Living in Miami
By Renee Chapple, About.com Guide
Miami may have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, but it's not impossible to find a job. Let me help you get your job search off on the right foot by guiding you to the best sites on the net to find employment in Dade County and the best businesses to work for.
- Largest Businesses in Miami
- How to Get a Florida Real Estate License
- Unemployment Benefits for Florida Residents
Miami Real Estate
Moving to Miami or relocating within our fair city can be a stressful experience. In this series of articles, we take a look at the process of finding an apartment, selecting a mortgage and relocating successfully to Miami.
- Moving to Miami
- Finding a Mortgage in Miami
- Miami Apartments
- Florida Property Tax Exemptions
- Closing Costs in Miami
Travel and Transportation
Getting around Dade County can be a real challenge! Anyone who's ever tried to use public transportation wonders what the city planners were thinking when they drew the maps. Get the inside scoop on traveling around Miami from your About Guide.
- Driving in Miami
- Mass Transportation in Miami
- How to Get a SunPass
- How to Pay a Traffic Ticket
- How to Get a Baby Stroller Parking Pass
- Miami International Airport
- Miami Airport Parking
- Fort Lauderdale Airport Parking
- Miami Road Rangers
- 95 Express: Toll Lanes in Miami
- Miami Taxis
Miami is home to the fourth-largest public school district in the nation, several major universities and some of the region's finest continuing education resources. Whether you're looking to check out your child's school or earn a graduate degree in astrophysics, this section offers a great starting point!
- Best and Worst of Miami Schools
- Top Miami High Schools
- Miami Public Schools Vacation Calendar
- University of Miami Overview
- University of Miami Academic Calendar
Miami’s government is charitably described as a confusing morass. Our intertwined city, county, state and municipal governments have overlapping jurisdictions with less-than-transparent bureaucratic processes. In this section, I provide some clear advice on navigating the bureaucracy.
- How to Get a Florida Drivers' License
- How to Get a Passport in Miami-Dade
- How to Get a Marriage License in Miami
- How to Get a Copy of a Miami Death Certificate
- How to Get a Copy of a Miami Birth Certificate
- How to Register to Vote in Miami-Dade
- How to Get a Florida Fishing License
- How to Get a Florida Hunting License
- Florida Sales Tax
- Florida Sex Offenders Registry
- STS Services for the Disabled
Hurricanes, tropical storms, heat and humidity all define the climate in Miami. We certainly get to enjoy much warmer weather than our northern neighbors, but we pay the price when it comes to severe weather. In this section, I offer practical information and advice on Miami’s unique climate.
- Miami Weather and Climate FAQ
- How to Prepare for a Hurricane
- Hurricane Categories
- Hurricane Evacuation Zones
Health and Fitness
Fitness is an obsession for Miami locals! From South Beach to the suburbs, everyone's trying to stay in shape. We've also got some of the best ranked hospitals and healthcare resources in the nation.