Fast Facts About Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County is one of the most desirable places for living in the whole of Florida. It has an attractive nature setting comprised mainly of beaches, waterfronts, and barrier islands. These settings complement with the great economic opportunities offered by its businesses. Here are other facts that make living in the county comfortable, worthwhile, and pleasurable.

It is the third largest county in terms of land area. It occupies 1946 square miles making it a perfect site for the establishment of many residential and commercial spaces.

The 35 incorporated cities and unincorporated areas have diversified offerings to residents and visitors. Urban atmosphere is prominent in the northern, eastern, and central portions where high rises rule the coastlines. The southern part makes up the county’s agricultural economy where the Redland and homestead areas are found. The western portion has among the most virgin settings as few settlers reside. It extends to the Everglades National Park.

The county is the home of the world-famous Miami Beach where the South Beach and the Art Deco district are also found. Yearly, these areas attract millions of visitors from neighboring states and from as far as Asian countries.

Despite being part of the Monroe County, the barrier isles of Florida Keys are only accessible through the Miami-Dade County. This adds to the number of tourists that set foot in the county for travel and vacation.

Its largest city which is Miami is the only US city that is bordered by two national parks. Biscayne national park is located eats of its mainland while the Everglades National Park is on the western part.

The huge population of the county contributes to diversified religion, political beliefs, dining customs, and cultural practices. Yet, these differences are elements to the social interaction within the 34 municipalities, 37 census-designated places (CDPs) and 16 unincorporated communities in the county.

The county is home to several transportation and logistics corporations. The Miami International Airport hosts the headquarters of Centurion Air Cargo, Florida West International Airways, IBC Airways, and World Atlantic Airlines. Norwegian Cruise Line has its headquarters in one of the county’s unincorporated areas.

Top private employer is the University of Miami with an estimated 16000 employees. Next is Baptist Health South Florida with nearly 13400 employees and third is Publix Supermarkets with close to 11000 employees. Top public employer is the Miami-Dade County Public Schools with 50000 employees in the entire county.

Higher education is a top priority in the county. It is evident with the presence of 13 renowned private, public, and sectarian universities and colleges. Among them are the University of Miami, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, St. Thomas University, and Talmudic University.

There are many sites of interests within the county. These are comprised of beaches, museums, historic districts, shopping sites, sports venues, parks, and nature trails. Through these places, recreation and entertainment are alive in the county 24/7.