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Overview

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)

People

Total Population 78,580
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 40,099
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.7%
Median Earnings25+ $38,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,175
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,051

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,417
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $1,284
Median House Value $280,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.3%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 3.1%

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIAMI INTL AP
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
Station ROYAL PALM RANGER STN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Coral Gables 49,319 $126,264
Pinecrest 18,914 $154,957
South Miami 12,036 $79,242
Sweetwater 20,562 $36,021
Virginia Gardens 2,632 $52,014
West Miami 6,197 $47,246
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