Life in Miami
There is no doubt that the most important thing for the prospective resident to consider is the quality of the training program and the institution. Certainly another factor to consider, however, is the quality of life in the community where you will live and spend your leisure time. Amid plentiful sunshine and lush tropical foliage, Miami is a beautiful city that can cater to individual tastes year round.
Water sporting events are abound in Biscayne Bay, the Gulf, and the Atlantic Ocean. There are boundless opportunities for fishing and sailing. The causeways, beaches and parks are ideal for swimming, water skiing and family picnics. Golf, tennis, bicycling, all outdoor as well as indoor sports-are available 12 months per year.
Home of the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami Hurricanes, and the Homestead Miami Speedway, the city’s sports life is augmented by the Miami Heat basketball team, the Florida Marlins baseball team, the Florida Panthers hockey team, horse and greyhound racing, casinos, and Jai-Alai.
Cultural activities include professional theatre, such as the Coconut Grove Playhouse, ballet, opera, and symphony. In addition to local artistic groups, a variety of touring shows and groups perform in Miami. Miami is also home to such events as the Miami Film Festival and an annual Book Fair. A large and acclaimed sidewalk art show is held each year in Coconut Grove. Museums, special exhibits, and art shops are abundant in this city. The Miami area boasts many fine restaurants with diversified ethnic cuisines. Numerous malls offer a wide range of shopping selections.
A short drive from Miami will take you to South Beach with its Art Deco district and active night life, the Florida Keys and Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, or the west coast cities of Naples, Fort Myers, and Tampa. A half-hour flight puts Disney World, Nassau, Freeport, and other Caribbean resorts within easy reach. The Port of Miami has cruise ships leaving daily on excursions ranging from one day to two weeks or longer.
On a map, Miami may appear to be at the “end of the world.” On the contrary, it is the beginning…an international city with everything a person could want, from cosmopolitan life to the rich experience of tropical living.