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Miami

Miami
Living in Miami

Sunny, glamorous Miami dances to its own Latin-inflected rhythms. World-class shopping, vast sandy beaches, and classic Mediterranean architecture draw visitors and residents to these sun-drenched South Florida shores. Locals enjoy the 24-hour energy of a vibrant nightlife, fine arts and spectacular cultural scene. At the same time, magnificent, fiery sunsets and laid-back restaurant patios invite you to slow down and soak in the natural beauty of this alluring city.

Miami real estate


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Glass-bedecked art deco condos and industrial warehouse conversions are just a few of the options when it comes to the amazing variety of Miami real estate. Italian-style villas overlook the waterfront, while sleek modern apartments come with skylights to bring the sunshine indoors.

Some of the most in-demand Miami condos for sale are in the process of completion, like the Brickell Heights complex. Located in Miami's financial district, this towered condo development will include two rooftop pools, a community vegetable garden and a SoulCycle studio for residents. Set to open in 2018, the Zaha Hadid-designed One Thousand Museum condo complex will feature a shared rooftop helipad for coming and going in style.  

Miami history


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What is now Miami was first home to the Tequesta Native Americans, followed by Spanish settlers. Miami eventually incorporated as a city in 1896, the same year that a local citrus farmer named Julia Tuttle managed to convince railroad tycoon Henry Flagler to expand his railroad into the area. With this new line of transportation, the population flourished.

The Second World War was another cause of population growth, due to military training bases in surrounding Dade County. When the war ended, ex-servicemen returned to the area as civilians. Tourism expanded during these mid-century years and Miami grew into a renowned gateway to Latin America with the influx of immigrants from the Caribbean. Today, it's an economic and cultural powerhouse with a vibrant global outlook.

Miami restaurants


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Michael's Genuine Food and Drink is a staple of the Miami dining scene, with a daily-changing menu featuring farm-to-table fare. The restaurant's signature wood oven churns out many of its star dishes. Crowd favorites include oven-roasted eggplant with chickpeas and Meyer lemon, or oven-roasted whole snapper. Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz also oversees Harry's Pizzeria, a"modern rustic" neighborhood pizza cafe with a similar ethos of sustainability.

Miami's variety of restaurants includes exceptional Latin American options, including La Camaronera. This Cuban eatery is helmed by the Garcia Brothers, who left Cuba in search of a new life in 1964. The fried shrimp is as exceptionally fresh and crispy now as it was then. La Carreta is another popular Cuban restaurant chain in a Hacienda-style setting. Celebrity Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio runs La Mar inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Diners can enjoy sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay over their citrusy ceviche and pisco sours.

Miami attractions


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The Smithsonian-affiliated HistoryMiami museum showcases an astonishing 13,000 artifacts, from Seminole beadwork to original Pan American Airways uniforms. The Miami Children's Museum is fun for both young and old, with a life-sized cruise ship and climbing wall that entices little ones to explore. Modeled after the Giralda Cathedral Bell Tower in Seville and constructed in 1925, the Freedom Tower soars proudly over the city. This designated landmark's octagonal tower features an ornately carved facade, while the impressive lobby boasts intricate Spanish-style architecture. It served as a reception center for Cuban refugees in the 60s and 70s, earning it the title of the"Ellis Island of the South." Today, it's part of the Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design, hosting cultural exhibitions.

Miami's coastal location makes it an excellent place for snorkeling, diving, and sailing. Biscayne National Park is the country's largest national marine park, famed for its bewitching coral reef ecosystem and clear blue waters. Many other palm-lined parks dot the city as well. Bayfront Park offers 32 acres of tropical, shaded greenery, a rock garden, waterfall, sandy beach and playgrounds.

Miami shopping

Catch a glimpse of Old Miami along downtown's Flagler Street. Grand department stores including Macy's and La Epoca draw a crowd here, along with jewelry shops and wholesale fabric stores. Tucked in between Wynwood and Midtown, the Design District has swiftly become a destination for designer shopping in recent years. Shop for diamond tennis bracelets at Cartier, iconic red-soled stilettos at Louboutin, or head-turning eyewear at I on the District.

Wynwood is another top shopping district, with fashion-forward shops like Kit & Ace and Warby Parker tucked alongside the art galleries on NW 2nd Avenue. A 15-minute drive across the Julia Tuttle Causeway takes you to neighboring Miami Beach, where fashionista-friendly destinations include Bal Harbor Shops and all the art deco glamour of Ocean Drive.

Miami art

Miami's contemporary art scene rivals that of New York and London, particularly during December, when curators and collectors alike flock to these sun-drenched shores for the Art Basel fair in Miami Beach. The event spills over into central Miami, with parallel exhibitions and outrageous parties in the Design District.

Once and industrial area, the neighborhood of Wynwood is now known for its kaleidoscopic murals at the Wynwood Walls and its explosion of new galleries.  There's no better way to explore the Wynwood arts district than on an Art Walk, held on the second Saturdays of the month. Much of the action takes place around NW 2nd Avenue and NW 23rd Street, where galleries like Praxis Fine Arts and NOW contemporary throw open their doors to visitors for free exhibitions and openings. Mix and mingle with contemporary artists, complemented by live music and gourmet food trucks on the scene.

Miami events

Sports fans can root for the Miami Dolphins at their hometown Hard Rock Stadium or the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. Alternately, join the crowds of spectators to cheer on runners at the Lifetime Miami Marathon. The marathon concludes at Bayfront Park, which also hosts yoga classes, a flying trapeze school and live music performances in its amphitheater.

