Miami Gardens is a suburb located to the north of Miami, Florida. The average listing price here is approximately $155,000, and there are currently 618 homes on the market. The cost-of-living in this area is higher than the national average, but lower than the Miami-Dade metro area. Homes here are largely a mixture of ranch and Mediterranean style architecture.
One of the main selling points of this area is its close proximity to the city of Miami. It boasts a population of approximately 100,000 and has a land area of nearly 20 square miles. Miami Gardens is made up of 7 major neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity. Like most of the Dade county area, the city has a largely tropical climate, and enjoys warm temperatures year-round. Residents here also experience sunlight for most of the year, and the area is close to many beaches. That makes this the perfect area for anyone who enjoys warm weather.
Over the previous year, there was a nearly 7% decline in the population of Miami Gardens, meaning that more real estate is likely to be available. This area is also great for investors and first-time home buyers, since a significant portion of the market is composed of foreclosures. Almost 78% of the households in this area consist of families, and there are many schools and community centers located within the city limits. The area is also linguistically and culturally diverse, with a sizeable portion of the population hailing from Africa and the Caribbean. Miami Gardens is home to the Miami Dolphins as well as Sun Life Stadium. The stadium hosts the Orange Bowl and many University of Miami football games. There are numerous medical facilities in the area, and many of its residents work for these institutions. Miami Gardens was originally a census-designated place until it was finally established as a city in the year 2003.