- For ither uises o the term see Miami (disambiguation)
Miami is located alang the Gold Coast Highway, 7 km sooth o Surfers Paradise an 17 km north o the Queensland / New Souoth Wales border at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. Its Local Govrenment Aurie is the Gold Coast City.
History[eedit | eedit soorce]
The history o Miami can be datit back tae the early 1920s when prospective investors wur leukin ower plans for a new real estate development cried ‘Miami Shore’ at North Burleigh. The investors built their wooden or fibro bungalows on estates such as this, or rentit their cottages tae holiday makers. They coud an aa stay in the Hotel Miami which opened in 1925 bi E. H. Berry. Efter the Great Depression, the community developed wi construction o tennis courts an the Pizzey Park Sporting Complex. The Miami State High School opened in 1963.
Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]
Miami is a predominantly residential suburb wi a population profile aulder than the state average. Its commercial activity is mainly confined tae the Gold Coast Highway an there is some licht industry aroond Christine Avenue. It haes a population o 6,140 fowk, average salary o A$32,700 an 7.2% unemployment. (2003 ABS statistics).
|Age||Suburb o Miami||Queensland Average|
|Up tae 14 years||13.6%||20.8%|
|15 tae 44 years||45.6%||43.4%|
|45 tae 64 years||24.8%||24.0%|
|65 years plus||16.0%||11.9%|
Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]
The Gold Coast Highway runs north tae sooth through Miami, wi Christine Avenue an Pacific Avenue connectin tae the wast. The nearest train station is locatit at Robina, approximately 6 km wast o Miami.
The Gold Coast Airport is approximately 13 km sooth o Miami.
Miami haes frequent local bus services tae the north an sooth via the local bus network, Surfside Buslines. This includes the aw nicht route 700 that runs atween Tweed Heads an Southport. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle an aa operates in Miami.