Known as the "City of Progress" and part of the Miami metropolitan area, Hialeah, Florida, is the Sunshine State’s sixth largest city. This bustling community is home to a large number of Cuban residents, who have played a significant role in shaping the culture of the whole city.
In the early "Roaring '20s," the rich and famous flocked to Hialeah for its exciting entertainment and gambling options. Tourists and residents could not get enough of the Spanish sport of jai-alai and greyhound racing. In 1925, the opening of the Hialeah Park Race Track, which was nicknamed the "Grand Dame," received major media coverage. For a short while, the park was closed to racing, but in 2009 Hialeah Park reopened with quarter horse racing and is currently undergoing a massive multi-year revitalization. Exciting renovations include the construction of an entertainment complex to include a hotel, restaurants, casinos, stores and a theater.
Hialeah is one of the largest areas for employment and economic development in Miami-Dade County. National retail stores, restaurant chains and franchises, as well as numerous mom-and-pop stores, create many employment opportunities, from professional to service industry jobs. Telemundo, the second largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, is also headquartered in Hialeah.
There is so much to see and do in Hialeah. Of course, beach lovers have many choices: South Beach, North Beach and Miami Beach, just a few of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Another popular destination is the Amelia Earhart Park, one of the best-loved green spaces in Hialeah that features biking trails, a soccer field, a petting zoo and a 90-acre lake. The park is named after the famous female pilot who left from Hialeah before taking her ill-fated flight around the world in 1937.
Each year, the city hosts numerous free festivals and events, and there are several cultural venues where you can catch a concert, exhibit or performance.
The median home value for real estate in Hialeah is $260,769. Popular neighborhoods in Hialeah can be found in the west and northwest sections of the city and in the City Center neighborhood.
Hialeah is a city that has a long tradition of welcoming new visitors, and perhaps a visit to this city may convince you to call Hialeah "home."