Why South Miami-Dade?
South Miami-Dade is where visitors and residents of Miami come to get away from the bustling urban sprawl of the city. With it’s small-town atmosphere and “Old Florida” feel, there’s a lot of perks to living in South Miami-Dade that even South Floridians may not know about.
South Miami-Dade boasts distinct communities with neighborhoods that reflect the diversity of the area, offering a wide selection of housing options that appeal to families, young professionals and retirees. Our local K-12 schools are some of the best in the state, and we are home to or near some of the top higher learning institutions in the country.
The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in South Miami-Dade, with a community made up of primarily small businesses that make it an ideal locale for new business start-ups. Success stories include wineries, “farm to table” agriculture enterprises and ornamental nurseries. Our skilled and talented workforce continues to grow as more people relocate here to experience all that the area has to offer.
Village of Pinecrest, A Tree City USA Community
Village of Pinecrest Municipal Center
12645 Pinecrest Parkway
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Incorporated in 1996, the Village of Pinecrest is an upscale suburban community that has grown around the former wildlife attraction turned community park, Pinecrest Gardens. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida and was declared one of the ten best places in Florida for “quality of life” in 2011 by the South Florida Business Journal.
Consisting mostly of single family homes and some commercial areas, Pinecrest has some of the highest rated public schools in Miami-Dade County. Because of this, the village has been awarded a Playful City USA designation five times since 2012. Playful City USA designates cities and towns across the country that put the needs of families first so children can learn, grow and develop important life skills. There are currently five public schools and seven private schools servicing the area, plus the University of Miami, Florida International University, and Miami-Dade College are all a short drive away.
There are 2,022 registered businesses in Pinecrest. With a labor force of 8,496 people, 75% of them work in white collar jobs and 24% in blue collar jobs. In 2021, the leading industries in Pinecrest were Retail, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Banking, Finance and Insurance, and Education.
Median age: 40.38
Village of Palmetto Bay, A Village Of Parks
9705 East Hibiscus Street
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Phone: 305-259-1234 / After Hours Phone Number: 305-506-7965
Palmetto Bay is the perfect community to raise a family. It is located in the southeastern portion of Miami-Dade County and was incorporated in 2002. Residents have a variety of housing options to choose from, with accommodations located in beautiful neighborhoods with excellent schools for their children. Village residents can enjoy the benefits of seven parks and recreational amenities. The commercial corridor along South Dixie Highway includes restaurants, lodging, retail and service providers, a new downtown, and the Falls Mall.
The village of Palmetto Bay is serviced by five public schools and nine private schools. Their public schools have continually outperformed schools in the district, state, and nation, not only in academics but in athletics, performing and visual arts. Many schools feature magnet programs, Advanced Placement, World Language Programs, STEAM Programming, and more.
Currently Palmetto Bay has a total of 2,581 registered businesses. The village has a labor force of 13237 people, with 72% of workers in white collar positions and 27% in blue collar positions. In 2021, the leading industries were Retail, Health Care and Social Services, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, and Banking, Finance and Insurance.
Median age: 39.79
Town of Cutler Bay
Town of Cutler Bay
10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Suite 105
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Located in the southern portion of Miami-Dade County, the Town of Cutler Bay is one of the County’s newest municipalities. Since being incorporated in 2006, Cutler Bay has been growing dramatically, becoming the 7th fastest growing city in Miami-Dade in 2021. The town consists of mostly residential neighborhoods with an active, growing population and business community.
There are eight public schools and one charter school in Cutler Bay. Especially interesting is the Cutler Bay Youth Council Committee, a student committee that works with city council to advise and make appropriate recommendations regarding issues of special interest to youths within Cutler Bay.
Cutler Bay has 2,430 registered businesses. The town has a labor force of 21,394 people, 67% working in white collar positions and 32% in blue collar positions. In 2021, the leading industries were Retail, Public Administration, Health Care and Social Services, and Accommodation and Food Services.
Median age: 36.41
City of Homestead
City Of Homestead
100 Civic Court
Homestead, FL 33030
Gateway to the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, expanses of agriculturally rich farmland, and one of Miami-Dade County’s oldest cities, Homestead offers a unique small-town atmosphere for businesses and families with all the amenities of a big city. It has the perfect blend of historic sites, natural beauty, locally grown food products, and entertainment to service a diverse and resilient community that has been growing steadily since 2016.
Although pastoral and rich in history, Homestead’s downtown is experiencing a renaissance with new retail and entertainment spots, a transit center, and the Cybrarium — a one-of-a-kind library that offers a blend of cutting-edge technology, programs, workshops, books, DVDs, videos games, a virtual reality space, a theatrical stage, and several meeting and study spaces. Not to mention the Homestead Miami Speedway, which brings three NASCAR championships and thousands of visitors into the community.
Homestead has a total of 2,651 registered businesses. It has a labor force of 32,530 people, with 65% being in white collar positions and 34% in blue collar positions. In 2021, the leading industries in Homestead were Retail, Education, Health Care and Social Services, and Accommodation and Food Services.
Median Age: 30
City of Florida City
City Clerk’s Office
404 West Palm Drive: PO Box 343570
Florida City, FL 33034
Gateway to the Florida Keys, Florida City is the southernmost municipality in Miami-Dade County. It is a Miami suburb and major agricultural area with restaurants and hotels catering to tourists making their way south towards Monroe County.
Florida City has seven public schools, three private schools, and an alternative education center. It is also the location of Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus.
There are 645 registered businesses in Florida City, with 60% of jobs being blue collar and 39% white collar. In 2021, the leading industries in Florida City were Retail, Accommodation and Food Services, Health Care and Social Services, and Education.
Median Age: 30.07