Moving to Miami? Strongly influenced by the cultures of neighboring Caribbean and Latin countries, Miami is a diverse and vibrant multinational city. Miami has experienced rapid population growth in recent years, with people moving from within the United States, as well as from other counties. Popular for its art scene, famous beaches and nonstop nightlife, Miami also sees a heavy volume of tourists year round. Whether for a few days or a few years, Miami is a truly exciting place to be.
South Beach is place where Miami locals go to escape and vacationers from around the world come to explore. The coastline is dotted with hotels, restaurants, shops, and miles of beaches. This area is also home to the country’s only Art Deco National Historic District – a collection of hotels and apartment buildings from the 1930’s. One of the best things to do in South Beach is park yourself on a bench or at an outdoor café and spend the day people-watching.
Home to hundreds of domestic and international companies, as well as many universities (Florida International University, University of Miami, Miami-Dade College, and Johnson and Wales University to name a few), people move to Miami to seek out career and educational opportunities. There are also many people who purchase vacation homes and condos in Miami, either to spend a few days here and there or to migrate for the winter months. Whether moving into a high rise, second home or student dorm, MiniMoves can move your goods from out of state.
Just outside the fast-paced city is the country’s most famous natural wetlands – the Florida Everglades. Visit the 1.5 acres of Everglades National Park and you just might catch a glimpse of a crocodile, panther or Florida’s most beloved creature – the manatee. Biscayne National Park is another popular place to experience Florida’s natural wilderness. Here you can snorkel, dive, boat, fish and camp among the series of islands and living coralreefs.
Miami has many museums and cultural attractions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Vizcaya Museum (a historic estate filled with elaborate European furnishings and spectacular gardens), and Bass Museum of Art. Kid friendly attractions include Everglades Alligator Farm, Miami Metro Zoo, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle Island, and the Monkey Jungle.
Miami is a melting pot of people who are extremely proud of their heritage. In fact, one half of the city’s population is Hispanic, which is evident through Miami’s food, music and culture. One of the strongest individual culltural influences comes from the refugee population from Cuba. These people began venturing to Miami in the 1960’s, and settled primarily into an area now called Little Havana.