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Seeming to rise up from the impossibly clear, turquoise water that surrounds it, the city of Miami is the ultimate tropical paradise. Located on the east end of Florida, Miami is near the Everglades, Key Biscayne, Biscayne National Park, Key Largo, and the rest of the Florida Keys. And while it is considered a powerhouse city and a major center for finance, commerce, education, culture, and entertainment, it is also one of America’s cleanest cities. In fact, Miami is recognized for its impressively good air quality, open green spaces, clean streets, clean water, and city-wide recycling programs. Miami is also considered one of the richest cities in the nation.
When you think of Miami, think of unabashed glamour, multi-million dollar ocean villas, fashion designers and models, sultry nights at the hottest nightclubs, gorgeous beaches, a touch of the outrageous, and world-renowned international cuisine. Yes, it’s below the Mason-Dixon Line, but this isn’t the South – it’s Miami, and this city sizzles! Ready to join the party? Here’s what you need to know about Miami apartments before you move to the “Magic City.”
Things to Do in Miami:
Aside from mountain climbing and snow skiing, there isn’t much you can’t do in Miami! This is a warm-weather, beach-lover’s paradise – you won’t find beaches like this anywhere else in the world. Bal Harbour Beach is a quiet, pristine beach with a jogging path that curves beneath palm trees and ends at a jetty. It is lined with elegant, beach-front condos. Bal Harbour also features a quaint little town filled with boutiques and bistros.
On the flip side, South Beach is known as the “Party Beach” for good reason. This beach is hopping, and so is the famous Ocean Drive nearby – this strip is home to a variety of cafes and restaurants. Be sure to check out the multi-colored, fancifully-decorated lifeguard stands that help “liven up” this already-lively beach.
For a more natural beach, head to the tip of Key Biscayne and enjoy Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach. This natural beach features a historic lighthouse, walking and biking trails, picnic areas, the Lighthouse Café, and Boaters Grill. Fishing is popular along Biscayne Bay.
North Beach is also a quiet beach – unless there’s a concert going on. The North Beach Bandshell hosts a variety of concerts year-round. Across the street, you’ll find terrific sidewalk cafes and restaurants. This beach also features several beach volleyball nets and concessions.
After a day at the beach, it’s time to hit the area bars, lounges, and dance clubs. From fun tiki bars to jazz clubs, there’s plenty happening in Miami after sunset! You can enjoy a Latin-themed bar, a high-end and exclusive club, a friendly open-air tiki, old-fashioned and glitzy lounges, sports bars, and casual beachside hangouts. Once you’ve found a great Miami apartment, you’ll want to go where the locals do – be sure to check out Abbey Brewing Company or Mac’s Club Deuce. For those who take their mixology seriously, Miami offers an haute cocktail scene that serves artisanal cocktails.
Of course, Miami isn’t all beaches and nightlife. This is an art and culture hub, with a variety of museums and theaters. Be sure to visit Vizcaya Museum and gardens, a stunning location that was once James Deering’s winter home in the early 1910s. This National Historic Landmark includes the museum, the lush gardens, and several art collections. Catch a world-class orchestra concert at the New World Center, a show at the Olympia Theater, a performance at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, and see the Miami city Ballet or the Florida Grand Opera at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
If all of that isn’t enough to keep your days and nights in Miami full, there are also sports – Miami is home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, the NBA’s Miami Heat, and MLB’s Miami Marlins (formerly the Florida Marlins). Check out the new Marlins Ballpark in Little Havana, the NBA champions Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena, and the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. If you prefer college football, the Miami Hurricanes also play at Sun Life Stadium. And while it seems incongruous, Miami also has an ice hockey team – the Florida Panthers.
What to Consider When Moving to Miami:
While it may have the reputation as the ultimate party city, Miami also has a serious side. Downtown Miami has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of international banks, several research institutions, and the Port of Miami, a major passenger cruise port. The University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, is one of the nation’s top research universities.
When looking for your Miami apartment, keep in mind that Miami has several popular neighborhoods. One of the most-recognized is Coconut Grove. As the oldest continuously-inhabited neighborhood in Miami, this charming village is defined by sidewalk cafes, art galleries, the farmer’s market, historic sites, and a definite bohemian flair – in fact, it is known as “Bohemia on the Bay.” Aventura is a shopper’s paradise. It is home to the area’s largest mall, the Aventura Mall. The Design District, north of midtown, is a collection of high-end boutiques, more than 130 art galleries, and some of Miami’s most famous restaurants.
Miami is divided into the North, South, West, and Downtown sections. Downtown Miami is on the east side of the city and includes the areas of Virginia Key, Watson Island, and Brickell. The West Side is home to Little Havana and West Flagler. North Miami includes Midtown, a funky artist-heavy area and beautiful homes dating to the 1920s.
Why Miami Apartments Are Hot:
Apartments in Miami aren’t just hot –they’re scorching! Considering the strong economy, the fantastic beaches, the year-round sunshine, the amazing restaurants, the University of Miami, delightful neighborhoods, world-class shopping, clean streets, and some of the world’s best nightlife – what’s not to love?
Settle in to your new apartment and then check out Miami’s hidden hotspots. Go to Little Havana and experience Cuban cuisine – and Cuban coffee. Visit the nearby Everglades, the Florida Keys, or take a cruise. Go sailfishing, kayaking, diving or snorkeling, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the salty breezes.
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- Fascinating architecture including an Art Deco district
- Cruise capital of the world
- “America’s Cleanest City” for clean water, air and recycling programs
- Wealth of restaurants offering diverse international cuisine
- One of the world’s richest cities and international banking center
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