Virginia Gardens Real Estate Information

Virginia Gardens is located in southeastern Florida. The village is a part of Miami-Dade County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the village had a population of almost 2350.

When the city government of Miami Springs banned horses from the city in 1947, 50 citizens chose to incorporate a new city next door. Thus, the love of horses was the stimulus for the beginning of this little village that they chose to name Virginia Gardens. Since many of the wealthy founders had been transplanted from Virginia, the new village was named Virginia Gardens. When the city was founded, there were several large estates (as large as 5 acres) that allowed the owners room for horse riding and stables. The entire village today, consists of only 0.3 square miles in land.

The large majority of residents are under 65 years of age as only 13½% of residents are over 65 years old. Over 2/3 of all residents speak Spanish as their first language. Over ¼ of the residents are Cuban. There are also many other Spanish speaking countries represented in the population of Virginia Gardens.

Virginia Gardens is served by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students from Miami Gardens attend Miami Springs High School. There are many colleges and universities nearby.

Weather in Virginia Gardens, like that of most of southern Florida is tropical. Winters are extremely mild, with only occasional cold fronts. A daytime temperature in the winter average in the 60’s to 70’s. Winter night time temperatures normally only drop into the 50’s but have on occasion dropped as low as the 30’s, In the summer, the climate is warm and humid. Highs may be in the 90’s. Rain is expected from May through September. Hurricanes often coincide with the rainy season.