Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

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Bay Harbor Islands is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,146 at the 2000 census. It is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay, with which it is connected via the Broad Causeway. On the mainland side, BHI is bordered by the city of North Miami, while to the east it borders the villages of Bal Harbour and Surfside. To the south lies the exclusive Indian Creek island. BHI is about 20 minutes driving distance away from Miami International Airport, and is situated between the larger centers of Aventura and Miami Beach.

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History

It was founded by Shepard Broad in April 1947.

Geography

Bay Harbor Islands is located at 25°53′15″N 80°8′9″W / 25.8875°N 80.13583°W / 25.8875; -80.13583 (25.887522, -80.135739).[4] It consists of two islands. The west island contains exclusively single family homes and the east island contains a business district and multi-family housing.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (39.34%) is water.

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