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Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Guide: Miramar

By Bri Hand | Aug 16, 2021

If you’re planning on moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and which one would be the right fit for you. If you’re looking to live in a Fort Lauderdale suburb, Miramar, FL, is the place to be. This family-friendly area in Broward County is much quieter than nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale, while being just a 30-minute drive away from all of the action.

Thinking about moving to Miramar, FL? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the neighborhood. 

Where to go out to eat

This city boasts a variety of food options to satisfy your taste buds. Get your taco fix at Talkin’ Tacos, which serves mouth-watering tacos, burritos, and other Mexican favorites on Red Road. We recommend trying the Birria tacos with homemade salsa on the side, and a heaping helping of churros for dessert! 

Whether you’re a forever vegan or need a new go-to spot for Meatless Mondays, you’ll love Vegan Delights on Palm Avenue. This bakery serves sweet and savory pastries, as well as delicious sandwiches such as the Indian Chickpea Wrap and the American “Turkey” Club Sub. 

Paris Morning Bakery is bringing culinary innovation to this Florida city with their authentic Korean ZipBop rice dishes and Bingsoo shaved ice desserts. They also serve delicious baked goods, such as cream cheese bread, mocha cookies, and their adorable hamster bread. Mmm! 

If you’re looking for the perfect date night spot, check out Blue Ginger Seafood Steakhouse, which boasts a hibachi grill and expertly prepared sushi. Miramar is also home to beloved restaurant chains like Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Amici Trattoria Italian

Want to get your caffeine fix? There are plenty of Starbucks and Dunkin’ locations throughout this Florida city. 

Where to get groceries

There are several Publix locations in the Miramar area, as well as a Sprouts Farmers Market, a Stop N’ Shop, and a Winn-Dixie. You can also check out Presidente Supermarket for Latin groceries. 

Things to do 

If you move to Miramar, FL, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors and enjoy that Florida sunshine. Miramar Pineland Natural area is home to a three-mile nature trail that locals love, as well as a picnic area, playground, and splash pad for those hotter days. Other popular parks include Miramar Regional Park, Vizcaya Park, and the Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

Want to practice your swing? Head over to the Flamingo Lakes Golf Course in nearby Pembroke Pines. This bordering city also has an incredible water park, C.B. Smith Park, whose waterslides and lazy river are the best way to cool off on a hot summer day. 

Local gyms

Work up a sweat at one of the many gyms in this Florida city. Get your cardio and weights workouts in at Planet Fitness, Blink Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, or Orangetheory Fitness. CrossFit enthusiasts will also love nearby CrossFit Storm and CrossFit Siege

Nightlife

For a fun night out on the town, stop by Juana’s Latin Sports Bar in Miramar Town Center. This local hotspot has an amaaaazing happy hour deal from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and karaoke nights every Thursday! 

Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill’s Miramar location is the perfect place to catch a game, with over 70 (!) TVs and an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. Be sure to try the strawberry basil margarita, or split a bucket of beers with your friends. 

For more nightlife options, you can head north to Pembroke Pines, where you’ll find The Brass Tap and Grand Cafe Restaurant and Lounge. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, hop an Uber over to Miami for all the nightlife you could ever dream of! 

Transportation 

Getting around the area is easy, as the city operates four shuttle routes throughout the city (the Green, Red, Orange, and Yellow shuttles). These routes operate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

It’s recommended to bring your own car if you’re moving to Miramar, particularly if you’ll need to travel into Fort Lauderdale or Miami for work. 

Land in a great apartment in Miramar

If you’re not ready to buy your own condo and want to move to Miramar, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in Miramar, or contact us to learn more about how Landing works.

Still looking for the right Fort Lauderdale neighborhood for you? Browse our other Fort Lauderdale neighborhood guides!

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.