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Relocating to Miami FL

Miami, Florida is a wonderful place to be moving to due to its warm climate, multi-cultural atmosphere, and no state income tax. The real estate market has taken a major hit over the last few years, and as a result housing is extremely affordable, and this is the right time to buy.

The first and most important thing to look for when you are relocating to Miami is to choose a suitable area to live in. Each enghborhood offers something different, and it’s a matter of preference. Want to be close ot the beach? Nightlife? Better public schools? Each area offers a variety of advantages..and sometimes disadvantages. More information on a suitable neighborhood can be found on our website, and we will also provide suggestions about what is the right neighborhood for you to live in. Miami is a big city!

Once you have narrowed down your neighborhoods of interest, then we will proceed to search for a suitable place for you. There are plenty of selections to choose from on our website, and the apartments are always updated to the latest offerings. Simply choose your neighborhood, search by MLS#, or click around.

Regardless of whether you are renting or buying a property, you will need to know about the utility providers. In South Florida, Florida Power & Light (FPL) is the main provider of electricity. As for water, you will need to apply through the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department. If you plan to have a landline, there are several providers, such as AT&T/BellSouth..these oftne bundle cable/internet as well.

Do you have school-aged children? You will be pleased to know that Miami has plenty of great educational institutions. The Miami-Dade public school district is the 4th largest public school district in the United States, so depending on where you plan to live, there are plenty of options to choose from both public, private, and religious. In terms of college-level education, there is the University of Miami, Florida International University, Barry University, and Miami-Dade Commiunity College.

Fans of public transportation will be pleased to know that Miami has an excellent mass transit system. There are 3 main modes of public transport – the metrobus, metromover, and the metrorail. More information can be found at http://www.miamidade.gov/transit. If you prefer to drive, you will need to get a Florida state driver’s license and also Florida tags for your vehicle. The driving age is 16.

These above tips combined are some of the main points for what you will need to know before moving to Miami. It is a wonderful, vibrant city where you can enjoy some of the best weather, food, and people.

Basic Miami Demographics:
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami

Location in the United States
Coordinates: 25°47′16″N 80°13′27″W
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
Settled 1825
Incorporated
July 28, 1896
Named for
Mayaimi
Government
– Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan
– Mayor Tomás Regalado (I)
– City Manager Tony Crapp, Jr
– City Attorney Julie O. Bru
– City Clerk
Priscilla Thompson
Area
– City
55.27 sq mi (143.1 km2)
– Land 35.68 sq mi (92.4 km2)
– Water 19.59 sq mi (50.7 km2)
– Urban 1,116.1 sq mi (2,890.7 km2)
– Metro 6,137 sq mi (15,894.8 km2)
Elevation 6 ft (2 m)
Population (2009)[3][4][5][6]
– City
399,457 (42nd)
– Density 12,139.5/sq mi (4,687.1/km2)
– Metro
5,547,051
– Demonym
Miamian
Time zone
EST (UTC-5)
– Summer (DST)
EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code
33101-33102, 33107, 33109-33112, 33114, 33116, 33119, 33121-33122, 33124-33170, 33172-33190, 33193-33197, 33199, 33122, 33131, 33133-33134, 33138-33139, 33142-33143, 33145, 33147, 33155-33157, 33161, 33165-33166, 33169, 33180, 33183, 33196, 33199
Area code(s)
305, 786
FIPS code
12-45000[7]
GNIS feature ID
0295004[8]
Website http://www.miamigov.com/home/