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Encyclopedia > South Florida

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL MSA

South Florida metropolitan area


Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida

Major cities Miami, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


West Palm Beach, Florida

Area
 - Total
 - Water

15,896 km˛ (6,137 mi˛)
2,621 km˛ (1,011 mi˛) 16.49%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
 
5,007,564
315/km˛ (1,571/mi˛)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area, more commonly referred to as South Florida or the Tri-County Area, encompasses a tri-county area of southeastern Florida.


According to the 2000 census, the conurbation (which is officially known as the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL MSA) has a population of 5,007,564, making it the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Contents

Counties

  • Miami-Dade County
  • Broward County
  • Palm Beach County

Cities

Primary cities

Suburbs with 100,000 or more inhabitants

  • Coral Springs
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Miami Gardens
  • Pembroke Pines

Suburbs with between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants

  • Aventura
  • Belle Glade
  • Boca Del Mar
  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Brownsville
  • Carol City
  • Coconut Creek
  • Cooper City
  • Coral Gables
  • Coral Terrace
  • Country Club
  • Country Walk
  • Cutler Ridge
  • Cutler
  • Dania Beach
  • Davie
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Doral
  • Fountainbleau
  • Glenvar Heights
  • Golden Glades
  • Greenacres
  • Hallandale
  • Hamptons at Boca Raton
  • Hialeah Gardens
  • Homestead
  • Ives Estates
  • Jupiter
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Kendall West
  • Kendall
  • Key Biscayne
  • Kings Point
  • Lake Worth Corridor
  • Lake Worth
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Lauderhill
  • Leisure City
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Margate
  • Miami Lakes
  • Miami Shores
  • Miami Springs
  • Miramar
  • Norland
  • North Lauderdale
  • North Miami Beach
  • North Miami
  • North Palm Beach
  • Oakland Park
  • Ojus
  • Olympia Heights
  • Opa-Locka
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach
  • Palmetto Estates
  • Parkland
  • Pinecrest
  • Pinewood
  • Plantation
  • Pompano Beach
  • Princeton
  • Richmond West
  • Riviera Beach
  • Royal Palm Beach
  • Sandalfoot Cove
  • Scott Lake
  • South Miami Heights
  • South Miami
  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Sweetwater
  • Tamarac
  • Tamiami
  • The Crossings
  • The Hammocks
  • Wellington
  • West Little River
  • Westchester
  • Weston
  • Westwood Lakes
  • Wilton Manors

Suburbs with less than 10,000 inhabitants

  • Andover
  • Atlantis
  • Bal Harbour
  • Bay Harbor Islands
  • Belle Glade Camp
  • Biscayne Park
  • Boca Pointe
  • Bonnie Lock-Woodsetter North
  • Boulevard Gardens
  • Briny Breezes
  • Broadview Park
  • Broadview-Pompano Park
  • Broward Estates
  • Bunche Park
  • Canal Point
  • Carver Ranches
  • Century Village
  • Chula Vista
  • Cloud Lake
  • Collier Manor-Cresthaven
  • Country Estates
  • Cypress Lake
  • Dunes Road
  • East Perrine
  • Edgewater
  • El Portal
  • Estates of Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida City
  • Franklin Park
  • Fremd Village-Padgett Island
  • Gladeview
  • Glen Ridge
  • Godfrey Road
  • Golden Beach
  • Golden Heights
  • Golden Lakes
  • Golf
  • Goulds
  • Green Meadow
  • Gulf Stream
  • Gun Club Estates
  • Haverhill
  • High Point
  • Highland Beach
  • Hillsboro Beach
  • Hillsboro Pines
  • Hillsboro Ranches
  • Homestead Base
  • Hypoluxo
  • Indian Creek
  • Islandia
  • Ivanhoe Estates
  • Juno Beach
  • Juno Ridge
  • Jupiter Inlet Colony
  • Kendall Green
  • Lake Belvedere Estates
  • Lake Clarke Shores
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Harbor
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Lake Park
  • Lakes by the Bay
  • Lakeside Green
  • Lantana
  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Lazy Lake
  • Leisureville
  • Limestone Creek
  • Loch Lomond
  • Manalapan
  • Mangonia Park
  • Medley
  • Melrose Park
  • Miami Gardens
  • Mission Bay
  • Naranja
  • North Andrews Gardens
  • North Bay Village
  • Oak Point
  • Ocean Ridge
  • Opa-Locka North
  • Pahokee
  • Palm Aire
  • Palm Beach Shores
  • Palm Springs North
  • Pembroke Park
  • Pine Island Ridge
  • Plantation Mobile Home Park
  • Pompano Beach Highlands
  • Pompano Estates
  • Ramblewood East
  • Ravenswood Estates
  • Richmond Heights
  • Riverland Village
  • Rock Island
  • Rolling Oaks
  • Roosevelt Gardens
  • Royal Palm Estates
  • Royal Palm Ranches
  • St. George
  • Schall Circle
  • Sea Ranch Lakes
  • Seminole Manor
  • South Bay
  • South Palm Beach
  • Stacey Street
  • Sunshine Acres
  • Sunshine Ranches
  • Surfside
  • Tedder
  • Tequesta
  • Terra Mar
  • Three Lakes
  • Twin Lakes
  • University Park
  • Utopia
  • Village Park
  • Villages of Oriole
  • Virginia Gardens
  • Washington Park
  • West Ken-Lark
  • West Miami
  • West Perrine
  • Westview
  • Whisper Walk

