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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 12,156
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,877
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 43%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,469
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,979
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,703

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,009
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,103
Median House Value $365,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.7%
Irish 4.5%

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

South Miami Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Kendall, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33143, 33146, 33155, 33156, 33173, 33176, 33183
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33243, 33256
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.707
Longitude -80.293

South Miami 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 7.6 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 HIALEAH
Distance 8.7 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 12.2 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, South Miami, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Coconut Grove (33146)

Gables by the Sea (33156)

Morales Discount Pharmacy (33183)

Palmetto Bay (33176)

Snapper Creek (33176)

Village of Palmetto Bay (33176)

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 50,059 $131,520
Kendall 76,267 $77,237
Pinecrest 19,174 $155,603
Sweetwater 20,739 $34,420
Virginia Gardens 2,957 $53,942
West Miami 6,400 $45,397

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

South Miami Hospitals

LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
7031 SW 62ND AVE
(305) 284-7500
Emergency Service: Yes

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South Miami High Schools

J.R.E. LEE OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIO
6521 SW 62ND AVENUE
305-661-1551
A Non-traditional School
Serves 195 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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