Districts, History and Climate
There are about 20 districts in the Miami, Florida area. These are Allapatah, Bay Point, Brickell Key, Coconut Grove, Design District, Downtown Miami, Flagami, Coral Way, Jewelry District, Liberty City. Little Havana, Little Haiti, MiMo District, Midtown District, Morningside District, Overtown District, Upper Eastside, Watson Island, and Wynwood Art District.
To mention a few, the Brickell District is located in the south part of Miami. Here you will find well developed infrastructure like condominiums, offices, shops and commercial arcades, restaurants and coffee shops. The estimated populations of Brickell is over 6000, while the average income of a resident settles around $120,000 per annum.
There are two parts to Brickell – the Upper Brickell and the Lower Brickell. The Upper Brickell is mainly the financial part of Brickell while the Lower side is mainly residential.
The Downtown District boasts of having several tourist attractions like the Miami Childreen’s Museum, The Bayfront Park, Miami Skylift and the Parrot Jungle Island.
Little Haiti is in a world of its own. Here you can feel the influence of the Haitian art and culture. This is their corner in the US and the Haitians that live in this area is a little over 33,000.
Another interesting district is the Little Havana which houses mainly Cuban and Latin American influences. Today, the community has spread to include Puerto Ricans and Nicaraguans.
The history of Florida shows how the city grew from a very large lake inhabited by Native Americans, to a place controlled by Spain for 250 years, then sold to the United States for $5 million. In 1896, the city of Miami was incorporated with just about 344 voters. However it was the start of a brand new beginning for Miami.
The real estate boom in 1920 started a tourism industry that grew to such large proportions that we see today. Miami is one of the top tourist destinations in Flporida, and the United States.
The Climate of Miami is semi tropical which would explain why so many tourists enjoy coming to this city. There are extreme weather at times due to hurricanes. Generally speaking Miami only gets about 60 inches of rain a year. The hottest months are July and August. Surprisingly though they are also two of the wettest months.
Many people think that Miami is a hot place to be in but the on the average the highest temperature in Miami is only 89.8 degrees Fahrenheit. On January 19, 1977, woe and behold, Miami experienced it first snow in history! It actually was not a lot of snow, just light flurries. Since then, there have been no sign of snow yet.
Not surprisingly. Miami gets a lot of tourists during the winter months because of the very good weather they have. The days are sunny but not hot nor humid, and the nights are a welcome cool temperature that makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors .