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Changing Communities: MIAMI Realtors Partners to Host Ludlam Trail Events

by | Jan 10, 2018

MIAMI REALTORS® partnered with Florida East Coast Industries and Miami-Dade County to host a series of events in 2017 to highlight the power and potential of Ludlam Trail.

Ludlam Trail is a 6.2-mile railroad corridor owned by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) that runs through the heart of Miami-Dade County.  The desire is for the county to develop 80% of the corridor into a linear park. 

“MIAMI Realtors is proud to partner with Ludlam Trail as the 2017 title sponsor.  We see tremendous value in activating this area and encouraging local residents to gather and enjoy outdoor activities. The Carnival Event is a great example of a successful initiative to build and improve communities, bring residents together and attract new visitors who normally wouldn’t consider visiting this neighborhood," said MIAMI Realtors 2017 Chairman Christopher Zoller.

In 2017, MIAMI partnered to host Ludlam Trail events such as “Halloween on the Green” and “Carnival”.   

The proposed Ludlam Trail provides a unique opportunity to develop a 6.2-mile multi-use trail through the heart of Miami-Dade County within the former Florida East Coast railway right-of-way.

The trail will provide a safe dedicated and direct route for cyclists and pedestrians to schools, parks, work and shopping. The trail can connect more than 34,000 people within a half-mile, walkable service area to five greenways, five schools, four parks and two transit hubs.

About MIAMI Realtors Changing Communities

REALTORS® don’t just sell properties, we invest in communities. In 2017, MIAMI REALTORS® invested more than $100,000 in grant funds from the National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) to improve our South Florida communities. 

Through member engagement and feedback, MIAMI developed a list of local community projects that could have the most impact. MIAMI invited its 46,000-plus membership for a brainstorming session and more than 200 members contributed ideas and volunteered to help. 

In 2017, MIAMI hosted more than 10 local community initiatives, from helping create a new Miami Shores community destination to re-painting Miami Gardens commercial buildings. Each project was led by the Realtor who proposed it and supported by a team of fellow Realtor volunteers and a Realtor partner (usually an elected official).

More MIAMI Realtors Changing Communities initiatives are planned for 2018. 

MIAMI members can register to volunteer at our upcoming community events at:

To learn more about how the MIAMI REALTORS® are using REALTOR® Party resources to improve their communities, contact Danielle Blake, MIAMI Senior Vice President of Housing & Government Affairs, at 305-468-7015 or

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