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As one of the most popular vacationing and living destinations in the United States and in the world, South Florida is widely-known for a number of things including its warm climate, its major bustling and cosmopolitan cities, the large number of professional sports teams that call the area home, and of course the rolling surf with all the water activities that go along with it.
South Florida is often called the Miami metropolitan area and is the most populous area in the Southeastern United States. This area is composed of three counties:
Within these three leading Florida counties, there are a number of principal cities that are home to a wide mix of industry, business, finance, research facilities, and post-secondary institutions. If you?re looking for big city living in South Florida, be sure to research the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, Kendall, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Homestead. All these cities offer not only an abundance of things to do, but many differently flavors that are bound to satisfy diverse living needs.
When reading about these cities you?ll soon discover the wealth of opportunities available to you and your family. Whether you?re looking for a new home, need a bigger home for you growing family, are looking for a condominium, or maybe a weekend/summer get-away - you?ll find what you are looking for in South Florida. Now, there is more to South Florida than these major cities, don?t miss the smaller communities ranging from less than 10,000 citizens to those between 10,000 and 100,000 citizens. Some of these communities are excellent living spots for those looking for small community living yet be close by large metropolitan areas where you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Whether you want big city living, a mid-sized community or a smaller community - it is easy to find a community that has everything you need. Each of the three counties in South Florida operates its own school district and school board. There is also a large assortment of private schools to choose from so there are plenty of educational choices. The Miami-Dade County Public School District is the fourth largest public school district in the United States. There is also a large number of universities and colleges for your kids to choose from. When visiting the area with your teenagers, be sure to show them the campuses of such schools as the University of Miami, Broward College, Florida Memorial University, Lyn University, and Florida International University.
Transportation in South Florida is super convenient with five interstate highways serving the area. In addition to these major interstate highways there are a number of expressways and turnpikes that will keep you traveling safely and efficiently. For those of you who travel for business or leisure, you will likely find yourself within easy driving distance to one of the three major airports in South Florida: Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and Palm Beach International Airport. The four seaports in the area are busy hubs for both leisure and business - ask your South Florida realtor to show you the Port of Miami (the largest port in Florida), Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach and the Miami River Port.
When looking for houses for sale in South Florida, you likely have questions about the public transportation infrastructure in the area. Well, to be brief your public transportation needs are covered with a wide number of options for you and your family. The Miami-Dade Transit system operates a rapid transit system, people mover system, and intercity bus system. The Metrorail system has 23 stations and will have you getting around easily. Broward County Transit provides a public bus system for its citizens as does Palm Tran in Palm Beach County. For commuters, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority operates the Tri-Rail system, connecting all points between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
South Florida has a very inviting and welcoming climate - one that will have you making the most of the lush greenery, beaches, rolling surf, mountain biking trails, open green spaces, and outdoor cafes.
The summer and some would say wet season runs primarily from May to October. AS some would say, during this time there will be days that are wetter than others, but on average you?ll still have plenty of days to get outside and make the most of living in a South Florida home. Even if there are some ?wetter? days, often times the rain comes and goes so fast and things dry up very quickly which would not keep you from enjoying outdoor activities for too long.
The winter season is often referred to as the dry season and it is typically cooler during the November to March months. During this period, you will experience very little rain with mild and comfortable temperatures. You should keep in mind that in South Florida terminology, cool temperatures mean that on average, your coldest day will hover around 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
South Florida is known for hurricanes and the official hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. During this time, the most common time for South Florida to be affected by a hurricane is from mid-August to the end of September - the peak of the Cape Verde season.
There is no time to be bored when living in South Florida! With the large number of professional sports teams in the area such as the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, and Florida Panthers - there is always a game on.
If you prefer to participate in sports rather than watch them, living in South Florida is the ideal location. Whether you?re a surfer, triathlete, runner, cyclist, windsurfer, swimmer, rollerblade, tennis player or golfer - there is not a community in South Florida that won?t meet your recreation needs. The large number of parks, jogging and walking trails, beaches, and sunny skies make it easy to get outside and soak up South Florida living.
This area also has a very rich arts and culture scene with a wide mix of museums, theaters, art galleries, and music clubs to keep you and your family busy. Ask your South Florida realtor to show you for example the South Florida Science Museum, the Children?s Science Explorium, the Young at Art Children?s Museum, and the Buehler Planetarium.
Of course, don?t miss out on the bounty of restaurants, cafes, and shopping - you?ll never be short of finding a good meal, a relaxing coffee shop or the latest style trends.
In short, South Florida really does have something for everyone. New university graduates, those looking for an escape from cold winters, those of you looking for a family-friendly community, entrepreneurs, and empty-nesters - there is a community and house for sale in South Florida that will have you feeling welcomed and settled.