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Kendall Neighborhood Profile

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Kendall Neighborhood Profile
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Kendall has no borders, per se. The neighborhood is an unofficially defined region of unincorporated Miami-Dade county. Therefore, it has no government or city lines, although most residents accept some commonly defined boundaries. The western boundary of Kendall is Krome Avenue and the Everglades. The eastern border is formed by U.S. 1, although some of the area immediately adjacent to U.S. 1 is also considered Kendall by many residents. The northern reaches of the neighborhood end somewhere around Kendall Drive (SW 88th Street) while the southern terminus is Coral Reef Drive (SW 152nd Street).

Interesting Facts

  • 52% of Kendall residents speak Spanish as a first language while only 40% speak English as a first language
  • Kendall's population was 75,226 during the 2000 U.S. Census
  • The median household income in the area was $51,330 in 2000
  • Janet Reno, former Attorney General of the United States under Bill Clinton, lives in Kendall
  • O.J. Simpson is the area's most infamous resident

Things To Do

Kendall is full of exciting activities and events for both adults and children. Some favorite activities include:
  • Shopping is available throughout the area with numerous retail shops centralized around Kendall Drive. Those looking for shopping malls may wish to visit The Falls or Dadeland Mall
  • Miami MetroZoo is one of the world's finest zoos and hosts an incredibly diverse collection of animals, including a world-renowned aviary
  • The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, located on the ground of Miami MetroZoo, is an inexpensive ($5 for adults, $3 for kids) way to learn about the history of railroads in South Florida
  • Everglades National Park is an ecological treasure in our backyard, offering numerous nature activities and tourism opportunities

Places To Work

Kendall is primarily a bedroom community for downtown Miami. Therefore, many of the area's residents commute to offices downtown for employment. Workers remaining in the local area primarily serve in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, although there are several major employers in the region. Two of the largest are:

Transportation

Most Kendall residents drive on the congested South Florida freeway/road system to get around the area. However, Kendall is served by two stops on the Metrorail, connecting the area to downtown Miami. Major airlines serve the nearby Miami International Airport. General aviation services are available at the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

Hotels in Kendall

If you need a place to stay in the area, Kendall offers a good variety of hotels, from full-service to economical. You may wish to read my list of Kendall's Best Hotels.
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