Fun facts: Miami!
Thinking about making a move? How about beautiful beaches, cultural diversity and warm winters?
Miami offers a different pace of life to cities like New York or Chicago, and here’s some fun facts that might be of interest!
Miami is the only major U.S. city founded by a woman. Her name was Julia Tuttle, and she made Miami an official spot on the map when she encouraged a railroad mogul to expand in the area in 1896.
The name Miami comes from one of the native tribes that lived in the region in the 1600s and 1700s, the Mayaimi, which means ‘big water’.
Miami Beach is home to the world’s largest collection of art deco architecture.
Enjoy being one with nature? Miami is the only city surrounded by two national parks: Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. The city has more than 800 parks total including these spaces.
The first Burger King opened in Miami in 1954
Swim with the fishes? With more than 50 underwater wreck sites for scuba enthusiasts to explore, Miami was once nicknamed the Wreckreational Diving Capital of the World.
Miami Beach is largely manmade.
It has snowed exactly one time in Miami, according to the city’s official meteorological history. That fateful day was January 19, 1977.
Sun tan lotion was invented in Miami.
Shiver me timbers… did you know Miami was known to be favored by pirates. Famous pirates like Gasparilla, Blackbeard, and Jean Lafitte frequently came to Miami to bury their treasures. People have found gold, silver, and jewelry underground and underwater.
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