Most of the rest of the country is currently blanketed in something called "snow," while we are sitting in short sleeves and flip flops enjoying our 79 degree weather. That obviously has the rest of the country why they don't live somewhere where they can lay on the beach in early February, and today Gawker featured a list of "some warm places to move to," on which Miami garnered a space. Unfortunately we were shocked to learn that Gawker tells their readership, "we shouldn't have to tell you that Miami is over." Are we over?
Average Temperature: 76
Pros: It's got gorgeous art deco architecture and it's near some warm, beautiful, sandy beaches. And it's a cosmopolitan city with many cultures blended together which makes for great cuisine and nightlife. And real estate there is cheap these days.
Cons: It is still in Florida, which is full of old people, rubes, and all other sorts of undesirables (like Bushes). The city was overbuilt during the housing bubble, so if you buy a place, you may never get rid of it. We shouldn't have to tell you that Miami is over.
Unlike, say, Riptide, Gawker has a healthy comment section where they discuss thing other than the writer's poor grasp of basic grammar and lack of editing, and surprisingly the commenters came to our defense.
"Anyone who thinks Miami is over hasn't been there recently or left South Beach long enough to drink the coffee, eat the food, see the art, hear the music and talk to the people. Art Basel anyone? The Florida snark is tired,"
"Everyone I knew in Miami now lives in New York. Everyone I meet from New York wants to move to Miami.
We really ought to set up some sort of formal exchange program," writes Johnny_Carsick.
"Yeah Miami sucks. Don't come here. Lets keep the freeways less congested than they already are," says Bobojuice.
It's nice we have some back-up, yet this isn't the first time we've heard someone say Miami is over. Maybe that's because a lot of out-of-towners equate Miami with South Beach.
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