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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4 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,698 Sf
4301 Sw 139th Ave, Miramar
Beautiful Country Club Ranches Home Set For An Elegant, Upscale Style Living. Original Owner A Large Concrete Company So All Exterior Walls Filled...View Listing
5 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,138 Sf
18540 Sw 43rd St, Miramar
Guard Gated Sunset Lakes Lakefront Masterpiece Built In 2004, Cul De Sac Living, Original Owner Who Has Spared No Expense On This Smart Home, 4 Br/...View Listing
5 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,474 Sf
4533 Sw 195th Way, Miramar
5/4/1 Plus Studio/office, 4,540 Sf, 3 Car Garage, Pool With Heater, Marble In The First Floor, Mahogany Wood Flooring In The Second Floor & Studio,...View Listing
6 Bed • 6 Bath • 3,285 Sf
16939 Sw 54th Ct, Miramar
Spectacular 6 Bedrooms 5 & 1/2 Baths With An Exceptional Pool In Wide Lake Views With 3 Car Garage In The Prestigious Riviera Isles. Staircase And ...View Listing
5 Bed • 5 Bath • 3,747 Sf
19221 Sw 39th Ct, Miramar
**move In Ready** Stunning Updated Spacious Open Plan Modern Home In Desirable Community Of Sunset Lakes. Vaulted Ceilings With Natural Light Flo...View Listing
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