Isle of Normandy

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Isle of Normandy
Neighborhood of Miami Beach
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade County
City Miami Beach
Government
 • Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
 • Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman
 • House of Representatives Richard L. Steinberg (D)
 • State Senate Gwen Margolis (D)
 • U.S. House Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,841
Time zone UTC-05 (EST)
ZIP Code 33141
Area code(s) 305, 786

Isle of Normandy or Normandy Island or Normandy Isles or Normandy Isle is a neighborhood of North Beach in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States. It is located along the eastern shore of Biscayne Bay.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located at 25°51′11″N 80°08′06″W / 25.853°N 80.135°W / 25.853; -80.135, with an elevation 3 feet (0.91 m).[2]

History[edit]

After building a chain of movie theaters in Cincinnati, Alsace native Henri Levi (or Levy) moved to Miami Beach in 1922. In 1926 he undertook a 2-year period of 24-hour-a-day dredging to create Normandy Isle from the natural swampy land mass in Biscayne Bay west of 71st street theretofore called Warner-Meade Island. Levy was also instrumental in the construction of the 79th Street Causeway.[3]

Streets[edit]

Most streets on Normandy Isle were named after French cities and architectural landmarks.

East-West

  • Bay Drive
  • Biarritz Drive
  • Beatriz Court
  • 71st Street (originally Everglades Concourse)
  • Maimonides Street
  • Everglades Court (alley)
  • Normandy Drive
  • Normandy Court
  • Marseille Drive
  • Calais Drive

North-South

  • Brest Esplanade
  • Rue Vendome
  • Vendome Court
  • Rue Versailles
  • Versailles Court
  • Vichy Drive
  • Rue Notre Dame
  • Rue Bordeaux
  • Trouville Esplanade
  • Rue Granville
  • Verdun Drive

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 25°51′11″N 80°08′06″W / 25.853°N 80.135°W / 25.853; -80.135