Aventura is a planned, suburban city in northeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, 17 miles north of the city of Miami, FL, and part of the Miami metropolitan area.
The city name is from the Spanish word for “adventure”, and was named “Aventura” after the developers of the original group of condominiums in the area, Eddie Lewis and Don Soffer, remarked “What an adventure this is going to be.”
According to the U.S. Census estimates of 2010, the city had a population of 35,762
The most famous shopping attraction is Aventura Mall, a 2,400,000 sq ft (222,967 m2) indoor shopping center. The outdoor malls are “Aventura Town Center”, “Aventura Shopping Center”, “Aventura Commons”, “The Promenade Shops”, and “The Shoppes at the Waterways”.
The city also has its own exclusive parks and recreation department which operate Founders Park, Founders Park Bayside, Waterways Park, Waterways Dog Park, Veterans Park, The Community Recreation Center, and the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (AACC).
Being initially referred to as Turnberry, Aventura began to be developed during the early 1970s and became an incorporated city in 1995. The Aventura Police Department was formed in 1997.
Aventura is home to the luxury resort Turnberry Isle, where the yacht Monkey Business was docked during the Gary Hart/Donna Rice incident, which contributed to Hart's ending his 1988 bid for the presidency.
Aventura is also home to the Aventura Mall, the third-largest shopping mall in the US. Built in 1983, it is a joint venture of Turnberry Associates and Simon Property, and brings a major source of income to the city.
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