Livability Score

71
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Tony's All You Can Eat Buffet
Coffee Shop
Philly Cheesesteaks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Unknown Name
Water Park
Unknown Name
Stadium
TopGolf
Attraction
Miami Helicopter Tours
Attraction
The ARC (Arts and Recreation Center)
Theatre Arts
Club Se7en
Nightclub
Cobb Grand
Cinema
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (11) F
Pollo Tropical
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Tony's buffet
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Pollo Tropical
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Pita Shop
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Miami Subs Grill
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (5) F
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Presidente Supermarket
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Bravo
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Parks (21) C-
Brentwood Park
Park
Brentwood Park
Park
Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex
Park
Miami Carol City Park
Park
Myrtle Park
Park
Rolling Oaks Park
Park
Lake Lucerne City Park
Park
Norwood Park
Park
Scott Park
Park
Risco Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Risco Park
Park
North Dade Optimists Club Park
Park
Calder Race Course
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Fairway Park
Park
Vista Verde
Park
AJ King Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Bunche Park
Park
Cloverleaf Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Sheraton Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (12) F
Badcock
Furniture
T-Mobile
Electronics
Speedway
Convenience Store
El Dorado Furniture
Furniture
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
RadioShack
Electronics
Brandsmart USA
Department Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Speedway
Convenience Store
Simona Flowers Design
Florist
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Beauty
Ministop
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Shoes
Ross
Department Store
Unknown Name
Department Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Uleta Plaza
Mall
Lowe's
Home Improvement
CGX
Department Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 5.0% take public transportation in Miami Gardens.
Public Transit Stops (549)
Stops & Stations
A+
Northwest 27th Avenue @ Northwest 191st Street
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 27 AV
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 27 CT
Bus Stop
Northwest 27th Avenue @ Northwest 187th Street
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 29 AV
Bus Stop
Northwest 27th Avenue @ # 18601
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 29 AV
Bus Stop
Northwest 22nd Avenue @ Northwest 190th Terrace
Bus Stop
Northwest 22nd Avenue @ Northwest 191st Street
Bus Stop
Northwest 22nd Avenue @ Northwest 188th Terrace
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 21 AV
Bus Stop
Northwest 22nd Avenue @ # 18741
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 29 PL
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 29 PL
Bus Stop
Northwest 27th Avenue @ # 18405
Bus Stop
NW 191 ST@NW 21 AV
Bus Stop
Northwest 27th Avenue @ Northwest 199th Street
Bus Stop
NW 199 ST@NW 27 CT
Bus Stop
NW 199 ST@NW 27 CT
Bus Stop
Northwest 22nd Avenue @ Northwest 185th Terrace
Bus Stop
Northwest 183rd Street @ Northwest 25th Court
Bus Stop
Northwest 27th Avenue @ Northwest 199th Street
Bus Stop
Northwest 22nd Avenue @ Northwest 185th Street
Bus Stop
Northwest 183rd Street @ Northwest 24th Avenue
Bus Stop
Northwest 183rd Street @ Northwest 25th Court
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
5.0%
B
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Miami Gardens is 103/100 - which is 4% higher than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

Miami Gardens crime rates are 2,650 per 100k, which is 45% higher than Florida
Property Crime
2,274 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
376 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D+

The median income in Miami Gardens is $46,760 - which is 4% lower than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$46,760
F
Unemployment Rate
5.2%
F
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Miami Gardens Police Department
Police
Carol City Fire Department Station 11
Fire Station
Miami - Dade County Police Department
Police
Miami Gardens Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Doctor
Norland Fire Department Station 38
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Honey Hill Fire Station
Fire Station
Honey Hill Fire Department Station 51
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Bunche Park Fire Station
Fire Station
Bunche Park Fire Department Station 54
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Miramar Fire Station
Fire Station
Miramar Fire / Rescue Station 19
Fire Station
Miramar Fire Rescue Station 70
Fire Station
Miramar Fire Rescue Station 70
Ambulance Station
VITAS Medial Plaza
Doctor
Jackson North Medical Center
Hospital
Opa-Locka Police Station
Police
North Miami Beach Surgical Center
Clinic
Heartland Health Care Center -Hialeah
Doctor
Opa - Locka Airport Fire Department Station 25
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing A+

Miami Gardens home prices are $216,500 - which is 30% higher than Florida
Home Price
$216,500
C+
Home Appreciation Rate
35%
A+
Home Affordability
4.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The Miami Gardens graduation rate is 76% - which is 9% lower than Florida
School Test Scores
47%
F
High School Grad. Rates
76%
D
Elementary Schools (36) B-
Crestview Elementary School
Brentwood Elementary School
William A Kirlew Jr Academy
Excelsior Charter Academy
Sprouting To Success
Christ Children Academy
Gospel Tabernacle Christian Academy
Beacon Hill Preparatory School
Secondary Student Success Center 801
Parkway Baptist Church Wee Care
Parkview Elementary School
Myrtle Grove K-8 Center
Norwood Elementary School
Robert Renick Education Center
Barbara Hawkins Elementary School
Carol City Middle School
Parkway Elementary School
North County K-8 Center
Norland Middle School
Etta Mae Anderson Private School
Building Tools Learning Center
Golden Glades Elementary School
Norland Elementary School
Scott Lake Elementary School
Fairway Elementary School
High Schools (13) B-
Sprouting To Success
Christ Children Academy
Gospel Tabernacle Christian Academy
Miami Carol City Senior High
Secondary Student Success Center 801
Robert Renick Education Center
Etta Mae Anderson Private School
Miami Norland Senior High School
Whispering Pines Exceptional Education Center
Grace And Faith International Academy
Dolphin Park High
North Gardens High School
Miramar High School
Acceleration Academies-Central Miami
Jeremiah Academy
Monsignor Edward Pace High School
Henry D Perry Educational Center
Henry D Perry Educational Center
Lubavitch Educational Center
His House
A Perfect Place 4 Kidz
St Anthonys School Of Higher Education
Here'S Help
Jann Mann Educational Center
Sharon School Of Excellence
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ratings F

