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With a population that is over 80% Hispanic, not surprisingly, you will find quite an array of Latin cuisine including Cuban, Colombian, Chilean, Salvadoran and Mexican. But other local favorites include great Chinese dim sum, a 60-year-old mom and pop pizza joint and a 50-year-old, family-owned, homey, no frills hot dog hut!


A true Miami institution for almost 40 years and one of Westchester’s claims to fame, is Santa’s Enchanted Forest — the world’s largest holiday theme park, featuring over 100 rides, games, shows and attractions. Opened from October through January, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to experience this holiday wonderland. You’ll be awed by South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree light show, the millions of dazzling lights, festive music, foods from around the world, live entertainment and carnival rides suited for the entire family.


Florida International University (FIU) is home to The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, featuring rotating exhibits, tours and receptions. You can also catch a performance by the Theater Department, or enjoy a peaceful night of star-gazing at the Stocker Astroscience Center, a fully equipped, modern observatory and research center. For the outdoor enthusiast, Westchester’s Tropical Park offers many amenities, including different fields, courts, trails and zones that facilitate enjoying a variety of sports, youth sports leagues, and family activities.


Interest in an area is usually heightened when there’s a good celebrity connection, so here it is — popular rap artist, Pitbull (aka Mr. 305), graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in Westchester!

Westchester Area

Although only a mere four square miles in size, the suburban community of Westchester has no shortage of offerings – varied culinary options, arts and culture, science, and recreational and outdoor activities.

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