The Magic City is really hard to pin down. Miami is a wonderfully dynamic city that is constantly growing and reasserting its place in American culture and business, and there is always something to do. Narrowing down a list to just five was difficult. Still, we did it, so here are the five biggest benefits of living in Miami.
- The Weather
In the Calusa language, Miami means ‘sweet water’. The beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean are sweet, but the sky and the sand and the lush greenery are all sweet too, or even sweeter. While people who live further north shiver through the winter months, Miamians enjoy the outdoors throughout the year. Let your jacket hang in your closet while you hit the beach, even in the winter. The whole world flocks to Miami to enjoy the weather and the beaches during the summer, but you could enjoy it all year round. If you want a fresh orange or grapefruit, you don’t have to go to a store; you can just pluck one from a tree in your yard.
- Business and Job Opportunities
Miami has never stopped growing. Due to its port and its vibrancy, Miami is a massive hub for all sorts of businesses. 5 companies in the Fortune 500 have their headquarters in the Miami metropolitan area, and many more have a branch here. The city’s business impact can be felt all over the world, as Miami is a natural bridge to Latin America and other parts of the globe. Finance and real estate are particularly big in South Florida, but Miami is very welcoming for any type of business.
A New York minute is about 30 seconds, but Miamians have all the time they need. Business deals get done on the beach and on the golf course. Even walking around downtown, you will never see anyone who looks stressed out, but the speed of life is not so slow that nothing ever gets accomplished. Despite its reputation, Miami is a family-oriented city due to its culture, and people of all ages are proud to call South Florida their home.
- The International Scene
If you live in another part of the country, it is not very likely to meet someone from Israel, Colombia, Russia or Brazil. If you go out and explore Miami’s buzzing nightlife, you can meet people from these countries in a single night. Miami is a delightfully multi-cultural city, and the Great American Melting Pot is never more present than it is in the Magic City. You can try new foods, practice new languages, and learn more about the world by staying in the same place.
Florida is mostly known for its beaches, which are immensely beautiful. There is a lot more to discover about South Florida, and all of it is waiting for someone adventurous and bold. The Everglades give you a delightful look into a pristine natural environment, where alligators and exotic birds roam freely. The theme parks of Orlando or the excitement of Tampa are only short jaunts away, with tons to explore in between. It is impossible to get bored in Florida.
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