Are you relocating to Miami? Do you have questions about it? You’ve come to the right place.
Moving to Miami is a big decision. For many, it’s often as exciting as it is overwhelming — primarily due to the sheer amount of planning necessary. Where do you start? How can you ensure the moving day goes smoothly? What are some essential factors to consider before you decide where to live?
We came up with this 2-part guide to help make your relocation a success from the second you land on South Beach!
What You Need To Do Before Relocating to Miami
Get acquainted with the area
Miami has many great neighborhoods, and there are many factors to consider in deciding which is best for you. Learn about the neighborhoods you want to live in and what they offer and lack. Some of the best neighborhoods in Miami include Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Key Biscayne.
You can find information about these neighborhoods online or by asking those who live there.
Ask questions about local laws and regulations
Some cities require homeowners’ association fees, while others do not. The more you know about your community, the more likely you will find a neighborhood that suits your tastes and styles.
Look into schools in your area
There are many different schools in Miami-Dade County, including public, private, and charter schools. You can search for school options by district or by name on the district website’s school finder page.
Miami’s public school district includes:
Some of the top-rated private schools in Miami include:
Some charter schools include:
Set up your utilities and get settled in
Before you do anything else, contact your utility companies and let them know when you’ll move into your new home. Most companies have online tools that will allow you to schedule service appointments.
- Electricity: Account opening is available online through Florida Power & Light Co.
- Water: Visit Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department’s online portal to apply for water and sewer service.
- Trash and Recycling: You can take care of your garbage or hire a company to do it for you. Visit Miami-Dade County’s trash and recycling website to begin your search.
- Telephone, Internet, and Cable: You can choose from Xfinity’s bundled internet packages or contact Dish for your custom TV package needs. You can also check this list of Miami’s top cable and internet providers.
Ready to move to Miami?
So there you have it, folks — part 1 of our guide to moving to Miami. We hope this helped you start your new life in the sunshine state.
Check out part 2, where we’ll review your transportation options and the other service providers you need in Miami. You can also check our recent posts for more information on what Miami offers!
And if you’re considering moving here but still have questions about what it’s like living in Miami, call us at 305-850-6433 or click here for our contact page—we’d be glad to help!
Thanks for visiting!