A Single Ladies Guide on Moving to Miami

Nestled down south at the bottom of the Sunshine State is Miami. Aptly nicknamed the Magic City, it is one of the most vibrant and colorful places to live in the United States. With a booming international population — and the wide variety of restaurants that goes hand-in-hand with that — Miami opens its door and its arms to people of all ages and backgrounds, resulting in a city that has something for everyone. Young singles will particularly enjoy the vibrant nightlife and varied entertainment options offered in this tropical paradise, and will enjoy the many chances offered to meet charming and world-traveled folks.

A single woman's guide to traveling in Miami

With warm weather year-round and sunshine almost every day of the year, residents won't ever need a tanning booth or a coat. The temperature stays relatively stable from daytime to nighttime as well, meaning ladies can enjoy a night out on the town wearing the same little black dress as they wore earlier in the evening, with no additional cover up needed. Even during the rainy season, the storms usually pass within an hour, and the rest of the day is as sunny as all the others. Aside from the world-renowned Miami Beach or South Beach, eligible singles can meet each other at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Venetian Pools, downtown Coral Gables, or even slightly north of the city in the lively boardwalk of Hollywood, Florida. Various national parks and islands also provide nature-loving residents the chance to hike and explore, both alone or in groups.

Foodies will be in heaven here as well, with all the different styles of cuisine found throughout the city. Fresh seafood is plentiful everywhere, from beachside dive bars to high end restaurants. Cuban and other Latin foods are also easy to track down, and it's entirely possible to start the day with the perfect Cuban breakfast, consisting of guava pastries and strong, sweet coffee, and then finish it with a buffet-style Brazilian BBQ of perfectly cooked, savory meat with a side of chewy cheese bread. Tasty tropical drinks are also popular — it's hard to find a mojito more authentic without actually going to Cuba.

The perfect weather also means frequent backyard barbecues and pool parties, with much of the city's socializing happening outdoors. There are also multiple easy weekend trips possible from this enchanting city. If you head south, Key West is just a few relaxing hours away by car. To the north there is Ft. Lauderdale or, slightly further away, Orlando with all the theme parks and entertainment it entails.

Career-minded singles contemplating the move will also appreciate that the city is full of international businesses, including banks, hotels, cruise companies, and telecommunication giants. A comprehensive network of highways, as well as a small above-ground subway system located in Downtown Miami, makes commuting easy. After recovering from the housing crash of 2007, the real estate market is once again booming, making real estate both a good business investment and an appealing personal one. Not only that, but in 2008 the city was even declared "America's Cleanest City," which isn't a surprise to anyone sitting on one of the white sand beaches and enjoying the fresh ocean breeze.

With two major airports, several major highways, and multiple Amtrak stations located in or near Miami, traveling to and from this city has never been more convenient. Anyone planning the move can make it easy on themselves with Suddath Miami long distance movers who have the experience and reputation to safely get furniture and personal belongings from point A to point B. Friends and family you haven't heard from in years will decide it's time to plan a visit, and they won't be disappointed by what they find. Whether visiting or moving to this beautiful seaside city, Miami is a place that can change lives and make dreams come true.