Located an ideal 20 miles from downtown Miami, and just 2 miles from the beach, Kendall, FL, provides the joys of coastal living, amenities of the city and thrills of Caribbean culture. Kendall is pedestrian friendly, measuring in at a pleasant 16 square miles. Many single-family houses and condos are available in family-friendly sections of the city. Homeownership is the norm here. The median home price is a reasonable $220,000, but it is the 14.9 percent annual appreciation rate that drives this equitable market.
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Kendall is home to roughly 75,000 individuals, including an extremely diverse swath of ethnicities. Not surprisingly, the city is rich with Latin influence. The median income is $51,000, with employers like Pollo Tropical creating long-term, positive job growth. Shops and restaurants are abundant, and the charm of the tropics and the lure of the warm weather are sure to have an impact on any who visit the city. Miami's legendary nightlife adds appeal for any who enjoy a fast-paced environment. Competitive education further drives the population, as Kendall sees only 17 students per teacher. The area is also rich in multiple forms of higher education. Besides proximity to the University of Miami and Miami Dade College, there are almost countless community colleges and vocational schools in the region.
Kendall is a prime location for almost every kind of enjoyment. A 30-minute drive to the Everglades National Park will never fail to bring adventure and fun. As the city is only an hour from Key Largo, day trips to all of the Keys are always an option. Being so close to downtown Miami means sporting events are in great supply, and the nearby beaches offer many aquatic leisure activities. The food in Kendall is diverse; you can't find better samples of Cuban and Caribbean cuisine anywhere in the country. Places like Sergio's and Tuto's bring in rave reviews from locals and visitors alike. Kendall's shopping is the best in Miami -it's easy to spend entire days browsing the Dadeland Mall and The Falls open-air mall. Beyond shopping, Kendall is home to several of Miami's best attractions. Zoo Miami is one of the largest zoos and gardens in the country, and it is the only tropical zoo in the entire nation. For even more biology-based adventure, the Zoological Wildlife Foundation offers some of the best interactive animal experiences. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is touted as one of Miami's best family attractions. Kendall is full of fun and rich with diverse culture. To find a home in this amazing city, take a look at our listings.