Tuesday, June 25, 2013
GOLDEN BEACH REAL ESTATE
Stretching on about 1.8 mile on the barrier island between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Golden Beach, at the northernmost tip of Dade County, is only about four blocks wide, and an exclusive luxury-homes area.
A bit closer to the Fort Lauderdale's than the Miami's airport, it borders with Sunny Isles Beach, Hallandale Beach, and Aventura.
Golden Beach is a gated city. Access through its pretty guard-house gives residents a sense of security and belonging.
Golden Beach Real Estate:
A total of about 370 homes can be found in Golden Beach. I will classify the rich mix of Mediterranean, modern, and traditional architecture of Golden Beach Homes, ranging from relatively small homes to imposing mansions, in three types:
Directly on the Ocean
Of all Golden Beach homes, the ocean-side houses are the most valuable. If having your "own" beach is not enough to make you ecstatic, just imagine the unending view of water, sand and horizon from your window when waking up every morning.
Golden Beach Intracoastal and Canals Waterfront Homes.
Across the street from the Oceanside Homes, the Golden Beach homes on the Intracoastal waters appeal to boaters. They have all private docks with ocean access. Docks are generally on deep canals and can accommodate anything from typical fishing boats to large yachts.
The non-waterfront homes. Not all homes in Golden Beach have a direct access to the canals. However they share the same amenities, private beach, and community life. The fact is a sizable amount of Golden Beach residents do not make the boating option their priority, but are rather attracted by the beautiful environment of Golden Beach, and its quality of life.
Regardless of which you choose, or which you can afford, Golden Beach should certainly be at the top of your list if you are looking for an upscale, posh, and convenient place to live.
Multiple amenities add to the enjoyment of Golden Beach residents. Basket Ball court, Tennis Courts, a Ball field, Kids' Playground, Picnic and recreation areas with public restrooms. A special mention to the nice (historical) beach pavilion.
Quite a few celebrities are said to own homes in Golden Beach, if that can add to its attraction and make some prospective residents happier.
Golden Beach is certainly an exciting place; but it is also a very family-friendly city. You can notice it by the children freely biking and skating on its streets, the careful speed of passing cars, and the general air of prosperity and good, peaceful life. Many communal activities and celebrations take place regularly and those who live in Golden Beach seem quite proud and happy to belong to the city.
No commercial activity is allowed in Golden Beach. You won't see shopping centers or stores here. No condominium buildings, no new developments. And it seems as this will not change in the future. Construction codes and remodeling of homes are also strictly regulated in Golden Beach and this is an additional guarantee.
If we should believe the statistics out there, counting the 25-years-and-older population, 96.4% of Golden Beach residents have at least a high-school education. 60.1% a Bachelor's degree, 27.0% have a Graduate diploma. Golden Beach Unemployed? 1.3% - Is that funny? 328 of Golden Beach residents are foreign-born, which is higher than Florida's general percentage. (23.4% of these are from Latin America).
Golden Beach is a unique location in South Florida where you can have a home directly facing the ocean, or alongside a canal. But there is more:
A private beach, for the exclusive use of the 920 or so residents of Golden Beach.
Everybody agrees that Golden Beach is a boaters' choice. On the Intracoastal, and about 20 minutes from Haulover Inlet and the access to the open ocean, you can keep your yacht or more modest fishing boat right in your backyard. It can be a status statement and some people would choose to limit their use to the occasional onboard drink with their guests, while breathing the breeze on the quiet waters; but who said that this is not enjoyable?
For families with kids, access to excellent public schools adds to the appeal of Golden Beach.
Then there is the great shopping factor. Bal Harbour is about a hundred blocks away, or ten minutes drive. Aventura is across the Lehman's causeway, and this can nicely complement your outdoor activities. Good restaurants abound North and South.
The city's private Beach is delightful, but just in case you like some more company, you can try Hollywood Beach or Sunny Isles Beach. In this last city, large high-rise buildings contrast with the Golden Beach way of life, but the options of entertainment, dining, and shopping are a different magnet.
Willing to drive some more? South Beach perpetual party is right on Collins, One hundred more blocks South of Bal Harbour, which is just a few blocks drive from Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside.
Much closer is the Hallandale pretty Village at Gulfstream with its shops, restaurants, casino and race track; Let's not forget the Diplomat shopping center, the Diplomat Golf Course, and the Greyhound Track.
The unique Hollywood Beach is an appealing option, for a pleasant walk right alongside sand, restaurants, bars and shops.
Downtown Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale Beach are some other possibilities of enjoying South Florida if you live in Golden Beach.
We're talking just a few more minutes drive.
Golden Beach is a pearl.
Not the least expensive alternative, but definitely one of the best if you are in search of a South Florida Waterfront Home.