Golden Beach, Florida

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Town of Golden Beach
Official seal of Town of Golden Beach
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
Coordinates: 25°57′54″N 80°7′21″W / 25.96500°N 80.12250°W / 25.96500; -80.12250Coordinates: 25°57′54″N 80°7′21″W / 25.96500°N 80.12250°W / 25.96500; -80.12250
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
IncorporatedMay 23, 1929
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorGlenn Singer
 • Vice MayorJaime Mendal
 • CouncilmembersKenneth Bernstein,
Judy Lusskin, and
Amy Isackson-Rojas
 • Town ManagerAlexander Diaz
 • Town ClerkLissette Perez
 • Total0.42 sq mi (1.07 km2)
 • Land0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)  0.0%
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total961
 • Density2,947.85/sq mi (1,139.63/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)305, 786
FIPS code12-26250[2]
GNIS feature ID0283145[3]

Golden Beach is a town located in the northeast corner of Miami-Dade County, Florida, between the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2020 census, the town had a total population of 961.


Golden Beach is located at 25°57′54″N 80°07′21″W / 25.964869°N 80.122481°W / 25.964869; -80.122481.[4] It is on the barrier island that separates the Intracoastal Waterway from the ocean; the entire town is about one mile from north to south, and four blocks from east to west.

Golden Beach is known as a very upscale community, and many of its houses are worth over a million dollars. Several celebrities, including Bill Gates, own homes there. Eric Clapton's album 461 Ocean Boulevard was named after the Golden Beach house at that address, a photo of which is also featured on the album cover.[5]

The town is surrounded by the cities of Aventura to the west, Sunny Isles Beach to the south, and Hallandale Beach to the north. Another interesting note is that high-rise construction and commercial development are not permitted within the Town limits.

The main road through Golden Beach is Collins Avenue, also known as State Road A1A and Beachfront Avenue; Golden Beach is one of the most notorious speed traps in the Miami area. Motorists have been pulled over not only for speeding, but for minor equipment issues at night, which may become fishing expeditions (seat belts, etc.).[citation needed] The town has an abnormally large police force for its size, most of which is dedicated to speed control along the main road.

In 1981, all but one of the roads into the town from A1A were closed as a means of preventing "criminals, curious tourists from nearby hotels, joggers and Haitian refugees" from entering Golden Beach.[6] The blockades remained and the Strand continues to be the only road into town and is still patrolled by a police guardhouse.

Surrounding areas[edit]

  Broward County (Hallandale Beach)
  Broward County (Hallandale Beach) Up arrow left.svg Up-1.svg Up arrow right.svg Atlantic Ocean
  Aventura Left.svg  Right.svg Atlantic Ocean
  Aventura Down arrow left.svg Down arrow.svg Down arrow right.svg Atlantic Ocean
  Sunny Isles Beach


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Golden Beach racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 608 63.27%
Asian (NH) 3 0.31%
Some Other Race (NH) 7 0.73%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 18 1.87%
Hispanic or Latino 325 33.82%
Total 961

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 961 people, 190 households, and 156 families residing in the town.

2010 census[edit]

Golden Beach Demographics
2010 Census Golden Beach Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 919 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 0.0% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 2,737.7/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 97.8% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 71.8% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.7% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 26.2% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 0.3% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 0.0% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 0.2% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 355 households, out of which 19.2% were vacant. In 2000, 49.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.55.

2000 census[edit]

In 2000, the town population was spread out, with 34.6% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $136,686, and the median income for a family was $141,557. Males had a median income of $81,193 versus $58,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $73,053.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 55.01% of the population, while Spanish accounted for 35.09% of the populace, speakers of Hebrew made up 4.40%, French was at 3.85%, and Russian was the mother tongue for 1.65% of residents.[9]

As of 2000, Golden Beach had the third highest percentage of Israeli residents in the US, with 4.4% of the population (tied with Oak Park, California).[10]


Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Golden Beach.

All residents are zoned to Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 in Sunny Isles Beach for elementary and K–8.[11] Prior to August 2008 residents were zoned to Highland Oaks Elementary School.[12] Residents who want a standard comprehensive middle school instead of a K–8 may choose to enroll at a separate middle school,[11] Highland Oaks Middle School.[13] Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus is the zoned senior high school.[14] Prior to the opening of Mourning in 2009, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School served Eastern Shores.[15]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Sokol, Brett. "Musical Mecca: After 30 years, they still flock to that most fabled of oceanfront homes", Miami New Times, 9 December 2004.
  6. ^ Associated Press, "Town Closes its Doors to Crime and Tourists", The Dispatch (Lexington, North Carolina), 21 October 1981.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  9. ^ "MLA's Data Center Results of Golden Beach, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Israeli Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  11. ^ a b "NORMAN S. EDELCUP/SUNNY ISLES BEACH K-8 Boundary Description". Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  12. ^ Boyd-Barret, Claudia (2007-02-04). "K-8 center will ease overcrowding at schools". The Miami Herald. pp. 8, 46. - Clipping of first and of second page from
  13. ^ "HIGHLAND OAKS MS Boundary Description". Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  14. ^ "ALONZO AND TRACY MOURNING SENIOR HIGH BISCAYNE BAY Boundary Description". Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  15. ^ "SS_QQQ1_1-24-09.pdf Archived 2009-08-15 at the Wayback Machine." Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus. Retrieved on May 6, 2012.

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