Keystone Point, a guard gated community, includes Keystone Islands, and the combination makes up about one-seventh of North Miami. Prior to dredging which began in 1949, Keystone Point was bay bottom. The first of the Keystone's 11 islands was platted and it was originally planned to include an airport. A portion of Keystone area's legal description is called Aviation Country Club for that reason. It was a place for people to buy their homes and land their planes. When that idea did not pan out, the developer decided that canals, boatmen and waterfront properties would help sell the lots.
It is the water that draws people to Keystone Point. There are three main waterways and more than 20 canals which crisscross the community in a network of watery cul-de-sacs. Of the more than 800 homes on Keystone Point, at least three quarters are on the water. It matters not if the view is canal instead of bay; boating access is the same. It takes 15 minutes from the dock to the ocean as there aren't any draw-bridges so there is very easy access to the ocean.