Transportation and commerce

The South Florida metropolitan area is served by five major interstate highways operated by the Florida Department of Transportation in conjunction with local agencies. The busiest of the five, I-95, is the chief and most heavily-traveled artery during rush hour traffic, and runs north to south along the coast. I-75 runs east to west, turning south in western Broward County; it connects suburban North Miami-Dade to Naples on the west coast via Alligator Alley, which transverses the Florida Everglades before turning north. I-595 connects the Broward coast to I-75 and Alligator Alley. I-195 connects the main I-95 route and the Airport Expressway (S.R. 112) to Biscayne Boulevard and Miami Beach, which located across Biscayne Bay. I-395, also known as the Dolphin (East to West) Expressway or the (State Road) 836, runs east to west and connect the I-95 and coast to west Miami-Dade County, Miami International Airport, and Florida's Turnpike.


Locally, the area is served by three county transit authorities: Palm Tran (Palm Beach County), Broward County Transit, and the largest, Miami-Dade Transit. The latter not only operates bus, but metro rapid transit (the Metrorail) and a downtown people mover (Metromover). Additionally, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority operates Tri-Rail, a commuter rail system that connects the three primary cities of South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach), and most intermediate points.


The metropolis also has two major seaports, the Port of Miami and Port Everglades, both major cruise ship ports. Furthermore, the Port of Miami imports and exports goods from all over the world, making it one of the busiest and heavily traveled ports in the country.


Most of the South Florida's business is conducted in Miami, of which, the central business district (downtown) has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States. The area serves as the Latin American headquarters to a number of corporations, including American Airlines, Cisco, Exxon, Microsoft, and Sony.


See also

Populations of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Area (and rankings) (http://www.census.gov/population/cen2000/phc-t29/tab01a.pdf)

Regions of Florida
Central Florida | Emerald Riviera | First Coast | Florida Panhandle | Florida Keys | Lee Island Coast | Nature Coast | Orlando Area | Redneck Riviera | Space Coast | Treasure Coast | South Florida | Sun Coast | Tampa Bay Area
Largest Cities
Cape Coral | Clearwater | Coral Springs | Fort Lauderdale | Hialeah | Hollywood | Jacksonville | Miami | Miramar | North Miami | Orlando | Pembroke Pines | Plantation | Pompano Beach | Port St. Lucie | St. Petersburg | Sunrise | Tallahassee | Tampa | West Palm Beach
Counties
Alachua | Baker | Bay | Bradford | Brevard | Broward | Calhoun | Charlotte | Citrus | Clay | Collier | Columbia | DeSoto | Dixie | Duval | Escambia | Flagler | Franklin | Gadsden | Gilchrist | Glades | Gulf | Hamilton | Hardee | Hendry | Hernando | Highlands | Hillsborough | Holmes | Indian River | Jackson | Jefferson | Lafayette | Lake | Lee | Leon | Levy | Liberty | Madison | Manatee | Marion | Martin | Miami-Dade | Monroe | Nassau | Okaloosa | Okeechobee | Orange | Osceola | Palm Beach | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Putnam | Santa Rosa | Sarasota | Seminole | St. Johns | St. Lucie | Sumter | Suwannee | Taylor | Union | Volusia | Wakulla | Walton | Washington

  Results from FactBites:
 
South Florida metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1680 words)
South Florida is longer than any other urbanized area in the United States except for the New York metropolitan area.
The South Florida metropolitan area is served by five major interstate highways operated by the Florida Department of Transportation in conjunction with local agencies.
Most of South Florida's business is conducted in Miami, of which, the central business district (downtown) has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.
University of South Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2601 words)
Bordered on the south by Fowler Avenue and on the north by Fletcher Avenue, the university is in close proximity to the Museum of Science and Industry as well as Busch Gardens and the University Mall shopping center.
The university is the third largest in the state of Florida, with a total enrollment of 44,038 for the 2006 academic year.USF is currently ranked ninth in the country in terms of enrolled students.
USF is also one of three public universities in the state (after the University of Florida and Florida State University) to have received first-tier research university status by the Carnegie Foundation, a mission first started by former university president Betty Castor in the 1990s.
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