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Discover Houses for Rent in Opa-Locka, FL

Searching for beautiful homes for rent in Opa-Locka, Fla., doesn't need to be an overwhelming task. The town comprises just over 4 miles in Miami-Dade County and is about 5 miles west of North Miami. Built on the Arabian Nights theme, Opa-Locka is filled with buildings of Moorish architecture, which creates a unique and mesmerizing backdrop for families.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Opa-Locka

  • It was founded by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtis, and Opa-Locka still boasts a large, general aviation airport.  
  • The town was originally called "Opa-tisha-wocka-locka" by the Native Americans, which means "a big island covered with many trees and swamps."
  • With the Arabian Nights theme, streets have names like Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sabur, Sesame, Sharazad and Sultan.
  • Opa-Locka was the first U.S. community to commemorate the first African-American president by renaming a 1-mile long section Barack Obama Avenue on Feb. 17, 2009.
  • It was the backdrop for several popular movies, including "Bad Boys II" and "2 Fast 2 Furious."

What Can You Do Near Opa-Locka Rentals?

While the Native American name mentioned "trees and swamps," the current Opa-Locka scenery is great for those who want to explore nature. With three parks and two lakes, Opa-Locka residents have beautiful landscapes for leisure activities or even some games of pickup basketball.

Additionally, Opa-Locka offers a variety of restaurants for prospective renters, such as Chinese, Cuban, Caribbean, seafood and quaint cafes for your daily coffee fix.

Why Opa-Locka Should Be Your Pick

With public transportation options like buses and the Tri-Rail, which operates right out of Opa-Locka's train station, residents can easily get from point A to point B. The architecture is just the beginning, but after experiencing a small taste of Arabian Nights for a backdrop, you will want to spend the rest of your Floridian nights here.