Now more than ever, Miami is welcoming many new residents moving from other states. Miami is a desirable place to live for many reasons. First, it is a tax-friendly state, which appeals to people living in higher-tax states such as New York. Second, the quality of life in Miami is incredible. The Magic City is full of culture, arts, entertainment, in addition to its beautiful weather and world renowned beaches. Miami has many neighborhoods to choose from, and picking the right one is important if you are planning on a big move. However, due to the pandemic and other factors, traveling might not be possible right now. Therefore, here are some tips to choose the right Miami neighborhood for you without traveling to see it:
1- Research all of your options
Because Miami has so many neighborhoods, you should do some research in order to narrow down your options. Many Miami neighborhoods have social media accounts and online communities to connect with residents. For example, here is Aventura’s active Instagram account, and Sunny Isles’ website. Research the neighborhoods based on your lifestyle needs such as your work location, schools nearby, etc.
2- Use technology to explore the neighborhoods
Right now, there are many tools available to help you narrow down your options. Using a tool as simple as Google Street View can help you visualize what it would be like to walk the streets of your desired Miami neighborhood. You can also join groups and forums for that neighborhood if you are looking to chat with its residents and see what it’s like to live there.
3- Explore real estate listings
You can learn a lot about a neighborhood by exploring the real estate options in the area. Looking at the homes for sale in a given area can help you get a general vibe of what the neighborhood looks like without having to be there.
4- Work with a real estate agent
If you are planning to move to Miami, working with a real estate agent will be important to find the best fit for you. The right agent will guide you through the process of finding the right neighborhood for you. In addition, if you are unable to travel, they can help you buy giving you virtual tours and resources to make your move as smooth as possible!