Miami is the cultural, economic, and financial hub of the Sunshine State. Located on the east coast, in South Florida, many individuals are flocking to the city after retirement to take advantage of everything Miami offers. Whether you’re planning on being a snowbird and only staying a few months out of the year, or making a move permanently, Miami offers residents a mix of beach life, urban culture, and a blend of Latin and US traditions.
If you are someone who enjoys lots of sunshine and a warm climate all year, Miami might be the spot for you. The temperature rarely dips below 68.2º, but the trade-off can often mean hot and humid days! Miami isn’t a stranger to tropical storms during hurricane season, monsoon rains randomly throughout the day, and excellent year-round air quality!
Many residents argue that getting around Miami requires owning a car. But what they fail to realize is that Miami has a well built out public transportation system, and sitting in traffic on some of the busiest highways in the US isn’t necessary. The Metrobus offers guests and residents of the city more than 95 routes and 1,000 buses to get them where they need to go for as little as $2.25. There is also a Metrorail, Metromover, trolley, and Freebee, an app that arranges free rides in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Downtown Miami and most of the Miami Beach area.
Known for light blue waters and sandy beaches, Miami has some of the biggest and best beaches in the US. There are also a variety of beaches to choose from. From pet-friendly to bbq-ready beaches and party beaches, there is something for everyone at any age. Whether you are in the mood to swim, sunbathe, or go rollerblading, the beach is the perfect escape any day of the week! Make sure to add Lummus Park Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, and South Pointe Park Pier to the list of beaches to check out!
If you are an outdoorsman at heart, Miami is situated between two National parks. The Florida Everglades are located to the west of the city, and Biscayne Bay is on the east. Biscayne National Park is home to the only living coral reef in the US and has some of the most spectacular flora and fauna in the state. Miami is also known for its airboat rides, hiking, biking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and of course, swimming!
From its amazing cultural locations and sandy beaches, Miami is the perfect place to relocate. If you are still unsure, Miami is the right place for you, plan a trip for a long weekend to experience everything the city has to offer!