WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL MIAMI, FLORIDA. Miami and Miami Beach are located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. Miami and Miami Beach, Florida are the principal, central, and most populous cities of the South Florida metropolitan area, the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States.
Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs.
According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and is home to many large national and international companies. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world, accommodating some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is currently the busiest in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.
Miami offers year-round warmth and sunshine attracting visitors hoping to capture a little sun and relaxation. Biscayne Boulevard is a prime spot for shopping, featuring the Bayside Marketplace -- a Tropical-style shopping experience -- as well as at the CocoWalk, in beautiful Coconut Grove. For people watching, head straight for the world-famous South Beach, located on the southernmost part of Miami Beach. This area attracts a colorful mix of visitors to its Art Deco Historic District. Celebrities, artists, and International supermodels frequent the trendy boutiques, restaurants, bars, and art galleries that make up South Beach. Walk along Ocean Drive; the epicenter of South Beach, and for the best shopping head to Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue, Lincoln Road, and Espanola Way. South Beach is also the best place to experience a party on the beach or club hopping its world famous nightclubs.
In Miami, each day brims with endless possibilities, from snorkeling, golfing or lazing on the beach, to dining at a world-class restaurant or shopping at a high-end boutique. Any of these selections can easily be found here, because Miami offers something special for everyone, day or night. Business, history, climate, sports and more. You’ll find it all right here in marvelous Miami. You won’t have any desire to play, work or live anywhere else.