As the Spring Sports Season approaches, think of Miami as a fun-filled city with great weather, a diverse cultural life, and many fun activities.
The Cities of Miami and Miami Beach are two of the 34 incorporated cities of the greater Miami-Dade County. Dade County was created in January 18, 1836 and, as of 2014, enjoys a growing population of 2.6 million people, making it the most densely populated county in Florida and one of the seven most populous areas in the United States.
Even though English is the official language, as it is in the rest of the country, Miami is almost as diverse as New York City, and Spanish is the second most spoken language. Hispanics make up the largest part of the population at 65 percent, however, there are also a fairly large amount of Europeans, Asians and Afro-Caribbean Americans. Fifty-two percent of Dade County residents were born outside of the United States, which may explain why Miami is so culturally diverse.
During your visit to Miami, you’ll find a city full of flavors, colors and entertainment, whether you walk along Ocean Drive on the internationally-recognized South Beach or while on Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Latin music and Cuban food abounds, as well as independently owned boutiques and art galleries in the Art District of Wynwood, located just a few minutes from Downtown Miami.
The American Airlines Arena, home of three time NBA champions the Miami Heat, is just steps away from Bayside Miami, which offers a good number of waterfront restaurants, stores and boat tours of the Biscayne Bay and the Miami Beach private Islands. South of downtown are the cities of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, both well known for their Spanish architecture and live oak trees, as well as prominent restaurants, city parks, and museums. Go further southwest and find Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys for those who enjoy boating, fishing and traditional South Florida cuisine.
Participating in our sport events in South Florida is quite exciting as well, partly because sports teams here are composed of athletes from different backgrounds and cultures. The Miami weather is beyond spectacular and our sports facilities are safe and welcoming.
Whether you are visiting from South America, Europe, Asia, Africa or anywhere else, you’ll find places and people here in Miami who speak your language and share your culture.