Miami Gardens is a Miami suburban city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The city name comes from one of the major roadways through the area, Miami Gardens Drive. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 107,167, and it is the largest city in Florida that has a majority black American population.
In the wake of the construction of I-95 in the late 1960s, many middle and upper income African American and West Indian American families migrated from Miami neighborhoods such as Liberty City to what became Miami Gardens (then called "Norland" or "Norwood") as restrictive covenants fell into disuse and mostly lower income blacks moved to the inner city neighborhoods surrounding Liberty Square and Edison Courts.
In 2007, Mayor Shirley Gibson said that the city would no longer allow any low income housing developments; many residents blamed the developments for spreading crime and recreational drugs throughout the city. Around that time the city's tax revenues dropped to being the third lowest in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Gardens is home to the Miami Dolphins, who play in Sun Life Stadium on land that was part of the Lake Lucerne CDP.
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Businesses in Miami Gardens, Florida
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St Stephens Ame Church - 3400 NW 215th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Annual "Jazz in the Gardens" (March) Annual "Jazz in the Gardens" Music Festival at Sun Life Stadium
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Created in 2006, “Jazz in the Gardens” was the brainchild of former Mayor Shirley Gibson, and has consistently delivered a dynamic mix of urban musical genres including Jazz, R&B, Classic and Neo Soul and World Beat. Past Jazz in the Gardens alumni include Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, En Vogue, Boys II Men, Kenny G, Chaka Khan, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Doug E. Fresh, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and George Benson… just to name a few.
Annual Science and Engineering Fair (December) For more information, or to register a child for the Annual Miami Gardens Science and Engineering Fair, contact the school principal or Councilman Williams’ office at (305) 622-8062.
The City of Miami Gardens will host its Annual Science and Engineering Fair for students with an interest in science. The event, the brain trust of Councilman David Williams Jr., Seat 5, has become one of the beacon projects in the community, and it is taking off in leaps and bounds with measurable progress and exceptional success.
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