Miami metropolitan area

Satellite imagery of the Miami Metropolitan Area
Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dade County, April 2005
Fort Lauderdale
West Palm Beach
An aerial view of Downtown Miami
The Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Downtown Miami is the headquarters of the Miami-Dade County government.
The urban neighborhood of Brickell in Downtown Miami contains the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.
The former Miami Herald headquarters in Downtown Miami. The Miami Herald is the largest newspaper in South Florida with a circulation of 73,181.
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Julia Tuttle Causeway (I-195) connects Miami and Miami Beach
The Port of Miami is the world's busiest cruise ship port.
Hard Rock Stadium, home field of the Miami Dolphins of the NFL and the University of Miami Hurricanes of college football
DRV PNK Stadium, home stadium of Inter Miami of the MLS
FTX Arena, home of the Miami Heat of the NBA
Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins of the MLB
BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers
FAU Stadium, home of the Florida Atlantic Owls
Riccardo Silva Stadium, home of the FIU Panthers
University of Miami in Coral Gables

Ninth largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world with a 2020 population of 6.138 million people.

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Hollywood, Florida

City in southern Broward County, Florida, United States, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

The skyline of Hollywood, Florida
A photo of Hollywood Beach taken in late October 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic
City Hall, Hollywood, Florida, 2010
A Tri-Rail Commuter Train at Sheridan Street Station.

Hollywood is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

Palm Beach County, Florida

County located in the southeastern part of the State of Florida and lies directly north of Broward County and Miami-Dade County.

The Jupiter lighthouse situated in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area
The Royal Poinciana Hotel in 1900
A montage of images of impact by the Okeechobee hurricane
The "butterfly ballot" used during the 2000 election in Palm Beach County
Hurricane Wilma over South Florida on October 24, 2005
The ship Providencia, wrecked off the coast of Florida, in 1878.
View of Lake Okeechobee from Pahokee
Tri-Rail Commuter Train at West Palm Beach Amtrak/Tri-Rail Station
Palm Beach County Park Lantana Airport
Map of incorporated cities
Southeastern Palm Beach County (from Boca Raton to Boynton Beach, including Town Center Mall), seen from the International Space Station

Palm Beach County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018.

West Palm Beach, Florida

City in and the county seat of Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

Old city hall and jail
West Palm Beach in the 1880s
West Palm Beach in the 1960s
West Palm Beach skyline in 2010
The Grassy Waters Preserve
West Palm Beach skyline from the north
Clematis Street
Comeau Building, Clematis Street
West Palm Beach City Hall
Original Palm Beach Junior College building
Palm Beach Atlantic University lies along the Intracoastal Waterway Lake Worth Lagoon
The exterior of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum
Harriet Himmel Theater
SunFest is Florida's largest waterfront music festival
I-95/PBIA Interchange, Downtown WPB in background
The historic Seaboard Air Line Station serves both Amtrak and Tri-Rail
The Water Taxi is means of transportation in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 6,138,333 people in 2020.

Boca Raton, Florida

City in southern Palm Beach County, Florida.

Boca Raton Resort
North Boca Raton, Florida
West Boca Raton, Florida
Mizner's Administrative Buildings, which still stand and are in use.
Boca Corporate Center & Campus, one of IBM's research labs where the IBM PC was created.
Palmetto Park Road and Mizner Boulevard intersection.
Boca Raton old Town Hall, built in 1927 (photo 2011)
Boca Raton, seen from the International Space Station.
The Aiken House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Beach entrance in Boca Raton.
Office Depot's corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.
Boca Raton High School
Pope John Paul II High School is a Catholic school located in Boca Raton.
Boca Raton Airport
Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station
Lake Boca Raton
Boca Raton Old City Hall
Boca Raton Inlet Bridge
Boca Express Train Museum (previously Florida East Coast Railway station)
Boca Raton Synagogue
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Pearl City
Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex

Boca Raton is 45 mi north of Miami and is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which had a population of 6,012,331 people as of 2015.

Jupiter, Florida

Northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Jupiter, FL, USA - panoramio
Jupiter Community High School

It is 84 miles north of Miami, and the northernmost community in the Miami metropolitan area, home to 6,012,331 people in a 2015 Census Bureau estimate.


Natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large drainage basin within the Neotropical realm.

