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Miami Metro and Neighborhood Information

With miles of sandy, coastal beaches and nightlife to rival Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Miami is fast becoming a top contender in the real estate and tourist markets. The city flourished during its first building boom in 1895, and the completion of a major railroad put it on the map. Hordes of settlers followed and Miami soon became incorporated as a city.

Miami is often referred to as the Magic City and is located on the northern Biscayne Bay, wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. With its proximity to the Gulf Stream, residents enjoy warm subtropical climate year-round. Seasoned sports fans can also choose among its varied franchises including the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins and the Miami Heat. With a population of more than 360,000, it is the largest city in South Florida falling within Miami-Dade County lines.

With 1.5 million abundant acres of swamps, jungles and grasslands, Everglades National Park is a tourist favorite. Situated on Florida’s southernmost tip, the park houses rare and endangered wildlife ranging from the American Crocodile to the almighty Florida Panther. For a more historical view of the city, visitors come to see the Freedom Tower on Biscayne Boulevard. Built in 1925 in the style of the Spanish Renaissance, this 16-story, 80,000-square-foot structure was once the headquarters of the city’s first daily newspaper, the Miami News & Metropolis. In 1997, Cuban American political leader Jorge Mas Canosa purchased the structure and renewed it to its original splendor as a monument to the tribulations of Cubans in America.

An ethnic melting pot

Miami’s expansion and cultural diversity owes much to the immigration and internal migration that has made it a quintessential ethnic melting pot. The city is home to one of the largest populations of Latin Americans, Caribbean islanders and Cuban exiles.

Thanks in part to the 1980s TV hit “Miami Vice,” the city has enjoyed a reputation as the birthplace of cool. Tourists, celebrities and fashion mavens now make it their winter playground. The continued growth of real estate developments has fueled soaring home prices. The median home price in Miami is $319,000. Condominiums comprise more than half of South Florida’s housing sales. The Miami real estate craze has also driven home prices up, making it a hot-spot for McMansions and upscale condos.

The thriving yet quaint streets of Little Havana accommodate the largest concentration of Cuban Americans. Its most popular street is officially named Southwest Eight Street, affectionately dubbed “Calle Ocho.” The areas cafés, eateries, nightlife venues and cigar shops are unabashedly authentic and reminiscent of old world Cuba. Little Havana was also the second-ranked zip code with the greatest property-value appreciation in 2005, according to Forbes.com.

'America’s Riviera'

For Miami home buyers seeking a more picturesque haven, Coconut Grove with its lush landscape, serene atmosphere and seascape views fit the bill. It is the oldest settlement in Florida and has been known as an artist colony for years. Houses for sale in this bohemian town average $530,000.

South Beach, known as “SoBe” to locals, is becoming a hotspot for the younger, more raucous crowd seeking waterfront condos or commercial real estate property. Offering wide expanses of soft sand, warm crystal-blue water, vibrant Art Deco architecture and high-end fashion boutiques, South Beach has earned the moniker as “America’s Riviera.” This mod section of Miami Beach real estate lists a median home price of $379,700. Whatever your palate is, condominiums and luxury homes are going up at an alarming rate, and land is in short supply. So secure your piece of Miami real estate today!

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Miami, FL Community Information

Population

1,721,742

Median Age

36.7

Median Household Income

$56,658

Households with Children

48.98%

Median Travel Time to Work

31 minutes

Miami, FL Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

57.87%

Homes Rented

37.17%

Homes Vacant

4.97%

Miami, FL School Information

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  • Total Population 1,721,742
  • Total Male Population 835,637
  • Total Female Population 886,105
  • Population change since 2000 822.36%
  • Median age 36.7
  • Percent of households with children 48.98%
  • Personal Crime risk 229

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 31 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 5.91%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 87.33
  • Percent Using Other transportation 3.49%
  • Percent Working From Home 3.27%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 25.03%
  • High school graduate 23.37%
  • Some college 18.04%
  • Associate degree 8.10%
  • Bachelor's degree 14.53%
  • Graduate degree 10.94%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.37%
  • Construction 6.90%
  • Manufacturing 5.04%
  • Wholesale Trade 4.93%
  • Retail Trade 10.32%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 7.91%
  • Services 6.05%
  • Public administration 4.20%
  • Information 2.96%
  • Professional 13.07%
  • Education 20.46%
  • Arts 9.79%

Income

  • Average household income $76,443
  • Income change since 2000 29.07%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 75.73 / 58.61
  • Avg. July high/low temp 89.10 / 75.03
  • Annual precipitation 59.50

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