Miami Lakes is more vibrant than ever! There is always something exciting to do or see. Whether it is taking in a show, enjoying an outdoor festival, attending a community class, or simply hanging out and enjoying Miami Lakes’s unique culture. It is the people that make Miami Lakes special. This is a place to work, live and call home.
Miami Lakes is known as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida for its tree lined streets, large estate lots, and extremely low crime rate.
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Miami Lakes History:
The development was constructed by Sengra (now the Graham Company) beginning in 1962 on land that was formerly owned by Florida State Senator Ernest 'Cap' Graham. When the Graham family began development of what was their dairy farm land. Unlike many cities and towns created during the early 1960’s, the Grahams decided to create a master plan for the city that would allow for three decades of growth, construction, and changing market conditions however, they are still developing to this day.
The original Miami Lakes development, east of the Palmetto Expressway, was master planned by Lester Collins with curving tree-shaded roadways and numerous curving lakes which are unusual compared to most surrounding areas with treeless streets on a square grid and rectangular lakes.
This original development, which is on the east side of the more recently designated Town of Miami Lakes, has neighborhood shopping centers, tot-lot parks, and a town center named Main Street. A significant portion of Miami Lakes is still owned by the Grahams, mostly apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings and still undeveloped land.
The Town is an early model of the New Urbanism movement with shopping and services located in walking distance of residences as well as narrow walkable streets and plenty of neighborhood parks.
True to its name, there are 23 lakes nestled within neighborhoods in the Town. There are also numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with numerous parks and tot lots situated within walking distance of every neighborhood. And, not to anyone’s surprise, one can still see cows grazing on some parcels, in true honor of the historical beginnings as a dairy farm.