Sunny Isles Beach among best places in Florida for young families

NerdWallet considers cost of living,education and economic growth

Sunny Isles Beach among best places in Florida for young familiesNerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places in Florida for young families – and Sunny Isles Beach ranked seventh.

To find the best communities for future parents and young families alike, NerdWallet evaluated 120 cities, towns and census-designated places and examined the following variables:
• Public school ratings
• Median home value
• Monthly homeowner costs
• Median income
• Long-term income growth

Located between two big metro areas, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the city of Sunny Isles Beach has a thriving tourist industry, strong infrastructure and high quality schools. The redevelopment of the main street, Collins Avenue, is an ongoing project to improve access to the beach and residential areas. To help Sunny Isles Beach evolve into a bustling city, the Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 educates 1,800 local students and expanded its campus with an additional building in 2013.

“Many of the places on our list are focusing their efforts on building infrastructure such as main thoroughfares to accommodate more traffic and business,” said Spencer Tierney, an analyst at NerdWallet. “Our study also revealed that six of our top 10 areas weren’t near a coast, and instead were dynamic inland communities providing affordability and quality education,” said Tierney.

Other places in the top 10 include Winter Springs and Wesley Chapel. See full study by going online to: young-families-in-florida.

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