Miami Gardens has an overall rating of 35% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (10)
From AreaVibes
F
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Miami Gardens Area Facts

  • Miami Gardens has a Livability Score of 71/100, which is considered excellent
  • Miami Gardens crime rates are 45% higher than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Miami Gardens is 4% higher than the Florida average
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Miami Gardens Reviews

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Nope Not Here 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Nov 05, 2019) High Crime Power Money Hungry City that wants to get rid of the poor and move in a new working class to get more $$$ ...Read More Read Less
My Hometown: Miami Gardens FL 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 17, 2015) I lived in Miami Gardens, Florida from the time I was one years old until I graduated from high school in 1978. The population is small with a diverse international presence. The area is mostly suburbs with apartments and older subdivisions. There are a few new subdivisions that ...Read More are really nice. For example, there is Coconut Cay, which has homes valued into the half a million dollar range. You'll also find some exotic cars and professional football players who live there. If you know exactly where they live, you may even take part in some celebrity watching. There are quite a few churches and other religious buildings in the area. There are several decent schools in the area including high school, junior high and elementary which are in the Dade County school system. There is also bus public transportation.

The Sun Life Stadium is located in the city, which was originally Joe Robbie Stadium. It was built for the Miami Dolphins. Sun Life is also home to the Florida Marlins. It's not unusual to see the Goodyear blimp during games. There are special events held throughout the year at Sun Life, such as the annual Jazz festival. The traffic is not bad even when there are games or events. There are not any major malls in Miami Gardens although; there are quite a few strip malls. There is no real night life and never has been.

You can find a variety of restaurants with fare from around the world, such as Cuban, Caribbean cuisine, Asian and Italian just to name a few. There are no beaches because it is located five miles inland. Publix which is one of the largest employers in the state has a distribution center here. I like the city and still have family there. I get home for a visit at least twice a year. Read Less
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Miami Gardens, FL

Miami Gardens is a suburb of Miami, and it was incorporated as the 33rd city into Miami-Dade County back in 2003. With a population over 100,000, it is in the top five for largest cities in the county. Getting to Miami from Miami Gardens is easy as it is a quick jump on Interstate 95. Miami Gardens offers its residents a lifestyle that is a little bit more laid back than the craziness that is South Beach or Miami, and it offers a cost of living that is significantly lower than the glitz and glamour of Miami. At approximately 20 square miles, it does not take long to get from point to point in the city.

One of the areas most famous attraction is Dolphin Stadium. This is the old venue that both the Dolphins and Florida Marlins called home before new stadiums were built for them in different parts of the county. There are some great memories from Dan Marino's time slinging the ball over the field to a group of amazing Dolphins' receivers. Amelia Earhart Park is one of the city's most beloved places to relax since it has acres and acres of beautiful green grass that help you transport yourself into nature. Oleta River State Park is a photographer's dream with its beautiful water features and interesting topography.

Public transit is available for those who live in Miami Gardens and are looking to give up life behind the wheel. The Miami Gardens Express offers limited services within city limits, and it is possible to connect with Miami's more extensive public transit system to get to the city proper. Cycling is also a viable option to get around the city due to its small size and reliable road network.

Scott Lake and Andover Lake Estates are areas of the city that are attractive for those looking to buy or rent a home. Baptist Health South Florida, American Airlines, and Florida International University are a few of the area's largest employers who provide a steady income for a large number of the city's residents. Home prices in Miami Gardens are very affordable when compared with prices paid in Miami. The city also offers residents a lot of solid school options from elementary to high school.

The city has a large selection of ethnic restaurants that are delicious. Yarumba Restaurant and Lounge and Awash Ethiopian Restaurant are a couple that stand out for their amazing flavors and unmistakable charm. A popular option for residents is to get a meal to-go and then driving over to Greynolds State Park for a relaxing picnic lunch. The area is a wooded oasis with the opportunity to golf or camp with the family.

F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Miami Gardens? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Brentwood Park
Brentwood Park
Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex
Miami Carol City Park
Myrtle Park
Rolling Oaks Park
Lake Lucerne City Park
Norwood Park

Entertainment

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
TopGolf
Miami Helicopter Tours
The ARC (Arts and Recreation Center)
Club Se7en
Cobb Grand
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa

Food & Drink

Pollo Tropical
Sonic
Dunkin'
Subway
Subway
McDonald's
McDonald's
Tony's buffet

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Miami Gardens? Of all people who commute, 5.0% take public transportation in Miami Gardens.
Drive to Work
84%

7% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

equal to the US average

Walk to Work
0%

2% lower than the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Miami Gardens a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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