Hato Rey is a former ward located in the northwest part of the dissolved municipality of Río Piedras. It now stretches over three wards of the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hato Rey North, Hato Rey Central, Hato Rey South
La Milla de Oro (The Golden Mile), a stretch that effectively covers only one mile but that is home to the headquarters of many large local and international banks that are one of the most important centers of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean’s economy and some upper middle class condominiums.
Hato Rey is also home to a series of boutiques and restaurants (mostly along Roosevelt avenue). The José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum and the Tren Urbano (Urban Train) are reshaping Hato Rey and bringing people into the area after hours. The train is also helping to ease traffic woes in the area by decongesting the roads.
Important buildings in Hato Rey include the Banco Popular headquarters, Plaza Las Américas, and the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. Puerto Rico’s FBI headquarters are also located in Hato Rey. Because of the area’s closeness to the airport, major airlines, such as Avianca, have offices in Hato Rey.