Living in Miami-Dade
In Florida, “going south” is hardly a bad thing. Miami-Dade includes and surrounds the southernmost metropolis in the entire continental United States — and as the most populous county in the state, it’s home to a confluence of culture, cuisine, and recreation like no other. Its most dense stretch lies clustered in a strip roughly 20 miles wide, with a high rise-studded coastline balanced by more spread-out suburban neighborhoods that become increasingly prevalent heading inland. Miami-Dade also includes the upper Florida Keys and, lesser-known at large, a $2 billion agricultural industry operating predominantly in the lower half of the county, where farm fields operate in symbiosis with wildlife conservation and water recharge habitats. Residents commuting to the commercial districts of Miami benefit from the extensive Metrorail system, serving 23 stations along a 24-mile route between Palmetto and Kendall with a connection to Miami International Airport.