Miami Gardens, Florida

Miami Gardens: A city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is located in the southeastern part of the county. Miami Gardens is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Gardens Cultural Center.


Miami Gardens is a city located in the county of Miami-Dade in the U.S. state of Florida.

Miami Gardens is a suburban city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida. With over 113,000 residents, it is the largest city in Florida with a predominantly African American population.


Miami Gardens was incorporated in 2003 after voters from separate unincorporated neighborhoods approved combining into a new city.

It encompasses areas formerly known as Carol City, Norland, Bunche Park, Lake Lucerne, Scott Lake, and Andover. The new city formed to gain more local control over zoning and governance.

Today Miami Gardens is establishing its own unique identity as an inclusive, family-friendly community.


The city is home to the Hard Rock Stadium - home of the Miami Dolphins NFL team and University of Miami football team. Other draws are Calder Casino & Race Track and nearby Sun Life Stadium.

Annual events include Jazz in the Gardens music festival, celebrating history at Norwood Park, and enjoying parks like Rolling Oaks Park. The city provides affordable single-family homes.


Major employers are Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami-Dade County School Board, Walmart, Publix, and UniVista Insurance company.

Convenient access to Miami provides job opportunities in healthcare, hospitality, retail, and financial services. Transportation links continue improving.


Emerging from several incorporated neighborhoods, Miami Gardens retains a friendly small town feel while offering amenities, culture, and convenience as part of the Miami metro region.

Miami Gardens locator map
Location of Miami Gardens on Florida map.

Quick Facts about Miami Gardens

Population : 113,187
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Miami-Dade County
Phone Area Codes : 305
Area : 49.25 km2
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Establishment : May 05, 2003 (21 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:59:26 (17th May 2024)
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Miami Gardens is located at 25°56'31"N 80°14'44"W (25.9420400, -80.2456000).

Miami Gardens map

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People born in Miami Gardens (3)

People born in Miami Gardens, including American-football player Cariel Brooks, professional wrestler Diamanté, basketball player DeAndre Burnett, .


Schools in Miami Gardens

College & universities near Miami Gardens, FL

Code Name City ZIP
137476 St. Thomas University Miami Gardens (FL) 33054-6459
444334 Advance Science International College Miami Lakes (FL) 33014
133979 Florida Memorial University Miami Gardens (FL) 33054-6199
135647 Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College Miami Lakes (FL) 33014
486354 Unilatina International College Miramar (FL) 33025-3943

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Miami Gardens, FL

Code Name Address Type
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 Miami Gardens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Carol City Post Office Miami Gardens (FL) 33056
Norland Post Office Miami (FL) 33169
Miami Garden Post Office Hialeah (FL) 33015
Palmetto Lak Post Office Miami Lakes (FL) 33014
Opa Locka Post Office Opa Locka (FL) 33054

Other cities in Miami-Dade County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Miami-Dade County , FL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Miami 471,525 The most populous city in Florida, Miami is a major center for tourism, finance, and culture.
Hialeah 232,027 The most populous city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Miami Beach 87,726 A city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Kendall 75,371 A census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Homestead 69,292 The most populous city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Doral 67,792 A city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Carol City 63,031 Census designated place
North Miami 62,247 A city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Fountainebleau 59,764 Census designated place
Kendale Lakes 56,148 Census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida
Tamiami 55,271 Census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida
The Hammocks 51,003 Census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida
Coral Gables 49,130 A city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Country Club 47,105 A census-designated place in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Cutler Bay 43,203 Incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida
North Miami Beach 42,444 A city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Distance to Other Cities

Miami Gardens distances to largest Florida cities