The city's name is most commonly attributed to Muskogee Creek origin, "Haiyakpo" (prairie) and "hili" (pretty) combining in "Hialeah" to mean "pretty prairie". The horse track, Hialeah Park, opened in 1925 and has the dual distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as an Audubon Bird Sanctuary due to its famous pink flamingose. Once envisioned as the playground for the elite, the growing commercial airline industry and the Cuban Revolution transformed this area into a working class "affordable Eden."
Hialeah has the highest percentage of Cuban American residents of any city in the United States, at 73.37% of the population, and is one of the largest Spanish-speaking communities in the country. In 2016, 96.3% of residents reported speaking Spanish at home. While most of the manufacturing and cloth industries that made Hialeah an industrial city in the 1970s–1980s have disappeared, new electronics and technology businesses have reinvigorated the local economy, and the city is working to promote local Arts.
Potential homebuyers are attracted to Hialeah for some reasons: warm weather year round. Another thing that people love about owning real estate in the Miami-Dade County area is all the beach activities, such as boating, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and various other water sports. Then you have places such as Tropical Park Equestrian Center which a 275-acre urban park situated a little southwest of the intersection of the Palmetto Expressway and Bird Road, just west of South Miami. It hosts an excellent selection of outdoor and indoor sports activities including fields for football, softball, soccer, boxing center, as well as facilities to play basketball and volleyball. Furthermore, you can visit the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens (also known as Zoo Miami), featuring five leading exhibits: Mission Everglades, Asia, Africa, Amazon and Beyond, and Australia. The zoo is home to animals from all over the world, including black-necked storks (Asia) and the reticulated giraffes (Africa). In addition to that, there is Jungle Island located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. It’s a zoological theme park situated on on Watson Island and features 1,000 varieties of parrots and thousands of other species of animal.
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