Hialeah reflects the diversity of the south Florida metropolitan area, and proudly represents a growing multi-cultural community. From its strong and steadily-growing business and industrial sector, its wide variety of quiet and welcoming neighborhoods, a system of neighborhood parks and recreational facilities and its cultural assets, there are several features that attract people interested in moving to Hialeah. The average temperature is 67.2 degrees in January and 82.6 degrees in July. Home and family come first in the lives of Hialeah residents, and the city provides its residents with a strong sense of community. Hialeah is a full service city and, by population, is the fifth largest city in the State of Florida. Hialeah moving companies are frequently requested from families looking to move to the area.
The City of Hialeah is a significant commercial center in Miami-Dade County. Hialeah is host to national retailers such as Starbucks, Target, Walmart and Lowe's as well as local businesses such as Navarro and Sedano's. Traditional businesses have altered their strategies to meet the demands of the local community and cater to its Latin American and Hispanic clientele. Hialeah's Westland Mall, also known as Westfield Westland, provides residents and visitors with over 100 stores and restaurants. Macy's, J.C. Penney and Sears are the main anchor stores located at Westland Mall. Telemundo, the second largest Spanish language television network in the United States is located in Hialeah.
Hialeah originates from an Indian name, meaning "High Prairie," which evokes a picture of the grassy plains used by the native Indians coming from the everglades to dock their canoes and display their goods for new comers to Miami. This "high prairie" caught the eye of pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright who saw its great potential in 1921. In the years since its incorporation in 1925, several historical events and people have been linked with Hialeah. The opening of Hialeah Park in 1925 as a horse track received more coverage in the Miami media than any other sporting event in the history of Miami up to that time and since then there have been countless horseracing histories played out at the world famous 220 acre park. In 1937, Amelia Earhart took her final flight on the Continental United States from Hialeah.
The City of Hialeah is committed to bringing culture and the arts to its residents. The award winning Cultural Arts Program in conjunction with the Goodlet Park Theater, offers a wide array of classes, specialized troupes and productions throughout the year. The Amelia Earhart Park contains a number of family-friendly guided tours and events, fishing lakes and trails. Located in Amelia Earhart Park, is the Bill Graham Farm Museum, a replicated pioneer farm that resembles a late-1800s homestead. The park is designed to teach children about the area's agricultural past and includes a petting zoo with farm animals. Also on site is a demonstration area where farm activities, such as horseshoeing, cow milking and sheep shearing are conducted.