Are you thinking of moving to Florida and are trying to decide if you want a big city or small beach town lifestyle? Then this video is for you!
We are taking Florida’s most popular cities and comparing them to our hometown, Vero Beach, to help YOU decide which city you should call home. Here are the Top 3 things to consider when choosing between Vero Beach and Miami.
Miami is infamously known as the most expensive city in Florida. Cost of living is only about 14% higher than the national average, but housing is 44% higher. Miami is getting more expensive everyday as many people give into the big city by the beach appeal and move down to South Florida. Vero Beach on the other hand is considered a hidden gem. We are undervalued because not many people know about us. Homes and condos are located oceanfront, riverfront, on a golf course, acreage and everywhere in between. So whichever your lifestyle, you can find a home to fit your needs. Median home value is $330,000 which makes it still a very affordable place to live, especially for a beach town. Miami is warm all year round and the temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The summers may get a bit humid for some people, but it’s manageable outside of July and August.
Miami residents do have to deal with Hurricanes, being on the east coast and close to the equator Miami is prone to hurricanes and strong thunderstorms. Vero Beach is warm all year around, but temperatures will dip as low as the 40s during the winter months. So if you still want to wear cozy Christmas sweaters without the snow, Vero Beach is for you! Another great pro is that Vero Beach does not see very many hurricanes. While we do experience a rainy season as the rest of Florida does, it is rare for us to experience major storms or hurricanes. Vero Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean, which brings in cool breezes to our warm beaches and waves perfect for surfers. Locals tend to steer clear of the beach during the colder months, but you’ll find the beach hustling and bustling for most of the year. While the beaches are a favorite for locals, Vero Beach’s small town atmosphere means the beaches are never crowded and there’s always plenty of easily accessible free parking. So, if you’re looking for a nice open beach to enjoy peaceful sunrise yoga, Vero Beach is for you! Miami on the other hand is a huge tourist attraction. Especially during the summer months and spring break, locals experience a lot of frustration from the influx of tourism. A pro to living in a touristy town is all of the great amenities. Miami’s culinary scene features some of the US’s best Cuban, Mexican and Caribbean food. As well as some of the best nightlife and many career opportunities with many major companies headquartered in downtown Miami. Vero does offer a nice variety of locally owned restaurants, but they don’t compare in number and variety compared to Miami (yet Vero’s options are increasing). And as we continue to grow so do our career opportunities!
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