Known for its beaches, surf culture, and upscale shopping centers and restaurants, Surfside caters to retired professionals and families seeking a quiet beach lifestyle within easy access to nearby Miami.
With a total area of just over 2 square miles, Surfside was originally established in the 1930s as a religious Jewish community called "Etz Chaim" which means "Tree of Life." Today over 80% of residents are Jewish and Surfside hosts numerous synagogues, kosher restaurants and Hebrew schools. Homes in Surfside are large single-family dwellings or high-rise condominium buildings, with average home values over $1 million.

Median Age

• Surfside is governed as a Commission-Manager style village to balance resident interests and commerce.

• Surfside was one of the first cities in Florida to ban the use of plastic straws and Styrofoam takeout containers.

• Surfside is also home to the Surf Club, a historic private club that has hosted some of the world's most famous celebrities, politicians, and business leaders over the years.