Miami Gardens is one of SoFla’s newest cities, but it still has plenty of history to go around.
The area encompasses neighborhoods like Carol City and Bunche Park and sits just south of the Broward County line. It officially became a city nearly 17 years ago and is now the third largest city in Miami-Dade County.
Over the years, the mostly suburban community has seen plenty of growth and the opening of new attractions like Topgolf and Hard Rock Stadium — aka the site of Super Bowl 54.
The city has also faced criticism over policing issues and crime. This has led to recent partnerships with the Miami-Dade State Attorney and other agencies in an effort to solve cases and reduce the number of violent offenses there.
Miami Gardens also has one of the largest concentrations of black residents in the country and includes a cultural mix of folks from the Caribbean, West Africa, and beyond.
So with all that in mind, we’re looking to explore Miami Gardens. And that’s where you can help us.
We’ve rounded up your submissions to three finalists, and the winning question is:
“When did Miami Gardens become a predominantly black neighborhood?”
That question from Stephanie Wong won with about 53 percent of the vote! Head here to find our answer to Stephanie’s question.