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Miami is the third-largest city on the East Coast of the United States.


Welcome to Miami

Miami is the third-largest city on the East Coast of the United States and one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. This sun-kissed metropolis is a major hub of art, business, culture, entertainment, and recreation. Miami is home to the world’s busiest cruise port and one of the United States’ busiest international airports. From world-class dining and nightlife to deep-sea fishing trips and major league sports teams, Miami has an almost endless amount to experience and discover.

Miami has many distinctive neighborhoods with diverse housing options. Downtown Miami has the third tallest skyline in the United States, featuring over 300 high-rise towers. Other neighborhoods feature classic homes dating back to the 1920s, including many in attractive Art Deco and unique Miami Modernist (MiMo) styles. Housing options run the gamut from stylish downtown condos to stunning large homes in upscale neighborhoods such as the Upper Eastside.

What to Love

  • One of the world’s top tourist destinations
  • Diverse neighborhoods with distinctive homes
  • Major hub of arts, culture, and entertainment
  • Many annual festivals

People & Lifestyle

Often known as the Capital of Latin America, Miami is a diverse city that is home to many different communities, including the United States’ largest Cuban-American population. A melting pot that has been influenced by the cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Miami has a thriving economy with many employment opportunities. Brickell Avenue boasts the nation’s largest concentration of international banks.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Miami is a sprawling city with many areas offering a wide selection of diverse shopping, dining, and nightlife. The Design District is packed with innovative boutiques and high-end fashion brands surrounded by public artworks and cutting-edge architecture. More than 120 leading fashion labels have flagship stores in the Design District, including Balenciaga, Dior, Fendi, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton. The Design District also has many chic dining spots, including multiple Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon’s inventive L’Atelier, refined Greek and Turkish restaurant Mandolin Aegean Bistro, and glitzy pink-hued celebrity hangout Swan. The artsy neighborhood of Coconut Grove on the Biscayne Bay features eateries such as funky bayside Monty’s Raw Bar and hip surf ‘n’ turf spot Kush Coconut Grove, where meals are paired with a variety of meads, ciders, and sours. Calle Ocho in lively Little Havana is packed with authentic Cuban businesses. Sample the fine cuisine at iconic Versailles, grab delicious Cuban sandwiches and milkshakes from Sanguich de Miami, browse the selection of hand-rolled cigars at El Titan de Bronze, or enjoy the music at legendary jazz venue Ball & Chain. Amid the Art Deco architecture of South Beach, you’ll discover a huge variety of trendy shopping, dining, and nightlife. Dining highlights here include fusion tapas and other gastronomic creations at The Bazaar by Jose Andres, perfect dry-aged rib-eye steaks and fresh seafood at Red the Steak house, and century-old seafood favorite Joe’s Stone Crab. There are also more than 200 businesses at Lincoln Road Mall.

Things to Do

Miami is packed with activity during any time of year. The city hosts an incredible array of annual events, including Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami Beer Festival, and South Beach Wine & Food Festival, performances from superstar acts at Viewtopia Music Festival and Ultra Music Festival, and LGBTQ celebrations at Miami Beach Pride and Winter Party Festival. The city’s many cultural attractions include the Design District’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and de la Cruz Collection. You can also cheer on the city’s sports teams at the NBA Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena, NFL Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, and MLB Miami Marlins’ Marlins Park.


Miami is served by the Miami-Dade School District.

  • Pinecrest Academy, Public, Charter, K-8
  • Somerset Academy Bay Middle School, Public, Charter, 6-8
  • Archimedean Middle Conservatory, Public, Charter, 6-8
  • Archimedean Upper Conservatory, Public, Charter, 9-12
  • Sunset Elementary School, Public, Magnet, PK-5

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