Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and is home to more than 5.5 million residents.
It is a major center of culture, international trade, finance, entertainment, education and fashion. The city is the second largest tourism hub in the United States after New York City.
Miami is served by Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as well as regional airports, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami Metrorail, and several major highways.
Arts and Entertainment
Miami has a vibrant arts and culture scene, which includes multiple performing arts centers, galleries and theaters, the Florida Opera, Miami City Ballet, Miami Wind Symphony, Miami Art Museum, Miami Science Museum, Miami Children’s Museum and many more.
With a diverse population, residents and visitors enjoy cuisine from a wide range of cultures, including Caribbean, Latin American, Cuban and the hybrid “Floribbean” style of cooking.
The city hosts countless festivals and events each year and has a lively nightlight scene. Some of the most popular events include Art Basel Miami, Calle Ocho Festival, Carnaval Miami and Miami Fashion Week.
Miami is home to four major professional sports teams: the Miami Dolphins (NFL), Miami Heat (NBA), Miami Marlins (MLB) and Florida Panthers (NHL) as well as Major League Soccer, horseracing tracks, golf courses, collegiate sports, professional auto races and more.
Miami is served by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the largest school district in the state, as well as by numerous religious and non-denominational private schools.
Institutions of higher education include University of Miami, Florida International University, Barry University, Carlos Albizu University, Florida Memorial University, Johnson and Wales University, Keiser University, Manchester Business School, Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Dade College, Miami International University of Art & Design, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University and Talmudic University.