Carol City, Florida
Carol City: Census designated place
Carol City is a CDP located in the county of Miami-Dade in the U.S. state of Florida.
Exploring the Vibrant Community of Carol City, Florida
Located in northern Miami-Dade County, Carol City is a rapidly-growing suburban area just north of Miami. With its Caribbean culture, popular attractions, and diverse communities, Carol City offers a dynamic South Florida lifestyle.
Overview of Carol City
Carol City spans around 5 square miles between Miami Gardens and Opa Locka. It was developed as a planned community in the 1950s and reached its peak population in the 1990s. Today, around 60,000 residents call Carol City home.
The community is predominantly African American and Caribbean American. This vibrant culture can be felt in area restaurants, markets, and annual celebrations like Caribbean Carnival.
Some of the main attractions bringing visitors to Carol City include:
- Calder Casino and Race Course - Horse racing, casino gaming, dining and entertainment.
- Central Shopping Plaza - Shopping center featuring fashion, Caribbean shops, and dining.
- Amelia Earhart Park - Large urban wilderness park with trails, mountain biking, and a petting zoo.
- Caribbean Marketplace - Open air market selling tropical produce, Caribbean street food, and crafts.
In addition to Caribbean Carnival, popular annual events in Carol City include Jazz in the Gardens music festival each March and the Thanksgiving Reggae Fest. These events showcase both Caribbean and African American heritage and music.
With its rich diversity and lively culture, Carol City provides a unique South Florida experience.
Quick Facts about Carol City
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Florida (United States)|
|County :||Miami-Dade County|
|Postal code :||33055–33056|
|Phone Area Codes :||305|
|Area :||20000000 km2|
|Altitude :||3 feet / 1 meters|
|Time Zone :||America/New_York|
|Local time :||13:07:53 (29th November 2023)|
|Weather :||76℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather|
Carol City is located at 25°56'26"N 80°14'44"W (25.9406500, -80.2456000).
Carol City map
Carol City forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. more
People born in Carol City (2)
Schools in Carol City
College & universities near Carol City, FL
|137476||St. Thomas University||Miami Gardens (FL)||33054-6459|
Amtrak & bus stations near Carol City, FL
|MIA||Miami Intermodal Center||8303 NW 37th Ave||RAIL|
|HOL||Hollywood||3001 Hollywood Blvd||RAIL|
|FTL||Fort Lauderdale||200 S.W. 21 Terrace||RAIL|
|DFB||Deerfield Beach||1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd||RAIL|
|DLB||Delray Beach||345 South Congress Ave||RAIL|
Post offices near Carol City
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Carol City Post Office||Miami Gardens (FL)||33056|
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Distance to Other Cities
Carol City distances to largest Florida cities