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Westchester, Florida

In Miami-Dade County, Florida, the United States, Westchester is a neighborhood. At the time of the 2010 census, the city's population was 29,862. With a Hispanic population of over 80%, you can expect to discover a wide variety of Latin food, including Cuban, Colombian, Chilean, Salvadoran, and Mexican dishes. Other local favorites include excellent Chinese dim sum, a 60-year-old mom-and-pop pizza parlor, and a 50-year-old, family-owned, cozy, no-frills hot dog shop!

There were 9,764 houses, 28.0 percent of which had children under the age of 18, 60.5 percent of which were married couples, 15.7 percent of which had a female householder without a husband present, and 18.6 percent of which were non-families. Individuals made up 14.8 percent of all households, and 8.6 percent included someone living alone who was 65 years or older. The average family size was 3.33 members, while the average household size was 3.07.

Westchester, at 65.69 percent of the population, had the largest percentage of Cubans in the United States in 2000. (The second highest percentage was Hialeah, which made up 62.12 percent of its populace.) It had the eighteenth greatest proportion of Nicaraguan inhabitants in the United States, at 2.25 percent of the population, and the ninety-third highest percentage of Colombian residents in the United States, at 1.77 percent (tied with South Miami and Princeton, FL.)

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum are located on the campus of Florida International University (FIU), and it hosts rotating exhibits, tours, and receptions. Enjoy a tranquil night of stargazing at the Stocker Astro science Facility, a fully equipped, contemporary observatory and research center, or see a play by the Theater Department. Westchester's Tropical Park has several attractions for outdoor enthusiasts, including various fields, courts, paths, and zones that support a range of sports, youth sports leagues, and family activities.

Santa's Enchanted Forest, the world's biggest seasonal theme park with over 100 rides, games, shows, and attractions, has been a Miami staple for more than 40 years and is one of Westchester's claims to fame. Hundreds of thousands of people visit this Christmas wonderland from October to January. South Florida's tallest Christmas tree light show, millions of sparkling lights, holiday music, delicacies from across the world, live entertainment, and carnival attractions for the whole family will leave you speechless. Pitbull, a well-known rap musician, attended Miami Coral Park High School in Westchester.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in Westchester, Florida, contact the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson immediately.

Our office handles all accident and personal injury cases including auto accidents, slip, and fall injuries, workers compensation claims, wrongful death claims, and other injury claims in Westchester and all greater South Florida.

Remember when injured you get to choose your legal counsel, so have an experienced, aggressive, knowledgeable l team that aims to get you the most compensation for your losses. Choose the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson.


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