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What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach Metro Area

Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center for Florida and the nearby Caribbean, but in the past 30 years it has emerged as a world-class international hub and a gateway for all of Latin America. In many ways it serves as the central logistical and cultural hub of the entire Western Hemisphere. The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s. Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy. These activities bring a large banking industry as well as cargo transport and warehousing; the manufacturing and corporate headquarters rosters are also growing. The city is busy- in many ways stressful- and the mix of cultures, heat, and poverty has occasionally boiled over into ethnic and civil strife. But the city is fun and undeniably alive.


Quick Facts About Miami Beach

    The unemployment rate in Miami Beach is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Miami Beach jobs have Increased by 0.18 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Miami Beach's cost of living is 34.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Miami Beach's population is 88,628 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.72 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Miami Beach is $326,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.90 percent.
    Miami Beach public schools spend $10,414 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17 students per teacher in Miami Beach.

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Miami is a cosmopolitan place attracting people from all over the world,from the cold north and from the tropical countries and cold south. The potential is enormous... (read more)
re: richbank - 5/20/2006
...and only getting better and better all the... (read more)
re: South Beach ex-fan - 4/25/2006
Holy Tree Hugger Mac! I think its time you realized we're in 2008... or find a dictionary to rediscover the meaning of... (read more)
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