Palmetto Bay was incorporated in 2002 as The Village of Palmetto Bay. It is located east of Biscayne Bay and due South of Pinecrest. Palmetto Bay offers its 25,000 residents direct bay access, mature landscaping, several historical sites, popular annual events, and numerous city operated parks. These parks have recently earned Palmetto Bay the nickname, "Village of Parks."
The Charles Deering Estate at Cutler Bay is a popular destination in Palmetto Bay. Visitors of the 444-acre historical site can take a first-hand look at the grounds of such discoveries as artifacts from some of South Florida’s first constructed buildings and fossils dating back 50,000 years .
For nature enthusiasts, the Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center located in Palmetto Bay is another place of particular interest. Visitors to the park will marvel at the 822-gallon freshwater aquarium that showcases an array of indigenous fish and amphibians, as well as be captivated by the 30 acres of parkland. The park also offers observatory sites perfect for bird watching and stargazing as well as the more traditional amenities including picnic areas, nature trails, and boating and fishing.
The Village of Palmetto Bay holds annual events that attract hundreds of visitors, including the popular "In the Park with Art" at Coral Reef Park. The annual exhibition, held in October, is presented by The Cultural Council, Inc. and has been attracting local artists, national artists, residents and tourists alike since 2003.
Palmetto Bay continues its commitment to development and its residents and is currently planning to add a new neighborhood library.
Palmetto Bay Home Construction Data
Palmetto Bay has approximately 7,000 homes built from the 1950's to the present. The following table shows the number of homes built by decade.
|Year Built||Number of Homes|
|1950 to 1959||928|
|1970 to 1979||2345|
|1980 to 1989||744|
|1990 to 1999||639|
|2000 to 2012||332|