Population: 432,622Median home value: $241,200 64 Ranks better than 31% of areas
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A+ Miami Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Miami Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Florida
1099% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Miami cost of living
F Miami Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,73572% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2272% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Miami crime
F Miami Employment Household income is 35% lower than Florida
Median household income
$31,64243% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,49821% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%25% higher than the US average
Miami employment
F Miami Housing Home value is 45% higher than Florida
Median home value
$241,20031% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9955% higher than the US average
Home ownership
31%52% lower than the US average
Miami real estate or Miami rentals
D- Miami Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
47%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Miami K-12 schools or Miami colleges

Living in Miami, FL

Miami is a highly populated city located in the state of Florida. The city has 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.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Miami is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Miami and in the areas around Miami is a much easier task.

Miami, FL receives 63/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #797 in Florida and #19,980 in the USA. 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 weather (A). On a more negative note, Miami does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), cost of living (D-), education (D-), employment (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Miami, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bayside Marketplace, Bayside Marketplace, and Miami Seaquarium.

Jobs are always a hot topic for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Your chances of finding new employment in Miami is actually far better than most areas. With a low unemployment rate of 0%, finding work should be much easier than the average city.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Miami. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Miami are affordable. 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. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Miami will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Miami, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.5%.

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Compare Miami, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Miami, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Flagami, Miami803.859,021
Coral Way, Miami772.159,189
Islands, Miami752112
West Flagler, Miami743.249,734
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Little Havana, Miami730.556,682
North Coconut Grove, Miami732.910,440
South Coconut Grove, Miami724.67,956
Allapattah, Miami702.248,321

Best Cities Near Miami, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Coconut Creek, FL8534.857,731
Bay Harbor Islands, FL859.15,885
Cooper City, FL8519.434,364
Hillsboro Beach, FL8435.91,467
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lazy Lake, FL8426.634
Davie, FL832198,717
Pembroke Pines, FL8217164,753
Sunny Isles Beach, FL8212.521,937
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Worst place ever

Okay first of all if you are white Miami FL is not for you. I'm not a racist person we all bleed red but to feel you in on the place Ive been treated like the dog crap on the bottom of a rich person shoe since being here robbed by a taxi driver as police here say legally bull crap I've been told because I don't speak Spanish I can't get a job which my family ended up on the streets we are to white for the shelters this just might look like just another homeless persons sob story but you can just look it up.
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Things to do in Miami

Visit the Fairchild Botanical Gardens and check out the collection of rare palms. Go to little Cuba for dinner. First and foremost, rent a boat and chillax on the sparkling clear waters of Biscaye bay. However, don't go fast like a yahoo, and you will save fuel, and not harm the manatees, dolphins, or birds. A fine collection of charter boats to rent in Miami may be found at
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Miami by boat

When in Miami, you really do need to find a boat and get out on the bay. This city really sparkles from the ocean and that is the only way to see the mansions of the rich and famous, robber barons, drug lords, and foreign corrupt officials. A fine collection of charter boats to rent in Miami, with captains, may be found at
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Miami: fun to visit, a joke to live

Miami is great to hang out and party in, especially if you're young and willing to spend a lot of money on useless things and memories with people that will probably move within a few years. The people here are extremely rude. Really, this is a place where you really realize everyone is out for themselves. I've lived here for over a year and yes I've made a great group of friends that make it tolerable. However, the day to day interactions with Cubans and people with no class gets painfully un-livable. From crossing a crosswalk and having someone lay their car horn on you, to literally, getting hit by a biker (I was in my car) people just don't really get the importance of relationships and kindness in this city. It's so much fun to go out and drink, but eventually that even gets old with same crowds and bars/clubs. I'm not trying to generalize a certain population, but the Cubans here seem to think this is still Cuba, where you can cut corners to get a job done. I'm a very sweet, honest person, and never in my life have I ever cussed people out whom I didn't even know....until- I moved to Miami. This place is a joke, overly expensive, and the only people that are worth talking to here are the ones that aren't from here. Sad to say, it's a pretty city with a lot of potential but certain types of populations that absolutely ruin the vibe. Don't even get me started with restaurants....unless you're paying an arm and a leg, just know that the service will be terrible. We stopped going out to dinner and even lunch because it becomes over a 2 1/2 hour affair.

