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Overview of Miramar

Miramar is the third largest city in Broward County in terms of size and the fifth largest in terms of population. The quaint community is about 14 miles long by 2.5 miles wide, and is consistently going through development. The city is family-friendly, located in an ideal area for corporate and business development. Since it is located less than 30 minutes from the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports and seaports, there are plenty of resources for transportation.

Miramar apartments and rentals are likely near a park. In the city, there are 22 neighborhood parks, one regional park and 10 community parks with a variety of different sports and athletic courts. Over the past two decades, the population of Miramar has gone through an incredible increase. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Miramar was 41,460 in July 1990, and today, more than 124,300 people live in the city.

Living in Miramar, FL

The community of Miramar was created as a bedroom community for two nearby metropolises, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In 1953, A.L. Mailman bought the property that is now known as Miramar. He purchased the land from H.D. Perry, who was recognized as one of the foremost pioneers of the city. Mailman built 56 homes on the property, and since they were inexpensive buildings made from concrete with flat roofs, they sold very quickly.

During this time, there were only a few roads that provided access to the community, including U.S. 441, Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Pembroke Road. Unlike many other emerging cities, Miramar’s growth happened at a steady pace because of the careful planning of the city’s founders. Today, there is still one-third of the land that has not been developed. Present administration has been trying to preserve the character of Miramar, while allowing for growth in the city.

Miramar Work and Study

As Miramar’s location is ideal for business, there are plenty of opportunities within the city limits and in the surrounding cities for employment. For instance, some of the top employers in Broward County include Elizabeth Arden, Spirit Airlines, AutoNation, JM Family Enterprises, Republic Services, Spherion Corporation and Citrix Systems. With Fort Lauderdale nearby, there are diverse opportunities for residents to find their dream job.

Many apartments in Miramar are occupied with students attending one of the nearby colleges or universities. Miami Dade College is just 20 miles away from Miramar and offers more than 300 academic areas of study on eight campuses. Florida International University in Miami and Nova Southwest University in Fort Lauderdale are other four-year universities nearby.

Rentals in Miramar, FL and Cost of Living

The cost of living is fairly reasonable in Miramar. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 1 point higher than the national average, food is 6 points higher and utilities are 4 points lower. However, finding a rental in Miramar may be a little bit more expensive. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of an apartment is $1,372. Since Miramar is so close to all the amenities of a metropolis, transportation and beaches, it is reflected in the cost of living.

Miramar Attractions and Special Events

Miramar’s civic center hosts many yearly events, including the Halloween Masquerade Dance. At the Miramar Cultural Center and Artspark, there are plenty of activities and events, as well as a botanical garden and dance studio. This landmark is a vibrant, urban destination for residents and visitors with an 800-seat theater, two art galleries and a banquet facility. Also, there are plenty of restaurants and entertainment within walking distance to complete a night out on the town.

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Tao - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323

$1700 - $3000

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Plantation Acres)

(2)

$1700 - $3000

189 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Edge at Flagler Village - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
35

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

$1805 - $3423

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Flagler Village)


$1805 - $3423

331 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Exchange Lofts - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
9

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

$1714 - $3419

1 Bed 1-2 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Flagler Village)


$1714 - $3419

87 Units 1 Bed 1-2 Baths

Sunrise Harbor - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
26

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

$1963 - $6176

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Coral Ridge)


$1963 - $6176

366 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Club Lake Pointe - Coral Springs, FL 33071
31

Coral Springs, FL 33071

$1456 - $1634

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Coral Springs, FL (Lakeview, Southwest)


$1456 - $1634

240 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Heron Landing - Lauderhill, FL 33351
25

Lauderhill, FL 33351

$1369 - $1555

2 Beds 2 Baths

Lauderhill, FL (Banyan Estates, Boulevard Woods...)


$1369 - $1555

144 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

33 West - Davie, FL 33314
6

Davie, FL 33314

$1738 - $2478

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Davie, FL


$1738 - $2478

376 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Welleby Lake Club - Sunrise, FL 33351
11

Sunrise, FL 33351

$1265 - $1509

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Satori - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
17

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

$1770 - $3322

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Lake Ridge)


$1770 - $3322

279 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Midtown 24 - Plantation, FL 33324
17

Plantation, FL 33324

$1598 - $2476

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Plantation, FL (Jacaranda, Plantation Midtown)


$1598 - $2476

247 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alvista Pembroke Landings - Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
31
(152)

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

$1562 - $2008

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Pembroke Pines, FL (MidCentral)

(152)

$1562 - $2008

300 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Cordoba Luxury Rentals - Doral, FL 33166
29
(67)

Doral, FL 33166

$1613 - $2598

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Doral West - Doral, FL 33178
52

Doral, FL 33178

$1650 - $2865

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gables 37 Grand - Miami, FL 33135
18

Miami, FL 33135

$1900 - $3000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Miami, FL (Coral Way, South Miami...)


$1900 - $3000

120 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vu New River Apartments - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
23

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

$1750 - $3625

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Downtown)


$1750 - $3625

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Polo Glen - Plantation, FL 33317
25

Plantation, FL 33317

$1325 - $1875

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Plantation, FL


$1325 - $1875

230 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Valencia - Miami, FL 33143
54
(30)

Miami, FL 33143

$1555 - $3800

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Miami, FL (Downtown Business District)

(30)

$1555 - $3800

294 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Bel Air at Doral - Doral, FL 33178
22

Doral, FL 33178

$1613 - $3450

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Manor Lauderdale By The Sea - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
26

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

$1645 - $3735

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Imperial Point)


$1645 - $3735

264 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sheridan Ocean Club - Dania Beach, FL 33004
19

Dania Beach, FL 33004

$1320 - $1732

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dania Beach, FL (North Lake)


$1320 - $1732

648 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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