Miami 77 Exceptional
Miami Livability #148 ranked city in Florida#2,181 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

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      Living in Miami, FL

      Located in the state of Florida, Miami is a large city with a population of 432,622 residents. Miami has a population density of 12,022 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 76% of Miami residents are White, 19% Black and 1% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Miami are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 70% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Living in Miami can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Miami and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Miami to Florida and the national average.

      Miami has a livability score of 77/100 and is ranked #148 in Florida and #2,181 in the USA. This is a fantastic score, as Miami ranks well in multiple categories! Miami has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Miami has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and education (B). Miami does not do well for the following: crime (F) and employment (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Miami has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Miami: Bayside Marketplace, Bayside Marketplace, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

      For individuals considering a relocation, job opportunities often take center stage as a crucial factor. Your chances of finding new employment in Miami is actually far better than most areas. With a low unemployment rate of 0%, you are likely to see an increase of job options, higher wages, improved workforce productivity and higher economic growth.

      Miami real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Miami. The median home price for Miami homes is $241,200, which is 44.6% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Miami, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.6, which is 123.5% higher than the Florida average.

      Miami transportation information

      Statistic Miami Florida National
      Average one way commute28min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.2%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.4%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit11.3%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.2%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Miami, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).