Situated in southwestern Broward County, Miramar is 14 miles in length from east to west and 2.5 miles in width, making it the third largest city in Broward County in terms of land size and the 5th largest city in Broward in terms of population.
Miramar has outstanding Public Safety Departments with a full-time staff of professionally trained and certified firefighters and police officers. The City has two water treatment plants, one wastewater treatment plant, and all other services necessary for the health and welfare of its residents.
Eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, a charter school and a special needs school are located in Miramar. As well as eight institutions of higher learning, such as Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, Ana Mendez University, DeVry University, Le Cordon Bleu, Strayer University, Concorde Institute and the University of Phoenix. The city also enjoys top flight medical treatment with Memorial Regional located within the city limits as well.
There are 22 neighborhood parks, one regional park and ten community parks in the city where athletic activities such as the following are available for sports enthusiasts: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Handball, Racquetball, Tennis, Volleyball, Jogging, Netball, Cricket, Track & Field, and Swimming. Miramar Home Page
From the time of its founding Miramar has been and continues to be a family-oriented community. The City’s professional recreational staff plans year-round activities geared to this strong family orientation with something for everyone, from “tiny tots” to senior citizens.
Re-development is concentrated in the eastern quarter of the City, which has been largely built out since the mid-1960’s. It includes several public and private projects, including redevelopment of the old City Hall into a Multi-Service Complex, infrastructure (water, sewer and drainage) improvements, the Miramar Parkway Streetscape program (new sidewalks, landscaping and pedestrian lighting), and the commercial rehabilitation program that leverages the City’s Community Development Block grant funds for upgrades to existing commercial building facades.
There are many reasons Miramar has become a preferred locale for major corporations and Fortune 500 companies to call home. The City is centrally located between the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale metro areas and less than 30 minutes to the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports and seaports. I-75, and the Florida Turnpike are located within Miramar and 1-95 and the Sawgrass Expressway are minutes away. Miramar was named among the top 100 of “America’s Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine in 2006 and again in 2008; offers the largest commerce park in the region which includes a foreign trade zone; and has a highly skilled and professional workforce.
Miramar is in a unique position relative to attracting corporate relocation, small and mid-sized businesses and development. The City government is committed to ensuring the quality of life currently enjoyed by its residents and providing the opportunity for sound and managed growth.
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