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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Palmetto Bay is a suburb of Miami with a population of 24,679. Palmetto Bay is in Miami-Dade County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Palmetto Bay offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palmetto Bay there are a lot of parks. Residents of Palmetto Bay tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Palmetto Bay are highly rated.
About Palmetto Bay...
Population
24,679

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$489,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,275
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Palmetto Bay Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    341.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,438.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Palmetto Bay

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,612
National
$55,322
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Palmetto Bay Reviews

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I've lived throughout the US, Europe, and South America and can honestly say that Palmetto Bay's quality of life is at the top of the list. Its relative affordability, safety, schools, and proximity to Miami places it among the best places to live in Florida. Only 10-15 minutes from great restaurants, nightlife, monkey jungle, ZooMiami, golf courses, and a beautiful coastline. Also only about 45 mins to Key Largo, 35 Minutes to downtown Miami and 25 mins from MIA and ! It is super kid and family friendly. Our kids bike, roller blade, ride scooters, and stroll freely in their neighborhoods as well as around the many beautiful parks in the city. Many residents use golf carts to drop kids off at school , go shopping at Publix or pickup a cup of coffee at Starbucks. There is a bit of congestion but every major city has a degree of congestion (does not compare to congestion in NY, LA, DC). We bought our home 4 years ago and have no plans of leaving this beautiful place anytime soon!
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So far, so good! I’ve only been here half a year but it seems like an incredible neighborhood by the bay. The estates are beautiful, the weather and location are fantastic, the people are friendly, the schools and hospitals are great. What’s not to love?
I love how Palmetto Bay is very diverse and in an excellent location with a variety of restaurants, malls and parks. Within 10 minutes or less of my house I can choose to eat out in 3 different Asian, Indian, Latin, Seafood, American and other restaurants or fast food places. Within 10 minutes or less I can go to 3 different malls and 3 different Home Depots for the DIY'S out there. My son and I ride bike along Old Cutler Rd on most weekends and with him I have discovered the nautical side of Palmetto Bay. There are trails that lead us out to the bay where he goes looking for fish and crabs and other critters. I love it here and highly recommend it.