Miami, Florida, is located along the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern tip of United States. The
warm tropical weather
draws thousands of sun worshippers escaping the harsh winters of the eastern states and northern
Canada. Tourism is
a major resource in the city that incorporates Miami Beach within its metropolitan boundaries
and lists over five
million people in its census records.
The city exudes prosperity and recreation -- mega cruise ships line the mega
harbor, sailboats float in slips by million dollar homes, and luxury condominiums lie on offshore
islands. Unfortunately, some investors are moving elsewhere, thus the city is financially
strapped. However, its position
as the world's leading cruise ship harbor and gateway to the Caribbean, Central America and
South America remains intact.