Surfside, a family friendly beach town
Surfside is about simple pleasures with a mile of pristine beach, luxury beachfront hotels, distinctive world-class shopping and culturally diverse restaurants. A variety of family friendly activities and yearly events adds to the secret charm of Surfside. Small bistros welcome strollers for a casual meal. Just south of Surfside, the North Shore State Recreation Area offers an unspoiled beachfront nature preserve and picnic area. Surfside also has a lovely oceanfront community center. .
According to census data in the year 2000 there were 3,166 housing units in Surfside. This represents a 12.5% growth from 2,814 in 1990. Of those housing units, 3,166 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area. Homeownership rate in Surfside is about 72.3%. Surfside’s vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 25.6%. Average household size is 2.17 people. The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Surfside were built after 1958.