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Hialeah is a large city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The city has approximately 51 neighborhoods and is the 6th largest community in the state. It is a major city in the South Florida Metropolitan Area and is located west and northwest of Miami on a large prairie between the Everglades and Biscayne Bay. Surrounding communities include Hialeah Gardens, Miami Springs, Westview, Miami and others. The city is considered a major commercial center for Miami-Dade County. It is ethnically diverse and over 73% of all residents are foreign born. The most common language is Spanish and the second most common is English. Hialeah is home to one of the largest Spanish speaking communities in the United States. Over 13% of adults in the city have four-year degrees or higher. Its nickname is “The City of Progress” and it has a council/ manager form of city government.
The town was founded and developed by James H. Bright and Glenn Curtis. The pair also developed the Hialeah Park Race Track. In its early years the city was a center for entertainment featuring everything from greyhound racing to jaia lai matches as well as the Miami Movie Studios located in the middle of the community. Amelia Earhart took off on her fateful last flight from Hialeah in 1937. The community was incorporated in 1925 and one of its early city slogans was “All Ways Lead to Hialeah.” Though first envisioned as a resort and playground for the elite, today it is a solid working class community.
The city spans 19.7 square miles, 19.2 square miles of land and .5 square miles of water. It has a mixed workforce of both white and blue collar workers and is relatively low income when compared to state and national economic standards. Over 7.75% of the local workforce work from home, primarily through telecommuting, though some run home based businesses. In 2010, the population was 224,669 and the population density was 111,000 people per square mile. In the same year the per capita income was $14,148. By 2013, the estimated median household income was $27,371 and the estimated per capita income was $13,106. Further, the estimated median house or condo value was $152,100, the mean housing price on all units was $148,977 and the median gross rent was $979. And finally, in 2014, the population had risen to 235,563.
Public education is provided by the Miami-Dade Public School District. Schools in Hialeah include public, private and charter educational institutions like Amelia Earhart Elementary, Mater Academy Charter High School, and many more. Both Mater Academy and Miami Lakes Tech earned silver awards from the U.S. News&World Report in 2008. The city features six library locations 15 fully staffed parks, seven pools, a cultural art theater, sports courts and fields for a number of sports, community programs and more. Public transportation is provided by Miami Metro-rail, Tri-rail, Metro-bus and more. Today the Hialeah Park Race Track is both an Audubon Bird Sanctuary and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Homes for sale in the community range from small homes through sprawling family homes. Other real estate options include apartments for rent and condominiums and townhouse for sale or lease. Call friendly local agent Albert Vasquez today at 305-801-2761 and begin your home search in beautiful Hialeah, Florida.
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|Average value of the dwelling in which household lives||$1,218,530|
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School Name Phone Type Grades Rating Bob Graham Education Center 305-557-3303 Public PK-8 Miami Lakes K-8 Center 305-822-7757 Public PK-8 Mater Academy Charter Middle School 305-828-1886 Public 6-8 Youth Co-Op Charter School 305-819-8855 Public PK-8 Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy 305-557-5931 Public 6-12 Marcus A. Milam K-8 Center 305-822-0301 Public PK-8 Miami Lakes Middle School 305-557-3900 Public 6-8 City of Hialeah Education Academy 305-362-4006 Public 6-12 Palm Springs Middle School 305-821-2460 Public 6-8 Henry H. Filer Middle School 305-822-6601 Public 6-8 Excelsior Language Academy of Hialeah 305-883-8359 Public PK-8 Hialeah Middle School 305-681-3527 Public 6-8 Champagnat Catholic School Not Available Private PK-12 The Glory of God Christian School Not Available Private KG-12 Our Lady of The Lakes Not Available Private PK-8 Roblanca Academy Not Available Private PK-8 Trinity Christian Academy Not Available Private PK-12 Montessori Childrens House of Miami Lakes Not Available Private PK-7 Asbury Christian School Not Available Private PK-7 Christ-Mar School Not Available Private KG-9 District Summer Center F 305-681-3527 Public KG-12 Christ Mar School Not Available Private KG-8 Citrus Health Sipp/Crisis 305-636-6147 Public KG-12 St John The Apostle School Not Available Private PK-8 Miami Lakes Montessori Christian Center Not Available Private 6-7 American Christian School & Art Center Not Available Private PK-11 Horeb Christian School Not Available Private PK-12 Imater Academy Middle School 305-669-2906 Public 6-8 Imater Academy 305-884-6320 Public KG-8 Secondary Student Success Center 801 305-636-6167 Public 6-12 Mater Virtual Academy Charter Middle/High School 305-669-2906 Public 6-12 Immaculate Conception School Not Available Private PK-8 Faith Lutheran School Not Available Private PK-8 Arlington & Windsor Academy of Miami Not Available Private 4-12
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