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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Miami Gardens is a suburb of Miami with a population of 113,187. Miami Gardens is in Miami-Dade County. Living in Miami Gardens offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Miami Gardens there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Miami Gardens and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Miami Gardens are above average.
About Miami Gardens...
Population
113,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Miami Gardens Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    477
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    198.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    397.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,146.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    406.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Miami Gardens

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,139
National
$55,322
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I have lived in the area of Miami Gardens since 1987. Before 2003, it was unicorporated Miami Dade. Since becoming a city, Miami Gardens is the only place I would consider living. The Mayor is responsive to citizen concerns and there are always positive things happening within the community. Although, crime is highlighted by the media, it doesnt mean those crimes are being committed by residents. Miami Gardens just happens to be a thoroughfare for traveling criminals.
I love my city and all it has to offer. Kudos to our government leaders for being pro active and getting things done for all of Miami Gardens citizenry.
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This city is booming with new economic opportunities! I have lived in Miami Gardens, with my family, for almost seven years. Our communities are very close-knit and everyone gets along. There are numerous programs and jobs for you to partake in, as a way to avoid trouble, and have a "safe-space" to be themselves.
I'll been living in Miami Gardens since I was in 4th grade and its always been positivity. I remember first moving here, I hated it because it wasn’t where I was originally from. Over time I began to love it here and people accepted me for me. The food diversity here is great. Food here ranges from Haitian, Ethiopian, Jamaican, and so much more. The community is great, there are all sorts of kinds of people here too. There is always a community get together where you can meet different people around not just your neighborhood but community. it’s a place to live with a family and raise children. There are multiple parks around. Miami Gardens is a family community.