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Overview

Introduction to Miramar, Florida

The city of Miramar is located in Broward County, Florida, about 14 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale and 20 miles north of Miami. Nearby municipalities include Hollywood, Sunrise, Plantation and Pembroke Pines.

Miramar History

Named by Robert Gordon, the city's first mayor, "Miramar" is Spanish for "View of the Sea." The city shares its name with a Cuban suburb of Havana. Incorporated in 1955, Miramar has seen its city boundaries grow over the years from their original size of 2.9 square miles to the present size of over 30 square miles. The city's motto is "Beauty and Progress," a phrase which is inscribed on the City Seal.

Things to Do in and Near Miramar

Miramar has 22 neighborhood parks and five community parks within its boundaries. Also in town is the Miramar Civic Center, site of yearly events such as September's Caribe Fest and October's Halloween Masquerade Dance. Presently under construction in Miramar is a Town Center which is expected to house a new City Hall and public library, with retail and residential components included in a park-like setting with waterfront views. This complex will include the Miramar Cultural Arts Center, a venue for artists, teachers and students to perform, rehearse and exhibit.

Broward County is rich in attractions and places of interest. Among its historical sites are Stranahan House, Broward’s first trading post and Bonnet House, an historic home and garden near Fort Lauderdale beach. Other points of interest in the county include the following:

  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
  • International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame & Museum.
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • Museum of Art.
  • Museum of Discovery and Science.
  • Old Davie School Historical Museum.
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum.
  • Young at Art Children's Museum.

Broward County sports fans have a state-of-the-art facility in Sunrise's BankAtlantic Center, home of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers. The training camp for the National Football League's Miami Dolphins is also located in the county (in the city of Davie), and baseball fans who visit in the spring can catch Grapefruit League action in Fort Lauderdale, the Spring Training site of MLB's Baltimore Orioles. A half-hour drive south will bring visitors to the city of Miami, where more major league sports action can be found. The Dolphins play their NFL home games at Dolphin Stadium, which is also the home of Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins. Basketball fans can watch NBA games played by the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena, located in the city's downtown area.

People

Total Population 131,384
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 8.3%
Employed Population 16+ 63,823
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,349
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,971

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,199
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,454
Median House Value $202,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 1.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Miramar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33023, 33025, 33027, 33029
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33083
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.986
Longitude -80.232

Miramar 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 FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 30.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chapel Lakes (33029)

Pembroke Pnes (33029, 33023, 33025, 33027, 33028)

West Hollywood (33023)

West Park (33023)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cooper City 33,382 $99,928
Davie 97,372 $76,455
Hollywood 146,791 $56,057
Pembroke Park 6,244 $40,203
Pembroke Pines 162,243 $76,365

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Miramar Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MIRAMAR
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1901 SW 172ND AVENUE
(954) 538-4810
Emergency Service: Yes

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MIRAMAR HIGH SCHOOL
3601 SW 89TH AVENUE
754-323-1350
Serves 2,731 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

EVERGLADES HIGH SCHOOL
17100 SW 48TH COURT
754-323-0500
Serves 2,311 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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7451 RIVIERA BOULEVARD
954-961-2911
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 473 students.

WHISPERING PINES SCHOOL
3609 SW 89TH AVENUE
754-321-7650
A Special Education School
Serves 180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

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