Former City of Islandia

Information about the former city of Islandia that at one time included more then 30 coral islands located east of Key Largo in the Florida Keys. Islandia was incorporated in 1960, with plans to turn it into a luxury resort. The environmentalists who opposed that plan eventually prevailed. Nearly all of Islandia was declared part of the new Biscayne National Menumwent in 1968, and later thea rea was upgraded to Biscayne National Park.

About Islandia
The community of Islandia was incorporated in 1960 with plans to develop it into a resort town with luxury hotels, golf courses, shopping centers, and expensive oceanfront homes. In October of 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill declaring nearly all of Islandia's islands to be a national monument, making it no longer possible to develop the area. Later the monument was upgraded to Bicayne National Park. At the time Islandia was unincorporated by Miami-Dade County On March 16, 2012, 2012 it had no roads, no sewers, no schools, no shops, and no infrastructure of any kind.

Articles About Islandia
- Allison Chaney's Islandia Florida Article
- Wikipedia Introduction to Islandia
- The Florida City That Never Was
- Florida Visiting Islandia Florida Article


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