Miramar, Florida is unique. Its worth a look for business, real estate, home purchasing and raising a family. Even the entertainment and recreational options are abundant. People in South Florida have lots of marquee cities and towns to be proud of but there are only a few that have the look and feel of Miramar. It is rich in history, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic diversity diversity and is a model for other cities. Miramar also sits close to major metropolitan areas, but maintains its small town feel and charm.
The City of Miramar is a young municipality as compared to other South Florida cities. It was incorporated May 26, 1955 when it was just a tiny little spot on the map just west of Hollywood Florida. At the time of incorporation of the city, Miramar had a tiny population of less than 200 people and only about 2.9 square miles of land area. Today’s population is about 137,107 and a total land area of about 31 square miles. Today the city is one of the largest in all of Broward County.
While much of the city is residential and suburban in layout and functionality, Miramar manages to have well designed business, retail and commercial facilities that serve the residents and tenants. Miramar is 20 minutes away from the international airports and seaports of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
There are plenty of reasons only a few cities have the look and feel of Miramar, Here are a few:
It’s Residential Diversity & Growth
Population has doubled over the last 10 Years
There are Multiple listings on Money Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Live.
With several quality educational institutions in the city, residents and young people have various nearby options for college or trade school.
Popular cities like West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, and the city of Miami, the Florida keys are all within fifteen minutes to an hour from Miramar
Minutes from two International Airports and Major Seaports
Center of the Nation’s 8th Largest Metropolitan Area
Major highways and the turnpike either run through or border the city
Its Commercial capacity
Miramar has a Foreign Trade Zone
Leading Aviation and Healthcare Industry Hub
Aa3 Bond Rating
State-of-the-Art Business Infrastructure
The Miramar Park of Commerce, containing over five million square feet of office and industrial space.
On October 19, 2016, the City Commission adopted a new 5 year Economic Development Action Plan (FY 2017 – FY 2021). The Plan identifies the following strategic priorities for this time period:
Diversify Miramar’s Tax Base to Enhance Economic
Competitiveness and Resilience
Expand Urban Innovation & Revitalization Activity
Achieve a Unique Sense of Place in Miramar
Leverage Arts, Entertainment & Sports Assets
Tie Together Miramar’s Distinct Neighborhood Subareas into a Cohesive City
World Class Arts, Cultural and Recreational Facilities
Miramar has a state of the arts concert performance center
The city has an abundance of outdoor venues and first class parks (with lakes and more)
In our next segment of POWER MOVES that addresses more about Miramar, you'll learn about the people running for office in the upcoming City Commission election on March 9th with the potential of changing the dynamics of the city's leadership.