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Less than 20 miles from Miami are a group of islands that seem like a tropical paradise (excuse the mosquitos please). These islands are the Upper Florida Keys, the ones not connected to land by the Overseas Highway, but once upon a time there was a plan to connect them and turn these pristine islands into “The Next Miami Beach.” Along with that dream was born Islandia, an incorporated city inside of today’s Biscayne National Park. We discuss the history of this area and the colorful characters that crossed its path over the years.

 

 

Some links you may be interested in.

South Florida Business Journal – Miami-Dade Moves to Abolish City of Islandia

New York Times – Islandia, A Florida City That Never Was

Huffington Post – Florida Abolishes Its Smallest City, Islandia

A camping guide for Elliott Key, for the adventurous among you

 

 

 

 

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