Miami, the very name conjures excitement. It is one the most culturally diverse and exciting cities in the country. Home to over four hundred and fifty thousand people, it is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County in Southeast Florida. Nestled between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean on the Miami River, it offers an enviable lifestyle of work and fun to its residents.
About the Community
Miami is known as the Gateway to Latin America with over 60% of its population of Hispanic descent. This includes Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians, and Mexicans. When Fidel Castro took over Cuba in 1959, life changed not only in Cuba but in Miami as well. More than half a million Cuban exiles fled to Miami to start a new life and Miami soon became the ‘Capital of the Americas’ – sea change from the time of its incorporation in 1896.
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Miami is an international business hub and hosts a number of major events in politics, entertainment, and trade. This has included the annual Latin Grammy Awards show, the visit of the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, the celebration of the Free Trade of the Americas Conference, FTAA, and the MTV Music Video Awards.
Vicinity of Miami
The city is bursting with energy and enthusiasm and new things happen all the time making Miami a world class destination. Miami has 13 different neighborhoods, rich in their individual historical landmarks. A Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) center in each neighborhood works in close cooperation with various departments of the City and helps residents and business owners obtain answers and assistance. The Coconut Grove Expo Center across the Biscayne Bay is a multi-purpose public assembly facility, which transforms itself to suit the event, from a dance hall to concert hall; conference center to convention center, consumer show, or trade show, from banquets, balls to public gatherings. Whatever the event, it is bound to be organized with elegance and flair here.
Miami nightlife is famous all over the world. It is the meeting place for the glitterati and literati. Just as the sun sets and the sultry night darkens, the seductive rhythms of the hot Latin beat fills the air. Miami is unmatched in its sophistication, trendsetting parties, and urban chic revelry. You can choose from any of its bars, lounges, and clubs and you will not be disappointed.
Miami offers shopping from designer creations to casual chic. You can choose between elegant outdoor malls and hip neighborhood Miami shopping areas and you cannot go wrong in this shoppers’ Mecca. Greater Miami beaches with their swaying coconut palms are amongst the best in the country for a family vacation. World class recreation and entertainment awaits you. A trip to Miami is incomplete without a visit to Orange Bowl Stadium. This legendary multi-purpose facility has hosted events ranging from Super Bowls and Olympic Soccer games to world class concerts, and memorable festivals. Come and watch history being made or at least see where dreams came true for so many.