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Kendall is an unincorporated community near Miami, Florida. It is bordered on the west by West Kendall, to the east by South Miami, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, to the north by Sunset and Glenvar Heights, and to the south by Palmetto Estates and Richmond Heights. While primarily residential, there are some interesting places to explore.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

As Kendall is some distance from such hot tourist spots such as Miami and Miami Beach, transportation by car is recommended. Kendall can be reached from these areas by taking US-1 south to North Kendall Drive (SW 88th Street). Alternatively, Kendall can be reached by taking the Palmetto Expressway (FL-826) south to its terminus.

By Transit[edit]

Portions of Kendall are accessible by Miami-Dade Transit. If one rides either of the two Metrorail lines south from downtown, there are two station stops in the east Kendall region, Dadeland North and Dadeland South. Both have connecting Metrobus service to further explore the Kendall area. Dadeland South Metrorail station is also the northern terminus for the South Dade Busway, which provides access to such southern Dade County communities as Cutler Bay, Princeton, Naranja, Leisure City, Homestead, and Florida City via dedicated bus lanes parallel to US-1. Many local bus routes to the south use the busway for a portion of their journey.

Bus lines that travel west from Dadeland North Metrorail station include the 88 bus, which traverses North Kendall Drive, the 104 bus, which traverses SW 104th Street, including connections to Miami-Dade College's Kendall Campus, and various express buses primarily used by commuters and requiring additional fare.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Dadeland, 7535 North Kendall Drive. Dadeland, the downtown area of Kendall, boasts a wide variety of businesses ranging from department stores to restaurants. Dadeland Mall, one of the most popular malls in Dade County, offers shoppers a large variety of stores such as Macy's, Apple, and Urban Outfitters, plus dozens of places to eat. Looking for a nice walk? A section of the neighborhood named Downtown Dadeland boasts well maintained roads and sidewalks, fountains, and attractive high rises.  edit
  • Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395. A large park in the western portion of the community. Unlike most parks in greater Miami, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park is not just a large field for sports and a small playground for children, but includes a skate park, pleasant chickee huts perfect for a weekend picnic, and a network of thickly vegetated walking trails, giving you a feeling for the South Florida hammocks ecosystem, something rarely found in urban Dade County today.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Strip malls abound in Kendall, however there are a few higher end shopping destinations within the community.

  • Dadeland Mall

Dadeland Mall is an enclosed shopping center featuring a wide variety of stores and restaurants. Anchor establishments include Macy's, Nordstrom, Saxs Fifth Avenue, and JC Penney's.

(7535 North Kendall Drive, Kendall, Florida 33156)

  • The Falls, 8888 Southwest 136th Street. The Falls, another popular mall, provides shoppers an extensive choice, however what really makes this outdoor mall so unique and desirable is the walk. In between the two paths that take you from the east end of the mall to the west end lies a man made stream, complete with rocks, bridges, fountains, vegetation, and miniature waterfalls.  edit

  • The Palms At Town & Country

An outdoor mall next to Florida's turnpike. Town & Country, as called by the locals, boasts a large lake with a fountain in the center, providing shoppers with nice views.

(8268 Mills Drive, Kendall, Florida 33183)

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hungry Bear Sub Shop

A hole in the wall restaurant that serves some of the best subs in Dade County. The honey mustard chicken sub is a favorite amongst many locals. Sadly the eatery is too small for any chairs or tables, so takeout is the only option.

(Collage Park Plaza Shopping Center, 10521 Southwest 109th Court, Kendall, Florida 33176)

  • Samurai Japanese Steakhouse

A respectable restaurant that specializes in delicious Japanese cuisine.

(8717 Southwest 136th Street, Kendall, Florida 33176)

  • Sergio's Restaurant

A local restaurant that specializes in Cuban cuisine. A nice little spot to grab some cafe con leche (Cuban coffee), authentic Cuban pastries, or a warm Cuban sandwich.

(Kendall Mall, 8807 Southwest 107th Avenue, Kendall, Florida 33176)

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Sports Grill Kendall

A popular bar with good food and televised sports.

(9090 Southwest 97th Avenue, Kendall, Florida 33176)

  • Hole In The Wall Grill

Good and relatively popular bar located near Florida's turnpike.

(12055 Southwest 117th Avenue, Kendall, Florida 33186)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

It should be noted that, although there are a few decent options for accommodation in Kendall, one should also look into other hotels in nearby areas.

  • Dadeland Marriot

A decent chain hotel within walking distance of Dadeland, Dadeland Mall, and the Metrorail.

(9090 South Dadeland Boulevard, Kendall, Florida 33156)

  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Miami (Kendall), FL, 11750 Mills Drive, (305) 270-0359, [1]. Located in Miami, Florida, this Country Inn & Suites hotel offers a variety of guestrooms and amenities and is close to many local attractions.  edit

Get Out[edit]

There are hundreds of attractions in the Miami area. For some top Dade County destinations, check out the Miami guide.

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