Aventura, Florida is a small, planned community in north Miami-Dade county. The city is very new: the first condominiums were built in the 1970s, and it didn't have a police department until the '90s. It has a population of nearly 38,000 people, which has grown by an estimated 5 percent since the 2010 census. Though small, an excellent school system, proximity to Miami, and nearness to many beaches is slowly attracting more residents, and many of Aventura's residents are young and single.
Aventura's cost of living is comparable with the national average in almost every respect. Two things make it higher than Florida's cost of living and than the national average: transportation, which is slightly higher, and housing, which is significantly higher, thanks in part to proximity to Miami and to the newness of many of Aventura's housing structures.
Aventura's unemployment rate, as of April 2015, is 5.6 percent, and though job growth has been slow in recent years, it is expected to pick up at a steady rate over the next decade. The job market consists of more people with a college education than the national average, and the median income of people in Aventura is higher than Florida's average. Since 2000, the population of Aventura has nearly doubled. A continuously expanding population will attract more small businesses and a larger tourism industry in years to come.