In South Florida, everyday life means sunshine and palm trees, vibrant multicultural communities and
friendly people, fun things to do, and great food to eat.
It’s also a fantastic place to raise a family. Choose a neighborhood with a long history or one with new
construction. You’ll find both public and private schools that graduate some of the best-performing high
school seniors in the country. Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program, funded by the state lottery,
pays between 75% to 100% of college tuition for residents with weighted GPAs of 3.0 or higher and 30
service hours by graduation.
From Palm Beach to South Beach, from Coral Gables to Key West, life is good in South Florida. The beautiful weather makes it easy to spend a lot of time outdoors, especially with our miles of beautiful beaches, public parks, countless marinas and golf courses.
Go deep-sea fishing or scuba diving, visit an art museum or a botanical garden, explore the nightlife or
appreciate the wildlife. Sports fans will find plenty of action, one season after the next. Our professional
teams include the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins and the Florida Panthers. We’ve also
got horse racing, dog racing and jai alai, and host major events like the Miami Open Tennis Tournament, and NASCAR racing at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex.
Culture lovers can take in performances of the Miami City Ballet, South Florida Symphony Orchestra and
New World Symphony. See what’s playing at the Kravis Center or at the Broward Center for
the Performing Arts. For world-class art, see the exhibits at the Norton Museum of Art, the Pérez Art Museum
Miami and the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. Explore our rich history at the Flagler Museum or
We’re also known as a celebrity hot spot and cultural melting pot. See and be seen at South Beach, or
celebrate our rich cultural diversity at festivals and community gatherings like Carnaval Miami, the King
Orange Jamboree, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Film Festivals, the
Renaissance Festival, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and the Three Kings Day Parade.
How about the fact that there’s no state income tax here, so you’ll end up taking home a little more take-home pay.