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Miami
Miami
Florida
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.

As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million. Miami is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.

In 2012, Miami was classified as an "Alpha−" level world city in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States and 33rd among global cities in terms of business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets, and citywide recycling programs.

According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's seventh-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America" and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality. Miami has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises.

Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnology industries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World", has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.

Metropolitan Miami is also a major tourism hub in the southeastern U.S. for international visitors, ranking number two in the country after New York City.

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People are not friendly, language barrier - mainly Spanish is the language, public transportation very poor and now being worked on, healthcare is good, could be better, cost of living high persons in comparison to wages earned, over 55 will find it very difficult to get a job, You must know Spanish to work in 95 % of businesses, community engagements are there but lean to Spanish population mainly. All in all, I would not recommend this city as friendly to English speaking persons.
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Age friendly, centrally located, multicultural, accessibility, safe, local residents include professionals, laborers, students, schools, colleges, malls, grocery stores, police presence.
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Lack of public teransportation, population density, high cost of living Miami has beecome a city for the millennial age group. Driving is downright dangerous as there is no regard for the rights of others.
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People think of Miami as a place to have fun, beautiful people, celebrities, but at the same time, being a melting pot of different nationalities, any problems are more emphasize in Social Media.
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An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them. you know as you age comes the fear of illness or strokes and will I be able to walk to the store for food and so on....Unfriendly maybe Noise and traffic and no busess line.

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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