Miami Lakes is a community located 17 miles from downtown Miami, making it an ideal area for people who want to be close enough to the city for an easy commute. According to the 2004 census the population is at 22,688, up just slightly from the 2000 census at 22,676. With the population slowly rising, we can assume it's somewhere in the 22,700 range now-- small enough to be a cozy, but large enough to provide all the amenities you want.
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Convenient shopping and services! Miami Lakes is designed to allow residents easy access to shopping and other businesses, including the Main Street Shopping Center, where hair salons like A La Mode Hair Studio are nestled among the Intensity Dance Studio and several banks. Gerardo's Marketplace and Vive de France also provide opportunities to find specialty groceries.
Great dining! There are eclectic opportunities for dining out in Miami Lakes, including Italy Today, the Chicken Kitchen and El Novillo Mexican Restaurant. For a more upscale experience, Shula's Steak House and Casavana provide excellent options as well. Because it's conveniently located only twenty minutes from downtown Miami, residents always have the option to enjoy a night out in the city.
Beautiful parks and green space! Miami Lakes has plenty of green space with four parks, including Optimist Park and Royal Oaks Park. The community also has excellent hiking trails and golf courses, including the nationally rated Shula's Golf Club, where residents can enjoy nine or eighteen holes over 500 acres. Shula's Golf Club is also the original location of the famous Shula's Steak House.
Outstanding home values! Miami Lakes has a median real estate value of just over $252,000, up from $161,000 in 2000. This is significantly higher than both the state of Florida and the nation as a whole. With real estate values that weathered the recession and continue to improve, Miami Lakes is an excellent community to invest in real estate. If you're looking for a place to buy, check out the neighborhood around Miami Lakeway North. If a condo is more your speed, check out the neighborhood around Balgowan Road.
Great rent to own opportunities! Miami Lakes also has outstanding opportunities to rent to own. The median gross rent was just over $1300 in 2012, which means that if you're interested in affordable rent to own opportunities, Miami Lakes is the community for you. If you're looking for a rental house, check out the area around Aberdeen Way. If you're more in the market for an apartment, check out the St. Tropez in Miami Lakes apartment complex.
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