How we rank...
America’s cleanest city . . . Miami As Ranked by Forbes for its year-round good air quality, green spaces, and clean drinking water. Also, Miami is the only major “subtropical” city in conInental U.S.; average temperature 75 F/ 23 C
Happiest City to Work . . .Miami was named the “Happiest City to Work” for the second consecuIve year in 2016.
Miami’s growing startup/technology scene and all-year sunny weather were key factors in the high raIng. (Source: Career Bliss – January 2016)
Most international city in the United States ... Miami. About 51% of the Miami population is foreign born. Miami’s concentration of foreign-born residents is more than double the national average of 19.4%. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Most-searched U.S. city for international home buyers . . . Miami is the top U.S. destination for foreign home buyers. (Source: Realtor.com, Trulia.com- March 2016)
2nd-fastest growing economy among large U.S. cities . . .Among all cities, Miami had the 17th best economy. Miami’s growing population, startup network, tech industry and new businesses fueled the high rankings. (Source: Wallet Hub – September 2015)
4th-healthiest city in America . . . Miami’s clean air, access to quality health care, rate of smokers, walkability and amenities were key factors in the ranking. (Source: Livability – April 2015)
4th-fastest growing neighborhood in America ...Downtown Miami, which grew from 40,000 to 80,000 residents from 2000 to 2015, is an American boomtown and is projected to have a five-year household growth of 14.9 percent (Source: Realtor.com – April 2016)
2nd-best place in America to start a business . . .South Florida finished second behind Austin, Texas for the best location to start a business. (Source: American City Business Journals study of small-business vitality, April 2016)
5th-most walkable city in the United States . . . Miami finished with a walk score of 75.6, trailing only New York (87.6), San Francisco (83.9), Boston (79.5) and Philadelphia (76.5).(Source: Walk Score – April 2015)
5th-greenest city in the United States . . . Miami’s air quality, transportation, energy sources for heating in homes, and housing density contributed to the ranking. Miami trailed only Honolulu, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va., and San Francisco. (Source: NerdWallet – May 2015)
6th-best air quality in the United States . . . Miami had a median air quality index of 43, tied with Seattle, Hialeah and Fort Lauderdale. Only 8 cities had a better air quality index than Miami. (Source: 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s daily Air Quality Index)
Top destination for migrating New Yorkers . . . About 22,000 New Yorkers migrated to Miami between 2009 and 2013. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
6th-best city for Hispanic entrepreneurs . . . Two South Florida cities, Hialeah (No. 6) and Miami (No. 15), were ranked among America’s best cities for Hispanic businesses (Source: WalletHub – April 2016)
2nd-highest proportion of Hispanic owned businesses in the United States . . . Miami finished with the second-highest proportion of Hispanic-owned firms with 69.2 percent, more than twice the U.S. average rate. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Survey of Business Owners)
12th-most important city in the world for the ultra-wealthy . . .In the United States, Only New York and Miami are at the top for where ultra-high-net-worth individuals want to live, work and invest.(Source: Knight Frank- March 2016)
● Growing area for medical tourism: Miami boasts 33 hospitals. BapIst Hospital ranked as one of the highest performing hospital systems in the country. The region also provides specialized care that paIents can’t find in any other part of the world.
● Cruise capital of the world: Known worldwide as the "Cruise Capital of the World" PortMiami is the global headquarters for five leading cruise lines – Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Oceania and its sister company Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PortMiami is ranked among the fastest-growing seaports in the naIon. Port Everglades is one of the top three cruise ports in the world.
● Beaches: Greater Miami has 84 miles of AtlanIc Ocean coastline, 67 square miles of inland waterways and 15 miles of world-famous beaches for running, walking, and swimming.
● Parks & RecreaIon: Miami-Dade County Parks is the third-largest county park system in the United States, consisIng of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. Miami is the only city in the U.S.
bordered by two separate naIonal parks: Biscayne NaIonal Park and Everglades NaIonal Park,
● America’s top tourist desInaIon: Miami ahracted a record 15.1 million visitors from Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015. Miami has broken mulIple tourism records in recent years. Miami led the naIon in April 2015 in average daily hotel occupancy (84.2), average daily room rate ($241.70) and revenue per available room ($203.49), according to Smith Travel Research.
● Banking and International Business: Miami has the largest concentration of domesIc and international banks south of New York City, with approximately 87 financial institutions and 33 foreign bank agencies. “The Gatewa to LaIn America” also has more than 1,000 mulInaIonal corporaIons.
● Schools: Miami Dade County Public Schools receives more National Magnet Schools of Merit Awards than an other school district nationally. Miami offers 460 choice programs in all grade levels, which is the most of any Florida school district and among the top in the country.
● Universities: South Florida has seven universities/colleges and five law schools. Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the naIon. MDC has the largest undergraduate enrollment of any college or university in the country (92,085 credit students in 2014-15).
● World-class art and entertainment: Downtown Miami has the highest concentraIon of cultural insItuIons in the Southeast. Downtown has the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and a new waterfront art
museum. A new downtown science museum will open in late 2016
source: Miami association of Realtors