Focal Cities

AVENTURA, FLORIDA

Incorporated in 1995, the City of Aventura is 3.2 square miles, located midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal Waterways in Northeast Miami-Dade County.  Only one mile from the Atlantic Ocean, it is conveniently situated in between the area’s two major airports and seaports and close to major highways.

The Aventura community, with its international flair, appeals to young families seeking the refuge of fine living, active professionals, as well as, retirees seeking an exhilarating fun-filled lifestyle.  Young and old alike find living here has a small-town feel mixed with a sophisticated cosmopolitan lifestyle that can be enjoyed day and night, either year-round or seasonally.

Truly unique, Aventura is a perfect blend of nature, water and sunlight.  Waterfront activities are endless.  The marinas and waterways are active and robust.  Boating is plentiful; you can dock and dine at your favorite nearby restaurant.  And the natural beauty of the area extends to the manicured greens and palm-tree lined boulevards.  Two 18-hole golf courses are available for a day of golf and each course is great for amateurs but challenging enough for experts at the luxury JW Marriott MIami Turnberry Resort & Spa located in the heart of Aventura.  Resort amenities include family and children activities and feature a 5-acre aquatic experience at the Tidal Cove Water Park plus an exquisite full-service Spa and delicious restaurants.

As a young upscale condominium/townhome community, Aventura is growing by leaps and bounds and provides high quality services to its residents. in 2019, the newly built municipal charter high school, Don Soffer Aventura High School, opened its doors featuring 53,418 sq.ft school and 10,250 sq.ft. gymnasium and will serve grades 9 through 12.  The school will accept ninth grade students in its first year and will add grades 10 through 12 in subsequent years.

Aventura Mall anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s is expanding making it one of the largest and most exclusive shopping centers in the United States and includes more than 300 of the world’s most iconic recognized retailers plus an array of favored dining spots. Aventura Mall has become more than just a shopping destination; it has become a gathering place and entertainment spot for visitors highlighted by the landmark 93-ft tall Aventura Slide-Tower.

Another Aventura landmark, the Gulfstream Park Raceway & Casino, is one of the top winter racing destinations in North America and the jewel of Florida’s horse racing industry.  The state-of-the-art racetrack features a four-story grandstand and clubhouse, restaurants, bars, luxury suite sky boxes and a 1500 seat amphitheater.  The complex also incorporates restaurants, shops and is an entertainment spot for families and visitors to the area.

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a 407-bed general medical and surgical facility located at 20900 Biscayne Blvd and a member of the HCA Healthcare network. Expansion of its patient care facilities is underway with construction of a new three-story building that will feature 60 patient rooms and waiting rooms.  The Hospital is designated a Level II trauma center.

Opened in 2010, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (AACC) is a waterfront performing arts facility situated on the Intracoastal and whose mission is to provide a variety of performing arts and relevant cultural programming for audiences of all ages.  This 330 seat auditorium and facility is managed by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (PACA).

The City of Aventura is home to many exclusive residential developments that enjoy glorious water and golf course views.