Miranda is located 24 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and has a mixture of low, medium and high density residential and is known as a commercial centre for the southern suburbs.  Miranda's Westfield shopping centre attracts many shoppers from the Sutherland Shire and was once the biggest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere.  There are numerous playgrounds in Miranda, including the popular Karimbla Road playground and the local Council Library.

The suburb is made up of family homes, units, villas & townhouses.