Isle of Normandy

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Also called Normandy Isles, this island is located underneath its neighboring island, Normandy Shores, and oftentimes confused as part of its northern sister. These two are connected by a bridge, and separated by a canal.

The Neighborhood

Isle Normandy is an island just west of the main North Beach territory of Miami, and is the lower island of the two Normandy islands in this area. Not to be confused with Normandy Shores, which is the northern island and has a golf course in its midst. Isle of Normandy is connected to North Beach via the 71st Street, which is connected to Normandy Drive on the island. The island is also connected to North Bay Village to the west via the John F Kennedy Causeway.

Living on this island gives you numerous opportunities to enjoy your surroundings, with North Beach and all it has to offer to the east, Normandy Shores and the golf club here just a short walk away, and Miami Shores as well as the Upper East Side easily accessible via the John F Kennedy Causeway to the west. Aside from these, you will also find that the island has a few places worth visiting, like the Normandy Isle Park & Pool, and the Normandy Isle Monument. There is also a commercial district here, which is located on the east side near North Beach, where you will find banks, stores, restaurants, salons, and many more.

Homes on this island are mostly multi-unit buildings, with apartment buildings, condominiums, and the like being found on both ends of the island. The middle part of the Normandy Island is mostly populated by single family homes. Residents here are mostly renting homes, with only 22% of homeowners actually residing in the residences they purchase here. The age ranges of the people on the island vary according to location as well, with people in their thirties residing on the east and west sides, and those in their mid-forties to early fifties in the middle of this community.

Things To Do

There are many places you can go to have fun if you live on the Isle of Normandy, and these places include bars, cafes, and restaurants on both the North Beach side and North Bay Village side of this area.

Here are some of the restaurants residents of this island find worth going back to for seconds and thirds:

TOP RESTAURANTS IN ISLE OF NORMANDY

1. Mi Colombia Cafeteria Y Restaurante
Colombian, Cafeteria, Cafes
702 71st St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 867-1013

2. Gol Italian Restaurant
Pizza, Italian, Seafood
940 71st St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 397-8917

3. Strega Gastropub
Italian
928 71st St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(786) 216-7198

4. Sawaddee
Sushi Bars, Thai
6968 Bay Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 866-8111

5. Café Prima Pasta
Italian, Diners, Wine Bars
414 71st St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 867-0106

6. Cholos Ceviche & Grill Restaurants
Peruvian
216 71 St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 865-4535

7. Lou’s Beer Garden
Gastropubs, Beer Gardens
7337 Harding Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 704-7879

8. Food Time Diner
Food Trucks, Hot Dogs, Venezuelan
Serving Miami and the Surrounding Area
(786) 612-9312

9. George’s Restaurant & Lounge
Italian
300 72nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 864-5586

10. Sazon Cuban Cuisine
Latin American, Cuban
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 861-4727

Communities

The types of properties you will find on Normandy Island vary depending on which part of the island you choose. The east and west ends are usually populated by multi-unit residences like condominiums and apartment buildings, while the middle part is where you will find single family homes.

Schools

Isle of Normandy residents will find that schools on North Miami Beach are close enough for them to reach. Here are some of the schools you can choose from:

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3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33181

Alonzo And Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus
2601 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

John F. Kennedy Middle School
1075 Northeast 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Fulford Elementary School
16140 Northeast 18th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Greynolds Park Elementary School
1536 Northeast 179th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Gertrude K. Edleman/Sabal Palm Elementary School
17101 Northeast 7th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Toras Emes Academy Klurman Elementary School
1051 North Miami Beach Boulevard, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Lincoln-Marti School
2217 Normandy Drive, North Miami Beach, FL 33141

Real Estate Trends

The Isle of Normandy may seem smaller than most areas in Miami, but it does not lack for diversity, particularly in the types of homes you can choose from. You will find mid-rise condominiums and apartments here as well as single family homes that come in many different configurations. Most of the people living here however are tenants, with majority of the homeowners opting to rent out their residences to those who want to try island life. This is evidenced by the 77% of people renting over the 23% of homeowners occupying their own homes.

Where you choose to live on this island will dictate who your neighbors will be since there are general trends as to where certain demographics choose to stay here. For instance, a lot of single, 30-somethings usually choose to reside on the eastern and western ends of the Isle of Normandy, probably because the one to two bedroom apartment and condo units are found here. Majority of those who reside in the center of the island are married 40-somethings, with the rest of the community having a spattering of both as well as families and retirees living in the houses here.

Homes on the island also come with different price tags, with single family homes in the middle costing somewhere between $230,000 and $1.5 million. Of course, the price is dependent on the size of the home, the property, and its condition. Most of the more expensive single family homes are those with four to five bedrooms, and are near the water or are rather large. Cheaper homes here are apartment and condo units with a single room, with prices for these set at a little over $100,000.


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