Miami Lakes is a family oriented community designed so that many homes enjoy either lakefront living on more than 23 lakes or Don Shula’s golf course from their backyards. It is located north of Hialeah Gardens, south of Miami Gardens, and east to west between Opa-locka and Interstate-75 with approximately 30,000 residents. The community was incorporated on December 5th of 2000.
The history of Miami Lakes began in 1962, when Florida State Senator Ernest “Cap” Graham and his family owned the land and planned to develop what was their dairy farm. Graham planned the city development to take at least 30 years. The former Dean of the Harvard School of Architecture, Lester Collins, was responsible for creating the master plan of Miami Lakes that would eventually become what it is today, the center of the community. Collins created the foundation of the community, including its residential, industrial and commercial use.
Some of the parks in Miami Lakes include Royal Oaks Park, Miami Lakes Optimist Park, along with some mini parks throughout the community. Royal Oaks Parks is an active park with 4 athletic fields for soccer and football, picnic pavilions, a children’s play area, a bike trail, concession stand, and butterfly garden. Miami Lakes Optimist Park is another active park with 1 softball field, 4 soccer fields, 4 baseball fields, 2 football fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, a walking path, picnic pavilions, and 3 batting cages with lighting. The park also has a marina for public fishing.
The schools designated for Miami Lakes include Barbara Goleman High School, Miami Lakes K-8 Center, Miami Lakes Middle School, and Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School. Some of the private schools in Miami Lakes include Our Lady of the Lakes and Dade-Christian.
Today, Miami Lakes is known as one of the most charming suburban areas in South Florida for its tree lined streets, large estate lots and low rate of crime. Residents can enjoy the natural scenery, diverse cultural environment, assortment of community activities, and animated nightlife.
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