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Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay is an incorporated Miami-Dade County village on the...


Welcome to Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay is an incorporated Miami-Dade County village on the picturesque shores of Biscayne Bay. Biscayne Bay forms the village’s eastern boundary, while the village of Pinecrest and the town of Cutler Bay border Palmetto Bay to the north and south. All of the attractions of Downtown Miami are just 25 minutes north of Palmetto Bay, and the Florida Keys are less than an hour’s drive south. The village has numerous parks and landmark historic residences, including the sprawling waterfront Deering Estate.

Palmetto Bay was incorporated in 2002, but its history stretches back much further. Masterpiece 1920s estates share the village with magnificent newer homes. Housing options include grand Mediterranean-style residences, equestrian estates with barns and stables, and spacious single-family homes in gated communities with first-class private amenities.

What to Love

  • Grand homes from different time periods 
  • The Falls shopping and dining 
  • Biscayne Bay recreation 
  • Deering Estate 

People & Lifestyle 

Palmetto Bay offers an elegant blend of old Florida charm and contemporary urban sophistication. The village is home to around 24,000 residents, who enjoy access to excellent public schools and lots of outdoor recreation at numerous parks and on Biscayne Bay.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South Dixie Highway runs along Palmetto Bay’s western boundary with lots of businesses dotted along it. At Palmetto Bay’s northwestern boundary, The Falls is a sprawling open-air shopping center featuring over 100 restaurants and retailers anchored by a Macy’s department store. Other retailers include Aeropostale, Aldo, Apple, Bath & Body Works, Chico’s, Coach, Francesca’s, L’Occitane, Michael Kors, Pandora, Sephora, Talbots, and Victoria’s Secret. Dining choices include Chicago-style deep dish pizzas and craft beer at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, seasonal tapas paired with premium wines and handcrafted cocktails at Bulla Gastrobar, flavorful Mediterranean dishes at K-Bab, churrasco steaks and homestyle Nicaraguan cooking at Los Ranchos Steakhouse, authentic Neapolitan pizza and other Italian specialties at Pummarola Pastificio Pizzeria, and a creative fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine at Sokai Sushi Bar. Other businesses clustered along South Dixie Highway include relaxed burgers and shakes spot Fuddruckers, family-run retro diner Walter’s Coffee Shop, and lively bar and grill Hole in the Wall.

Things to Do

Biscayne Bay is an incredible recreation destination that is right on your doorstep! Some of the most popular activities on Biscayne Bay include boating, jet skiing, and kayaking. The grand 1920s Charles Deering Estate sits in a spectacular Bayfront location atop a limestone ridge. Nature trails run through the estate’s diverse habitat, which includes 87 acres of pine rockland, rare tropical hardwood hammock, and coastal wetlands. The Deering Estate hosts many events throughout the year, including an annual Vintage Auto Show. Thalatta Estate is another architectural gem on the Bayshore. This elegant 1920s Mediterranean estate is a popular wedding venue. Other events held at the estate include a Father’s Day Vintage Auto Show. There are many gorgeous green spaces within Palmetto Bay. 50-acre Coral Reef Park has sports facilities and areas of preserved pineland. Perrine Wayside Dog Park spans three acres with a pup-friendly lake and pet water fountains. Palmetto Bay Park has several softball fields and a basketball court. Bill Sadowski Park extends over 30 acres with distinctive pineland, tropical hardwood hammock, and drained Everglades slough habitat areas. The park also has a nature center with animal exhibits and a native tree arboretum. Along Palmetto Bay’s northwestern edge, Palmetto Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole municipal course with a lighted driving range and a miniature golf course.


Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami-Dade School District.

  • Howard Drive Elementary School, Public, PK-5
  • Coral Reef Elementary School, Public, PK-5
  • Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts, Public, Magnet, K-5
  • Southwood Middle School, Public, Magnet, 6-8
  • Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Public, Magnet, 9-12

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