Where to buy property in Miami, Florida

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The Art Basel circus arrives in Miami — Florida’s “Magic City” — next week for its 20th anniversary, bringing a high-voltage mix of art dealers, contemporary artists and super-wealthy buyers to Florida. Back in 2002, though, Miami was a cultural backwater, better-known for sun-seeking retirees than a thriving art scene. How things have changed.

Today, Miami has resident companies for ballet, performing arts, opera and orchestra, as well as a multitude of art galleries. These are headed by the waterfront Pérez Art Museum Miami, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, which overlooks Biscayne Bay. From the mesmerising street art at Wynwood Walls to the bold pastels of South Beach’s iconic art deco buildings, this is an electrifying, colour-packed city.

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