Hialeah is a historic family-oriented city listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its remarkable sense of community among culturally diverse residents is striking.
Population and Cityscape
The City of Hialeah is the sixth largest most populated city in the State of Florida. Hialeah’s over 224,000 residents nicknamed it “The City of Progress”. It has a unique status of a city with the biggest Cuban population in the US. Nowadays, more than 94% of residents identify themselves as Hispanic (Puerto Rican, Mexican, and other).
Hialeah is a growing industrial municipality. The newly incorporated "Hialeah Heights" area constitutes a new developing residential and commercial area. The city has a booming job market and is one of the most economically developed areas in Miami Dade County. This community encourages small businesses, service industry, and the City of Hialeah itself is among the biggest employers. It is a very supportive community, and it offered a total of $2 million for helping small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hialeah can offer tons of free cultural activities and programs. The Eggstravaganza, the Art on Palm Festival, and Santa’s Snowblast are the biggest events but are just a few out of many. One of the most beautiful horse race courses – the Hialeah Park Racetrack – was built in Hialeah in 1925. Re-opened in 2009, it attracts a lot of attention and visitors. The city’s cultural life, tourism, and, consequenty, business life, are set to expand even more bearing in mind an ambitious plan of an entertainment complex. The plan provides for restaurants and casinos, a hotel and a theater, as well as numerous stores.
Hialeah offers a variety of recreation and education programs to residents that are low-cost or free. A literacy initiative Hialeah Reads!, developed library system, after-school and camp programs, and the City of Hialeah’s Adult Centers (for 55+) are marvelous resources for education, art, health, and social interactions. There are two public high schools: Mater Academy Charter High School and Miami Lakes Tech that won a “Silver” award in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools 2008 Search”.
Miami-Dade College. Hialeah Campus has served as the city’s academic center since 1980. Besides its academic mission, the campus also sponsors numerous cultural and community events.