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Beautiful beaches, warm temperatures, and rich culture are only a few of many reasons why Miami, Florida is a great place to live. Sometimes called “the Magic City,” it’s no surprise that almost 443K people live in Miami. For those looking to move to this picturesque Floridian metropolis, you can anticipate a median home sale price of $460,000. 

If this price tag doesn’t fit in your budget, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of 9 affordable Miami suburbs within driving distance of downtown to consider moving to. So whether you buy a home in Miami or in a nearby suburb, you can still explore all that Miami has to offer, from cheering on the Miami Heat to exploring Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

picture of downtown miami buildings with the coast line and cloudy sky

#1: Hallandale Beach, FL

Median home price: $275,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 30 minutes
Hallandale Beach, FL homes for sale

With a population of 41,217, Hallandale Beach is the most affordable Miami suburb on our list. The median sale price of a home in Hallandale Beach is almost $200K less than Miami and just about 30 minutes away from downtown. Living in Hallandale Beach, you’ll have close access to the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino and the South City Beach Park where you can hang out at the beach or play some bocce ball.

#2: West Park, FL

Median home price: $345,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 30 minutes
West Park, FL homes for sale

West Park, Florida is Miami’s second most affordable suburb. The same distance from Miami as Hallandale Beach, you’ll find yourself strolling the streets of Little Havana with a Cuban coffee and pastelito in no time. When living in this suburb of 15,130 residents, make sure to have a picnic at Mary Saunders Park.

#3: Hialeah, FL

Median home price: $347,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 25 minutes
Hialeah, FL homes for sale

25 minutes away from downtown Miami will land you in the suburb of Hialeah. With 223,109 residents, moving to this affordable suburb can keep you close enough to Miami without paying the extra premium. In Hialeah, you’ll find Amelia Earhart Park and the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino. Don’t forget to plan a trip to the McDonald Water Park once you’ve moved to the third best suburb on our list.

aerial view of homes on the water with boats and terra cotta roofs

#4: Pembroke Pines, FL

Median home price: $370,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 35 minutes
Pembroke Pines, FL homes for sale

If you frequent the Miami area, you’ve probably met someone who is from or recently moved to Pembroke Pines. About 171,178 residents call this affordable suburb home and the home prices are about $90K less than Miami. Once moving to Pembroke Pines, head to C.B. Smith Park to play a game of tennis, canoe at Chapel Trail Nature Preserve, or play golf at the Hollybrook PGA Golf Course.

#5: Kendall, FL

Median home price: $375,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 25 minutes
Kendall, FL homes for sale

Driving 25 minutes away from the city will land you in the suburb of Kendall, home to a population of 80,241. Close to Zoo Miami, Biscayne Bay, and the Everglades National Park, there’s lots of outdoor activities to do in and around Kendall. Make sure to check out Kendall Indian Hammocks Park for a picnic or play a couple rounds of disc golf.

#6: Miami Gardens, FL (tie)

Median home price: $379,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 25 minutes
Miami Gardens, FL homes for sale

Slightly more expensive than Kendall, Miami Gardens comes in at the sixth best Miami suburb. About 111,640 people live in Kendall, where you’ll find Sunshine State Arch. While you’re busy touring homes for sale, don’t forget to check out the Rolling Oaks Park or head to the Hard Rock Stadium to cheer on the Miami Dolphins. 

#6: Hollywood, FL (tie)

Median home price: $379,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 30 minutes
Hollywood, FL homes for sale

A recognizable suburb of Miami is Hollywood, not to be confused with Hollywood, CA. It ties the sixth spot with Miami Gardens, as both cities share a median home sale price of $379K. Hollywood is a great Miami suburb to consider moving to and has just about 153,067 people living there. From strolling along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk to kayaking through the mangroves at Anne Kolb Nature Center, there’s many activities to do and see in Hollywood.

affordable miami suburbs with a peach colored building and palm trees with a blue sky

#8: West Miami, FL

Median home price: $405,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 25 minutes
West Miami, FL homes for sale

Claiming the eighth spot on our list of affordable Miami suburbs is West Miami, which is almost 25 minutes away from the city center. With a population of 7,233 people, moving to West Miami will give you a small town feel while being close to a big city. Don’t miss out on visiting Cooper Park once moving to this affordable suburb. 

#9: Doral, FL

Median home price: $430,000 
Driving distance from Miami: 25 minutes
Doral, FL homes for sale

Doral, Florida takes the last spot on our list of affordable Miami suburbs to consider moving to. Without traffic, you’ll find yourself in Miami in roughly 25 minutes, which is on par with many of the other cities on our list. Doral has a population of 75,874, making it much less than Miami’s population. Home to a variety of parks – Doral Central Park, Doral Glades Park, and Downtown Doral Park – you’ll have plenty of outdoor activities to partake in during your free time. 

Methodology: 

Affordability based on whether a suburb is less than the median sale price of Miami and under a 35 minute drive from downtown Miami. 

Median home sale price data from the Redfin Data Center during January 2022. 

Population data sourced from United States Census Bureau

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