Incorporated in 1959, Lauderhill is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. Home to around 72,000 people, Lauder Hill is spread over an area of 8.57 square miles. The credit for development of this city goes to Herbert Sadkin. He had proposed the name Sunnydale for this city. However, there is a neighborhood of Brooklyn by this name. This prompted Sadkin to comment that there were no hills in the town for which his friend William Safire rebutted that there were no dales in Lauderdale either. Thus, this city got the new name, Lauderhill.
The uniqueness of the designing of this town is that the designs of the houses are “off the shelf” designs displayed at an exhibition. You can see a New York connection to the designs because Sadkin was a New York based builder having constructed many houses in Montauk, New York.
The city has a golf course, the Inverrary Country Club. Initially, this city was a kind of retirement home for the Jewish community. Today, you see a lot of Jamaicans, West Indians, and African Americans in this place. Surprisingly, this city has a cricket field, the Central Broward Regional Park. This park has the distinction of hosting the first international match in the US between two full-ICC members. The teams involved were New Zealand and Sri Lank who played a T-20 international match.
This area is home to a predominantly Black Afro American population comprising of around 76%. The male to female ratio is abysmal with 78 males for every 100 females. This city has the highest concentration of Jamaicans in the US. This city has a sister city, Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago.
The period between 1970 and 1980 saw a boom in the development of real estate as well as the population. It has witnessed a steady growth thereafter.