Miami Shores was originally a neighborhood located in the city of Miami when it was annexed into the city of Miami in 1925. During the Great Depression Miami gave up its jurisdiction and Miami Shores was incorporated as its own village in the year of 1932. Miami Shores’ public library was founded in 1949.
Miami Shores operates under a council-manager system with an elected council of five members which are elected to at-large seats throughout Miami Shores. The council is responsible for enacting most of Miami Shores’ laws, approving capital expenditures, and hiring the Village Manager. Miami Shores administrative boards include Planning & Zoning, Recreation Advisory, Historic Preservation, Code Enforcement, and Personnel Appeals.
These are the demographic numbers for the village of Miami Shores, as of the 2010 Census numbers.
|Miami Shores Demographics|
|2010 Census||Miami Shores||Miami-Dade County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+1.1%||+10.8%||+17.6%|
|Population density||4,191.9/sq mi||1,315.5/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)||49.1%||73.8%||75.0%|
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)||42.1%||15.4%||57.9%|
|Black or African-American||23.8%||18.9%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||30.6%||65.0%||22.5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.2%||0.4%|
|Some Other Race||2.3%||3.2%||3.6%|
Miami Shores homes for sale has increased over the past few years. One of the reasons people are coming back to the village during what is perceived to be a revival.
CBS-affiliate station WFOR-TV gathered numbers from Florida’s department of Highway Safety during the ACLU January 2016 report on police using seat belt laws to pull over African American drivers nationwide. It was reported that Miami Shores police wrote 261 seat belt citations in 2014, with 186 of those citations going to African American drivers. The Village is determined to turn around the negative perception as it has effected the Miami Shores real estate market.
Miami Shores continues it’s growth from a cultural and economic standpoint making it a place that is worth following.
Miami Shores is served by the Miami Shores Police Department, and fire services are supplied by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Station 38. Businesses in the village rely on Miami Marketing company and nationally recognized internet marketing company Elite Rank Media to help, not only, increase their local exposure but also the exposure in Florida and nationwide.