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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population133,741
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens8.8%
Employed Population 16+65,487
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,774
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,341

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,103
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone15.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,447
Median House Value$228,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.5%
West Indian23.5%
Jamaican10.8%
Haitian8.6%
Italian1.7%
German1.3%
Irish1.1%
African1%
Bahamian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Guyanese0.8%
British0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
English0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Polish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Belizean0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Miramar Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33025, 33027, 33029, 33023
Phone Area Codes954, 754
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.99
Approximate Longitude-80.28

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)

StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance30.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cooper City34,364$103,865
Davie98,717$79,045
Hollywood148,114$56,553
Pembroke Park6,259$40,163
Pembroke Pines164,753$79,207

Miramar Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Miramar
(Government - District/authority)
1901 Sw 172nd Ave
(954) 538-4800

Miramar Public Schools

Annabel C. Perry Elementary
6850 Sw 34th St
ZIP: 33023
(754) 323-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 800
Fairway Elementary School
7850 Fairway Blvd
ZIP: 33023
(754) 323-5650
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Henry D. Perry Middle School
3400 Wildcat Way
ZIP: 33023
(754) 323-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 446
Miramar Elementary School
6831 Sw 26th St
ZIP: 33023
(754) 323-6550
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Somerset Academy East Preparatory
2000 S State Road 7
ZIP: 33023
(954) 987-7890
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Sunshine Elementary School
7737 Lasalle Blvd
ZIP: 33023
(754) 323-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Dolphin Park High
3206 S University Dr
ZIP: 33025
(954) 433-1573
High
Total Enrollment 363
Miramar High School
3601 Sw 89th Ave
ZIP: 33025
(754) 323-1350
High
Total Enrollment 2519
New Renaissance Middle School
10701 Miramar Blvd
ZIP: 33025
(754) 323-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 959
Sea Castle Elementary School
9600 Miramar Blvd
ZIP: 33025
(754) 323-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 851
Somerset Academy Charter High School Miramar Campus
9300 Pembroke Rd
ZIP: 33025
(954) 435-1570
High
Total Enrollment 281
Somerset Neighborhood School
9300 Pembroke Rd
ZIP: 33025
(954) 435-1570
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Somerset Preparatory Charter Middle School
9300 Pembroke Rd
ZIP: 33025
(954) 435-1570
Middle
Total Enrollment 336
Whispering Pines School
3609 Sw 89th Ave
ZIP: 33025
(754) 321-7650
Other
Total Enrollment 218
Coconut Palm Elementary School
13601 Monarch Lakes Blvd
ZIP: 33027
(754) 323-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 920
Coral Cove Elementary School
5100 Sw 148th Ave
ZIP: 33027
(754) 323-7950
Primary
Total Enrollment 866
Dolphin Bay Elementary School
16450 Miramar Pkwy
ZIP: 33027
(754) 323-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Everglades High School
17100 Sw 48th Ct
ZIP: 33027
(754) 323-0500
High
Total Enrollment 2502
Glades Middle School
16700 Sw 48th Ct
ZIP: 33027
(754) 323-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1358
Silver Shores Elementary School
1701 Sw 160th Ave
ZIP: 33027
(754) 323-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Somerset Academy Elementary (miramar Campus)
12601 Somerset Blvd
ZIP: 33027
(305) 829-2406
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Somerset Academy Middle (miramar Campus)
12601 Somerset Blvd
ZIP: 33027
(305) 829-2406
Middle
Total Enrollment 439
Somerset Miramar South K-5
12425 Sw 53rd St
ZIP: 33027
(305) 829-2406
Primary
Total Enrollment 105
City/pembroke Pines Charter Middle School
18500 Pembroke Rd
ZIP: 33029
(954) 443-4847
Middle
Total Enrollment 1315
Silver Lakes Elementary School
2300 Sw 173rd Ave
ZIP: 33029
(754) 323-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Sunset Lakes Elementary School
18400 Sw 25th St
ZIP: 33029
(754) 323-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 852

Miramar Private Schools

Love Outreach Christian Academy
6969 Miramar Pkwy
ZIP: 33023
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Phyls Academy
4052 Sw 69th Ave
ZIP: 33023
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Grace And Faith International Academy
3138 S University Dr
ZIP: 33025
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
St Bartholomew Catholic School
8003 Miramar Pkwy
ZIP: 33025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
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