I am a long-term New Yorker and have always considered the city my artistic and spiritual home. Though I have only recently become familiar with Miami, I am finding it to be an increasingly exciting option. Have you ever been to a place so special that you just leave in a better mood? What started out as a second home is now about to become a primary residence. With a world-class symphony and ballet, the globally renowned Miami Art Basel and exciting new first-time shows, Miami is on track to equal her northern rivals, such as New York and Chicago. With three major airports – in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach – it is truly an international destination.
After all, South Florida has become a shining, tropical beacon epitomizing luxury condo living at affordable prices. In the past, northerners fled here for the balmy weather, tax incentives and a possible retirement home. But today a hotspot for art, nightlife and global business, Miami’s charisma rises high into the tropical sky. Locals speak boldly when speaking of Miami in the same breath as London, New York or Hong Kong. Places like the Arsht Center for Performing Arts, World Symphony Orchestra, Perez Art Museum, American Airlines Arena, and more add to the overall vibrancy. The influx of Wall Street and other business interests has elevated the dining experience and brought a cornucopia of feasting not found elsewhere.