SENIORS TRAVEL TO SOUTH FLORIDA



Seniors Flock To Hialeah

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Founded in 1925, senior travelers will find Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Florida, with a population of 225,000. Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state, and is a major city within the South Florida metropolitan area. “All Ways Lead to Hialeah”, one of the city’s first slogans, is well suited, given that Hialeah sits in the heart of northwest Dade, and has access to every major thoroughfare.

In Hialeah, senior visitors are only 20 minutes away from anywhere in the county.  Hialeah borders Opa-Locka, Miami and Miami Lakes and provides direct business access to both Opa-Locka Airport and Miami International Airport.

The city’s name is most commonly attributed to Muskogee origin, “Haiyakpo” (prairie) and “hili” (pretty) combining in “Hialeah” to mean “Pretty Prairie”. Alternatively, the word is of Seminole origin meaning “Upland Prairie”. The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.

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The Seminole interpretation of its name, “High Prairie”, evokes a picture of the grassy plains used by the native Indians coming from the everglades to dock their canoes and display their wares for the newcomers of Miami. Hialeah has a booming economy.

Seniors Enjoy The Largely Spanish Speaking Community

Also known as The City of Progress, it has hosted a large number of Cuban refugees, who have played a massive role in shaping the culture of the whole city. So…Habla Usted Español? Hialeah has the highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents of any city in the United States, 74% of the population, making them a distinctive and prominent feature of the city’s culture.

Hialeah has one of the largest Spanish-speaking communities in the US. Seniors, bone up a bit on your Spanish and enjoy mixing with the local residents.facts-hialeah-9

Many folks don’t know that iconic aviatrix Amelia Earhart set off for her fateful plane ride from Hialeah. You may know however, of the famous Hialeah Race Track. The track, affectionately nicknamed “The Grand Dame”, received more coverage from the Miami media when it opened in 1925 than any other sporting event in Miami’s history.

Seniors Find Flamingos, Latin Restaurants And Celebrations

Hialeah Park is also well-known as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary because of its huge population of beautiful pink flamingos.

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Bring along a demanding palate as Hialeah is renowned for its many incredible Latin restaurants. Hialeah is home to the annual Art on Palm Festival, a lively street festival that features local artists, as well as musical acts, street performers, and celebrations of Cuban heritage, including cigar rolling. I’d like that.

TripAdvisor suggests senior visitors not miss the Amelia Earhart Park and Mack’s Fish Camp. Get acquainted with Hialeah and plan to spend a few days enjoying all the amenities the city has to offer. -jeb

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