This map made by the U.S. military shows the term "Everglades" was in use by 1857.
A satellite image of the Everglades, taken in March, 2019
Limestone formations in South Florida. Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Predevelopment flow direction of water from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Hurricane Charley in 2004 moving ashore on South Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast
A storm over the Shark River in the Everglades, 1966
Photo:Charles Barron / State Library and Archives of Florida
Uneven limestone formations in an Everglades sawgrass prairie
Major landscape types in the Everglades before human action. Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Alligator in the Everglades.
In a tropical hardwood hammock, trees are very dense and diverse.
A pond in The Big Cypress
Red mangrove trees bordering a tidal estuary in the Everglades
A clump of mangroves in the distance, Florida Bay at Flamingo
Seminoles made their home in the Everglades
Map of the Everglades in 1856: Military action during the Seminole Wars improved understanding of the features of the Everglades
Hamilton Disston's land sale notice
A canal lock in the Everglades Drainage District around 1915
A sign advertising the completion of the Herbert Hoover Dike
President Harry Truman dedicating Everglades National Park on December 6, 1947.
A 2003 U.S. Geological Survey photo showing the border between Water Conservation Area 3 (bottom) with water, and Everglades National Park, dry (top)
Warnings are placed in Everglades National Park to dissuade people from eating fish due to high mercury content. This warning explicitly mentions bass.
Climbing ferns overtake cypress trees in the Everglades. The ferns act as "fire ladders" that can destroy trees that would otherwise survive fires.
Planned water recovery and storage implementation using CERP strategies
Airboating has become a popular ecotourism attraction in the Everglades
A satellite image of the Everglades, taken in March, 2019

The Miami metropolitan area grew substantially at this time and Everglades water was diverted to cities.

Florida Atlantic University

Public research university with its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida and satellite campuses in Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and Fort Pierce.

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Campus Tower. Florida State AIA 1995 Award Winner designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and John MY Lee Architects

FAU belongs to the 12-campus State University System of Florida and serves South Florida.

University of Miami

Private research university in Coral Gables, Florida.

Lake Osceola on the University of Miami campus with the Miami skyline in the background, May 2022
The iconic U statue, which stands nearly seven feet high and weighs nearly 1,000 pounds, on the University of Miami campus, March 2020
Miami Herbert Business School, one of the nation's top-ranked business schools, on the University of Miami campus, September 2020
Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus, October 2015
The main gate entrance to the University of Miami campus, May 2022
Shalala Student Center looking over Lake Osceola on the University of Miami campus, September 2020
Lakeside Village, a University of Miami residential complex of 25 interconnected buildings, with Lake Osceola in the foreground, September 2020
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, the primary teaching hospital of the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the largest hospital in the United States with 1,547 beds
The Applied Marine Physics Building at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, September 2007
Walkway leading to the Otto G. Richter Library on the University of Miami campus, April 2006
The Richter Library (in background) with University Foote Green and the U Statue (in foreground) on the University of Miami campus, November 2020
The F.G. Walton Smith, a research catamaran, at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, May 2022
The distinctive Seminole patchwork jackets worn by members of the University of Miami's Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor bestowed by the university.
University of Miami mascot Sebastian the Ibis makes the signature "The U" hand gesture, December 2007
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the home field for the five-time national champion Miami Hurricanes football team, January 2020
Jimmy Johnson and the 1987 Miami Hurricanes football team present Ronald Reagan with a University of Miami jersey at The White House after winning their second national championship, January 1988
Watsco Center, which opened in 2003 on the University of Miami campus, is the home arena of the University of Miami's men's and women's basketball teams, May 2009

The university's main campus in Coral Gables spans 240 acres, has over 5700000 sqft of buildings, and is located 7 mi south of downtown Miami, the core of the Miami metropolitan area, the nation's ninth largest and world's 34th largest metropolitan area with a population of 6.158 million people.

South Florida

Southernmost region of the U.S. state of Florida.

Satellite imagery of the Miami Metropolitan Area
Cape Florida Light, a lighthouse on Cape Florida at the south end of Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Constructed in 1825.
The partition of Florida as proposed by Resolution No. 203-14-14297 of the City of South Miami Mayor and City Commission

It includes the populous Miami metropolitan area, the Florida Keys, and other localities.

Indian River County, Florida

County located in the Treasure Coast region of the U.S. state of Florida.

Vero Beach

Indian River County comprises the Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, Florida, Combined Statistical Area.