There are so many other cool cities you could live in....think twice before you choose Miami.
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A Wonderful Experience In Miami, FL

Living in Miami, FL is a wonderful experience, and I love the area. There is plenty of sunshine and beaches to keep everyone happy. Usually there is a bit of rain in the afternoons, but it quickly stops and evaporates. There aren't winters in Miami, FL, only nice hot summers and comfortable weather the rest of the year. The cost of living is moderate in Miami, FL. A person will be able to find reasonable housing. I live in an apartment that I am very happy with. Miami, FL receives a rating of 9 out of 10 for living in the area.

In Miami, FL, many people love to take in the beach activities. There are plenty of great things to do like parasailing, surfing, swimming and more. Lots of people like to take their picnics on the beach. I do too. It is also close to the Keys, and we all take trips there a couple of times a year. The Keys are known for their beautiful waters and their interesting wildlife. Miami, FL receives a rating of 10 out of 10 for things to do and see in the area.

Restaurants and shopping opportunities are plentiful in Miami, FL. I love to go out to eat a couple of times a week to try new places and visit my favorite ones. When I go shopping, I always find what I am looking for. It is a great place to check out new and innovative things at the small boutiques on the strip in the center of the city. They switch out quite frequently, but you can always find something unique, especially during the holidays. I give Miami, FL a rating of 9 out of 10 for restaurants and shopping because of all the choices that are available to me.
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A lot of culture but too expensive

I have lived in Miami all of my life so it is pretty much all I know. Miami is beautiful. It's great to have the beaches nearby and there are plenty of things to do. BUT the cost of living is very high. To be comfortable here you need to make at least $100k a year or you will either be struggling or living moderately. The schools aren't great it can be unsafe in some areas and a lot of people are rude. The traffic can also be a nightmare! Overall if you are single or young without kids it can be a great place because of the nightlife. Besides that I don't recommend it for families unless you have money and can afford to live in a great neighborhood.
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Miami, Florida - Nightlife & Shopping

For anyone looking for a break from it call, come down to Miami, Florida, and take in all the excitement you have been missing. I've visited the city of Miami countless, and there always something to see and do. Of course, Miami isn't for everyone, so you need to make sure you know what you're looking for. Once you know what Miami is all about, you are sure to enjoy the amazing culture and nightlife of the city.

To start, Miami is split into several different sections. If you don't have a rental car, it is going to cost you. The downtown area is part of the mainland, and has several shopping districts, not to mention small pockets of fantastic ethnic food. It is also the business center of the city. However, the nightlife, the beach and all the partying takes place on Miami Beach, which is on an island east of the mainland. There is a large highway system that takes you over, but a taxi between downtown and Miami Beach is going to run you a good $40.

If you are into shopping, Miami is the perfect spot for you. From designer stores to small boutiques, it is possible to spend a small fortune here in Miami (and many do). However, don't fall into the trap of trying to compete with others, as many individuals go overboard and try to outdo the person that is standing next to them.

The restaurants and nightlife are fantastic and this is the real reason to visit the city of Miami. There are hundreds of different bars, restaurants and clubs you'll never tire of.

Although the high points of Miami are extremely well put together, the overall community feel is not very good, as most of the locals seem rather fake, at least until you get into the smaller, more close nite areas such as Little Havana and similar locations.
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Miami - The Magic City

Miami, Florida was home for twelve years and I return to visit family twice a year. The city has changed a lot since I left in the 1970s, both for better and for worse. There is a constant daily stream of people moving in and out of this city as the primary ethnic groups remain and change over time, providing a smorgasbord of ethnic Miami restaurants, fantastic shopping and some of the best nightlife in the world! If you end up on Lincoln Road, be sure to grab a slice at Pizza Rustica, one of the best I've ever had.

The Miami traffic gridlock is among the worst in spite of plentiful expressway overpasses. Interstate 95 has six lanes in each direction, and it still slows to a crawl at times. It has evolved from a mainly tourist town into a diversified financial, commercial, and health care center. America's cruise port and Port of Miami are booming. Passenger and cargo planes from all over the world arrive daily. Great public transportation system means no need for a car. The funky old Coconut Grove district still retains an old Florida flavor, and posh Coral Gables is still a coveted oasis of quiet charm in hyper Miami.
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Source: The Miami, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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