Roy Thomas McDade, a 60-year-old mortgage broker, lives in the Village of Biscayne Park, a suburban oasis of some 3500 residents tucked between Miami Shores and North Miami. He and his wife Jane, who is also 60 and an insurance company executive, moved into the village back in 1975 and bought a three-bedroom Mediterranean-style house with lush landscaping at NE Seventh Avenue and 113th Street. "We looked in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami Shores, and Biscayne Park," Roy recalls. "We settled here because the taxes were low and because Biscayne Park is truly beautiful and laid-back." Indeed, since its incorporation in 1933, Biscayne Park has been seducing families with the promise of tranquility and quality of life. A "bastion of peace in an otherwise busy world" is how Mayor Ted Walker describes the village on its Website. And the McDades, who paid $58,000 for their home, in which they raised two children, now sit on property worth between... More >>>