Kendall, Florida

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Kendall, Florida

Introduction to Kendall, Florida

Kendall is an unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, located about 10 miles southwest of Miami along U.S. Route 1. Situated on the edge of the Florida Everglades, Kendall is home to the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, one of the Miami metro area's general aviation airports. The community was named after an executive of the British Land Company, an organization responsible for mapping and surveying many parts of the state of Florida. Other nearby communities include Cutler Ridge (5 miles to the south) and Coral Gables (8 miles to the north).

Attractions in Kendall and Surrounding Areas

Kendall is home to the innovative Metrozoo, a world renowned facility showcasing animals with freedom to roam within its almost 300 acres of jungles, forest and trails surrounded by moats. Of particular note are the facility's world-class aviary and its rare White Bengal Tigers. The Greater Miami area, well known for its beaches, is itself chock full of attractions of all types, including the following:

  • Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach): Features European, American, Asian and contemporary art as well as traveling exhibitions from around the globe.
  • Barnacle State Historic Park (Coconut Grove): Built in 1891 by Coconut Grove pioneer Ralph Munroe.
  • Miami Seaquarium: Home to annual extravaganzas including an Easter Egg Hunt, Monster Splash Halloween Bash and Winter Kids Fest.
  • Coral Castle (Homestead): A unique fantasy world carved out of stone.
  • Everglades Alligator Farm (Homestead): Home to more than 3,000 gators.
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Coral Gables): Features extensive collections of rare tropical plants.
  • Biscayne National Park (Homestead)
  • Lowe Art Museum (Coral Gables)
  • Parrot Jungle Island
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Miami is also home to the World and U.S. Chess Hall of Fame, the only official museum of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF). The museum chronicles chess history and explores such topics as the birth of modern chess, the origins of college chess, chess in the Old West, chess as related to U.S. presidents, links between chess and baseball, and more.

Sports fans in Kendall are only a stone's throw away from top notch professional action located in the city of Miami, home to the following major league teams:

  • Baseball: Florida Marlins (MLB)
  • Football: Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Basketball: Miami Heat (NBA)
  • Hockey: Florida Panthers (NHL)

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High Points

Kendall strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Kendall Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Kendall College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 13% Kendall Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Kendall Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Kendall Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Kendall, Florida

Comparing Kendall to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Age of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 7 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2

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Kendall Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles SW of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33156, 33158, 33173, 33176, 33183, 33186, 33193, 33196
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33256, 33283, 33296
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.678
Longitude -80.317

Kendall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 60 to 77 F
Apr Temp 68 to 84 F
Jul Temp 77 to 91 F
Oct Temp 72 to 85 F
Annual Precip 58.5 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 56 to 78 F
Apr Temp 62 to 85 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 70 to 87 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
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Kendall Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 75,226 100%
Male 35,311 46.9%
Female 39,915 53.1%
Under 18 17,507 23.3%
18+ 57,719 76.7%
65+ 8,680 11.5%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.14
White 65,055 86.5%
African-American 3,348 4.5%
Asian 2,250 3%
American Indian & Alaskan 106 0.1%
Other 2,113 2.8%
Mixed Race 2,333 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37,549 49.9%

Kendall Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.3%
US/American 5.8%
Italian 4.4%
German 4.1%
English 3.6%
Irish 3.4%
Russian 2.8%
Haitian 1.4%
Jamaican 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Brazilian 0.9%
Lebanese 0.9%
Portuguese 0.6%
European 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Eastern European 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kendall, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crossings (33186)
Gables (33158)
Gables by the Sea (33156)
Morales Discount Pharmacy (33183)
Palmetto Bay (33158, 33176)
Snapper Creek (33176)
Village of Palmetto Bay (33158, 33176)
West Dade (33196)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kendall 75,226 $61,241
Coral Gables 42,249 $98,553
Pinecrest 19,055 $122,526
South Miami 10,741 $57,791
Sweetwater 14,226 $30,823
Virginia Gardens 2,348 $44,800
West Miami 5,863 $39,000

Wal-mart in Kendall

(As of 2006)
15885 Sw 88Th Street
(305) 383-3611
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