Although Kendall often feels like it’s own dimension, it has yet to succeed from the union. Members of the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations are in the ‘talking’ stages of becoming the largest incorporated city in South Florida that would rival both Hialeah and the City of Miami in terms of population.
The U.S. Census divides the area into Kendall and West Kendall. The combined population of the area is about 111,000, according to the U.S. Census. Add the neighborhoods of Kendale Lakes, The Hammocks, The Crossings and Three Lakes, and the population swells to 256,000, according to Census data. Rosenberg thinks the population would actually be closer to 400,000, if the entire area were to incorporate.
If the entire area were to become a city, it would compete with the county’s two largest municipalities currently: Miami, population 400,000; and Hialeah, population 220,000.
The federation board will meet to decide whether they will take a stance on cityhood, and whether that stance would be pro- or anti-incorporation.