On May 13, 2003, the City of Miami Gardens was formed as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. It is the third biggest city in Miami-Dade County, with a population of 105,457 people (after Miami and Hialeah). The city is situated in the county’s north-central section, halfway between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and is easily accessible by I-95, the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and the Florida Turnpike. The city is around 20 square miles in size.
Dolphin Stadium (home of the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins) and Calder Race Track are both located in Miami Gardens. It features thriving business corridors along the Palmetto Expressway (which serves as the key shopping center for the furniture sector) and U.S. 441. (serving the automobile trade). The Florida East Coast Railroad and the South Florida Tri-Rail System provide rail service to the city.
Boundaries: 151st Street to the south; Countyline Road to the north; North Miami Avenue/North East 2nd Avenue to the east; and North West 47th and 57th Avenues to the west.