Miami-Dade Cities


 

Aventura

Address: 19200 West Country Club Drive
               Aventura, FL 33180
Phone:    (305) 466-8900
 
The city name is from the Spanish word for "adventure", and was named "Aventura" after one of the developers of the original group of condominiums in the area remarked to the others, "What an adventure this is going to be". Aventura began its development during the early 1970s. The area was initially referred to as Turnberry. Aventura became an incorporated city in 1995. Now, according to the U.S. Census estimates of 2010, the city has a population of over 35,762 resident with a total Land area of 3.5 square miles. The city of Aventura is expanding with the building of its first Charter School in 2003, a state of the art Community Recreation Center, Founders Park & Waterways Park Expansion, and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Aventura is home to the fifth largest shopping mall in the US, the Aventura Mall, a 2,400,000 sq ft. indoor shopping center. In the heart of Aventura is The Turnberry Golf Course encapsulated by Aventura's Country Club Drive Circle, a multimillion dollar horticultural 3 mile walking/jogging paved promenade which overlooks lakes, opulent residential highrises, yachts and the Atlantic Ocean.

Bal Harbour

Address: 19200 West Country Club Drive
               Aventura, FL 33180
Phone:    (305) 466-8900
 
Bal Harbour is a village incorporated on August 14, 1946. Bal Harbour was the first planned community in Florida to have its utilities placed underground. Developers set guidelines for the development of the beachfront and the residential areas. Collins Avenue was paved into four lanes with a landscaped median and later widened to the present day six lanes. This village has a total area of 0.6 square miles and a population of 3,305 as of the 2000 census. Bal Harbour is a small, affluent Village, home to Bal Harbour Shops, one of the most productive shopping venues in the world (by revenue per square foot). Bal Harbour is one of the most affluent zip codes in Florida, and the highest-income place in the US, according to the 2000 census. Bal Harbour is located on the northern tip of the barrier island commonly referred to as Miami Beach, there is a channel between the north end of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic ocean which runs across the northern end of Bal Harbour, a bridge connects it with Haulover Park, to the north. Bal Harbour is home to the highest concentration of palm trees than anywhere else in the world!

Doral

Address: 8401 NW 53rd Terrace
               Doral, FL 33166
Phone:    (305) 593-6725
 
The city of Doral got its name from the famous golf and spa resort located within its municipal boundaries. The Doral Golf Resort & Spa was originally built by Doris and Alfred Kaskel, who coined "Doral" by combining their names. The City of Doral was incorporated in 2003. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the county, it had a population population of 20,438 as of the 2000 census, and according to 2010 U.S. Census, the city had grown to a population of 45,704 over a total area of 13.6 square miles. Doral has a large number of shops, financial institutions and businesses, especially importers and exporters, primarily because of its proximity to the Miami International Airport.

Hialeah

Website: http://www.hialeahfl.gov/
Address: 501 Palm Ave
               Hialeah, FL 33010
Phone:    (305) 883-5800

The city of Hialeah got its name from the seminole word that translates "High Prairie", it was incorporated in September 10, 1925. The opening of the 220-acre Hialeah Park Race Track in 1925 received more coverage in the Miami media than any other sporting event in the history of Miami as of that time.The Hialeah Park Race Track also holds the dual distinction of being an Audubon Bird Sanctuary due to its famous pink flamingos and being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From a population of 1,500 in 1925, Hialeah has grown at a rate faster than most of the ten largest cities in the State of Florida since the 1960s, with more than 224,000 residents, is the fifth largest city in the State of Florida. The city has a total area of 19.7 square miles with the highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents in the United States and ranks number two in the list of cities in the United States where Spanish is most spoken. The city is also one of the largest employers in Dade County with companies like Telemundo, the second largest Spanish-language TV network in the United States, which is headquartered in Hialeah. Westland Mall, the largest in the city, provides residents with over 100 stores.

Homestead

Website: http://www.cityofhomestead.com/
Address: 790 N. Homestead Blvd.
               Homestead, Florida 33030
Phone:    (305) 224-4800

Homestead was incorporated in 1913. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built and the area did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to "Homestead Country". The city of Homestead made national headlines due to the sheer devastation wrought by Hurricane Andrew. The City of Homestead offers a unique small-town atmosphere with all the amenities of a big city. Since 2002 Homestead has hosted the final races of the season in all three of NASCAR's series and the Nationwide Series, known as the Busch Series since 1995 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Miami

Address: 3500 Pan American Drive
               Miami, FL 33133
Phone:    (305) 250-5300
 
Known as the "Magic City" the City of Miami is located in Southeast Florida, on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. The city is the 42nd largest city proper in the United States, with a population of 408,568 in an area of 55.27 sq miles. Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America", is the second-largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking majority. Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States. The Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World," has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world for more than two decades, accommodating some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is currently the busiest in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.

Miami Beach

Address: 1700 Convention Center Drive
               Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone:    (305) 673-7000
 
Miami Beach is an island city of just 7.1 square miles, incorporated on March 26, 1915. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total permanent population of 87,779. This coastal resort city separates Biscayne Bay from the radiant blue waters of the Atlantic, and has over 7 miles of Beaches, 3 Golf Courses, and 20 Parks. Miami Beach is a trend-setting arts and entertainment Mecca, and a shopping and cultural wonder. It is a tourist-friendly vacation hot spot located on a series of natural and man-made barrier islands. In 1979 Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District, the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. TV shows and films such as Miami Vice, Scarface and the comedy The Birdcage, helped make the area popular. Miami Beach is home to Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, the famous Fontainebleau Hotel, the Versace Mansion, the Holocaust Memorial, among others.

Pinecrest

Address: 12645 Pinecrest Parkway
               Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Phone:    (305) 234-2121
 
Pinecrest is a suburban village with a total area of 7.6 square miles and a population of 18,223 as of the census of 2010. The area’s growth was prompted when one of the first tourist attractions was established in the Miami vicinity - Parrot Jungle and Gardens, biult in the 1930s,. The village of Pinecrest is a relatively new city, it was officially incorporated on March 12, 1996. The Village of Pinecrest has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of the Village's commitment to community forestry, in part by planting over 10,000 street trees since 1997. South Florida Business Journal ranks Pinecrest best in South Florida and second statewide, for quality of life due to strong economic bases, housing stocks and effective educational systems. It has a median household income of $107,756 and a 2.34 percent unemployment rate for those ages 25 to 64, and a median housing value of $827,200.