Miami Gardens

Population: 112,514Median home value: $141,600 59 Ranks better than 19% of areas
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A- Miami Gardens Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Miami Gardens Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Florida
Miami Gardens
991% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Miami Gardens cost of living
F Miami Gardens Crime Total crime is 39% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,05148% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2548% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Miami Gardens crime
F Miami Gardens Employment Household income is 20% lower than Florida
Median household income
$39,01229% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,26542% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%79% higher than the US average
Miami Gardens employment
F Miami Gardens Housing Home value is 15% lower than Florida
Median home value
$141,60023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,08915% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Miami Gardens real estate or Miami Gardens rentals
F Miami Gardens Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
37%25% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Miami Gardens K-12 schools or Miami Gardens colleges

Living in Miami Gardens, FL

Located in the state of Florida, Miami Gardens is a moderately-sized city with a population of 112,514 residents. 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. All the single ladies (and all the single fellas) might want to take notice as only 47% of the Miami Gardens population is married.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Miami Gardens is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Miami Gardens and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

Miami Gardens, FL receives 60/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #864 in Florida and #23,715 in the USA. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Miami Gardens may not be a pleasant experience. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Miami Gardens ranks well for amenities (A-) and weather (A). The bad news for Miami Gardens, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Miami Gardens, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Miami Gardens is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Miami Gardens come in at $141,600, which is 15.1% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Miami Gardens, 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 Lauderdale8413.42,264
Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale8112.73,287
River Oaks, Fort Lauderdale8011.53,979
Flagami, Miami8011.959,021
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sunrise Intracoastal, Fort Lauderdale8015584
Sunset, Fort Lauderdale8010.84,181
Las Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale8013.8842
Idlewyld, Fort Lauderdale8014.2230

Best Cities Near Miami Gardens, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Coconut Creek, FL8523.157,731
Bay Harbor Islands, FL8585,885
Cooper City, FL857.334,364
Hillsboro Beach, FL8425.21,467
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lazy Lake, FL8415.634
Davie, FL838.898,717
Pembroke Pines, FL825.2164,753
Sunny Isles Beach, FL827.521,937
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My Hometown: Miami Gardens FL

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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