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  • MIAMI Realtors Sign Four International Agreements at Miami International Congress

    Jan 07, 2019
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) signed four international collaboration agreements during its recent Miami International Congress. MIAMI now has 204 international partners. These alliances create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. The bilateral agreements also provide resources, visibility and connections for MIAMI’s international partners.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners to Host Miami Shores Plaza 98 Monthly Events

    Dec 26, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is partnering to host free monthly community events from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 at Miami Shores’ new community destination, Plaza 98, at 9802 NE 2nd Ave. The events are open to all ages and feature family entertainment and games and food and drink for purchase.
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  • Palm Beach County Condominium Sales Continue Rising in November

    Dec 19, 2018
    Palm Beach County condominium sales have now increased in 12 of the last 13 months after another strong November of condo sales, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Condo Sales Rise for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Dec 19, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the eighth consecutive month in November as total Broward home sales increased 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fifth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Dec 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales increased 7 percent year-over-year in November, marking the market’s fifth consecutive month of year-over-year transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Signs 15 New Collaboration Agreements with AMPI Chapters in Mexico

    Dec 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is honored to have recently signed 15 new international collaboration agreements with local chapters of AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, at the 2018 AMPI National Real Estate Congress in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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  • South Florida’s Biggest Open House Weekend Set for December 8-9

    Dec 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating.
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  • Palm Beach County Home Sales Register Robust October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 17.1 percent year-over-year in October as median prices and dollar volume rose for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend, Surge 20 Percent in October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the seventh consecutive month in October, this time rising 20 percent year-over-year, as total Broward County home sales surged 15.1 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fourth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 14.7 percent year-over-year in October, marking the market’s fourth consecutive month of year-over-year home transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners with FIABCI-Arabic Countries

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) recently signed an international collaboration agreement with FIABCI-Arabic Countries during FIABCI World President -Elect and FIABCI-Arabic Countries President Walid Moussa’s visit to Miami, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 180 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. FIABCI-Arabic Countries includes United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Bahrein, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
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  • MIAMI Realtors and Turkey Federation Sign International Partnership

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) signed an international honorary reciprocal agreement with Türkiye Tüm Emlak Müşavirleri Federasyonu (TEMFED) at the 24th Annual Miami International Real Estate Congress in Coral Gables, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 179 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy.
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  • Total Palm Beach Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 7.4 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Broward Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Broward County home sales increased 5.9 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump in 3Q 2018

    Nov 05, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 15.2 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 27th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI International Real Estate Congress to Feature Delegates from 12 Countries

    Oct 22, 2018
    Delegates from 12 foreign countries will participate in the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. More than 300 real estate professionals will attend the prestigious event, which will feature 20 industry speakers, numerous panels and marketing sessions.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Surge a Year after Hurricane Irma

    Oct 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 35.7 percent last month a year after Hurricane Irma brought minimal damage and stalled hundreds of sales in September 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Commercial & Expo to Explore Industry Trends and Opportunities

    Oct 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) will present its 18th annual Commercial Conference & Expo on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Five panels and sessions with more than 15 speakers will analyze the latest trends and opportunities in the South Florida commercial real estate market.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Paris Expo

    Oct 11, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) along with partner association FNAIM Gran Paris will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at one of France’s largest property showcases, Salon National de L’Immobilier, on Oct. 12-14 in Paris. MIAMI will make several South Florida market presentations at the expo, which is expected to attract 7,000 visitors and 70 exhibitors.
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  • Delegates from Six Countries Confirmed for MIAMI International Real Estate Congress

    Oct 10, 2018
    Delegates from six foreign countries have confirmed their participation for the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. MIAMI will announce more participating countries soon as it prepares to host the international real estate event of the year, attended by more than 300 real estate professionals.
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Miami: The Best Combination of Big-City Life and Nature

by | Sep 13, 2016
By Chris Umpierre/ MIAMI Staff


Few places in America can boast Miami’s combination of big-city life and nature. Miami is the only U.S. city bordered by two national parks: Everglades National Park on the west and Biscayne National Park on the east. Each of the parks is less than an hour driving time from Greater Miami.

