Our Neighborhoods Lake Cynthia

Community By David Snelling, Reporter Thursday, July 16, 2020


Lake Cynthia is a gated community in Miami Lakes, with 72 single-family homes and townhomes on the west side of town.
It was built in 1986 by The Graham Companies.
Like most lakes in town that this neighborhood is built around, it is named for a woman in the Graham family.
In this case, it’s Cynthia Graham Gordon, a member of The Graham Group Holdings’ board of directors.
She is the fourth child of town developer William A. Graham and Patricia Culbertson Graham, who are both deceased.
Fifty-five homes are on the lake, 17 homes are on dry lots.
The quiet neighborhood is bordered by Breckness Place, Dundee Terrace, Glencairn Road and Dunbarton Place.

It is just east of Northwest 87th Avenue and south of Northwest 154th Street.


Lake Cynthia is a quiet neighborhood whose residents can swim in the lake and enjoy a beach.
There is a pocket park; a small playground is owned and maintained by the town.
Some of the residences are two stories and range from three bedrooms and two bathrooms to five bedrooms with four bathrooms.
Suzanne Soriano, president of Lake Cynthia Homeowners Association, has owned a townhome since 1998.
Soriano said the HOA has different sets of guidelines for the townhomes and single-family homes, and different fees for dry lots and those with water views.
Townhomes must be painted the same color; awnings in solid turquoise or turquoise and white stripes decorate some of the residences.

What does it cost?

Magaly Rubio, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Miami Lakes, said two single-family homes are for sale.
A five-bedroom house is listed for $1.35 million; a four-bedroom home is priced at $718,000.
Soriano said a Lake
Cynthia townhome was the best choice for her and her late husband two decades ago, when they downsized from a house in the Loch Lomond neighborhood that is on the golf course.
The water was the attraction for them.
“It’s a beautiful view,”
Soriano said. “I have a unit next to the lake and it’s the best site in the community.”