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Renters’ Guide to Hialeah
Hialeah, FL is a suburban city in Miami-Dade County, the sixth-largest city in Florida. Just 12 miles northwest of Miami, and minutes away from the Florida Keys, Hialeah’s population is about half the size of Miami’s.
As you might expect, the weather in Hialeah is hot and humid. The summer months of June through August have an average high temperature of 90˚F, while the average temperature in December through February lingers around 59˚F. With even the lowest temperatures being so warm, the chance for seeing any snow is highly unlikely. However, rain is not out of the question. Although Hialeah has 252 sunny days per year on average, the occasional hurricane or tropical disturbance can drop a significant amount of rainfall on the city.
Hialeah, FL Demographics
- Total Population234,714
Female 111,729Male 122,985
- Median Age42.8
Cost of Living in Hialeah, FL
The cost of living in Hialeah is slightly higher than in the rest of the country, but on pace with the rest of Southeast Florida. However, the cost of utilities (garbage removal, water, electricity) for a 915-square-foot apartment in Hialeah, FL is about $143, which is $4 less than the US average. Still, a 3-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant will cost about $50. If you’re a fan of fancy coffee drinks, your morning jolt of Cappuccino at the local café will cost about $3.75.
In 2013, Slate and Allstate Insurance named Hialeah one of the Top 5 Cities in the country with the worst drivers, so it might be best to use public transport if you live there. Getting around Hialeah without a car is easy with several public transit options. The Metrorail, an elevated rapid transit system, serves passengers traveling into Miami and surrounding neighborhoods. You must purchase a fare card ahead of time to ride, and the one-way fee is $2.25. The Metrobus travels around Hialeah and surrounding cities, and is $2.25 per trip. Discount fees of $1.10 are available for seniors and children. A Paratransit service is also available to the disabled. Each trip is $3, one-way.
Average Rent in Hialeah, FL
- Hialeah, FL Average Rental Price, December 2017$1,315/mo
- 1 Bedroom$1,216
- 2 Bedrooms$1,453
Hialeah, FL Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,0002%
Hialeah, FL Rent Trends
|All rentals||Studio||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds|
|Jan / 2017||$1,291||$987||$1,196||$1,403|
|Sept / 2016||$1,272||$925||$1,188||$1,406|
|May / 2016||$1,261||$957||$1,175||$1,391|
|Jan / 2016||$1,240||$971||$1,180||$1,377|
|Sept / 2015||$1,228||$951||$1,139||$1,344|
|May / 2015||$1,190||$948||$1,108||$1,334|
|Jan / 2015||$1,161||$897||$1,084||$1,254|
|Sept / 2014||$1,143||$929||$1,098||$1,235|
|May / 2014||$1,143||$861||$1,077||$1,242|
Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2017 compared to 2016.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 33010330123301333014330153301633018
Living in Hialeah, FL
Hialeah has more Cuban residents than any other city in the country. It is also one of the largest Spanish-speaking cities in the US, and the #2 city for Spanish speakers in the country. According to WalletHub, Hialeah is the 15th best place to invest in real estate in Florida.
Things to do in Hialeah
One of the biggest attractions in Hialeah, FL is the Hialeah Park Casino. The Seminole Native American Tribe of Florida originally opened Hialeah Park, which features slot machines, horserace simulcasts, entertainment, and dining. It is also listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Several parks and facilities offer things to do for families in Hialeah. For example, Milander Park is the home of the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment venue, which is often used for weddings and events. It also features a football stadium, basketball and tennis courts, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Amelia Earhart Park offers 515 acres of fun things to do with kids in Hialeah, including a dog park, Tom Sawyer’s Play Island, the Miami Watersports Complex with waterskiing and surfing, and other activities for outdoor fun. For something a little more low-key, pay a visit to the Garden of the Arts, an open-air museum with murals and sculptures.
When the weather gets too hot to be outside, one of the best things to do is catch a movie at the Muvico Hiahleah theater. To cool off and enjoy some culture, take a trip to the Leah Arts district, which features affordable living and work space for city artists, but also showcases their work in galleries. For satisfying your shopping needs, a trip to Westland Mall is a good move.
Employment and Economy
Although the unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national average, the job outlook for Hialeah is positive, as the economy is expected to improve, and job growth is on the upswing. The top occupations in Hialeah are in the construction, trade and transportation sector, followed by management and finance fields. The headquarters for the Spanish-language television network Telemundo is located in Hialeah, as well as several college campuses. Many Hialeah residents commute to Miami, where companies such as World Fuel Services, Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Ryder system are headquartered.
Hialeah, FL Households
- Total Number of Households69,219
Family 51,435Non-family 17,784
Children 24,145No Children 45,074
- Average People Per Household3.36
- Median Household Income$29,249
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$995
Education in Hialeah
Hialeah’s public schools are part of the Miami-Dade County School District. Several schools within the district are top-ranked, according to the US News & World Report’s annual ranking of Best High Schools in the country. Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy is 12th on the list for the state of Florida, and ranked 88th in the nation, while the City of Hialeah Education Academy is 37th in the state, and 440th in the country. Mater Academy Lakes High School ranked 102nd in Florida, and 1,187 nationally.
Higher education is also within reach in Hialeah. Miami Dade College has a Hialeah campus, and the Florida National University main campus, Everest Institute, and College of Business Technology (CBT) are also in the city.
Hialeah, FL Education Statistics
- No High School16%
- Some High School48%
- Some College16%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree9%
- Graduate Degree3%
Tips for Renting in Hialeah
Renters’ rights in Hialeah, FL are the same as anywhere else in Florida. One difference for landlords in Florida is that they have to keep security deposits in their own separate accounts, and must send the receipt for the deposit to the tenant. Security deposits must be returned to tenants 15 days after they move out if there are no damages to the property. However, if there are damages, the former tenant has to be notified within 30 days that the money is being held—if not, the deposit can still be returned, regardless if there were any damages.
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