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Relocating To Miami Plain Talk

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Miami is not like any other city in the United States. It is genuinely a Hispanic city. What do I mean by that? The Hispanic immigration that come to Miami from Spanish-speaking countries are mostly worldly, educated and wealthy. Then why do they come? To put it simply, because the US presents a plethora of opportunities for growth, not available to the young and ambitious in their own countries.

These immigrants are confident. They know they can rise to the top because -most of them -come from the middle and upper-middle class in their own countries. This particular kind of migrant that Miami attracts, land in the US through legal means and with open visas to come and go as they please. These foreigners arrive with the plan to work high-paying jobs as executives or to start a business. They are avid to take advantage of the entrepreneurship spirit the US offers.

For this reason, Americans are surprised when they encounter people who speak English with little accent, have graduated from major universities in the US and are very proud of their heritage, language, and way of life-to the point that it’s contagious.

Most Americans who come to Miami end up diving with gusto in this appealing way of life that adds lots of flavor to their traditional American culture. It is what makes Miami a bustling and unique city. The beaches, the great weather, the shopping, the music ... It all makes life exciting and pleasant all year long in Miami. That’s why this city is a hub for commerce and international trade.

Other cities in South Florida like Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Palm Beach want in on this reputation. They are slowly converging with Miami to make one great magnet that attracts many to move South.

With all that said, we at City Agent (with the help of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau) have put together a relocation guide so you can start getting acclimated to this young and vibrant city.

Neighborhoods This interactive map will show you several neighborhoods in the city. If living close to the beach is what you want, you click South Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, and Key Biscayne. If what you want is city life, then click on Downtown and Brickell. Cozy residential neighborhoods are Coconut Grove and Coral Gables and Suburban life with a flair Doral and South Dade.

Schools Miami has great education options with an array of schools ranging between public, private, magnet, charters, parochial or independent. To search for schools you can go to: schools. Miami also has good universities: University of Miami, Florida International University, and Miami Dade College are some of the best known.

Jobs in Miami Miami offers an array of opportunities for those wanting to start a business or are seeking jobs. There are opportunities in government jobs and opportunities in the private sector like Miami International Airport, Port Miami, Carnival Cruise Line and many more. For those who want to start a business, Miami offers mayor tax advantages, including no local corporate tax, low state corporate tax and no state personal income tax. Both portals, The Miami Dade County Business Express online portal and the Small Business Administration offer a vast amount of information. The Beacon Council, provides business assistance for relocating to Miami and The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce also offers a list of resources.

Utilities Electricity: Florida Power & Light Co. Water: Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department’s online portal.

Trash & Recycling: Miami-Dade County’s trash and recycling website.

Telephone, Internet and Cable: Xfinity, Dish, at&t internet Handy Websites to Have Mail: United States Postal Service.

Newspaper: Miami Herald

Register to Vote: register to vote Car Tags: Florida Highway safety and motor vehicles

Places to visit: Miami main attractions Main Events: Miami main events Everglades and things to do: A walk into the wild side

Driving in Miami: Roads and highways


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