Incorporated in 1955, Miramar remains a predominantly residential area where single-family homes are available in a variety of architectural styles and price ranges. Residents and planners share in the pride of an award-winning streetscape. Miramar earned the national recognition of “Tree City USA” for its accomplishments in landscaping and beautifying the City. Equally distanced between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Miramar is a young community with families dominating the demographics. Stringent development laws require builders to plant at least three six-foot trees on each lot, another indication of how important preservation is to the community. The dedicated efforts of town officials and community members to enhance the city's image over the past 15 years have resulted in a charming environment. Multi-colored flowers and plants embellish the area, and Miramar’s many gazebos, ponds and canals are an aesthetic, visual delight to all. Community members participate in planned programs and activities throughout the years, as well as utilize the many sports facilities in the city: baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, recreation centers, parks and playgrounds.