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The insiders guide to Miami Dade County Florida

Miami Dade County includes some of the biggest and best known cities in Florida including; Miami, Coral Gables, Hialeah, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, and many others.

With over 2.3 million people, Miami Dade County is the most populous county in Florida and the second largest in land mass. The county was originally named Dade County but was renamed in 1997.

Cities in Miami Dade County

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Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne is an island community just south of Miami Beach and East of Miami Florida. Connected by bridges to the mainland, Key Biscayne juts out into Biscayne Bay with Bill Baggs Cape State Park on the tip.

The Island of Key Biscayne is tiny, less than 2 square miles but it includes beaches at Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, a Hotel, marina, golf course, homes and condos.

University of Miami Football

The University of Miami Hurricanes have won 5 national championships and produced many NFL Stars. The Hurricanes won titles in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001.

The Hurricanes play their home games in Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami is a unique and stunning blend of sleek skyscrapers, historic buildings and many cultural and recreational attractions. 

Matheson Hammock

Matheson Hammock is a park, a beach, a marina with public boat ramps and a great place to go windsurfing that is on Biscayne Bay in Miami. There is also a fine dinning restaurant - the Red Fish Grille - that is open for dinner.

The swim area is a protected enclosed man made lagoon that is a great place for small children to swim.

Miami Beach Marina

On the southern tip of Miami Beach just inside Government Cut, Miami Beach Marina is a full service marina that can accommodate boats up to 250 feet. There is a fuel dock, restaurants, a heated pool, US Customs Clearing, and the marina is just a few minutes from South Beach.

Miami Zoo

Miami Metrozoo located in southwest Miami has a great selection of animals in natural habitat settings that are cageless. The Miami zoo’s large number of subtropical animals are from Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.  Their habitats simulate the natural environment they originate from.

University of Miami

The University of Miami is a private university located in Coral Gables, an affluent suburb of Miami.  Known as a top tier school, it offers a rigorous academic curriculum and an excellent athletic program. 

The University of Miami (UM) consistently ranks in the top tier of colleges in the nation.  The 2009 US News and World Report "America‚Äôs Best Colleges" ranked UM as 51st in the nation.