The 1st Mayor of the City, gave the City its name. “Miramar” means “Look at the Sea” in Spanish (Miramar was an exclusive suburb of Havana in pre-Castro Cuba).
City of Convenience
There are many reasons Miramar has become a preferred locale for major corporations and Fortune 500 companies to call home. The city is centrally located between the Miami and Fort Lauderdale metro areas and less than 30 minutes to the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports and seaports. Interstate 75, and the Florida Turnpike are located within Miramar and 1-95 and the Sawgrass Expressway are minutes away. Miramar was named among the top 100 of "America's Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine in 2006 and again in 2008; offers the largest commerce park in the region which includes a foreign trade zone; and has a highly skilled and professional workforce.
Miramar is in a unique position relative to attracting corporate relocation, small and mid-sized businesses and development. The city government is committed to ensuring the quality of life currently enjoyed by its residents and providing the opportunity for sound and managed growth. The city also enjoys top flight medical treatment with Memorial Regional located within the city limits as well.