Palmetto Bay, Florida was part of Miami-Dade County. The village incorporated on September 10, 2002, taking the territory formerly held by the Cutler and East Perrine census-designated places.
The village is on the Bay (Biscayne Bay) off of historic Old Cutler Road. The Boundaries are from S.W, 136th St to S.W. 184th Street from U.S. 1 to Biscayne Bay. Palmetto Bay, FL is also know as the "Village of Parks." The Village celebrated its 13th anniversary as a duly incorporated municipality in Sept. 2015. In this short span of time, the Village has successfully focused on building the community's character by creating a distinct community identity through the installation of new street signs and completing traffic & beautification projects, improving customer service, and facilitating access to government services. There are many single family homes in Palmetto Bay.
Parks and Recreation
Palmetto Bay Park started as a 5 acre park that has now grown to a 25 acre facility. Previously called Perrine Park, Palmetto Bay was renamed by the village council in 2006. The park has many features and activities for all ages which include a skate pavilion, basketball court and the largest playground in South Florida. The main
attraction of the park is the two-story concession building and observation deck. The Palmetto Bay Park also has pathways for walkers, joggers and bicyclists as well as covered picnic pavilions.
Attraction and Activities
The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc was created 1922 by Charles Deering. The sprawling estate included 14,000 square-foot house overlooking the bay and Richmond Cottage, the first hotel in Florida. The estate was destroyed by flooding that occurred in 1992 by Hurricane Andrew. The estate has since been restored and offers many things for Palmetto residents to do such as nature tours where you can observe native plants and wildlife. Starting November 30 the Tree lighting ceremony kicks off the holiday season. Other family
orientated activities include the SoBAy festival of the Arts. The SoBay Festival of Arts is an annual celebration of the literary, performing and visual arts held on February 14.
Palmetto Bay, Fl hosts many different events for residents throughout the year. Holiday by the Bay started six years ago it is held in December. It is considered a Christmas wonderland that is held on the shore of the Biscayne Bay for residents where they enjoy student holiday performances, carnival foods, arts and crafts Santa Claus also makes a very special appearance. More information can be found about this event by looking on the Parks & Recreation website.