Located in north Miami-Dade county, the city of Miami Gardens is a diverse and easily accessible area for those commuting to the Miami area for work or leisure. The current population is near 115,000 people. The city offers many parks and recreation programs, a free express trolley service as well as close by shopping and restaurants. The Norwood area in Miami Gardens is opening a brand new pool and recreational facility for residents to enjoy. From Miami Gardens it is only a 23 minute drive to Miami airport and about the same distance to the beautiful south Florida beaches.