Miami Gardens

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Miami Gardens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 112,514 inhabitants. In Miami Gardens, there are 6,169 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. With a total of 73%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in Miami Gardens. The next most represented races are 23% White and 1% Asian. Miami Gardens is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 47% married, this city falls well below the national average.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Miami Gardens, Florida could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Miami Gardens and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, education and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 60/100, Miami Gardens is ranked #23,715 in the United States and #864 in Florida. This is a lower than the national average livability score as Miami Gardens does not rank well for most categories. For each of the livability categories, we know that Miami Gardens ranks very well for amenities (A-) and weather (A). There are some categories that Miami Gardens ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Miami Gardens real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Miami Gardens. The median home price for Miami Gardens homes is $141,600, which is 15.1% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Miami Gardens, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.9% higher than the Florida average.

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Compare Miami Gardens, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Miami Gardens, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale8313.42,264
Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale8012.73,287
Shady Banks, Fort Lauderdale8011.71,039
Flagami, Miami8011.959,021
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sunset, Fort Lauderdale8010.84,181
Idlewyld, Fort Lauderdale7914.2230
River Oaks, Fort Lauderdale7911.53,979
Sunrise Key, Fort Lauderdale7914.8310

Best Cities Near Miami Gardens, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bay Harbor Islands, FL8685,885
Cooper City, FL857.334,364
Coconut Creek, FL8523.157,731
Hillsboro Beach, FL8525.21,467
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lazy Lake, FL8415.634
Lighthouse Point, FL8324.710,946
Sunny Isles Beach, FL827.521,937
Plantation CDP, FL8212.34,995
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My Hometown: Miami Gardens FL

Attractions3/10
Community6/10
Nightlife1/10
Dining1/10
Shopping2/10
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 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.
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