Miami, Florida

Magic City

I don't know how anyone lives in Miami. Because no one goes to sleep.
-Dave Portnoy

The Best Thing About Miami?

The People

Miami has one of the most fascinating populations on the planet due to its location at the intersection of the Caribbean, Central America, the Northeastern United States and Canada.

Economic and snowbird expats combine to give Miami both the most and least American vibe of any city. Economic ambition has always been a hallmark of immigrant populations but these communities brought along the culture, beauty, food and language or their native countries and made Miami the capital of the Latin diaspora and the city with the highest percentage of foreign born residents.

Here's a local on Miami:
Miami is one of the best cities I’ve ever lived in, keep in mind this is a naive perspective. it’s open minded. it’s multicultural in fact one of the most diverse group of people in the world. Egyptian, Spanish, I’m American, European, Italian. Etc. which comes with a very special underlining you can find your tribe here if you wait long enough. Also, the food here is great.

I’m middle income, coming from the north east this is a huge plus. Taxes, cost of living while living in a higher standard of living city. don’t get wrapped up in the scene. I mean dabble and have fun, but really people that have money don’t need to show it off really.

For more reviews of Miami from locals check out the Buzz: https://lookyloomove.com/locations/miami?page=buzz

The Worst Thing About Miami?

Transience

The average Miamian only stays for 4-5 years. That makes living here feel like a constant influx of new and departing neighbors. This transience is only increasing as northerners flock south to escape the pandemic and live in a city with better weather than New York. Some who have lived here claim it is more like a multi-year vacation than a real permanent home.

Here's a local on is issue:
That's interesting that thats your view point. I'm not saying that you are wrong, but i believe that Miami is one of the most transient cities in our country with so many people coming and so many people leaving each day

Lifestyle Of Miami

Miami is widely noted as a beautiful city, with beautiful people and a beautifully diverse cultural and social scene. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys a night out then expect some amazing food from across the Latin food world with a particular brilliance in authentic Cuban dining, and one of the better music scenes in the country. Warm nights out in Miami are unlike any other city in the U.S. so again, if nightlife is your passion then you’ll love it here.

In the day time weather and water color much of Miami lifestyle. It gets seriously hot here but the Atlantic provides much comfort and hitting the beach is a big part of weekend and summer days.

If you're curious what locals do in Miami check out the calendar of events: https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events

Workstyle Of Miami

During Covid Miami became popular as a destination for finance and wealthy techies to flee their northern cities. That trend aside, many people think of Miami as a place to move for the lifestyle rather than work. One of the challenges of working in Miami is that it’s very expensive and not particularly family-friendly downtown so if you’re commuting in then you’ll historically be stuck in your car for an hour. There’s virtually no public transport and so many people commute into the tourist and commercial work downtown. While some of that may be changing, a heavy service, real estate and tourism economy means in-person dominates much of the job opportunities. There is a growing tech economy here as the lack of state taxes and cool culture is pulling VC and startup business down here.

Why You Should Move Here Now?

I Like The Nightlife, I Like To Boogie

Miami has a lot going for it: great beaches, a diverse population, booming economy, and warm weather. However, if there is one thing we’d say that should drive you to make the move to Miami it is the nightlife. If you enjoy great music, amazing restaurants, delicious food from all over the planet, packed bars and dance clubs, and a beautiful population to enjoy it all with then this could be your city.