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Picture this: the tropical paradise of Miami, Florida where majestic palm trees line the streets … crystal-clear waves kiss a sunny shore where bikinied beachcombers soak up the sun. Wouldn’t this be a perfect time to … go ice skating?
That’s right. Who could have guessed that the suburb of Kendall, right outside metro Miami, would be home to an ice skating center with not one, but two large ice skating rinks? And it swings, too; Ice Arena is a family entertainment center, ice sport training center (including hockey) and host of the hottest young crowd in Miami on weekends when skaters enjoy a live DJ, the latest music and a light show until midnight.
The community is named after Henry John Broughton Kendall, who moved to the area in the 1900s to manage the land for the company who owned it. As the land was not open to homesteading, development was slow into the 20th century. Two Seminole camps in the Kendall area were inhabited into the 1940s.
Today, there are approximately 32,000 households in Kendall, with a median income for a family of $61,241. Residents who speak Spanish as a first language account for 52.46 percent of all residents, with Portuguese, French and French Creole spoken in a few households. According to the census, Kendall is home to more than 11,000 Colombian Americans, one of the largest populations in the US.
Kendall is a fast-growing suburb and offers a wide variety of restaurants. Italian restaurants are popular here, including Anacapri Italian Restaurant, which gets high marks for its attached Italian market and the great selection of imported meats, cheeses and fresh pasta. Big Tomato, a South Miami institution, features a unique style of tomato pie; don’t, residents advise, call it pizza. Pies here feature a light crust and plenty of tomatoes and bubbling cheese.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Kendall, and there are a number of private schools as well. As a result of the city’s large French community, the French American School of Miami is also located in Kendall. It is the only French American school in the southern United States. Colleges in the community include Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus and the College of Business and Technology Kendall Campus.
Kendall is served by Metrobus throughout the area, and by the Metrorail.