1. The Sun, the Sand & the Sea
Miami is the only major subtropical city in continental U.S. with daytime temperatures ranging in high 70s and low 80s in the spring and year-round sunshine. And when it comes to beaches, Miami’s worldwide reputation precedes it. You have 84 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and more than 15 miles of world-famous beaches to choose from whenever you crave to sink your toes in the sand. The beaches come with a long menu of water sports and activities to indulge in too. No matter what time of the year it is, you can go snorkeling, sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming or diving.
2. Rich Cultural Diversity
Thanks to its strategic location between Latin America and Europe, Miami is a melting pot for many cultures. The “Gateway to the Americas” as it has come to be known over the years is the most international city in the U. S with nearly half of the population foreign born. Over 100 languages are spoken in this city and this cultural diversity extends to the cuisine too. Miami’s restaurants offer more dishes from all over the world for you to savor than any other city in the U.S.
3. Exciting Lifestyle
Whether you are in your raving 20s, have a family or have just retired; Miami has something for you. Immerse yourself in art at the art galleries or go back in time in the museums. Shop till you drop at the many malls and boutiques or get close to nature with a trip to either Everglades or Biscayne since Miami is the only major city in the US bordered by two national parks. And when it comes to the nightlife, there is no party like a Miami party, especially in the world renown Ocean Drive in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach. It is home to world famous nightclubs and bars where you could even run into your favorite celebrity!
4. Global Business Center
Miami is not just about leisure though, business and finance flourish here too. It has the largest concentration of international banks and is home to nearly 1,200 multinational companies from 56 nations. The port of Miami aka the “Cruise Capital of the World” is the number one cruise passenger port in the world, seeing more than 4 million passengers a year. It also serves 240 seaports and handles 9 million tons of sea cargo mainly from China, Italy, Hong Kong, Honduras & Brazil. The entertainment and fashion industries are booming with more than 2,400 motion picture & video businesses, top global modeling agencies and a Fashion Week. And as a cherry on top, there is no state income tax.
5. Affordable Real Estate
The real estate market in Miami is very robust with home values rising by 10.4 percent in February compared to the national average of 9.3 percent. However, the local market still remains 50 percent more affordable than it was five years ago. Miami is also the top destination for foreign buyers, especially Latin American investors. In fact, of the 22,000 condos constructed during the boom years, only about 600 are yet to be sold. Miami was also ranked “America’s Cleanest City” in 2008 by Forbes for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs.
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