Miramar was founded by A.L. Mailman to serve as a "bedroom community" for nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Mailman bought the original property he was to develop from H.D. Perry, Sr. in 1953. He built 56 homes on the property that were inexpensive homes of concrete and flat roofs. These homes sold quickly because of the low cost of both the homes and the land, and the city of Miramar came into being.

The City of Miramar was incorporated on May 26, 1955. At the time of incorporation, the city had a population of less than two hundred people. The first mayor of the city gave Miramar its name which translates to "Look at the Sea" in Spanish. "Miramar" was an exclusive suburb of Havana in pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The city seal is inscribed with the motto "Beauty and Progress".

Mr. H.D. Perry Sr.'s part in Miramar did not cease with selling of the land to Mr. Mailman for development. He is recognized as one of the foremost pioneers in the history of Miramar. His character and civic-activities influenced not only the lives of early residents, but continues to the present-day, as evidenced by the schools and parks in the city which bear his family's name. Many long-time residents fondly recall the community barbecues hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Perry during those early years. Others are grateful to Mr. Perry for the lessons in animal husbandry, which he conducted for the benefit of Miramar's youth so that they could learn something of farm life.

Miramar's early city fathers advocated the philosophy of planned and controlled growth. The city adopted a Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 1972 before cities and counties were mandated to do so. This provided the framework for the orderly development of future growth. A fact not widely known is that the residential City of Miramar is one of the largest cities in size in the State of Florida. With 2/3 of land not yet developed, the decision to guide and control the city's growth remains a wise one. This positive meld between business and government in their mutual concern for positive development and growth in our City is producing one of the finest cities in South Florida.



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Beautiful Country Club Ranches Home Set For An Elegant, Upscale Country Style Living. Original Owner Owned A Concrete Company So All Exterior Wall...

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AAA Realty Group Inc

5 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,827 Sf


5402 Sw 185th Ter, Miramar

Immaculate Home In One Of Broward's Most Sought-after Neighborhoods And Safe Communities, Prestigious Sunset Lakes. Panoramic Unobstructed View Of ...

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Lifestyle International Realty

5 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,474 Sf


4533 Sw 195th Way, Miramar

Spectacular 5 Bedrooms, Studio/office,4 Baths,1 Half Bath,3 Car Garages, House Completed Updated With High Quality And Fine Taste. Entire First Flo...

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Zurk Real Estate
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6 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,577 Sf


19459 Sw 54th Street, Miramar

Very Exclusive Sunset Lakes Home Located In An Oversized Lot With An Amazing Lake View. Home Boasts High Ceilings And Open Floorplan, Granite Count...

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Keller Williams Legacy
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5 Bed • 5 Bath • 3,611 Sf


3561 Sw 195th Ave, Miramar

Huge House With An Amazing Breathtaking Huge Lake View!!!. Ss Appliances & Nice Cabinets With The Granite Counter Top . Brand New Hot Tank With 80 ...

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Qwest Realty Services
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5 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,508 Sf


2086 Sw 195th Ave, Miramar

Beautiful 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Home In The Much Sought After Guard Gated Community Of Harbour Lake Estates In Miramar. 3 Car Garage Plus Extended Cou...

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Coldwell Banker Residential RE

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