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Americans love to move. There’s something about a fresh start in a new place that is just part of the American mindset. We are always on the lookout for opportunity and for the next great place to be.

Anyone looking to pull up stakes and set up housekeeping in a better spot would be wise to give Miami, Florida some serious consideration. Miami is one of America’s most storied and fantastic cities, a place where business, culture, recreation, and lifestyle come together in equal measure to offer the promise of an amazing life to anyone ready to make the jump. It’s the kind of place where dreams really do come true.

We caught up with noted Miami real estate agent Adi Dotan Zilberberg who, himself, left New York City for better days in the Sunshine State, to get some inside information about what makes South Florida such a perfect place. Here’s what he had to say:

What is it like to work in Miami?

AZ – “Miami is a thriving city full of opportunities for those willing to seek them. It is a place where hard work and innovation are quickly recognized and rewarded. There’s a lot of growth happening but it’s still a much easier place to make a name for oneself than in the competitive killing fields of New York and Los Angeles. If you’re good, people here will notice.”

How does it compare with other American cities?

AZ – “Miami is absolutely a major city but it feels like the world’s biggest small town. Social circles are smaller than you’d think and everybody knows everybody else, especially among professionals. This makes networking much easier than in most cities and you will come to know and depend on the familiar faces you meet at seemingly every function you attend.”

What are the most popular Miami neighborhoods?

AZ – “Miami offers its residents the choice of many attractive neighborhoods to think about calling home. Areas like South Beach, Wynwood, Brickell, Fisher Island, Edgewater, and Midtown have seen a construction boom due to an influx of people leaving cold, Northern states to live in South Florida. No matter what type of life you seek, quiet and family-friendly or shops, dining, and nightlife, Miami has a neighborhood for you. Also, many Miami neighborhoods have seen property values and rental prices trending upwards, which makes any dwelling in them an outstanding investment. Wynwood and Edgewater are especially hot.”

How is the restaurant scene?

AZ – “Miami is a foodie paradise and anyone who loves to dine out will find an endless list of must-try hot spots. On any given evening, locals can choose from the old-school Italian glamour of Le Sirenuse Restaurant and Champagne Bar, the authentic taqueria selections at Taquiza, the high-end Florida-inspired hipster fare at Alter, and many other mouth-watering eateries. Be advised: the temptation to eat your way around town will be real!”

What do Miami people do for fun?

AZ – “The Miami area has no shortage of entertainment and cultural options to make weekends and time off more fulfilling. The Atlantic Ocean and local beaches are the most obvious and inexpensive but Miami residents never suffer from a lack of things to do. Fans of upscale shopping can head to Lincoln Road Mall, architecture enthusiasts can take an Art Deco tour or visit the Ancient Spanish Monastery, and bolder folks can get natural at clothing-optional Haulover Beach Park. Those in the mood for an emotionally-moving historical experience can spend time at the Holocaust Memorial, which features architectural exhibits, statues, a memorial wall, and a meditation garden. Miami is an active, vibrant place and, as such, keeping yourself entertained is a snap!”

By now you’re probably hungry, ready for some beach time, and wondering why you don’t live here already. Miami is a wonderful choice for anyone seeking an energetic warm-weather lifestyle in a city that delivers the best of everything. If you’re in the market for a new home base, it belongs on your short list.

 

Planted in Miami, October 28th, 2018

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