The proximity to these two parks is one of the reasons why international and domestic home buyers continue choosing Miami to live, work and play. Another reason is Miami’s commitment to green space. Miami-Dade County boasts one of the largest park systems in the country (260 parks, 12,825 acres).

Parks are essential to the health, well-being and happiness of residents and Miami has long shown a commitment to green spaces. More than 50 years ago, Miami-Dade County created a master plan that concentrated on land acquisition and development for what would become of today’s parks.

This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Redfin recently ranked Miami as the fourth-best U.S. city for national park lovers. According to Redfin, Miami had the shortest travel times to national parks of any other city in the top-10. Few other places in America offer urban living and access to awe-inspiring nature.



From Downtown Miami to a National Park in Minutes

In Downtown Miami, residents can live in a state-of the-art condo and work in the fast-growing urban core of Miami. After work, they can hop on a boat and arrive at Biscayne National Park in a few minutes. There, they will see a living coral reef, shipwrecks, marine life and the combination of four ecosystems (the mangroves, Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys and the coral reef).

Everglades National Park, which is only a 57-minute drive from the urban core of Miami, is another Miami treasure. Crocodiles, manatees, turtles, snakes, herons, alligators and more live across 1.5 million acres at Everglades National Park.



Everglades National Park: A Subtropical Wilderness

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is an important habitat for numerous endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther.

It has been deemed a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance.

Everglades National Park is accessible from Homestead, Miami and Everglades City. Miami residents began trying to preserve the area beginning in the 1920s.

Homestead National Parks Trolley offers a trolley into the park. The Anhinga Trail is one of the park’s most popular trails because of the wildlife viewing. Turtles, herons, egrets and alligators can be spotted there.



Biscayne National Park: The largest Marine Park in the Nation

At 172,000 acres, Biscayne National Park is considerably smaller than Everglades National Park. The majority of Biscayne National Park is accessible only by boat. About 95 percent of the park is underwater, which makes it the largest marine park in the nation.

Guided kayak and canoe trips along the coast are popular here. Manatees, dolphins, jellyfish and even nurse sharks and stingrays are visible.

Elliott Key is the largest key in Biscayne National Park. Elliott Key is the northernmost island of the ancient coral rock that comprises the Florida Keys today.

The boundary of Biscayne National Park comprises the National Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary, which has 2,800 square-nautical miles of protected waters. More than 200 species of tropical fish live here.




South Florida Adding to its Linear Parks, Green Space

Green space can have a revitalizing impact on properties, particularly underutilized ones. As more users gravitate to dedicated green spaces, more commercial investment follows.

When developers improve or build new projects with significant green space, nearby property values are increased and ultimately tax revenue as well.

With that in mind, South Florida developers have plans to add to what is already a significant parks system.

The most publicized upcoming project, The Underline, is a proposed 10-mile long bikeway and linear park that will run underneath the Metrorail tracks in Miami-Dade. The Underline will connect several diverse communities from Dadeland South to Brickell, one of the nation’s largest financial districts. It will improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, create over a hundred acres of open space with restored natural habitats, encourage a healthy lifestyle, provide easily accessible places to exercise, and more. The Underline will increase property values because it will improve the adjacent and connecting property.

The Underline is often compared to New York City’s High Line, a 1.45-mile long elevated linear park. The High Line had a significant impact on property values. The High Line, which had its first section open to the public in 2009, generated $3 billion in real estate development and an additional $1 billion in tax revenue after its creation. High Line Designer James Corner Field Operations has been hired by Miami-Dade County to design Miami’s Underline.

Two other Miami projects, River Landing and Biscayne Line, will feature green space. River Landing Shops and Residences, a $300 million mixed-use development along the Miami River, is setting aside one acre of waterfront space to create a linear park. The Related Group and ArquitectonicaGeo are also proposing a linear waterfront park in Miami. The Biscayne Line, which will span three miles in Edgewater, will include benches, art and shade trees.



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