Doral prides itself in being the premiere place in South Florida to live, work, invest, learn and play. For these reasons Doral attracts a vibrant and diverse population of over 68,000 residents. If you are currently a resident, or are looking at the possibility of settling in Doral, this is the your city.
In our short existence as a City of Doral has received numerous accolades from various publications.
• Forbes Magazine listed Doral as Number 2 in America’s Top 25 towns to live well for its cultural amenities, pro-business environment, and highly educated workforce.
• BusinessWeek named Doral the best city in Florida for Business Start-ups.
• CNNMoney.com ranked Doral 51st in their list of 100 places to live and launch a business in the United States.
• US News & World Report ranked Doral third in their list of best places to retire in the U.S.
Living in Doral
The City of Doral has a population of about 70,000. This population has grown 77 percent in the last eight years. That’s no surprise, when you consider Doral’s ideal location just west of the Miami International Airport. The City of Doral is a unique community where people of all ages and cultures come together and enjoy so many of the things that make life beautiful.
In Doral there’s affordable housing that meets every lifestyle, whether you’re looking for a nice apartment or townhome, a newer house, or a house in a private gated community.
Working & Investing in Doral
Recognized as an epicenter of international trade and commerce, Doral is well known as an excellent place to do business. Part of what makes Doral such an ideal place for commerce is its location.
More than 150,000 travel to Doral each day for work at one of the city’s 9,000 businesses, including several Fortune 500 companies as well as government headquarters.
With a business district among the most vibrant in South Florida, and the Miami Free Zone offering duty-free warehouse space that attracts international trade, it’s no wonder that Doral’s economy represents many different sectors, including logistics, health and hospitality, flower imports, and the number one tile district in the country. Bring your business here and join the thousand that already know the Doral advantage.
Learning in Doral
In Doral we’re proud to be able to offer one of the best educational systems in the area. All public schools serving Doral are rated by the State of Florida as “A” schools for academic achievement. In addition to several public and private schools, Doral is also home to several institutions of higher education. Whether you want your children to attend excellent schools, or you’re looking to continue your studies, Doral has all the right choices.
Playing in Doral
There’s no question that living in South Florida opens many diverse opportunities for having fun and enjoying life to the fullest. And being centrally located, Doral provides easy access to the distinct entertainment options South Florida has to offer.
Doral is full of shopping and dining opportunities. Simon’s International Mall offers a state-of-the-art shopping experience with several anchor tenants. Want to grab a quick bite? Stop by any of the hundreds of different restaurants within the city offering cuisines from all over the world. If you’re in the mood for some great shopping or to enjoy fine cuisine, Doral is definitely the place to be.
Doral, incorporated on January 28, 2003, as one of 34 municipalities in Miami-Dade County. It occupies a land area of 15 square miles bordered on the west by the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, to the north by the Town of Medley, to the east by the Palmetto Expressway and to the south by the City of Sweetwater.
The City of Doral has operated under the mayor-council-manager form of government since incorporation. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a governing council consisting of the mayor and four other council members. The council, which is elected at large, is responsible among other things, for passing ordinances and resolutions, adopting the annual budget, appointing the city manager, city clerk, and city attorney. The city manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the council, for overseeing the daily operations of the government, and for appointing the heads of various departments.
The City of Doral offers a wide range of services through its departments including the Office of the City Manager, Office of the City Clerk, Finance Department, Community Development Department, Public Works Department, Parks & Recreation Department, and Police Department.