The city of Miramar in southern Florida is a vibrant and affluent population center within the large South Florida metropolitan area, the latter home to around five and a half million people. With a local population of around 120,000, Miramar's bold motto is "Beauty and Progress" (although this is less audacious than its last, "The Center of Everything"). However, the city does indeed have a higher average house value and substantially higher median household income than Florida as a whole and, as expats living in Miramar will quickly realize, is a much sought-after destination. The grand neoclassical architecture, vibrant local cultural life and great weather all make this a fantastic host city. Expatriates living in Miramar will also have a vast array of cultural and recreational amenities at their disposal, from Nato's Martial Arts Center to the Miramar Cultural Center and no fewer than forty city parks in which to relax or get some exercise.
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As part of a large, built up area, the city is well connected and expats moving to Miramar can fly to the nearby Hollywood International Airport at Fort Lauderdale, around 12 miles away, or the Miami International Airport, twenty miles from the city. It is a well-organized and comfortable location that's used to welcoming global minds and playing host to a sizable international community, so expatriates moving to Miramar needn't worry too much about finding their feet. As InterNations members, expats in Miramar can also get plenty of useful information on the ins and outs of things like expatriate insurance, finance and family life in the Expat Magazine, our dedicated online resource. The settling-in issues faced by people working abroad naturally vary from country to country, and we also have a useful collection of articles by InterNations members on their experiences of living abroad, which is well worth browsing for insider tips.
The city is a comfortable working environment, but a high powered one none the less, with dynamic, global minds and a strong 'can do' business atmosphere. Beverage companies, medical firms and travel groups are large employers in the city and no expat working in Miramar can fail to notice the entrepreneurial spirit. The city's daytime dynamism is matched by its after-hours scene, with great restaurants, bars, cafés and local events to get involved with. Likewise, the local community is friendly and expatriates working in Miramar can expect a warm American welcome. InterNations members can also contact other expats in the city through our website's private communications and forums. In fact, the boundary between local global minds and other expatriates in Miramar is at times a blurred one, and whether you choose to network with expats or socialize with the local community groups, it won't be long before you forget to distinguish between one and the other.