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Your Guide on Arriving to Florida With Style

Moving to Miami is a dream come true for many Americans. It has gorgeous beaches,...
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Moving to Miami is a dream come true for many Americans. It has gorgeous beaches, warm winters, a vibrant mix of cultures, and arguably the best nightlife in the United States. You may even be wondering why you didn’t move there sooner.

If you’re not a Florida native, then you’re going to have to make a lot of adjustments to get acclimated to your new home. Miami is like a world unto itself but doesn’t worry, we’re here to help you arrive in Florida with style.

Your AC will be the most important appliance in your house.

If you’ve never spent a summer in Miami, then you’re in for a treat of sweltering heat. It’s the kind of heat where you can see waves rising from the pavement or steam rising from concrete after the brief respite of summer rain.

Having reliable air conditioning in Miami is fundamental to your happiness and the ability of your family to stand each other. To keep your home from becoming a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie, be sure to get regular maintenance checks on your air conditioning system. Direct AC has been performing in-depth AC inspections in the Miami area for over 20 years. With regular maintenance checks, they can prevent small problems from becoming ones that kill your air conditioning. Trust us, you’re going to want reliable air.

If you’re moving to a colder place, you need a new wardrobe.

Guess what you’re never going to need in Miami? Snow boots and a sweater. The southern tip of Florida tends to experience winters in the mid-70s to mid-80s, which is why Miami is such a popular travel destination. If you’re moving there from a town with cold weather, then your whole wardrobe full of a sweater for every day and sneakers probably needs to go. There’s a reason Bermuda shirts and spaghetti-straps are the fashion in Miami.

One of the great things about the weather there is that it’s always sundress season. If you’re an Aquarius and like to wear light, airy outfits for your zodiac sign, then you don’t even have to check the weather to see if it’s a good day for it. Just remember to wear sunscreen and keep an umbrella. Whether you’re an earth sign or a fire sign, make sure that your ensemble ad accessories go with your personal style and keep you cool in the Miami heat.

Start going to the gym.

Looks aren’t everything but in Miami, aesthetic appeal means a little more than it does in most other cities. You can’t blame Miami for that — it’s always either warm or hot, so people aren’t big on wearing clothes there.

It only makes sense that a city like Miami with so many beaches would also have a lot of people with beach bodies. If you really want to arrive in Miami in style, then you need to start getting in shape. Because people in Miami are more conscious about their physique than in other cities, the gym is also a great place to make new friends. Plus, those newly toned muscles will help show off the silhouette of that new ensemble you just bought for your move.

Get great homeowner’s insurance.

As great as Miami is, no city is perfect, and Miami isn’t the exception. Before you move there, you need to know that hurricanes love the weather in Miami too.

Don’t let hurricanes deter you from building an exciting life for yourself in one of the most lively cities in the world — just be smart about preparing for what you know is coming. When shopping for homeowners insurance, make sure that you have coverage for wind, water, and flood damage. Cover all your bases so that you’re not left holding the bag if a hurricane damages your home.

Living in Miami isn’t like being a tourist in Miami.

More than likely, the reason you’re moving to Miami is that you’ve been there before and had an amazing time there. But while you were there, you also saw that Miami was more than just sun, beaches, nightclubs, and sportscars — it’s a city teeming with opportunity.

If you’re moving to Miami for business or career opportunities or just because it’s a better place for your family, don’t lose sight of your priorities. Living in Miami is nothing like being a tourist. You have to learn how to balance the fun with your responsibilities. You’d be crazy to live in a city so beautiful and energetic and not enjoy it, but don’t have so much fun that you forget how to adult.

A Colorado to Boston transplant, Nadine is a writer for Mitzi’s Cafe. When Nadine is not on set as an assistant stylist for multiple photographers and publications, she is cooking up a storm or hosting a killer dinner party.
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