Thats easy since you like sun, cost is not an issue and you dont mind rain.
MIAMI! It is a great place for someone in their early twenties. It is a very diverse community with people from all over the world. It is clean for a city of its size. Very clean air. Crime is okay, there are some bad parts and alot of good parts just like any large city. You can worry to much about crime if you want to live in a big city since all big cities have crime.
Miami has a world Famous night life so fun is not a problem.
Miami's astounding cultural diversity is apparent from the moment you set foot on its soil and hear the rise and fall of a dozen different languages being spoken. It is a 24 hours city and a secluded desert island, all at once. The diversity and uniqueness shines through as you wander through the many different districts, which make up Greater Miami area.
Miami's importance as an international financial and cultural center has elevated Miami to the status of world city. Because of Miami's cultural and linguistic ties to North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean, Miami is many times referred to as "The Gateway of the Americas." Florida's large Spanish-speaking population and strong economic ties to Latin America also make Miami and the surrounding region an important center of the Hispanic world. Because of its proximity to Latin America, Miami serves as the headquarters of Latin American operations for over 1400 multinational corporations, including American Airlines, Cisco, Disney, Exxon, FedEx, Microsoft, Oracle, SBC Communications, Sony, and Visa International. Several large companies are headquartered in or around Miami, including but not limited to: Alienware, AutoNation, Bacardi, Brightstar Corporation, Burger King, Carnival Cruise Lines, Citrix Systems, DHL, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Ryder Systems, and Spirit Airlines
Miami is also home to one of the largest, most influential ports in the United States, the Port of Miami. The port is oftentimes called the "Cruise Capital of the World" and the "Cargo Gateway of the Americas". It has retained its status as the number one cruise/passenger port in the world for well over a two decades accommodating the largest cruise ships in the world and all the major cruise lines.
Miami is also has a large amount of Federal and local government workers and a very large Aviation industry. Of course the Tourism industry is huge too.
downtown Miami has the largest concentration of international banks in the country. Miami is the home to the National Hurricane Center and the headquarters of the United States Southern Command, responsible for military operations in Central and South America.
Miami International Airport is the third largest airport in the country for International passengers. Ft. lauderdale International Airport is also in the city and the fastest growing airport in the country.
Today, Miami is undergoing a massive building boom that ranks second worldwide and first in the United States for the most buildings under construction that will be over 492ft with over 24 of such buildings currently under construction. Miami's skyline also currently ranks third in the U.S. behind New York City and Chicago and 18th in the world according.
As I said very diverse: A wide variety of languages are commonly spoken throughout the city. The City of Miami has three official languages: English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as their first language accounted for 66.75?f residents, while the mother tongue of English was spoken by 25.45?French Creole made up 5.20?and French comprised 0.76?f the population
You have a huge major international city but than two national parks within an one hour drive, You have Broward county which in some parts feels like the American South. The Keys, Orlando is only 3 1/2 hour drive away. And the Bahamas is a 15minute flight to Bimimi or 40 minute flight Nassau or ferry.
Miami is a great overall city
but I am not going to sugar coat Miami for you here are the bad parts of Miami.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2004, Miami had the third highest incidence of family incomes below the federal poverty line in the United States, making it the third poorest city in the USA,
Miami receives abundant rainfall, one of the highest among major U.S. cities. Most of this rainfall occurs from mid-May through early October. , Miami is also statistically the most likely major city in the world to be struck by a hurricane.
High Crime rate, but really only in certain areas. Miami Beach, much of Miami including Downtown Miami are very safe places. If you use common sense crime should not be a problem at all for people living in Miami. Don’t get me wrong Miami has a high crime rate compared to other cities but as long as you stay out of the high crime areas you should be fine, crime tends to stay in its areas in Miami.
Traffic is bad, and will only get worse with more people, but compared to New York, Chicago, LA, and Washington D.C. traffic is great! The Drivers are horrible and Miami was ranked as having the worst drivers in the country but that is because there are a lot of different types of drivers, Latin American drivers, Caribbean Drivers, American etc.. There is not just one style of driving like there is in most cities. But you will find traffic 24 hours on the weekend in many parts of the city traffic can be bumper to bumper even at 3am but that’s only on Friday and Saturday nights. Miami is a real 24 hour city unlike New York, Chicago or Washington D.C.
Answered By: Steven H - 8/5/2007