Moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami, FL

Moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami, Florida

With a melting pot of cultures, beautiful beaches and a thriving economy, Miami is a great place to live! Sitting on the majestic Atlantic coast, Miami has a population of 408,568, and although it isn’t the largest city in Florida, its metro area is the eighth largest in the country with a population of around 5.5 million! Additionally, Miami is a leader in commerce, culture, finance, media, entertainment and more, all of which have boosted the city’s economy! If you’re moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami, you’re on your way to a fun, exciting adventure!

Getting from Washington, D.C. to Miami

Miami is over 1,000 miles from Washington, D.C., so if you’re considering driving yourself when moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami, know that you’ll be on the road for around 15-16 hours. Since you’ll be traveling for a while, you might want to make it a little more interesting by stopping at a few cities along the way! Check out Richmond, VA, where you can see the Virginia Fine Arts Museum and the Science Museum of Virginia and Savannah, GA, where you can see the many beautiful historic homes and parks that line the streets!

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Miami’s Climate

One of the best perks of moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami is getting to experience Miami’s amazing climate. Unlike the hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters that Washington, D.C. experiences, Miami experiences hot, humid summers and very mild, warm winters. Average highs in the summer usually get up into the low 90s while average lows in the winter only drop into the high 50s. Although snow is virtually nonexistent in Miami, the city receives an abundance of rainfall with an average of 61.9 inches annually! It’s also important to know that hurricanes are a threat to the city with mid-August through September being the most likely time for Miami to be hit.

Public Transit in Miami

Miami has the state’s highest transit ridership, so if you’re planning on using public transportation to get around when moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami, you’ll be joining 17% of Miamians! Miami-Dade Transit operates the Metrorail, which is rapid transit, the Metromover, which is a people mover in the downtown area and Metrobus, which is the city’s bus system. Additionally, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority provides Tri-Rail which is a commuter rail system that provides 18 stops along the tri-county area!

Education in Miami

Whether you’re looking for public, private or higher education when moving from Washington, D.C. to Miami, you’re sure to find it in Miami! Public education in Miami is provided by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which serves the entire county and is the largest school district in the state with almost 400 schools and over 340,000 students! Miami is also home to many Roman Catholic, Jewish and non-denominational private schools, some of which are co-educational while others are all-boys or all-girls schools as well as several nonsectarian private schools.

Things to Do in Miami

Like, Washington, D.C., Miami has so many things to do from outdoor activities to the arts! First, you definitely must check out the sunny beaches in the Miami area which include Miami Beach, South Beach, which is part of Miami Beach, Crandon Park Beach, Sunny Isles/Golden Beach and North Shore Park Beach!

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll want to go to some games from the NBA’s Miami Heat, the Miami Dolphins of the NFL, the Florida Panthers of the NHL and the MLB’s Miami Marlins!

The performing arts are also popular in Miami with several performing arts venues in the city including the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the second largest performing arts center in the country! Additionally, professional performing arts groups in Miami include Miami City Ballet, the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami Symphony Orchestra!

Welcome to “The Gateway to the Americas”! You’re going to love moving from Washington D.C. to Miami!