Miami Lakes is a suburban community of Miami-Dade County. Previously a census-designated place, the town was incorporated to become the 31st municipality of the county in December 2000.
It was about 50 years ago when the first development in the area, which used to be a dairy farm, occurred. The Graham family enlisted the help of Architect Lester Collins to create a master plan that would later on become the foundation of an integrated community home to many housing developments, commercial establishments and mixed-used buildings.
Encompassing an area of 6.8 square miles, Miami Lakes occupies the northwest area of the Miami-Dade County along the Palmetto Expressway. It about 16 miles north of Downtown Miami and is bounded by the NW 138th Street to its South, NW 170th Street and Palmetto Expressway to its north, I-75 to its west and the NW 57th Avenue to its east.
Since its incorporation in 2000, the town of Miami Lakes has received several recognitions including the Tree City USA Designation for 10 consecutive years; Growth Award for eight consecutive years; Playful City USA Designation for 8 consecutive years and 100 Best Communities for Young People, which was awarded last 2012.
In 2010 and 2013, the town was also an All-America City finalist. The award giving body, National Civic League chooses ten communities each year in recognition of the civic accomplishments of municipalities.
The town’s Community & Leisure Services Department makes sure that all of the 101 parks in the area are well taken care of.
Miami Lakes is home to the Shula’s Golf Club where residents can enjoy a quiet tee time with friends and colleagues. The community also has its own park located at the Miami Lakeway. The park is a frequent venue for film showing and also a favorite subject of photo enthusiasts.
Miami Lakes Real Estate
Most of the land in Miami Lakes is occupied by residential homes, while the rest is a mixture of light industrial buildings and office parks. About 11% of the land area is made up of lakes and canals that add an enigmatic character to the community.
Miami Lakes has a great number of beautiful single family homes and townhome complexes in gated communities. This includes:
- Celebration Point
- Century Gardens
- Graham West
- Lakes on Green Gwendolyn
- Royal Oaks
Condos and Townhome Complexes
- Anchorage at Miami Lakes
- Cypress Village
- Lake Sandra
- Paseos at Miami Lakes
- Regatta Point