About Miramar, Florida
The city of Miramar, Florida, is eight miles north of Hialeah and about the same distance east from North Miami Beach. It has 134,989 residents, according to 2014 U.S. Census projections. Part of the sprawling South Florida metropolitan area, Miramar is demographically diverse, with about 46% of its residents identifying as black or African-American, and Hispanics counting for roughly 37% of the population, as of 2010.
Outdoors sports enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of recreational possibilities offered by Miramar's more than 46 parks and facilities. Indoor facilities include a civic center, a community center and a youth center. The city's proximity to Miami and Fort Lauderdale gives residents many opportunities to visit museums, galleries and aquariums.
Miramar proper has six institutions of higher learning, including DeVry University, Concorde Career Institute and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, all of which are private, for-profit schools. The surrounding Miami and Fort Lauderdale metro areas, however, are home to numerous colleges and universities, including 37 public and private, not-for-profit colleges and schools within 25 miles of Miramar.
Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, is the largest school within a 10-mile radius with over 24,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs in Fall 2014. Other schools in the area include Florida Memorial University, St Thomas University and Johnson & Wales University.
A little farther out, some well-known schools include Florida International University, University of Miami and Miami Dade College. University of Miami was ranked 51st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, while Miami Dade College is the largest college in the nation.
Employment and Economy
The largest sources of employment in Miramar are the service industries, with 3,117 residents employed in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services as of 2012. Many other city residents are employed in information, wholesale trade and finance and insurance, with each of those industries employing at least 2,400.
Miramar has an extensive community redevelopment plan to aid the twin priorities of beautifying the city and attracting new businesses. Its proximity to major seaports, airports and interstates is also a boon to Miramar's economy.