EXPLORE & DISCOVER MIAMI LAKES
I love living, working and playing in my hometown of Miami Lakes! It's like no other community, in South Florida. It really has it all, especially, that hometown feel! The quality of life here is exceptional! Its a great and safe place to raise a family and live a joyous family life. The schools are among South Florida's best. The parks and the variety of youth and adult activities are second to none. The town's many eateries, offer some of the finest cuisine, in all of South Florida. The cultural calendar is rich in city sponsored events, for children and adults. We have movies-in-the-park and jazz-in-the-park events and many others throughout the year. Our new Farmer's Market has been a huge success at Picnic Park. The town's Main Street offers residents and visitors, a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. You can catch a movie at Miami Lakes Cobb 17 movie theater, or catch performance, at the Main Street Player's community theater. Another trademark of the town are its clean streets and well maintained public parks.
The following, is a brief summary of the town, to help you get acquainted with its location, history and demographics.
Miami Lakes is a suburb of Miami, Florida. The city is located in the northwest section of the Miami-Dade County, east of the Opa-Locka Executive Airport, north of the city of Hialeah, south of Palm Springs North Community and the Miami Country Club area.
The town is roughly 6.5 square miles in size, it has 15 large lakes, 12 of which front residential properties, and numerous private lagoons, which are fronted by villas and townhouses. Hence, the name Miami Lakes.
Development in the area is still ongoing. It first began, east of the Palmetto Expressway, in the early 1960s by Sengra Corporation, known today as the Graham Companies. The development began on land originally used as a dairy farm and owned by Florida Senator Earnest "Cap" Graham, who ran one of the most successful dairy farms, in Florida and the last one to operate in Miami-Dade County. Today, a significant portion of the town is owned by the Graham Family. Their diversified holdings include; numerous apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings and undeveloped land. Today, cows can still be seen, grazing in many of the fields.
The town became incorporated in the year 2000 and its one of the youngest towns or municipalities, in Miami-Dade County. The town is mostly known for its small hometown feel, its quite and winding tree shaded streets, great schools, excellent parks, youth activities and numerous tot-lots, throughout the various neighborhoods.
Unlike other nearby communities, which were built on a grid, the city planners incorporated an early model of the New Urbanism design concept, which was conceptualize in the early 1960s. The original neighborhoods were designed aound the main Town Center, with each neighborhood, having within walking distance, their own shopping center. The concept also included plenty of parks (101), pedestrian friendly streets, and neighborhood walkways and bike paths.
The town is also the proud home to the world famous, The Senators Course, at Shula's Golf Club. The sprawling 500 acre 18 hole, Par 72 championship course is a true gem and the pride of the town. The Shula's Golf Club, is also the original location of Shula's Steakhouse; one of the best fine-dining restaurant mini chains in the country, whose dinning room walls and cocktail area, celebrate cherished memories of the Miami Dolphins, undefeated 1972 season.
Miami Lakes is home to approximately 32,000 residents and 1,100 businesses, with an approximate workforce of 15,000. It has an approximately 10,698 housing units, with an average household income of $73,500 or roughly 33% higher than the average household income, in Miami-Dade County.
An estimated 65.4% of all residences in town are owner occupied, higher than the national average of 63.9%.
The medium single family property value is $550,000 as of 2019. Well above Miami-Dade's $330,000 and Florida's average of $228,000.
I invite you to come and explore and discover one of South Florida's true gems, and most desirable places to live and raise a family. Call me for at tour of the town. It truly has it all! The only thing that is missing is you!
Jesus M. Fernandez
"Bring families home, since 1995."