If you are looking to relocate to a warmer climate, obviously the main inspiration for your move is a search for high temperatures and sunny skies. Perhaps you are being courted by the idea of an ocean breeze, a busy night-life, a neighborhood rich in art and music. If all of these things sound like attributes of a place you could call home, you may want to look for your next home in the great city of Miami.
There are many different reasons people choose to relocate to Miami. Diverse culture, interesting jobs, the energy of a fast paced beach community, and a lively art scene are just a few of the reasons people love it in this great city. If you are looking for even more aesthetically pleasing reasons to consider purchasing Miami real estate, the architecture will speak for itself.
Miami architecture is about as Art Deco as it gets. The term “Art Deco” came straight from France. It was first used in 1925, at the ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes’ in Paris. This modern look was originally created to change the look of some prominent communities throughout Europe, but the look became all the rage, and made its way to the states, overtaking the architectural styles of Miami, Florida.
If you want an easy to recall example of what Miami Art Deco looks like, think of the bright, pastel colors of the buildings in scenes from Miami Vice. Bold colors and complex zig-zag architectural features adorn many buildings. The lines on buildings and their attributes are stark. This actually originated in ancient Egyptian tombs. The Egyptians felt these features would amuse the ‘sleeping kings’ and in the 1920’s, the architects inspired by these designs saw them as symbols of extravagance.
Extravagance was embraced tightly in the 20’s and Art Deco found it’s place easily in Miami culture. Architecture took on the same bold qualities as much of the fashion and jewelry of the time: bold color, abstract but stern lines and complex patterns.
In the 1950’s-60’s, when Art Deco picked up steam in Miami under the name Miami Modernist Architecture, the indulgent American culture of the advertising and entertainment industries was well suited with the particular style of Architecture, giving Miami a unique look that has managed to hold its own for the past 50+ years.
Miami real estate is a great choice for anyone looking to live in a city that shows as much independence and creativity as they store in their mind. If you are an artist, musician, writer, or you simply love the fine arts and fine design, Miami is a place that you will feel welcomed and at home.
The beautiful and unique design of Miami gives its residents the freedom to express themselves, and feel a part of something original, contemporary, and real. Few cities boast such originality.
When looking at homes in Miami, be sure to explore each neighborhood for the one that best suits your needs. The city of Miami has a Neighborhood Guide, provided by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
With Miami real estate, there is something for everyone! Take a trip down, enjoy the sun and the sights, and find the place that’s right for you!