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Mike Lawrence

 Here are the Top 20 Reasons to Visit and Buy Property in Miami


1. Affordable Real Estate – The local market offers record affordability, amenities, & seller incentives; 50% more affordable in the last five years;

2. Top Market for International Buyers – Florida is the top state in the U.S. & Miami is the top market for int’l buyers; & is expected to outperform other U.S. markets long into the future

3. Enviable Weather – The only major “subtropical” city in continental U.S.; average temp. 75 ºF / 23 ºC

4. Beautiful Beaches – Greater Miami has 84 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline & 67 square miles of inland waterways & more than 15 miles of world-famous beaches

5. Water Sports & Activities – Enjoy world-class fishing, snorkeling, sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming, diving & other water sport all year around

6. Exciting Lifestyle for All – young adults, families, baby boomers, retirees, celebrities, & visitors - museums, performing arts venues, art galleries, professional sports, & amazing places to shop

7. Fabulous Nightlife – Ocean Drive, South Beach, Wynnwood, Coral Gables, South Miami & more - top restaurants, night clubs, bars, world famous hotspots

8. Restaurants – In Miami you can savor worldwide cuisine unlike in any other city in the U.S.

9. Entertainment Industry – Major fashion center, top modeling agencies in the world, Fashion Week & more than 2,400 motion picture & video businesses

10. Commercial & Investment Real Estate – Vacancy rates for all commercial sectors in Miami are below the national average; retail & multi-family are outperforming most major markets in the U.S

11. “Gateway to the Americas” – Strategic location between Latin America & Europe; “Capital of the Americas” - perfect for business or pleasure

12. The Most Int’l City in the U. S. – nearly 50% of population is foreign born & speak over 100 languages

13. Global Business Center – for business, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts & international trade; no state income tax; home to nearly 1,200 multinational companies from 56 nations; more than 100 international consulates, trade offices & bi-national chambers of commerce

14. Hotels – ranks fifth in US in occupancy after New York, Oahu Island, San Francisco, & Boston

15. Top Tourist Destination – 12.6 million overnight guests – with 6 million of them int’l visitors

16. World Aviation Hub – 3rd in the U.S. with 33.5 million passengers a year; Over 80 airlines to 120 destinations – top freight airport in the U.S. with 1.8 million tons - $19 billion in business revenue/year

17. The Port of Miami – “Cruise Capital of the World” with more than 4 million passengers a year; Also  serves 240 seaports; 9 million tons of sea cargo; top markets: China, Italy, Hong Kong, Honduras & Brazil

18. Educational Institutions – 4th largest U. S. school district; 5 major colleges & universities; 3 law schools

19. Top Hospitals and Healthcare – 33 hospitals; Jackson Memorial is one of the top 25 hospitals in the U. S. & Miami Children’s Hospital is rated  the top pediatric hospital in the country

20. Other Top Rankings


  •  Miami has the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.


  •  Miami’s skyline ranks third in the U.S. behind New York City & Chicago & 18th in the world   (Almanac of Architecture & Design.)


  •  Miami is the only major city in the United States bordered by two national parks,  Everglades National Park on the West, & Biscayne National Park on the East.


It’s great to live, work & play in Miami!