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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Sunny Isles Beach is a suburb of Miami with a population of 22,175. Sunny Isles Beach is in Miami-Dade County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Sunny Isles Beach offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sunny Isles Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Sunny Isles Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sunny Isles Beach are above average.
About Sunny Isles Beach...
Population
22,175

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,557
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Sunny Isles Beach 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
    53.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,283.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Sunny Isles Beach

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,355
National
$55,322
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Sunny Isles Beach Reviews

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I have lived here all of my life and I love it. It is very safe. I'm sure you could walk outside at 3:00 am and nothing would happen. There is also a strong sense of community even though the city is filled with tourists from South America and Canada. The city holds events like concerts, farmers markets, and othe things. They have a wonderful public library next to the police station and city hall. Everything is so close to each other. You could walk to the grocery store, doctor, restaurants, pharmacy, and the beach, of course. I went to the community school here for my middle school years (I'm now in college), and I can tell you that it is a great school with amazing teachers. All in all, Sunny Isles feels like I'm living in paradise all the time. This city is amazing!
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It's a very safe neighborhood, very nice people, amazing school, and overall a great community! The school is very safe and the teachers are very good. There are a lot of business and restaurants in the neighborhood, with supermarkets within reach and all sorts of stores to go to. All the homes are within a block of the beach, making it very easy to just cross the street and enjoy some time at one of the top beaches in Miami.
Sunny Isles is a city that is meant for people who already achieved something in life. Located near Miami and on the beach, it has everything you need to relax and enjoy your life. Great architecture, there are several buildings that make this place look like downtown, though most of them are build on the "first line" and are really expensive.
There are also several downsides. Recently police became firmer, it is common to see each time you drive by, someone is being pulled over. And there is no solid reason for that, criminal activity was lower than in the most surrounding neighborhood prior to this. Also renting an apartment is somewhat expensive. Relatively of course.