Living in Miami Florida

Miami, Florida

Written by Greystar
Edited by Greystar
For Residents April 15, 2015

The surf’s always up in Miami, Florida! You just can’t help but ride the waves of this sandy Shangri-La, literally and metaphorically. From the happening South Beach restaurants and bars to the unique, locally flavored mom-and-pop eateries, there’s a never ending supply of tastes, sights and sounds around our Miami communities like Beach Place Apartments.

Furthermore, Greystar’s environmentally friendly amenities and the city of Miami are a match made in heaven. With a well-oiled “green machine” in place, the Magic City could quite easily cast a spell on you with its amazing air quality, plethora of natural spaces, clean streets, sparkling water and community-wide recycling programs. But, that’s definitely not all.

The Perfect City?

No proper discussion of Miami can take place without first introducing the pristine white sands, lapping waves and swaying palm trees of the South Beach paradise. Travelers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to these beaches — and for good reason. Few other locations can even touch the scenery, night life and tourist attractions of Miami Beach.

The influences of the ocean are evident throughout Miami, with attractions like the Miami Seaquarium and Crandon Park being as common as barnacles on a ship’s hull. And the elegant Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are a pristine example of an American villa, which perfectly preserves the estate of agricultural pioneer James Deering. This site is renowned internationally for an immersive visitor experience and perfectly highlights the unique blend and ambiance of the old and new worlds of Miami.

Historical, Upscale Dining

Miami is positioned right on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and nowhere is this more evident than in the city’s amazing restaurants. Joe’s Stone Crab, for instance, has been serving up award-winning seafood delicacies for over a hundred years, and they’ve learned a thing or two about it in that time. If turf takes precedence over surf in your appetite, the aged beef cuts of the Prime 112 steakhouse are definitely where it’s at. And, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll spot a few famous faces and celebrities, as the restaurant is known for serving a very high-end clientele.

Known as the Capital of Latin America due to its high concentration of Cuban-Americans, Miami is one of the best places in the country for trying authentic Cuban Cuisine. Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop is a must for visitors and locals alike who can appreciate genuine flavors and delicious Caribbean treats.

Miami Sports Legends

Simply put, sports fans will find Miami to be Nirvana, no matter what their pleasure is. Of course, the NBA’s Miami Heat always puts on a great show in their home stadium, and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins keep things exciting during their season as well. And with options like the NHL’s Florida Panthers and the MLB’s Miami Marlins, there’s always a local big-name team to cheer on no matter what time of year it is.

There’s never a reason to watch the games alone in Miami, with a nearly unlimited number of sports bars catering to every possible taste. And if the game starts to turn against your personal favorites, many of these locales feature the welcome distraction of a pristine ocean view.

Nightlife and Shopping

If there’s one thing that Miami has figured out, it’s the nightlife. Seats at The Fillmore need to be booked early because the star-studded lineup of comedic and musical events and shows tend to fill up the art-deco theater quickly. If you find yourself trying to book a sold-out event, fear not: There’s plenty of nightly entertainment to go around at the LIV Night Club, and an unforgettable “lifestyle experience” awaits at Hyde Beach.

If you’re trying to find that one final, unique accessory for the perfect clubbing outfit, the Miracle Mile has you covered. Dozens of high-end boutiques, combined with art galleries, exquisite dining and plenty of entertainment options can easily keep you busy for an entire weekend. Residents of The Milagro (formerly Modera Coral Gables) are lucky, being just steps from the high-end shopping center. Miami is also a great city for mall enthusiasts, with options like the unique outdoor shops at Lincoln Road and the premier ambiance of Aventura.

There’s no reason to put off the good life any longer. Reach out to one of our representatives today and discover exactly how to start your beach-side life in Miami, Florida. 

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