Is It True That LA is Better Than Miami? We Matched Up the Cities to Find Out

    

Miami Versus LA: Which City Is Better? We Compared Them to Find Out

By The Editors | April 30, 2016 | Home & Real Estate

Some say the west coast is the best coast, but Miami always brings the heat.

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Rush hour starts at noon and ends at midnight, and don’t even bother getting on the highway (unless you’re driving a white Ford Bronco).

TRAFFIC


People start complaining about traffic at noon and don’t bother getting on the highway unless they can afford the $10 SunPass lane.

Hot spots like Bootsy Bellows and Blind Dragon may pack the house with cool kids, but bedtime comes early as everything closes at 2 AM.

NIGHTLIFE


Clubs like LIV , Story, Wall, and Rockwell don’t even hit their stride until 2 AM, and at the 24/7 destination E11even, there is no such thing as bedtime.

Everybody rents in LA, unless you live in the Valley… or someone’s pool house.

REAL ESTATE


Lots of zeros and commas.

Soho House West Hollywood is the chic, trendy hot spot where you’ll find celebrities and stiff cocktails.

PRIVATE CLUBS


Soho Beach House is the chic, trendy hot spot where you’ll find celebrities and stiff cocktails… as well as two pools, a private beachfront, a gym, a spa, and a hotel.

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is running The Apprentice.

POLITICS


Former Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio made waves running for president of the United States.

Films like L.A. Story, Swingers, and Entourage focus on the sunny weather, the eternal traffic, and the Hollywood struggle.

CLAIMS TO FAME


Films like Scarface, Cocaine Cowboys, and Bad Boys focus on the shady characters, the eternal con, and the Miami smuggle.

The Lakers have Jack Nicholson sitting courtside and a Shaquille O’Neal statue going up outside the arena next season.

SPORTS


The Heat have DJ Khaled Snapchatting courtside and a Shaquille O’Neal retired jersey going up inside the arena next season.

Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign, and the Walk of Fame.

LANDMARKS


Vizcaya, the Coppertone sign, and the daily South Beach walk of shame.

A slow hike up Runyon Canyon or a trek up the Santa Monica Stairs looking for celebrities.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY


Relaxing on the beach or lounging on a yacht looking for tranquility.

High-end retail on Rodeo Drive makes for an expensive afternoon.

SHOPPING


High-end retail in the Design District, Bal Harbour, and Aventura makes for an expensive life.


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