Cutler Bay is an incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida established in 2005, with a population of approximately 44,867 as of 2018. The town’s boundaries include the northeast section of Biscayne National Park, areas formerly known as Cutler Ridge to the west, as well as the neighborhood and former CDP of Lakes by the Bay to the east. The town was named after Dr. William Cutler of Massachusetts who visited the area around 1880 and encouraged others to settle there. In the early 1900s the Florida East Coast Railway was extended south to an area then known as Cutler, which was located near what is now the Charles Deering Estate. Cutler then served as the place where people settling in the undeveloped Homestead, Florida area went to get their supplies.
In April 2005, the Charter committee members looked at over a dozen names for the city, ranging from “Pine Ridge” and “Cutler Bay” to just “Cutler”. They reduced the choices to “Cutler Ridge” and “Old Cutler Bay”. The median income for a household was $61.370. The per capita income for the town was $25,193. Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates public schools. The Town of Cutler Bay is served by the Miami market for local radio and television. The town has its own newspaper, Cutler Bay News.