Grapeland Heights

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Grapeland Heights
Nickname(s): 
Grapeland
Grapeland Heights neighborhood within the City of Miami
Grapeland Heights neighborhood within the City of Miami
Coordinates: 25°47′31″N 80°15′28″W / 25.792058°N 80.257874°W / 25.792058; -80.257874
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyMiami-Dade County
CityMiami
Government
 • City of Miami CommissionerWilfredo Gort
 • Miami-Dade CommissionersEileen Higgins
 • House of RepresentativesLuis R. Garcia, Jr. (D)
 • State SenateOscar Braynon (D) and Miguel Díaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. HouseIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total14,004
 • Density10,697/sq mi (4,130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-05 (EST)
ZIP Code
33125, 33126
Area code(s)305, 786

Grapeland Heights is a neighborhood in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. It is just east of Miami International Airport and north of Miami's West Flagler neighborhood. It is primarily a single-family residential neighborhood with a significant maritime industry along the neighborhood's eastern end along the Miami River.[1][2]

History[edit]

In May 2008, Grapeland Water Park opened alongside the Melreese Country Club. The Grapeland Water Park is the first water park to open in Miami.[3] The park is the largest city park in Grapeland Heights, and has proved very popular amongst young Miamians. In June 2011, it received national recognition from the City Parks Alliance chosen for its excellence in design and innovation.[4]

Geography[edit]

Grapeland Heights is located between NW 21st Street and the Dolphin Expressway from W 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road) to the Miami River.

Education[edit]

Miami-Dade Public Library operates all area public libraries:

  • Grapeland Heights Library,[5] now closed and replaced with bookmobile service

Transportation[edit]

Grapeland Heights is served by Metrobus throughout the area, and by Tri-Rail. With the completion of the Miami Central Station in 2012, Grapeland Heights will be served by the Miami Metrorail and Amtrak at the station.

Metrorail

Tri-Rail:

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
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  3. ^ [3][dead link]
  4. ^ "Miami's Grapeland Water Park Receives National Recognition". 12 July 2011.
  5. ^ "MDPLS – 404 Page Not Found". www.mdpls.org.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Parks & Recreation Dept". www.miamigov.com.