Ojus, Florida

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Ojus is a census-designated place and formerly incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 16,642 at the 2000 census. Ojus borders Aventura to the east, I-95 to the west, North Miami Beach to the south and Broward County to the north. Ojus is currently planning to incorporate and become its own city.

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Geography

Ojus is located at 25°57′24″N 80°9′29″W / 25.95667°N 80.15806°W / 25.95667; -80.15806 (25.956720, -80.157917)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (14.94%) is water.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

Surrounding Areas

History

Ojus, like many neighborhoods in Dade County once were actual towns, complete with their own governments, charters, and schools. The town of Ojus, which thrived in the early 1930s and was located south of what is now the county line and just east of the city of North Miami Beach, didn't last very long, but the neighborhood situated on the original town site still bears the Ojus name.

Ojus was one of two settlements that shared the Snake Creek region, the 2,000 or so acres of swampy, mangrove-filled land at the northernmost end of Biscayne Bay (FIU's Bay Vista campus occupies a portion of this land today). The other town, Fulford, eventually blended in and became part of North Miami Beach.

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