Miami has fast transformed from a destination known only for sun, sand and scintillating nightlife into a true global destination with a rich cultural scene. And while Miami Beach, Brickell and downtown may snag the majority of the headlines, Doral is one city within our exciting county that is making waves in the news too.
With two great clients based in Doral – Shoma Group and Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center – and after writing many articles on the city during my time at Miami Today, I have spent a great deal of time in the area. Over the past few years, I have seen quite a change with many businesses moving in and sprouting up and developers making Doral a city where one can enjoy luxurious, convenient living.
One of my first assignments at Miami Today was to interview the city’s first mayor – Juan Carlos Bermudez - as he was about to leave office. He told me, “Creating a sense of community has been the thing I am most proud of.” His legacy remains intact, with the perfect example being this year’s Relay for Life Doral. With presenting sponsor Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center and sponsor Shoma Group, the great day for a great cause raised more than $116,000 for the fight against cancer.
Outside of their Relay For Life sponsorships, both Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center and Shoma Group are helping to shape Doral. The oncology center just opened its 9,000-square-foot facility at 3125 N.W. 84th Ave. and is one of the first centers in Florida to feature the TomoTherapy HDA unit, the latest TomoTherapy Hi-Art Treatment System and the most integrated, advanced system for comprehensive cancer treatment that is available today. The center is expected to add an estimated 22 jobs and $8.35 million in capital investment within three years to Miami-Dade County.
And Shoma Group, one of the most long-standing and reputable developers in the industry, is developing the $800,000 million, 55-acre CityPlace Doral which will include more than 1,200 luxury condos, apartments and single-family homes with 350,000 square feet of retail featuring a high-end supermarket, more than 20 eateries, a bowling alley and cinema.
Adjacent to the master planned project is Oasis Park Square – a gated community of 150 ultra-modern, two-story single-family homes. The million dollar homes have proved popular with buyers from around the world, so much so they are almost sold out.
The city – named after its two founders Doris and Alfred Kaskel (Dor + Al) – has emerged as one of the fastest growing cities in Florida and a place where one can truly live, work and play. So watch this space, as there are plenty more headlines to come.