Nestled just one mile from Miami International Airport (MIA) and 12 miles from the upbeat downtown Miami district, the city of Doral in north-central Miami-Dade County, is one place you should check out as a choice spot for living in Southeast Florida. Increasing in popularity with young families and single adults as well, its combined industrial-like and suburban-like ambiance with apartment renters and single family homes provides a good place for those looking for diversity in their lifestyle.
Simply put, you can consider the city as one of the premier places to live, work and play in Florida. Its rich history began with the purchase of swampland acres in the late 1950s by one visionary couple named Alfred and Doris Kaskel: Hence the city's name, Dor-Al. Their dream in 1962, was to open a hotel and country club with Par 3 golf courses. They had already previously built the famed Doral Beach Hotel and the Carillon Hotel on fabulous Miami Beach.
Bordering somewhere between fast-paced to moderate-paced living, Doral is today home to almost 30,000 residents. Moreover, being home to major Fortune 500 companies with more launches on the way, over 150,000 employees already call this city the place for them.
Commerce aside, this city offers a rich variety of attractions, the most famous being world-renown golf courses and competitions. Beautifully situated at NW 87th Avenue and NW 36th Street, the The Blue Monster golf course is one destination spot that celebrities revolve around all year long. Today, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa still hosts the PGA Tour Tournament every year. Apartment renters who prefer to rent for golf course convenience and locality have several choices.
As a progressive city, the neighborhood appeal and that of surrounding areas is a prime focus of city planners. The Doral Décor District promises to be a center for designers, artists, architects, boutique retail stores, galleries and fine restaurants. Neighborhood retro-fitting plans will add to the transformation of this city with alluring events and features such as walkable streets, art festivals and top-of-the-line designer tile and marble import/export businesses.
In terms of commuting, people primarily drive here. However, a City Trolley passenger service consisting of five trolley vehicles now provides convenient travel for residents connecting them with the greater Miami-Dade Metrorail system.
In addition to forming part of Miami-Dade County's vast public school system, this community plays host to Carlos Albizu University, Miami Dade College-West Campus, Milennia Atlantic University and Barry University. Offering no shortage of course material or educational opportunities, both U.S. and international students flock to these and other campuses available throughout the city. Apartment renters won't be lacking in finding affordable rent by these centers of higher education in addition to student housing facilities.
The city is host to 14 of Miami-Dade County's 30 industrial/business complexes, and according to the U.S. Census, over 12,000 new businesses are on the planning board for this city in the short-term to medium-term future. Carnival Cruise Line, Univision Television Network and Florida Blue Airlines are among the many top employers found in this dynamic Florida city.