On average, 53% of the Miami residents actually
speak good English. The other 47% speak Spanish,
Creole, French, German, Hebrew, Portuguese, or
some other foreign language dialect. Thatís an amazing amount when you think about
the fact that this is just one small part of
Florida with all of these different languages
and cultures stuffed into one metropolitan area.
So that brings around the question of housing
for all these people. South Florida has a total
of around 2.3 million housing units right now.
This helps people to understand why this record
breaking building boom is going on throughout
the area. Shortage of housing is definitely a
problem when you
are dealing with a population
that is growing each year at an alarming rate.
How many people can Miami honestly fit into this
tiny nook of Florida? The answer was solved a
few years ago when the first new skyscrapers
began construction. Since the area didnít have
the land to expand any further outwards, the
Miami-Dade County board decided that it was best
to expand upwards.
This idea is obviously working out as planned
because most of the residential skyscrapers that
have been completed have already sold out of all
of their units. Even the buildings that are
still under constructed are 70% or more spoken
for and they arenít set to be completed for
another year or two.
In just three short years, Miami changed from
retirement village to posh and chic city. The
plans that this city has laid out for themselves
over the next 10 years will definitely be
something that will be listed in the history
books to come.