South Florida Living
Sunny days and warm nights. A vibrant, ethnically rich metro area. Beaches and Baptist Health. Those are just a few of the things that make South Florida so special. When you join us in providing world-class healthcare here, you also find yourself in one of the world's favorite destinations.
Our hospitals and facilities are located in some of the best parts of South Florida, including Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Homestead and the Upper Florida Keys. You can choose from an incredible range of great neighborhoods, whether you want a quiet family-oriented suburb like Coral Springs, or an energizing location close to downtown Miami, South Beach or Coconut Grove. Wherever you decide to settle, there are Mediterranean, waterfront, art deco and contemporary single-family homes for every budget and lifestyle.
South Florida public and private schools turn out some of the best-performing high school seniors in the nation. In fact, Miami-Dade County Public Schools offer magnet programs for students of all ages, K-12. Our area is also home to five outstanding universities and Miami-Dade College – one of the top-rated community colleges in the entire country.
Imagine 40+ golf courses, 500 public parks, miles of beaches, dozens of marinas, and endless bike and nature paths … all for your enjoyment. South Florida is truly an outdoor lover’s dream. Of course, if you’d rather just sit back and watch, South Florida also has some of the hottest pro football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer teams around.
Still want more? You’ll find sports fans and fun everywhere you look – from horse racing, dog racing and Jai-Alai to major events like the Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament, the PGA Doral Ryder Open, and NASCAR and Indy car racing at the Miami-Dade Homestead MotorSports Complex.
Discovering something exciting and different to do in South Florida is never a problem. The area’s rich historic, ethnic and cultural diversity is celebrated year-round with community gatherings like Carnaval Miami, African-American Kwanzaa Fest, King Orange Jamboree, Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Film Festivals, Renaissance Festival, Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Three Kings Day Parade.
Famous attractions are also an expected part of the Florida lifestyle. You’ll want to make time to visit the internationally award-winning Miami MetroZoo, Miami Seaquarium, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Villa Vizcaya, Parrot Jungle and Gardens, and the Museum of Science.
Whether it's music, theater, art, shopping or fine dining, South Florida has an activity for every interest. You can groove to your favorite performers during major concert tours. Attend the internationally acclaimed Miami City Ballet, Florida Philharmonic or New World Symphony Orchestra at beautiful and historic venues. Or view world-class art exhibits at the Miami Art Museum, the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum, or at one of the more than 100 art galleries that dot the streets of Miami Beach and Coral Gables.
Like to shop, eat and kick back? Then welcome to paradise! You’ll stay busy at the elegant Bal Harbour Shops, The Falls, Shops of Sunset, Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, or any of the hundreds of top-name stores at the Dadeland, Aventura or Galleria Malls. Restaurants that cater to all tastes in food and walks of life are also around every corner. Enjoy a nice meal at a casual outdoor spot under the night sky, or do some star-gazing of your own at upscale venues. After all, Gloria Estefan and many other celebrities are also proud to call South Florida home.