Fifty years ago, developers dreamed of turning a collection of isolated islands in the middle of Biscayne Bay into a resort destination. This year, the dream of Islandia quietly died. The Miami-Dade County Commission stripped Islandia’s status as a city. In essence, they voted Islandia out of existence.
The city of Islandia is on Elliot Key. It was never populated by more than a hundred people. Now the only people who live in Islandia are park rangers.