dcsimg

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 (33023, 33025, 33027, 33028, 33029)

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

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Computer and Network Technician (11-month diploma program)
  • Medical Assistant Technician (10-Month diploma program)
  • Patient Care Technician (10-month diploma program)
  • Has specialized in career training since 1982.
  • Offers beginning to advanced training in computer repair, medical assisting, cosmetology, nursing, and more.
  • Continually maintains programs according to industry needs by working closely with industry experts and employers.
  • Provides well-equipped training facilities to give students the advantage of hands-on training.
  • Its instructors attend seminars and workshops to keep current with new technology and topics.
camnpus icon
Hollywood
Request Info
Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Macro
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical
  • Master of Social Work

Why is Boston University ranked #39 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017? And what is the catalyst that prompts 33,106 students to call BU their home every semester? It's in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it. Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America's largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 33,000 students from 135 different countries. 

Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Programs
  • Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Dedicated to helping students build bright futures through a powerful education
  • 50+ programs for bachelor & associate degrees, career diplomas, & certificates
  • 98% of graduates are satisfied with their Penn Foster studies
  • Pay tuition in full & save up to 25% or sign up for low monthly payments w/ 0% interest
  • Penn Foster is the perfect choice for flexible courses in many growing industries
Programs
  • Visual Arts (BFA)
  • Web Design (C)
  • Fashion Retailing (D)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Dedicated career services team that helps students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary
  • Program Coordinators focus on improving program content and ensure that students have the resources they need
  • Over 50 locations nationwide
  • Join our next Open House on 10/21 (10/28 @ select locations)!

Miramar High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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

PARKWAY ACADEMY
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

Miramar Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Miramar Colleges
Miramar colleges and trade schools.
Miramar Graduate Schools
Miramar Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Miramar
Additional Resources
Info for Miramar Government Officials


Are you an official in the Miramar government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top