Hialeah, Miami Dade County, Florida

Hialeah is a major city in Miami-Dade County, Florida and is the 6th largest city in the state with a population of close to 230,000 people. The city’s name comes from the Muskogee tribe and means pretty prairie or in Seminole means upland prairie. Hialeah was presumably given this name due to its location on the prairie land mass between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades Nation Park.

In 1921, the founders of this area paid special attention this prairie land and found it a great area to develop. During the early part of that decade Hialeah made significant impacts to the entertainment industry with the establishment of jai-lai, greyhound racing, Hialeah Park Race Track and movie production. A hurricane that came through the area in 1926 impacting this entertainment boom.

In the mid 1920s, Hialeah’s population was a mere 1,500. Today the population is close a quarter of one million. This makes this city one of the fastest growing in the state.

Hialeah is an important commercial area in Miami Dade County, home to several large retailers and a large number of local businesses. The area is also home to several new and upcoming electronic and technology businesses. Also the second biggest Spanish television network in the nation has its headquarters in Hialeah.

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