Palmetto Bay, Florida

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Palmetto Bay, Florida
Official seal of Palmetto Bay, Florida
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
Coordinates: 25°37′37.87″N 80°19′14.53″W / 25.6271861°N 80.3207028°W / 25.6271861; -80.3207028
Country  United States
State  Florida
Counties Miami-Dade
Incorporated September 10, 2002
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Eugene Flinn
 • Vice Mayor John DuBois
 • Attorney Dexter Lehtinen
 • Village Clerk Meighan J. Alexander
 • City Council Karyn Cunningham, Tim Schaffer, Larissa Siegel Lara
 • 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%
Population (2000)
 • Village 24,469
 • Density 3,155.6/sq mi (1,082.7/km2)
 • Metro 5,422,200
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 305, 786

Palmetto Bay is a Miami suburban incorporated village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,408 at the 2010 census.

Palmetto Bay includes two census-designated places defined in the 2000 census, Cutler and East Perrine.


In August 1992, Palmetto Bay and the surrounding South Miami-Dade area were severely damaged 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.[1][2]

The village incorporated on September 10, 2002, taking the territory formerly held by the Cutler and East Perrine census-designated places.[3]


Palmetto Bay is located just west of Biscayne Bay 25°37′38″N 80°19′15″W / 25.62722°N 80.32083°W / 25.62722; -80.32083.

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[4] of 2010, there were 23,410 people, 7,970 households, and 6,783 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,823.9 /mi². There were 8,372 housing units at an average density of 925.6 per square mile (360.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 84.9% White (Non-Hispanic White 49.5%),[5] 6.2% African American, 0.12% Native American, 4.5% 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 38.6% of the population.

The median income for a household in the village was $107,259.[6] The per capita income for the village was $37,485.[7]


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."[8][9][10] Burger King moved to its current headquarters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County in July and August 2002.[8] The former Burger King headquarters as of 2007 houses rental offices for several companies.[11]


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. Additionally, The Miami Herald covers the Village in its South-Dade edition of its "Neighbors" supplement.

Prior to 2012, the Village streamed its council meetings exclusively online. In early 2012, the Village expanded its video services to a government access TV network, WBAY, which offers a variety of local programming in addition to coverage of council meetings.


Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

  • Palmetto Bay Preschools:

KLA Schools of Palmetto Bay, Opening Fall 2013 [12]

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:

Notable sites[edit]

  • Charles 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.
  • Harry Troeger house; a county-designated historic house built in 1949 (1920 according to data mining sites) that most likely faces demolition.[16]


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  3. ^ "About our village." Village of Palmetto Bay. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Palmetto Bay (Village) QuickFacts". Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Palmetto Bay (Village) QuickFacts". Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Palmetto Bay, Florida American FactFinder Per Capita Income in Past 12 Months (in 2010 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)". Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  8. ^ a b Walker, Elaine. "Burger King Begins Switch to New Headquarters in Miami." Miami Herald. July 9, 2002. Retrieved on August 28, 2009.
  9. ^ "Home Page." Burger King. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  10. ^ "Cutler CDP, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  11. ^ "Bacardi U.S.A. to take over BK's planned Coral Gables headquarters." South Florida Business Journal. Tuesday May 8, 2007. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  12. ^ --~~~~Preschools Palmetto Bay, Fl
  13. ^ "Boundaries." Miami Palmetto High School. Accessed October 30, 2008.
  14. ^ "Welcome to Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School." Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
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  16. ^ Leonor, Melhor Marie (November 12, 2014). "Fight to save wooden cabin pits Walden vs. suburbia in Palmetto Bay". The Miami Herald. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 25°37′38″N 80°19′15″W / 25.627187°N 80.320704°W / 25.627187; -80.320704