Introducing Opa Locka

Located in the northwest reaches of Miami, Florida, the surreal town of Opa Locka was founded and developed in 1926 by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtis. Curtis’s plan was to impose an urban design utopia upon Miami’s mushrooming frontier. While Art Deco became the prevailing architectural style for Miami Beach, and Coral Gables embraced a white-on-white Mediterranean Revival Style, Opa-Locka’s aesthetic was deeply influenced by Moorish Revival architecture, and quite literally, a One Thousand and One Nights theme.

Just 35 minutes from Downtown Miami, and 30 minutes from Miami Beach, Opa Locka occupies an area of just 4.2 square miles. Along streets named Sabur Lane, Sultan Avenue, Ali Baba Avenue, Perviz Avenue, and Sesame Street, you’ll find the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere with some 20 residential, retail and public structures historically designated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Opa-locka Executive Airport (OPF), home to the busiest U.S. Coast Guard Air/Sea Rescue Station, is just a 10-minute transfer from Sun Life Stadium (home of the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins).

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Opa Locka:

  • Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF)
    • Miami International Airport (MIA)
    • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)
    • Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
    • Boca Raton Airport (BCT)
    • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
    • Pompano Beach Airpark Airport (PMP)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Opa Locka area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.