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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
University Park is a suburb of Miami with a population of 26,317. University Park is in Miami-Dade County. Living in University Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In University Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in University Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University Park are above average.
About University Park...
Population
26,317

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,308
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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University Park 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in University Park

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,635
National
$55,322
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I live on-campus at Florida International University. I've come all the way from Connecticut where I originally grew up because I prefer tropical weather. This area has a high amount of students due to the university, and I enjoy the student community. It is a high movement area and combines the big-city characteristics of Miami with the generally young population of college students. Overall accommodating and the people tend to be very spirited and friendly.
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Florida International University has a nature preserve used for small-scale hiking and even has a student-run organic garden. Overall the green space in this area is thriving, though nothing compared to the large out-door ecosystem of the nearby Everglades. Area is very clean and well-maintained. I almost never see any cans or debris, though this may be specific to the University campus and not the University Park/ Tamiami area in general.
In this area there are several plazas with grocery and convenience stores that are well-stocked. There are also several malls, Dolphin Mall in particular is an outlet mall, which is nice for high-volume retail. I enjoy the availability of several specialty shops as well, such as beauty-supply stores, smoke shops, and frozen yogurt/smoothie shops. Overall a nice balance of small and large businesses.