Introduction to South Miami, Florida
South Miami, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 2 miles NE of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 7 miles SW of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Miami metropolitan area. South Miami contains a population of approximately 10,741.
South Miami History
W.A. Larkins was one of the early landowners of this area. When the community grew and a post office was built, Larkins was made the first postmaster. The community itself was named Larkins, in his honor. In 1926, when the residents of this area wanted to incorporate it, they adopted the name South Miami. In 1933, the city which was originally six square miles in size was cut down to 3 miles with the intention of reducing municipal responsibilities. It was further reduced in 1937.
South Miami and nearby Attractions
- Fox's Sherron Inn, a bar/club
- Monkey Jungle
- O-Zone, Dance club/disco
- Sunset Place
Things To Do In South Miami
South Miami is a pleasant city, known for its leafy residential neighborhoods. It has a number of parks and a lively downtown area that has historic buildings, unique shops and restaurants. The City of South Miami Parks & Recreational Department regularly arranges a variety of cultural, educational and recreational activities.
South Miami Transportation
The city is convieniently located closely to the Miami International Airport.
South Miami Higher Education
South Miami is served by the City College.