City of Hialeah, Florida
Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida .The City of Hialeah is a full service city and, by population, is the fifth largest city in the State of Florida and As of the 2000 census, the city population was 226,419.
Hialeah is part of the Miami metropolitan area and the Greater South Florida metropolitan area. The city's name is of Muskogee origin. Haiyakpo" (prairie) and "hili" (pretty), Hialeah means "pretty prairie."
The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.
Hialeah is a Strong Mayor / Council form of government. There is no city manager. The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and is responsible for the day-to-day functions. Each department and division head reports directly to the Mayor.
The Mayor is responsible for presenting the annual budget to the City Council for approval.
The Mayor is not a voting member of the council and has veto power which may be overridden only by a 5/7ths vote of the Council.
Hialeah ranks #1 in the list of cities in the United States where Spanish is most spoken. About 92% of its population speaks Spanish as a first language.
Hialeah has one of the largest concentration of Cubans in the country. Approximately 62% of the population in the 2000 Census reported being of Cuban ancestry.
Area of City of Hialeah:
20 sq. Miles
Hialeah Area Code:
305 and 786
Hialeah Zip Code:
Strong elected Mayor and seven elected to the City Council
N.W. Dade County, about 5 minutes north of Miami International Airport.
Parks and Recreation:
3 tennis centers, 5 public swimming pools, and 14 public parks totaling more than 100 acres. Milander Park with a municipal auditorium and a 10,000 seat football stadium.
Schools in Hialeah, FL:
18 elementary, 4 middle and 2 secondary public schools. Several post secondary University level and Technical Schools such as Miami Dade Community College, the University of Florida Dental School Annex, and the Hialeah International Technologies, Product Improvement Center better known as HIT/PIC and various private schools.