All About Hialeah

 

All About Hialeah

Hialeah is a city in Florida. It has a population of more than 233,000 people and covers about 16 square miles. Hialeah was founded by the Cuban sugar baron Carlos Hernández de la Torre and is located near Miami. The name “Hialeah” comes from the Spanish word for “sunny place,” and it lives up to its name with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Visit this link for more information.

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Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 224,669. It is the sixth-largest city in Florida. Hialeah is known for its large Cuban American population and Spanish-speaking community. The city has been nicknamed “The Capital of Latin America” and “Ciudad de las Brisa” (City of Breezes). Hialeah was founded by Standard Oil tycoon Henry M. Flagler on April 16, 1925. He built a railway station named after his wife Mary Alice Hiawatha Flagler which brought people to the area from all over South Florida. In 1936, the Doral Hotel opened in what would become Downtown Hialeah. The city grew steadily during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1971, Hialeah became the first city in Florida to have a Cuban American mayor, Raul Martinez. In 2000, after several years of political and economic turmoil, Hialeah’s economy started to rebound with new businesses opening and crime rates dropping. Read about The City of Hialeah here.