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Miami: A Top Ranking City

Ines Hegedus-Garcia
ines@miamism.com

You may know by know that I'm involved in leadership for The Miami Association of Realtors, the largest REALTOR association in the United States!!  We are constantly analyzing data to be able to help our clients and I'm honored to be able to provide these latest stats with the help of our association.

One of the top ranked cities in the world, Miami is a global hub for business, art, luxury and nightlife.  Miami's growing startup/technology scene and all-year sunny weather make it the "Happiest City to Work" in the United States, according to Career Bliss.  Miami is also the second-hottest destination for millennials or those born after 1980, according to Realtor.com.  Miami attracts all those who want to live, work and play in our vibrant and innovative communities. Miami's evolution from a tourist destination to a top global city is complete and visible and the numbers prove it.

  • $6.2 Billion - amount of international home sales in South Florida in 2016
  • 1,000 Multinational companies in Miami - and no state income tax.  Home to 55 foreign consulates, 30 bi-national chambers of commerce and 18 foreign trade offices
  • #1 - Miami is the top market for international buyers and is expected to outperform other U.S. markets long into the future
  • Happiest City to Work (Source:  Career Bliss - January 2016)
  • #3 - third most fun city in America (Source:  Wallet Hub - 2016)
  • 15.5 Million - the record number of travelers who visited Greater Miami in 2015. Of the 1 million additional visitors in 2015 vs. 2014, about 500,000 traveled to Miami for the first time.
  • 84 Miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline in Miami
  • 67 Square miles of inland waterways in Miami
  • #1 Most International City in The United States (Source:  U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 75.6 WALK SCORE - Miami is the 5th most walkable city in the U.S., according to Walkscore.com
  • 24 Colleges & Universities in Miami-Dade County
  • 5.1 Million - the record number of cruise ship passengers who traveled through Port Miami in 2016.  On the cargo side, the port handled 8.9 million tons of cargo (up 1 million tons since 2012)
  • 15 miles of world-famous beaches
  • 75 degrees average temperature in Miami (Fahrenheit)
  • 4th Healthiest City in America (Source: Livability - April 2015)
  • #2 - second-fastest growing economy among large U.S. cities (Source:  Wallet Hub - Sept. 2015)

And the stats keep on coming!!  Miami is a global destination and is here to stay.  Please contact us for all your real estate needs in South Florida - our team is just a phone call, text, or direct message away.


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