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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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.
Many educational and recreational programs are available to Hialeah residents, often for little or no cost. The library system boasts one main and five branch locations, a Community Services Department runs after-school and camp programs for kids, and four adult centers with daily lunch programs offer a wide range of activities of interest to seniors. The Parks and Recreation department maintains two dozen parks, seven public pools and two tennis centers as well as sports leagues and a cultural arts theater. Amelia Earhart Park boasts eight miles of bike trails, a five-acre "bark park" where dogs play off-leash, and the Miami Watersports Complex, which offers wakeboarding, waterskiing, and paddle boarding. Miami-Dade College's Hialeah campus serves as both an academic and cultural center for the community, and two of Hialeah's public high schools were named "Silver" award winners in the US News & World Report "Best High Schools 2008 Search." Hialeah families look forward to a number of annual city-wide festivals throughout the year, including the Art on Palm Festival, Eggstravaganza, and Santa's Snowblast. Favorite local eateries serve Cuban, Mexican, and Caribbean food. Check out our listings of local houses for sale and come home to Hialeah.