Relocating to the Miami Beach Area
Historic pastel buildings situated next to magnificent gleaming towers, world-famous nightclubs and restaurants, white-sand beaches, the globe's most opulent condo communities...is there anything Miami Beach doesn't have? If you ask us, there's no better place to embrace an upscale lifestyle—and if you're one of the many buyers pondering a relocation to Miami Beach, we'd be honored to provide our local expertise.
Ready to kick off your move in style? Get ready to swap out your sweaters for sandals and find your niche in this second-to-none paradise.
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Get to Know the Magic City
Whether you're sipping on a margarita with your toes in the sand or savoring an early morning cafecito on your beachfront balcony, you'll quickly discover that Miami Beach is so much more than just a city—it's a lifestyle worth savoring. For an exclusive peek inside our area's lavish lifestyle, check out the Meridian Advisors' official guide to Miami Beach. We'd love to show you how to live, work, and play like a local.
Popular Miami Beach Condos
The first new development on Millionaire’s Row to open its doors since 2008, 57 Ocean is a once-in-a-lifetime new project pioneered by award-winning architectural firm Arquitectonica.
Apogee South Beach
Lauded as one of the most lavish condo communities in SoBe, Apogee South Beach consistently ranks as one of the best projects ever completed by the Related Group of Florida and Sieger-Suarez partnership.
Continuum South Beach
Boasting one of the most sought-after locations on the southeastern point of Miami Beach, Continuum South Beach is a resort-caliber, double-tower condo community that represents the pinnacle of upscale living.
United by timeless glamour and an avant-garde approach to luxury living, Five Park is a much-anticipated project pioneered by visionaries Russell Galbut, founder of Crescent Heights, and David Martin, founder of Terra Development.
Originally built in 2003 by the prestigious Related Group of Florida, Murano Grande makes an impact with its three interconnecting, cascading towers that contribute to the vibrant cityscape within Miami Beach’s South of Fifth district.
Simplify the Buying Process
You deserve a stress-free real estate experience, especially if you're relocating to Miami Beach from afar. The Meridian Advisors will go the extra mile, pull every string, and handle the minutiae during each step of the transaction—so all you'll have to worry about is choosing the home you've always dreamed of calling your own.
Navigate Miami Beach's luxury market with a team of proven real estate specialists. Led by prolific agent Seth Feuer, the Meridian Advisors offer superb representation for the area's elite buyers. We've achieved more than $50 million in total sales volume, but it's not all about the numbers—to us, referrals and client satisfaction mean more than anything else.
Commuting & Getting Around
Want to cut down your commute or plan your route? Here's how locals get around Miami Beach.
Thoroughfares such as I-95, Highway A1A, and Venetian Way connect Miami Beach to mainland Miami. Collins Avenue runs the length of the island, which makes it easy to travel from South Beach to Mid-Beach to North Beach.
Miami Beach offers a number of pedestrian bridges that make it easy to get around without a car or public transportation. The future Canopy will connect the Beachwalk, Baywalk, and public parks between the North and South sides of 5th Street.
The Miami International Airport is located on the mainland just 22 minutes west of Miami Beach. Private flights can also land at the nearby Miami Executive Airport.
Taxes & Civic Services
Property taxes are based on the millage rate provided by the Miami-Dade County Tax Collection division. In Florida, property owners also enjoy a tax exemption on the first $25,000 of the assessed value of their permanent residence—this is referred to as a homestead exemption.
State law requires you to obtain a Florida driver’s license, register vehicles, and get new tags within 30 days of establishing residency. This can be accomplished at one of Miami Beach's local DMVs, but you will need to provide proof of liability. All motorized boats operated on Florida waters must also be registered and/or numbered with the state within 30 days.
Register to Vote
Before registering to vote, you'll need to be a legal resident of Florida. You can register online, in-person, or by mail. Voter ID is required to vote, but non-ID holders can still vote with a provisional ballot.
To qualify for Florida residency, you'll need to live in the state for more than 183 days per year. Having a Florida driver's license and owning property makes the process easier. Filing a Declaration of Domicile is another helpful option.
Florida Power & Light provides electrical power to all of South Florida. Peoples Gas (TECO) supplies most of Miami Beach's natural gas. You should also establish service with the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. Internet and telephone providers can vary depending on your location, so give us a call for more information!
Miami Beach students are served by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest public district in the United States. More than 356,000 children attend MDCPS's 467 institutions, some of which have been named the best schools in the country. Many graduates go on to attend Florida International University or the University of Miami.
Live Like a Local
Want to experience the best flavors of Miami Beach? Start by savoring fresh seafood at Joe's Stone Crab, then sample some inventive Southern fare at Yardbird Table & Bar. Locals also love Texas de Brazil, Smith & Wollensky, and Barton G. The Restaurant.
Indulge in some retail therapy right here in Miami Beach! Explore Lincoln Road, an upscale promenade dotted with chic shops, cafes, bars, and art galleries. Fifth and Alton serves as one of the area's largest indoor malls, anchored by name-brands like Publix and Best Buy. You can also travel to mainland Miami to experience the iconic Bayside Marketplace.
Ready to relish in some of Miami's most exciting events? There's never a shortage of things to do and places to see when you call the Magic City home. Popular options include the South Beach Jazz Festival, Art Deco Weekend, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and Carnaval.
Find Your Niche in Miami Beach
Does Miami Beach sound like the right fit for you? Whether you're actively looking at homes or still considering a relocation, you can trust the Meridian Advisors to help you navigate the entire process. There's nothing we love more than exposing our clients to the magical lifestyle that Miami Beach has to offer—and we know you'll love the area just as much as we do!