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on 11 Mar 2019
Hi there I have been offered a two-year work contract in Miami starting in July 2019. My main concern is trying to find the right area to live in and the best school for my children. What are the most popular areas for English-speaking expats in the city? Will the fact that my children can't speak Spanish make the adjustment more difficult for them? Thanks in advance for the help!
EmmanuelleJ on 12 Mar 2019 - 15:23

Hi, we moved to Miami with our two young children two years ago and everyone has adjusted very well without dominating the Spanish language. It will be an opportunity to pick it up though and children do so very quickly. Sometimes commute can be crazy so I would suggest you live and find a school within the same neighborhood, not too far from your work location. I do not know where you are coming from, but I am sure the children will enjoy the warm weather and being close to the beach. However keep in mind that July is one of the hottest months in Miami and hurricane season begins. Expect rainy days and hot humid weather. Starting late October until late April, it is paradise! Hope this helps:)


miamiglobalrelo on 15 Apr 2019 - 15:43


How exciting to receive a 2 year contract to work in Miami!  Although Spanish is prevalent in Miami, there are many families who move here that only speak English. I have found that children adjust quite well, and will learn also pick up the Spanish language quickly.

As far as the right areas to live, it will depend on your home requirements, schooling (private or public?) and desired commute time to work.   Pinecrest, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove are known to be attractive family neighborhoods.

I have lived here for 10 years, and relocating people to Miami is what I do.  Would love to chat with you more to see how I can help you find the best community and schools for your family! For more information

Kat Longmire

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