Moving to Miami in 2017? [UPDATED FOR 2020] Read the Complete Miami Relocation Guide
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This is the most complete guide for those families or young professionals who are relocating or moving to Miami. Within the David Siddons Group most of us have been through the same process as you are about to experience, therefore when we say we will describe this process from A to Z, we know exactly what we are talking about.
Where would you like to live in Miami? The different neighborhoods explained
When first moving to Miami from anywhere else in the world, you probably don’t know the differences between the various areas and where to find the best fitting “demographics” for your family.
We provided this table for you which explains each Miami area with its main demographics.
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Home Prices in Miami
Whenever you are moving abroad, the main question is “Where can I afford to live?” and “Will my budget allow me to live in the area of my choice?”. In the section below we show you the average rental prices and average sales prices for homes and condos in each Miami area.
Rental Prices in Miami
Most people who relocate to Miami start with renting a home for one year to get to know the area better and to make sure Miami is the place they would like to settle for a longer time. In the tables below we are providing you with the average rental prices for condos and single family homes (classified per size). Please note this is an indication of what to expect in each area. The Miami rental property of your dreams might differ from the average prices listed below.
Condo Rental Prices⇓
Home Rental Prices⇓
Sales Prices in Miami
In the tables below we provide you with average sales prices (per Sq.Ft) for the most desirable Miami areas. We provided data for the single family home market as well as for the condo market. These are the average prices to give you a better understanding of each area.
Average Sales Prices Miami Homes⇓
The Sales Prices per Sq.Ft
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Average Sales Prices Miami Condos⇓
The Condo Sales Prices per Sq.Ft
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Renting vs Buying Analysis Miami
The first thing most families consider is where to live and whether they like to rent or to buy. This is always an important question but even more so when families are relocating to Miami.
We prepared an article on renting vs. buying a property in Miami. Check out the link below:
♦ The costs of a mortgage and the costs of owning a home
♦ A mortgage calculator
♦ The tax advantages of owning a home
♦ The average rental prices in Miami (For financial comparisons)
♦ Miami’s increasing home values
The Best Schools in Miami – Private and Public Schools
All parents want the best education for their children, but where do you begin your search for the best Miami Schools? It is hard enough to begin understanding the school systems in a foreign country, let alone to pick the best school for your children.
The different Levels of studies and grades for each age
TIP ⇒ Be aware that most Miami schools will require a January application in order to be accepted. Always ask your school of choice for their application date
For many parents, choosing between the local public school, a charter school, or a private school can be a challenge by itself. Please see the link here below to read about the differences in these 3 types of schools.
Parents in Miami can also opt for Magnet Schools/programs, which are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula in Science, Technology, Engineering and so on and are typically more “hands on – minds on” and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project based. They use state, district, or Common Core standards in all subject areas; however, they are taught within the overall theme of the school. Read more about Magnet Schools/programs and their benefits.
Be aware that most Miami schools will require a January application in order to be accepted. Always ask your school of choice for their application date
Relocation Guide – All the tips, tricks and must knows that nobody will tell you
Prior to relocation, transportation has been ranked among the lowest on an Expat’s priority list. However, it quickly jumps to the top of the list after relocation since many will need a vehicle. Foreign nationals are unaware of the challenges they will face when obtaining a vehicle including their lack of local credit history, licensing and registration requirements.
Our partner, International AutoSource (IAS), has specifically designed programs to meet the needs of the global community for short and long-term assignments.
IAS offers car leasing, financing and purchasing solutions for Expats moving to a foreign country with no local credit history. They also offer a full-service, all-inclusive rental car program to both international and domestic assignees. Through their unique programs, their clients save valuable time, money and resources while their culture of service excellence provides convenience to help ensure a seamless transition.
They are trusted and award-winning experts with over 50 years of experience assisting the global community. They have helped over 40,000 Expats with their personal transportation needs.
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No generalized opinions but an analytic approach