Introduction to Sweetwater, Florida
Sweetwater, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 6 miles NW of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 11 miles W of Miami, Florida. The people of the city are in the Miami metropolitan area. Sweetwater has a population of 14,226.
The history of Sweetwater began during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The Miami-Pittsburgh Land Company bought the land and laid out the plat of Sweetwater Groves. Clyde Andrews bought most of the Sweetwater Groves in 1938. A troupe of Russian midgets bought a part of this land and built several mini-scaled homes. Sweetwater was incorporated in 1941 and Joe Sanderlin was elected as its first mayor. The city was named after the pure and sweet water of the Everglades.
Sweetwater and nearby Attractions
- Coral Castle
- Miami Springs
- Coconut Grove
- Key Biscayne
- Bay Harbor Islands
Things To Do In Sweetwater
Sweetwater features a number of recreational facilities which can make your vacations unforgettable. The lakes and beaches are ideal for swimming, boating, fishing, and diving as well as for other water sports. You can also find 4 parks and 14 shopping centers in the city. In addition, the city also boasts a number of dining options.
The city is served by the Miami International Airport.
Sweetwater Higher Education
The nearest college is the Miami-Dade Community College.