WELCOME TO WHY MIRAMAR?, OUR MONTHLY SERIES EXPLORING THE HISTORY, CURRENT DAY, AND FUTURE VISION OF THE CITY OF MIRAMAR, ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING MUNICIPALITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY.
THE RIGHT TIME
MR. EDMUND N. ANSIN: VISIONARY EXTRAORDINAIRE, PAVING THE WAY FOR THE FUTURE.
Incorporated in 1955, the City of Miramar celebrates 64 years of growth and prosperity this year. However, it was in the 1980s, when Mr. Edmund N. Ansin recognized the potential market for a commerce park at the Miami-Dade/Broward county line, that the tone for Miramar’s growth was set. Working with the city, Mr. Ansin rezoned property for what would later become The Miramar Park of Commerce, containing over five million square feet of office and industrial space. A visionary leader, Mr. Ansin continued to grow the city; working closely with Mr. James “Jim” Goggins and attorney Alan Milledge to create two Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s) and also playing an instrumental role in getting the Florida Turnpike Interchange at Red Road built, subsequently transforming the landscape of southwest Broward.
Mr. Ansin recognized Miramar’s ability to attract businesses because of its strategic location just 20 minutes away from the international airports and seaports of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and his legacy continues to be ever-present throughout the city with the Ansin Sports Complex and the Ansin Family Art Gallery— an homage to his family.
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THE RIGHT SIZE
METROPOLITAN-SIZED ADVANTAGES; QUAINT HOMETOWN FEELING.
Miramar boasts a city rich in history, diversity and culture, with all of the advantages of a major metropolitan area, but on a very live-able and human scale. Residents are a testament to our proud multi-cultural and multi-ethnic diversity. Our thriving arts scene, countless parks and activities, special youth enrichment programs and beautiful places to live make Miramar a vibrant, year-round destination. The city’s 40 beautiful parks provide indoor and outdoor sporting and event opportunities-- from rental pavilions for business engagements and special occasions to a covered amphitheater with an up to 5,000 seat capacity at the lush, 172-acre Miramar Regional Park. Whatever you choose, our vast open green spaces are ready for enjoyment.
THE RIGHT MIX
FROM THE YOUNG TO THE YOUNG-AT-HEART AND ALL SERVICES IN BETWEEN.
Miramar has something for everyone. Our Miramarvels Early Childhood Academy programs, after school classes and VPK program are all fully licensed and accredited, and our qualified staff is highly trained to work in all facets of these programs with children of all ages. Our public Pre-K to high schools rank above average and several choices are available for higher education opportunities. For our elderly, the Adult Day Care Center and two Multi-Service Complexes ensure our seniors stay on their feet, with exercises to strengthen their minds, bodies and souls.
THE RIGHT MOVE
A MINDSET THAT’S PRIME FOR INNOVATION, REVITALIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION.
Miramar is alive, thriving, and on the move with a strong mindset for growth, innovation and change. Current public works efforts provide multi-million-dollar improvements at our wastewater reclamation facility and east water plant. Revitalization plans for the US 441 corridor include extensive streetscape and landscape improvements. Our parks system continues to grow with a planned dog park, future tennis facility and hotel component at Miramar Regional Park, and corporations large and small are extending their square footage space to accommodate for growth. Current plans are underway to include the expansion of the Miramar Park of Commerce, an additional mixed-use development near City Hall, and a 92-acre live/work/play destination with planned residential, commercial, retail, entertainment and hotel component included.
Top Ten Reasons Why the City of Miramar Is Right For You...
- Gateway to the Americas
- Minutes from two International Airports and Major Seaports
- Foreign Trade Zone
- Center of the Nation’s 8th Largest Metropolitan Area
- Leading Aviation and Health Care Industry Hub
- Aa3 Bond Rating
- World Class Arts, Cultural and Recreational Facilities
- Multiple listings on Money Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Live
- Population has doubled over the last 10 Years
- State-of-the-Art Business Infrastructure