JTHS Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS - Jupiter, Tequesta, Hope Sound

     

                

  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Miami is Second-Hottest U.S. City for Millennials

by | Jun 15, 2017



By Chris Umpierre
MIAMI Staff

Diverse employment opportunities, a thriving downtown, walkable neighborhoods, state-of-the-art museums and top entertainment venues make Miami the second-most desired U.S. city for millennials, according to a 2017 Realtor.com study.

The study, which analyzed 60 large U.S. cities, is significant because millennials are America’s largest generation with enormous purchasing power. The 25-to-34-year olds comprise the largest percentage of home buyers (34 percent) in the United States, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Millennials make up 64 percent of first-time home buyers today and will factor significantly in real estate for decades.

 

Employment opportunities

All-year sunny weather isn’t the only reason millennials are attracted to Miami. The area boasts a diversity of job opportunities and a top-ranked startup culture.

Millennials moving to Miami can work in one of the nation’s top tourism industries, banking, international trading, real estate, technology, construction and more.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area ranks No. 1 among the 40 largest metro areas in the U.S., according to a new study of startup activity by the Kauffman Foundation. Miami sees the nation’s highest rate of new business entrepreneurs and startup density.

 

Walkable Neighborhoods

Millennials love walkability, according to many studies. Miami is the fourth-most walkable city in the United States, according to the 2017 ranking by Walk Score.

Downtown Miami, which is home to the free Metromover in addition to Miami’s 25-mile Metrorail, is one of the area’s most walkable neighborhoods.

The walkability and access to cultural institutions such as Downtown’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) have helped attract many millennials to Downtown. Downtown Miami, which has added many bars and nightlife options in recent years, was recently ranked as America’s fourth-fastest growing neighborhood, according to Realtor.com.

Downtown Miami’s projected five-year household growth is 14.9 percent, according to Realtor.com

New high rises, multi-family homes and condominiums in other Miami neighborhoods like Wynwood, Midtown, Brickell, South Beach and Coconut Grove have helped increase Miami’s walk score to 79.2, according to Walk Score.

 

Art & Culture

In addition to walkability, millennial home buyers are in search of cultural institutions. Miami has dramatically added to its art and cultural offerings in recent years.

From its colorful Wynwood murals to its shining new art museums to its hip Design District, Miami exudes art. You can’t go anywhere in this town without seeing this staple of Miami life. Miami’s arts metamorphosis — most of which occurred in the last 15 years — has helped attract the world’s wealthy, fuel a modern skyline and transform a beach town into a top global city.

Downtown Miami is home to two new state-of-the-art museums. The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science sit adjacent to each other in Museum Park along Biscayne Bay. The museums are accessible via the Metrorail and Metromover.

South Florida offers a host of other museums. A partial list includes the Viscaya Museum and Gardens, HistoryMiami, the Wolfsonian, Coral Gables Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) and the Bass Museum of Art.

If that’s not enough, Miami is also home to Art Basel Miami Beach, the biggest contemporary-art fair in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

Art Basel Miami Beach fields more than $3 billion in art, draws more than 77,000 visitors and attracts more private jets (800) than the Super Bowl.

 

Entertainment Venues

Millennial home buyers are in search of quality entertainment and Miami’s South Beach nightlife is known around the world.

But there is more to Miami entertainment than just South Beach.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami, for instance, hosts some of the world’s top acts. The Arsht Center opened in 2006 as the country’s second-largest performing arts center (after New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House).

South Florida is also home to American Airlines Arena, Hard Rock Stadium, Marlins Park and the BB&T Center. They each host major concerts all year. Miami is also the site of Urban Beach Week and other music events.

 

Miami Music Week, held in the last week of March, is one of the world’s most recognized electronic music events. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe come to Miami to listen and dance to some of the world’s best DJs.

The always sold-out Miami Music Week is a boom to local businesses, hotels, downtown and more. Young Miami Music Week attendees pay for tickets, ranging from $300 to $1,250. In 2016, more than 1,180 artists performed at 260 events hosted at 78 venues.

The grand finale of Miami Music Week is the Ultra Music Festival, which is known as the world’s premier electronic music festival. The award-winning outdoor event is attended each year by 165,000 fans from 90 countries over three days.

All of these factors coupled with a 5.1 percent unemployment rate make Miami a top destination not just for millennials but all home buyers.