Miramar is a city located within the state of Florida. Situated within Broward County, the city of Miramar is just a short drive from both Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The city's name means "View of the Sea" in Spanish. A Cuban suburb of Havana is likewise named Miramar.
Miramar was incorporated in 1955, when it was a small city of just 7.6 square km. Today it is a big city spread over 11.5 square km. Close by are the cities of Hollywood, Plantation and Sunrise. The motto of the city was once "The Center of Everything." At present it is "Beauty and Progress."
Miramar has numerous parks and hosts numerous community events. During the Fall, the Miramar Civic Center hosts a couple of events: the Caribe Fest in September and the Halloween Masquerade Dance during the month of October. A new Town Center with waterfront views would hold retail shops, a public library and the City Hall, in addition to houses. The Miramar Cultural Arts Center is a center used for the visual and performing arts.
Visitors and residents will find many attractions in Broward County: Art and Culture Centre of Hollywood; Museum of Art; International Swimming Hall of Fame; Museum of Discovery and Science and International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame and Museum. Stranahan House is an old trading post, open to visitors. The historic Bonnet House is situated near Fort Lauderdale beach. Other historic locations in the county comprise Old Davie School Historical Museum and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum.
Miramar is situated close to transportation hubs. Within a half-hour drive of Miramar are two main seaports: Port Everglades and the Port of Miami. Both are heavily used by cruise lines and cargo ships. Two main international airports, Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, are likewise situated close to Miramar.
The city of Miramar is included in the 12th biggest radio market and the 17th biggest television market within the United States: the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market. Residents of Miramar get their news from the South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald. The newspapers that are written in Spanish are El Nuevo Herald and El Sentinel.