Here is some info on Miami
The City of Miami known as the â€œMagic Cityâ€ is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the worldâ€™s renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life.
Whether you are a resident, visitor or business owner, the City of Miami welcomes you to the shiny City under the sun. Centrally located in a bustling urban area that is bursting with new developments, residential homes and eye catching attractions, Miami is truly a world class destination. Rich with history, Miami has 13 different neighborhoods that contain several historical locations and landmarks. Each neighborhood is fully equipped with full service parks,fire and police stations and a Neighborhood Enhancement Team center.
Since its foundation, barely 108 years ago, Miami has gone through times of turmoil and triumph. However, its increasingly diverse population has been able to turn a tourist oriented city into a glowing, cosmopolitan, international metropolis.
From the beginning, Miamiâ€™s rich sub-tropical abundance, its sun, sand and beautiful beaches have attracted seekers and dreamers. The Tequesta Indians found this land more than 10,000 years ago and had it all for themselves until the Spanish â€œrediscovered" it again in the 16th century.
In the 19th century, wreckers from the Bahamas came to South Florida and the keys to hunt for the remains of an international array of ships that crashed into the Great Florida Reef. At about the same time, the Seminole Indians, along with a group of runaway slaves came to Florida.
In 1891, a plucky widow named Julia Tuttle moved to Florida and purchased 640 acres of land on the north bank of the Miami River. Tuttle later talked wealthy railroad builder Henry Flagler into extending his railroad into Miami, building a luxury hotel and laying out a new town. These developments resulted in the birth of a new city. The City of Miami was incorporated on July 28, 1896.