Living in Miami
Sunny, glamorous Miami dances to its own Latin-inflected rhythms. World-class shopping, vast sandy beaches, and classic Mediterranean architecture draw visitors and residents to these sun-drenched South Florida shores. Locals enjoy the 24-hour energy of a vibrant nightlife, fine arts and spectacular cultural scene. At the same time, magnificent, fiery sunsets and laid-back restaurant patios invite you to slow down and soak in the natural beauty of this alluring city.

Miami real estate


A view down NE 2nd Ave in Miami” style=


Glass-bedecked art deco condos and industrial warehouse conversions are just a few of the options when it comes to the amazing variety of Miami real estate. Italian-style villas overlook the waterfront, while sleek modern apartments come with skylights to bring the sunshine indoors.

Some of the most in-demand Miami condos for sale are in the process of completion, like the Brickell Heights complex. Located in Miami's financial district, this towered condo development will include two rooftop pools, a community vegetable garden and a SoulCycle studio for residents. Set to open in 2018, the Zaha Hadid-designed One Thousand Museum condo complex will feature a shared rooftop helipad for coming and going in style.  

Miami history


A view of the beautiful skyline in Miami” style=


What is now Miami was first home to the Tequesta Native Americans, followed by Spanish settlers. Miami eventually incorporated as a city in 1896, the same year that a local citrus farmer named Julia Tuttle managed to convince railroad tycoon Henry Flagler to expand his railroad into the area. With this new line of transportation, the population flourished.

The Second World War was another cause of population growth, due to military training bases in surrounding Dade County. When the war ended, ex-servicemen returned to the area as civilians. Tourism expanded during these mid-century years and Miami grew into a renowned gateway to Latin America with the influx of immigrants from the Caribbean. Today, it's an economic and cultural powerhouse with a vibrant global outlook.

Miami restaurants


Wynwood Art - The Outdoor Graffiti Museum in Miami” style=


Michael's Genuine Food and Drink is a staple of the Miami dining scene, with a daily-changing menu featuring farm-to-table fare. The restaurant's signature wood oven churns out many of its star dishes. Crowd favorites include oven-roasted eggplant with chickpeas and Meyer lemon, or oven-roasted whole snapper. Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz also oversees Harry's Pizzeria, a"modern rustic" neighborhood pizza cafe with a similar ethos of sustainability.

Miami's variety of restaurants includes exceptional Latin American options, including La Camaronera. This Cuban eatery is helmed by the Garcia Brothers, who left Cuba in search of a new life in 1964. The fried shrimp is as exceptionally fresh and crispy now as it was then. La Carreta is another popular Cuban restaurant chain in a Hacienda-style setting. Celebrity Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio runs La Mar inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Diners can enjoy sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay over their citrusy ceviche and pisco sours.

Miami attractions


Wynwood Diner & Cocktails on NW 2nd Ave in Miami” style=


The Smithsonian-affiliated HistoryMiami museum showcases an astonishing 13,000 artifacts, from Seminole beadwork to original Pan American Airways uniforms. The Miami Children's Museum is fun for both young and old, with a life-sized cruise ship and climbing wall that entices little ones to explore. Modeled after the Giralda Cathedral Bell Tower in Seville and constructed in 1925, the Freedom Tower soars proudly over the city. This designated landmark's octagonal tower features an ornately carved facade, while the impressive lobby boasts intricate Spanish-style architecture. It served as a reception center for Cuban refugees in the 60s and 70s, earning it the title of the"Ellis Island of the South." Today, it's part of the Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design, hosting cultural exhibitions.

Miami's coastal location makes it an excellent place for snorkeling, diving, and sailing. Biscayne National Park is the country's largest national marine park, famed for its bewitching coral reef ecosystem and clear blue waters. Many other palm-lined parks dot the city as well. Bayfront Park offers 32 acres of tropical, shaded greenery, a rock garden, waterfall, sandy beach and playgrounds.

Miami shopping

Catch a glimpse of Old Miami along downtown's Flagler Street. Grand department stores including Macy's and La Epoca draw a crowd here, along with jewelry shops and wholesale fabric stores. Tucked in between Wynwood and Midtown, the Design District has swiftly become a destination for designer shopping in recent years. Shop for diamond tennis bracelets at Cartier, iconic red-soled stilettos at Louboutin, or head-turning eyewear at I on the District.

Wynwood is another top shopping district, with fashion-forward shops like Kit & Ace and Warby Parker tucked alongside the art galleries on NW 2nd Avenue. A 15-minute drive across the Julia Tuttle Causeway takes you to neighboring Miami Beach, where fashionista-friendly destinations include Bal Harbor Shops and all the art deco glamour of Ocean Drive.

Miami art

Miami's contemporary art scene rivals that of New York and London, particularly during December, when curators and collectors alike flock to these sun-drenched shores for the Art Basel fair in Miami Beach. The event spills over into central Miami, with parallel exhibitions and outrageous parties in the Design District.

Once and industrial area, the neighborhood of Wynwood is now known for its kaleidoscopic murals at the Wynwood Walls and its explosion of new galleries.  There's no better way to explore the Wynwood arts district than on an Art Walk, held on the second Saturdays of the month. Much of the action takes place around NW 2nd Avenue and NW 23rd Street, where galleries like Praxis Fine Arts and NOW contemporary throw open their doors to visitors for free exhibitions and openings. Mix and mingle with contemporary artists, complemented by live music and gourmet food trucks on the scene.

Miami events

Sports fans can root for the Miami Dolphins at their hometown Hard Rock Stadium or the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. Alternately, join the crowds of spectators to cheer on runners at the Lifetime Miami Marathon. The marathon concludes at Bayfront Park, which also hosts yoga classes, a flying trapeze school and live music performances in its amphitheater.

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