Suburb Profile: Miami

Location and boundaries

Miami is bounded by Pacific Avenue, the suburb of Mermaid Waters, the Gold Coast Highway and Chairlift Avenue in the north, the Coral Sea in the east, Sixth Avenue, Christine Avenue, Babbler Court, Mountain View Avenue, Joeith Court and Grebe Place in the south, and the suburbs of Burleigh Waters and Mermaid Waters in the west.

Name origin

Miami is thought to be named after a place in Florida.



Land area

300 hectares (3 Km2)

Population density

21.18 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Development of the area dates from the 1920s and 1930s. Significant growth occurred during the post-war years, spurred by land reclamation. Rapid development took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Gradual growth took place between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population and dwelling stock declined slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Miami is a residential and tourist area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Burleigh Golf Club, Miami Beach, North Burleigh Beach, Miami Pool, Ed Hardy Park, Ernie Tebb Park, Mick Shamburg Park and one school.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14