The 10 Best Hialeah Suburbs To Live For 2021

We analyzed over 51 places around Hialeah to identify the most in demand places to live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best Hialeah suburbs.

Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There's the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There's traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing--pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you're looking at.

But that's where the suburbs come in--they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Hialeah are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado...

What's the best suburb of Hialeah? Key Biscayne ranks as the best suburb of Hialeah for 2021 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Key Biscayne, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Hialeah 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.

Feel free to check out some more reading about Florida:

The 10 Best Hialeah Suburbs To Live For 2021

Key Biscayne, FL

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Population: 12,915
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $151,310
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
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Key Biscayne is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Hialeah area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Key Biscayne."

Everyone here is rich; families average $151,310 a year, which is the 2nd highest in the Hialeah region. And only 5.3% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,211,000 each.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

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Population: 6,626
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $72,537
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 7.4%
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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is the second best 'burb we looked at near Hialeah for 2021.

It ranks 15th for incomes in the area and only 6.07% of residents lack insurance, good for 8th best.

Pinecrest, FL

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Population: 19,244
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $156,875
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.1%
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Here in Pinecrest, it's really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you'll see in the Hialeah metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Pinecrest.

Coral Gables, FL

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Population: 50,226
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Median Income: $100,843
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
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Coral Gables ranks as the 4th best suburb of Hialeah for 2021.

You won't find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Coral Gables and the schools are some of the best around.

Surfside, FL

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Population: 5,725
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Income: $69,063
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%
Poverty Rate: 8.5%
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Coming in as the fifth best is Surfside.

Surfside gets kudos for having the 6th most expensive homes in the Hialeah area, where houses sell for an average of $625,500. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Aventura, FL

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Population: 37,303
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $63,892
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
Poverty Rate: 9.5%
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Aventura is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here's why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 5.02% which is 19th best in the area.

According to online reports, Aventura is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Hialeah area, meaning you need to get in soon.

Sunny Isles Beach, FL

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Population: 21,942
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $55,350
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 11.7%
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The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Sunny Isles Beach.

Sunny Isles Beach schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it's only 12.1 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Weston, FL

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Population: 70,614
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 5)
Median Income: $107,908
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
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Weston is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 6.68% of people lack insurance, good for 10th in the area.

Palmetto Bay, FL

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Population: 24,333
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $123,477
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.7%
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Is 'Everything Better In Palmetto Bay?'


It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it's really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Miami Lakes, FL

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Population: 30,864
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $75,762
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
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And rounding out the top ten for 2021 is Miami Lakes.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Hialeah for 2021

Figuring out the best suburbs around Hialeah was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data for 2015-2019 to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Hialeah.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 50 suburbs to evaluate around Hialeah.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 50 in each category, where 1 was the "best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near Hialeah." We're lookin' at you, Key Biscayne. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Welcome to the Best Hialeah 'Burbs of 2021

We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Hialeah, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Hialeah Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Key Biscayne, FL 12,915 $151,310
2 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 6,626 $72,537
3 Pinecrest, FL 19,244 $156,875
4 Coral Gables, FL 50,226 $100,843
5 Surfside, FL 5,725 $69,063
6 Aventura, FL 37,303 $63,892
7 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 21,942 $55,350
8 Weston, FL 70,614 $107,908
9 Palmetto Bay, FL 24,333 $123,477
10 Miami Lakes, FL 30,864 $75,762
11 Miami Shores, FL 10,459 $123,478
12 Bay Harbor Islands, FL 5,861 $78,169
13 Southwest Ranches, FL 7,921 $124,591
14 Bal Harbour, FL 3,004 $76,962
15 Wilton Manors, FL 12,630 $70,465
16 Miami Springs, FL 14,146 $61,795
17 Pembroke Pines, FL 170,072 $68,745
18 Cutler Bay, FL 44,222 $75,101
19 Coral Springs, FL 132,568 $77,360
20 Miami Beach, FL 90,108 $53,971
21 West Miami, FL 7,788 $49,942
22 Doral, FL 59,972 $77,493
23 Miramar, FL 139,468 $70,669
24 Coconut Creek, FL 60,490 $62,973
25 Davie, FL 104,399 $71,780
26 Biscayne Park, FL 3,124 $87,712
27 South Miami, FL 12,046 $62,067
28 Tamarac, FL 65,874 $48,930
29 Sunrise, FL 94,060 $54,744
30 Hialeah Gardens, FL 23,709 $53,423
31 Hollywood, FL 152,511 $54,251
32 Fort Lauderdale, FL 180,124 $59,450
33 Virginia Gardens, FL 2,311 $50,417
34 Margate, FL 58,023 $45,594
35 Sweetwater, FL 20,865 $39,920
36 Hallandale Beach, FL 39,656 $39,184
37 Miami, FL 454,279 $39,049
38 Oakland Park, FL 44,699 $51,377
39 Dania Beach, FL 32,008 $47,135
40 North Miami Beach, FL 42,971 $43,788
41 Lauderhill, FL 71,625 $41,723
42 North Lauderdale, FL 44,020 $43,759
43 West Park, FL 15,012 $46,765
44 North Miami, FL 62,489 $41,611
45 Pompano Beach, FL 110,062 $49,518
46 Miami Gardens, FL 111,363 $44,064
47 Homestead, FL 68,438 $47,508
48 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 35,606 $35,532
49 Pembroke Park, FL 6,677 $38,119
50 Opa Locka, FL 16,149 $21,523

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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