Cars for Sale in Miami, Florida
As one of the most diverse cities in the country, Miami has received an impressive repertoire of awards for categories ranging from finance to entertainment to international travel. Miami is rated an Alpha-World City according to the World Cities Study Group's Inventory and was ranked "America's Cleanest City" in 2008 according to Forbes. It also stands as the richest city in the U.S., as of 2009, and it stands as the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami sits almost exactly at sea level and almost never sees temperatures drop below 60 degrees, even in the winter. Its temperate coastal climate means the temperature never rises above 100 degrees either, and it experiences annual rainfall of more than five feet.
Miami has a robust professional sports scene. The Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panthers represent Miami in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL respectively. Miami is also the home of the Orange Bowl, one of the BCS rotation members. Its temperate climate means that outdoor activities are a year-round phenomenon, ranging from snorkeling and scuba diving to sailing and jogging.
One of Miami's distinctive features is its extensive Cuban culture. Situated at one of the most southernmost points in the country, Miami has a large Cuban-American population in addition to other Latin American nationalities. Miami's cuisine reflects this heritage, as the local food has been dubbed "Floribbean" in honor of its mixed American and Caribbean flavors. This mixed heritage is also reflected in Miami music and accents. Miami music carries elements of Cuban, Haitian, Dominican, Colombian, Brazilian, West Indian, and Caribbean culture. The city is widely recognized as a hub for freestyle dance music and electronic music.
As a result of its booming variety of industries, Miami has a robust economy. Its Gross Municipal Product is $257 billion, 20th worldwide. Since 2001, it has seen construction of more than 50 skyscrapers, in part because of a real estate boom in the mid-2000s. The tourism industry brings 38 million annual visitors to the city who provide $17.1 billion of revenue.
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