly held by the Cutler and East Perrine census-designated places.
Palmetto Bay is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.6 km²). 8.8 square miles (22.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.44%) is mostly water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 24,469 people, 7,970 households, and 6,783 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,082.7/km² (3155.6/mi²). There were 8,145 housing units at an average density of 925.6 per square mile (360.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 84.4% White (Non-Hispanic White 61.9%), 7.65% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.00% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.44% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.32% of the population.
At one point the Burger King headquarters were located in what was the Cutler census-designated place, in a campus described by Elaine Walker of the Miami Herald as "sprawling" and "virtually hidden away." Burger King moved to its current headquarters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County in July and August 2002. The former Burger King headquarters as of 2007 houses rental offices for several companies.
The Village of Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami market for local radio and television. The Village has its own newspaper, The Palmetto Bay News, which is published bi-weekly by Miami's Community Newspapers, in print and online.
Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Howard Drive Elementary, Perrine Elementary, and Coral Reef Elementary School, in Palmetto Bay, serve separate sections of the city.
All of the city is zoned to:
Palmetto Bay Private Schools:
- Westminster Christian School
- Palmer Trinity School
- Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School
- Christ Fellowship Academy
Notable Sites 
The Deering Estate is situated on Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay. It served as the home of Charles Deering until 1927 when he died at the estate. Currently, the estate hosts many cultural arts events and can be rented out for private events, such as weddings.
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- "Boundaries." Miami Palmetto High School. Accessed October 30, 2008.
- "Welcome to Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School." Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
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