Hialeah (/ˌhaɪəˈliːə/ HY-ə-LEE-ə) is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. West-northwest of Miami, it is one of the few places in the county with its own street grid (the rest is based on Miami Avenue at Flagler Street in Downtown Miami, the county seat), along with Homestead, Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, and Golden Beach.
The city of Hialeah covers a total area of 19.7 square miles (51 km2). In terms of land area, it occupies 19.2 square miles (50 km2), while water occupies 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2). Hialeah is grid diagonally northwest-southeast and sits along US 27. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Miami Lakes and Opa-locka to the north; Westview, Gladeview and Liberty Square to the east; Miami Springs and Medley to the south.
Interstate 75 forms the northwest-north border in Hialeah which heads northbound from the Palmetto Expressway interchange. Palmetto Expressway Lane serves as the main north and south road while W 49th Street serves as the west and east road. Other roads serving the area include SR 924, SR 823, SR 932, SR 953 and W 21st Street.
Hialeah is home to the historical place called Hialeah Park Race Track which the site covers 40 square blocks of central-east side Hialeah from Palm Avenue east to East 4th Avenue, and from East 22nd Street on the south to East 32nd Street on the north. Additionally, there are three tennis centers, five public swimming pools, and more than 14 public parks covering more than 100 acres (0.40 km2). There is a football stadium with 10,000 seats at Milander Park as well as a municipal auditorium. Hialeah is also served by Amelia Earhart Park. There are 515 acres in the park, including a five-acre dog park. It is located south of the Opa Locka Airport. It also houses the new Miami Watersports Complex.
Miami Metrorail serves Hialeah at Okeechobee, Hialeah, and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer stations. Commuters and residents going into Downtown Miami primarily use the Okeechobee and Hialeah stations as park-and-ride commuter stations, as well as Tri-Rail stations heading north to West Palm Beach and Miami International Airport.
Hialeah Coordinates: 25°51′38″N 80°17′38″W