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A bedroom community in Miami-Dade County, Miami Springs is located just north of Miami International Airport and just south of Hialeah. Oh, and there's a small nibble out of the southwest corner -- Virginia Gardens.

When the Miami Springs area was first seen by Yankees, it was part of the Everglades. Henry Flagler built a hunting lodge way out there. Now it's not even close to the ever-growing boundaries of metropolitan South Florida.

Many airport employees live in Miami Springs. When Eastern Airlines folded, everyone knew someone who had lost their job.

I grew up in Miami Springs, living there for 18 years, and miss it dearly. It still seems weird to not hear airplanes flying overhead at all hours.