Covering roughly 20 square miles just minutes from Miami, Hialeah is home to 224,000 people and one of the largest employers in Dade County. The city is served by Miami Metrorail and helps commuters with its own city-wide bus network. Travelers enjoy direct access to the Opa-Locka and Miami International airports, and Amtrak's Silver Star and Silver Meteor both stop at the train station. Spanish is widely spoken, and Spanish-language television network Telemundo has its headquarters here. Service job opportunities abound, both at national and local retailers and restaurants. Historic Hialeah Park Racetrack, built in 1925, is an important part of the city's past and its future. Plans for an entertainment complex at the racetrack include restaurants, hotels, a casino, stores, and a theater.

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The sixth-largest city in Florida, with a growth rate that outstrips the rest of the top 10, Hialeah is proud to be known as "The City of Progress." With a variety of condominiums and single-family homes to suit any homebuyer's budget, house hunters can choose between the signature architectural charms of the '40s and '50s, the top-end features of today's new construction, or meet in the middle in an updated ranch-style or split-level home from the decades in between.

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