In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being deemed “essential business” by the governor of the state of Florida, we want to assure you, our loyal customers, that Pro Movers Miami has, and always will,put the safety of our team and that of our customers first and foremost. We are committed to following all best practices and guidelines for sanitation and for cleanliness, and are taking all of the necessary precautions as we proceed to service your move. To that end, extensive measures are being taken wherever possible to combat the spread of this virus, while still being safe and efficient as we continue to provide you with the first-class, five star moving experience that you have come to expect of us. Here are some of the proactive measures we’ve implemented and will continue to implement:

  • All estimates are being provided over the phone, virtually, on-line or via email until further notice.
  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
  • Our crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer for your protection and theirs.
  • We have put into effect social distancing measures, and although we have always valued the professionalism and respect that comes along with a good introductory handshake and a departing thank you, we ask for your understanding that for the safety and well-being of everyone, there’ll be no handshake or touching of any kind.
  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally appreciated.
  • Owners / office staff will be working around the clock from home with complete access for our team and our customers via phone, email and text.

Again, thank you for choosing Pro Movers Miami, it is our sincere pleasure to serve you. Our Promise to you, and no matter what circumstances, is to continue to deliver the 5 stars moving service that our customers depend on. Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free, Text is always the quickest, and we are literally her for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!

Best Miami neighborhoods for expats

Miami. The great city of sunny beaches and parties. Endless shoreline lined with palm trees is enough to leave everyone indifferent. We all wish to live in a place of constant warm weather. A place where you never talk about the weather because it never changes. It is always 30 degrees and sunny. In this city of indoor culture, it is important to have a nice house or apartment in a nice neighborhood. Especially if you are moving to Miami from another country. You need to find a neighborhood that will accommodate your new American lifestyle with a slowly rising curve when it comes to adaptability. This is the essence of this article. What are the best Miami neighborhoods for expats? Read on and you will find out!

What is an expat?

Most of you are probably aware of the meaning of the word, but it is better to make it clear at the beginning. “An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their native country.” (Wikipedia) This is mostly done due to better business opportunities, and a better lifestyle. It is different from an immigrant, because, immigrants are exclusively permanent dwellers in the new country, while expats may return to their home country, due to their dual citizenship.

Luxury living in Miami

If you are a well-situated expat, you should consider one of these neighborhoods as they are the financial quarter of the city. However, you still may end up on the waiting list, because of the high demand for accommodation in these areas.

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A luxurious lifestyle awaits!

South Beach

South Beach is one of those neighborhoods that come to mind when you think about Miami. Long, sunny beaches, lots of lively people going about their lives, and a lot of parties, clubs, and malls. The neighborhood has some of the best Art Deco style buildings and will impress anyone who gazes upon them.  However, the area is often crowded and there are a low amount of houses. It is mostly apartments and condos. So, if you want a big, comfortable house, this is not the neighborhood for you. The public traffic network is very well developed, so many people just choose not to even buy a car. If you want a fast lifestyle full of fun and parties, by all means, move to this neighborhood.

Brickell

This is the “Manhattan” part of Miami. The financial center of the city. People feel this because of the very urban lifestyle and tall skyscrapers. If you want to pursue a career in finance and economy, this is the neighborhood for you. This neighborhood offers a lot to expats because of its cosmopolitan feel. Living close to your office is a thing everyone should consider. Other than that, you will have a great view of the Biscayne Bay where you can do recreational activities. Filled with the best boutiques and restaurants, this will accommodate all those who want a luxurious lifestyle. However, that kind of lifestyle is not cheap. The average rent in Brickell is $2.275, making it the most expensive neighborhood in Miami.

Family life in Miami

If you have a family, it is important to live in a neighborhood with big family houses, and good schools. By doing this you will ensure a good upbringing for your children which is of the utmost importance. Here are some of the neighborhoods which are the best for a family life.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is one of those relaxed family neighborhoods, but still not void of the rush of a city life. Home to hippies and drifters during the 1960s, the area has developed into a neighborhood filled with modern homes. It is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Miami, other than Coral Gables. The area is filled with parks and bike trails and it is fully walkable. You should not need a car or a bus to get to anywhere within the neighborhood.  The people within the neighborhood are a mix of young families and senior citizens. The rent price is $1,611 which is about the same as the city average. The neighborhood also features the Coconut Grove Playhouse, one of Miami’s best-known theaters.

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Get used to this, when you move to Miami, dreams become reality!

Coral Gables

Another neighborhood filled with parks and good schools are the Coral Gables. There are a lot of houses here, many which qualify as estates, but smaller, cheaper houses can be found as well. It also has a lot of Spanish influences in an architecture similar to Coconut Grove. There are also condos available if you opt for that. This is the home of the University of Miami, which is a great feature when you consider your child’s education. Other than that there are many parks filled with canals, and people usually refer to this part of the city as City Beautiful. The average rent in this neighborhood is $2,066, which is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Miami, but if you are well-situated, it is one of the best areas to start a new life with your children.

Pinecrest

This neighborhood is deemed by many, as the best neighborhood for families with kids. A very big park system with a lot of good private and public schools will leave no one indifferent. Pinecrest Gardens is the crown jewel of the whole park system featuring over 1,000 varieties of exotic tropical plants and trees. The average rent in Pinecrest is $1,698, which is a little bit more than the city average.

Conclusion

Miami is a great city when it comes to moving as an expat. It offers a lot of business and education possibilities. If you are moving to Florida, Miami is probably your best bet. The biggest city in the state, with constant warm weather, long sunny beaches, and huge skyscrapers gracing the skyline. A life of opportunity awaits, you just have to seize it. Hopefully, this article was helpful in deciding the best Miami neighborhoods for expats. Good luck with your move!

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Huge skyscrapers grazing the skyline!