Surrounded by a canal, an airport, and railroad tracks, the City of Miami Springs is a calm oasis of small-town America nestled in Miami-Dade County. Conceived in 1922 by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and his partner James Bright (they're also responsible for Opa-locka) as a reaction to building run amok in their nearby development Hialeah, the area was constructed according to strict building and zoning codes around a golf course. Originally known as Country Club Estates, the town included Bright and Curtiss's own spacious homes, a huge hotel, a lush country club, and a slew of lower-priced single-family houses designed in the... More >>>