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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).

Demographics

People

Total Population74,559
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+37,830
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,035
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,145

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,235
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,331
Median House Value$312,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.5%
German3.5%
Irish2.9%
West Indian2.7%
Italian2.6%
English2.3%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Haitian1.2%
Russian1.1%
Jamaican1%
Brazilian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Iranian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
US/American0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Kendall Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33183, 33156
P.O. Box Zip Codes33256
Phone Area Codes305,786
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.7
Approximate Longitude-80.4

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)

StationMIAMI INTL AP
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp60 to 77 F
Apr Temp68 to 84 F
Jul Temp77 to 91 F
Oct Temp72 to 85 F
Annual Precip58.5 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches
StationROYAL PALM RANGER STN
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp56 to 78 F
Apr Temp62 to 85 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp70 to 87 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coral Gables50,533$130,367
Pinecrest19,272$157,185
South Miami12,207$75,227
Sweetwater20,718$35,967
Virginia Gardens2,735$54,453
West Miami6,652$50,417
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