Why Did I (and Many Others) Relocate to Miami?

Florida Has No Income or Capital Gains Tax

  • Property taxes are high. Florida’s average real property tax rate is 0.98%, which is slightly lower than the U.S. average of 1.08%. Although there are some exemptions to lighten the load, Florida has some of the highest property taxes in the country.
  • Florida has a 6% sales tax on most goods and services (except for clothing). With 2.9% being the lowest sales tax rate in CO and 7.25% being the highest in CA, Florida still swings to the higher end of the spectrum.
  • The traffic is as bad as they say in Miami and you might want to avoid driving South between 7–9 am and North between 3:30 pm — 7:00 pm.

The Weather is Excellent, With Beautiful Beaches and Tons Of Fun Things To Do Outside Year-Round

Miami is a Hub for Real Estate, Crypto, and Venture Capital

There’s No Other City Like Miami Anywhere In The World

It’s hard to beat the beauty of this city.



Derek Distenfield currently travels the world investing in resilient teams bold enough to #GoGlobal as the COO and Co-founder of GSD Venture Studios.

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