Hialeah reflects the diversity of the northwest Dade area, and points proudly to the many facets of this growing multi-cultural community. From its strong and steadily-growing business and industrial sector, its wide variety of quiet and stately neighborhoods, its system of neighborhood parks and recreational facilities, and its cultural assets, to the "Grand Dame" of the horse-racing industry, Hialeah Park - Hialeah has it all!
Even in the early "Roaring 20’s" Hialeah was the place to be. You could chose from the Spanish sport of jai-alai or greyhound racing. You might even catch one of the silent movies like D.W. Griffith’s, The White Rose made at the Miami Movie Studios located in Hialeah. Although the great hurricane of 1926 brought to an end many things it could not quench the spirit of those who knew what Hialeah could be.
From a population of 1,500 in 1925, Hialeah has grown at a rate faster than most of the ten largest cities in the State of Florida since the 1960’s and holds the rank of Florida’s fifth-largest city, with more than 236,000 residents. The city is also one of the largest employers in Dade County. Predominantly Hispanic, Hialeah residents have assimilated their cultural heritage and traditions into a hard-working, diverse community proud of its ethnicity, as well as its family oriented neighborhoods. The residents and governmental departments empowered with serving the people are committed to preserving a quality community atmosphere for working and raising families
Parks and Recreation: 3 tennis centers, 5 public swimming pools, and 14 public parks totaling more than 100 acres. Milander Park with a municipal auditorium and a 10,000 seat football stadium
Schools: 18 elementary, 4 middle and 2 secondary public schools. Several post secondary University level and Technical Schools such as Miami Dade Community College, the University of Florida Dental School Annex, and the Hialeah International Technologies, Product Improvement Center better known as HIT/PIC and various private schools