Facts about Kendall

Kendall is an unincorporated census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the area had a total population of 75,371. While the defined boundaries of the community have been labeled Kendall by the US Census Bureau, locals often included western communities, such as The Hammocks, Country Walk, The Crossings, Kendale Lakes, Kendall West, and Three Lakes, subdivisions of Kendall. According to the census, Kendall and neighboring communities are home to over 11,000 Colombian Americans, one of the largest populations in the United States.


Kendall is served by the Miami Metrorail at Dadeland North and Dadeland South stations in its northeastern end. Both stations provide metro service from Dadeland to Miami commercial centers like Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, and Miami International Airport. Dadeland South station is a major transit depot in the area, connecting the southernmost suburbs of Homestead and Florida City to Metrorail via limited-stop bus rapid transit along the South Miami-Dade Busway.


Much of what is now Kendall was purchased from the State of Florida in 1883 by the Florida Land and Mortgage Company. Originally known as Rockdale, it was renamed for Henry John Broughton Kendall, a director of Florida Land and Mortgage who moved to the area in the 1900s to manage the company's land. As the land was not open to homesteading, development was slow well into the 20th century. A post office opened in 1914, and the first school opened in 1929. After the end of the land boom in 1926, some residents left. Two Seminole camps were in the Kendall area, and Seminoles continued to live there into the 1940s.


In August 1992, Kendall and the surrounding South Miami-Dade area were severely damaged by Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in the area were completely destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt.


As of 2010, there were 31,899 households, and 8.7% were vacant. As of 2000, 33.4% households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.


Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendall,_Florida


View Real Estate by area