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Bay Harbor Islands

Miami-Dade County

Year Founded: 1947

History

Bay Harbor Islands consists of two man-made islands in Biscayne Bay (from whence its name) developed by attorney Shepard Broad, who emigrated from Russia at age 14. After the town’s incorporation, Mr. Broad was elected to the Town Council for 26 consecutive years and was selected by his fellow councilmembers to sit as mayor for all of those years. The Broad Causeway, the town’s link to mainland Miami, is named after him. The town is made up of two islands. One is single-family residential only in nature and the other is multi-family and business in nature.

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