El Portal, Florida

Real Estate Agent with Majestic Properties 3061802

El Portal is a small community just South of Miami Shores, between 85th and 91st Streets and between NE and NW 5th Avenues.

The city is a bird sanctuary and it is known for its beautiful trees and birds. You may also be one of the fortunate ones that will see a peacock walking around. There is even a piece of Tequesta Indian history in The Sherwood Forest area where you will find a historically designated Ancient Burial Ground.

Three cities merged in 1937 (El Jardin, Sherwood Forest and El Portal) and were incorporated into what is known today as The City of El Portal.

El Portal real estate varies from historic Spanish Revival Architecture to modern homes. Although there is no commercial district in El Portal, it is centrally located and close enough to neighboring shopping.

Comments (18)

Derek and Mariana Wagner
The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
What a great use of the RE Shows, Ines! DO people LIVE in el Portal? Or is it just a bird sanctuary? You sure have a lot of beauty around you.
Jun 26, 2007 07:15 AM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Mariana - It is a city and people do live there, maybe I should make that more clear.
Jun 26, 2007 07:21 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate
I love to hear about beautification projects and people who are proud of their cities. Thanks for sharing. And I wish I had come to the Orlando gathering! I saw the videos on Broker Bryant's You Tube channel. You looked great!
Jun 26, 2007 08:52 AM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Lisa - I also like to see cities getting involved and caring about their surroundings.  This place is really great because of the mature trees and all the wild life.  I'm sure we'll get to meet soon, that was a lot of fun.
Jun 26, 2007 09:14 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Ines, your video was very well done, but then again I would not expect anything less from you, the queen of perfection :)
Jun 26, 2007 11:45 AM
Carmen Offutt
La Rosa Realty - Altamonte Springs, FL


it looks like a beautiful place, the video is nicely done I even whatched it twice.  It shows that you know your area.

Jun 26, 2007 11:50 AM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

George, it's funny that you say that.  I noticed today they had replaced the sign on the first picture - now I have to reshoot it and reload it.  Geeez!

Carmen - thanks, El Portal is misunderstood, but I want to change that because it's a great place to live.

Jun 26, 2007 01:03 PM
Leah Ross
Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source - Tampa, FL
Tampa, Florida Mortgage

What a beautiful place to live and enjoy!  Thank you for sharing your expert info on the area!

Jun 26, 2007 05:20 PM
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
My husband and I lived on a bird sanctuary in Santa Cruz early in our marriage ("before kids") and absolutely loved it. El Portal sounds gorgeous - I bet it's lovely!
Jun 26, 2007 05:41 PM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

Leah - man you were busy today!  It really is a great place, and compared to other cities around it, still affordable.

Mary - The pictures don't do it justice...it really is beautiful and the Sherwood Forest subdivision has such great trees (that's where the indian burial ground is) - you get such an eerie and peaceful feeling while walking around.

Jun 27, 2007 11:08 AM
it's amazing,i can't believe i lived there for 10 years,now i living in las vegas but EL PORTAL marked me forever,i miss those green areas,keep it in good shape i will come back some day :D
Jul 12, 2007 02:27 PM

there is a canal crossing in my backyard and i can find any species of birds,iguanas,racoons,parrots it's a great place to live if you move to El Portal you will know Frank ex mayor/carpinter of that little community great outgoing person:D

Jul 12, 2007 02:38 PM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Jose - thank you so much for commenting.  I totally agree with you about El Portal - not only is the place and it's vegetation beautiful, but the people are great as well.  I'm assuming you lived on the River in The Sherwood Forest Subdivision - I am so glad you talked about the wild life....it's like living in your own little piece of paradise.  I do hope you come back, the changes are really positive, you will not be disappointed!
Jul 12, 2007 02:51 PM
Oh i will come back someday i live thinking that day,i usually use google earth just to see where my heart is,El Portal is a place where you can walk,exercise into a forest living with animals and growing old healthy
Sep 16, 2007 04:20 PM
The tequestas indian plaque is a witness of this awesome paradise.
Sep 16, 2007 04:43 PM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Jose - thanks so much for visiting my blog and for commenting.  These posts are written for people like you, to be transported to a place you love.  Take a looks at www.miamism.com  where I have El Portal as a featured neighborhood and you can keep up with news and events in the area. 
Sep 16, 2007 04:52 PM
What a great video ,after this beatiful tree that divide the road there is a little hill further ahead  a Huge and old Ceiba tree i lived front of it
Sep 16, 2007 04:55 PM
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Oh Jose - I'm afraid that Ceiba tree suffered major damage by the last hurricane that hit us.  I almost cried when I saw it.  But the oaks next to it are still intact.
Sep 16, 2007 05:00 PM