Miami Lakes History
Incorporated in December 2000, the Town of Miami Lakes is a thriving city of its own, with over 29,000 residents and additional 12,000 people who work in the 1,700+ businesses located throughout the community.
Fifty years ago, the Graham Companies began development of Miami Lakes as a master planned community. The original 3,000 acres of Miami Lakes was once a dairy farm, whose cattle grazed where homes and businesses now prosper.
Conveniently located just 16 miles North of Downtown Miami and 10 miles from Miami International Airport, the Town encompasses approximately 6.8 square miles.
Curving streets, cul-de-sacs, lakes, lots of neighborhood parks, schools, churches and shopping areas provide the facilities that have allowed the Town of Miami Lakes to become the prosperous city that is. Thousands of families and several generations fondly think of Miami Lakes as their own piece of paradise - their home.
The following Miami Lakes schools have maintained an “A” rating for the past three years:
• Miami Lakes K-8 Center
• Miami Lakes Middle School
• Miami Lakes Educational Center
• Bob Graham Education Center
Size of the Town: 6.8 sq. miles
Location: north of Hialeah, Northwest Dade, 30 minutes from Miami International Airport
Parks and Recreation: 23 lakes, 40+ playground/tot lot areas, 2 multipurpose active parks with playing areas baseball/softball/soccer and courts for tennis/basketball, 2 Multipurpose Community Centers, Picnic Shelters for Rental, Marina/Fishing Pier, fitness stations, and recreational greenways/trails, Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club with 18-hole course
Population: approximately 29,000
Miami Lakes K-8 Center, Miami Lakes Middle, Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Bob Graham Edication Center, K-8 and Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, 1/4 mile south of the Town.
Electric: Florida Power & Light
Telephone: Bell South
Water & Sewer: Miami-Dade County Dept. of Water & Sewer Authority
Police: Contracted from Miami-Dade County