Kendall is a suburban area situated in the Miami Dade County of Florida and is politically unincorporated. It has been distinguished as a census designated place by the United States Census Bureau. As is common to all census designated places or CDPs, Kendall also lacks a separate municipal Government but is apparently nothing dissimilar to incorporated places. This particular community was named after an executive of the British Land Company by the name of Major Kendall. Its location is at 25°40′0″N, 80°21′24″W and it has an approximate area of around 16 mi sq.
This CDP had a population of more than 75,000 seven years back and is steadily growing. About four languages are spoken in the area of which Spanish is the most spoken followed by English, Portuguese, French and French Creole. Kendall has many sites of attraction throughout and is especially done up for tourists. Several museums, parks and other places of interest are strewn across the city. Famous areas of attraction include Flamingo Tropical Garden, Bass Museum of Art, Frost Art Museum, Barnacle State Historic Site and Oleta River State Park.
Kendall has an advanced education system with numerous schools and colleges forming part of the network. It falls under the Miami Public Schools district and is served by two elementary schools and famous high schools like Felix Varela High School and John A. Ferguson High School. The Miami Dade College also has a campus in Kendall. This place is very popular and in very high demand. In recent months the foreclosure rate has increased dramatically. This area has now one the highest foreclosure rates in Miami.
The economy of this CDP is more or less stable as it is home to one of Miami's general aviation airports, the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport. The place has maintained a steady per capita income over the years and at most times the per capita income of Kendall has been more than other places in the US. It is served by a Better Business Bureau and chambers of commerce that serve Jaycees. Several banks operate in the area and provide employment to the local population. Kendall's economy has seen an upswing ever since transport facilities have improved. The Palmetto expressway is the main artery of the place with exits in 56th Street, 76th Street 104th Street and Kendall Drive.
Real estate in Kendall has seen vast improvement in the recent years. Affordability in the area is high and this is one of the reasons that prompt people to settle here. There are four basic kinds of real estate available, single family residential homes, multi-family residential units, condos and townhouses. There are 54 single family homes and 106 condo and townhouses for sale listed in the MLS in this place. Average price of Kendall homes is about $600,000 while condos can come at an average of $300,000. Some of the best communities in Kendall are The Hammocks, Westwind Lakes, Lime Grove, and Calusa. Kendall is one the most popular places to live and most requested in Miami.