A bedroom community
in Miami-Dade County
, Miami Springs is located just north of Miami International Airport
and just south of Hialeah
. Oh, and there's a small nibble out of the southwest corner -- Virginia Gardens
When the Miami Springs area was first seen by Yankees, it was part of the Everglades. Henry Flagler built a hunting lodge way out there. Now it's not even close to the ever-growing boundaries of metropolitan South Florida.
Many airport employees live in Miami Springs. When Eastern Airlines folded, everyone knew someone who had lost their job.
I grew up in Miami Springs, living there for 18 years, and miss it dearly. It still seems weird to not hear airplanes flying overhead at all hours.