Miami's Uptown Beachtown Blends Nurture with Nature

By: Surfside Mar 02, 2018

Surfside Named Tree City

Did you know that this year the town of Surfside was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to trees? This is the second time the city has been given this prestigious designation in as many years.

Trees are an important part of Surfside, providing multiple valuable benefits to the community that extend beyond their visual appeal; they create shade for warm sunny days, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat for birds, bees and other creatures that help the town’s ecosystem. 
As a community, Surfside is conscious of continual efforts to ensure that its environment – trees and all – is well cared for and meaningful to both residents and visitors. 


Surfside Offers Places to Relax and Connect

The opportunity to unwind and connect with nature is just one of the many reasons why visitors enjoy coming to Surfside.
Our relaxed seaside town is a perfect blend of urban comforts and natural elements, providing an opportunity to be connected to the world while still enjoying the benefits of the outdoors – a walk on the beach, playtime in the park, a swim in the ocean.

Did you know that connecting with nature is also nurturing for your health? Recent studies have shown that a connection to nature can help our brains and bodies stay healthy and have a profound impact on things like behavior and connectivity with other people.

From reducing stress to increasing creativity, many scientists believe that nature benefits our well-being, making the preservation of natural spaces all the more important.

Surfside Honored by The Arbor Day Foundation

Surfside is honored to join the list of cities and towns across America that celebrate the importance of care for vital city trees and will continue to promote the preservation of the town’s natural environment.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization founded in 1972 that is on a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. To date, there are 34,000 cities and towns in the Tree City USA program.

For more information about The Arbor Day Foundation, visit

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