Spotlight on Hialeah

Hialeah is a standout in SoFla and is one of the unique places in Miami-Dade County. It’s home to majority Hispanic population, it’s one of the oldest and largest cities in the 305, and it’s so set in its own ways that the city even has its own street numbering system.

Over the years the city has dealt with its fair share of government corruption, and gotten a bad rap as a “miserable” place to live in various random studies. But the city is also filled with residents, and former residents, who are full of pride. And a new generation of folks who grew up in the city, or who still live there, are working to change some of those connotations.

Over the last month or so, we explored Miami-Dade’s second largest city by checking out some of the history of Hialeah Park, learning about the city’s music scene, taking a look inside the kitchen at Stephen’s Deli, getting a taste of France at La Fresa Francesa and checking in on a city staple over at Ñooo Que Barato.