Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2008, Miami was ranked as "America's Cleanest City" for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs.
Its Port Of Miami is the number one cruise passenger port in the world, and, at only 35.68 square miles (92 km2) of land area, has the smallest land area of any major U.S. city with a metro area of at least 2.5 million people
Miami is partitioned into many different sections, roughly into North, South, West and Downtown. Downtown Miami includes Brickell, Virginia Key, Watson Island, and the Port of Miami. Its central business district is home to many cultural and tourist attractions, schools, parks and a large residential population. East of Downtown, across Biscayne Bay is South Beach, known globally for its cosmopolitan feel, and the many dining and entertainment venues.
Coral Way is a historic residential neighborhood built in 1922 connecting Downtown with Coral Gables, and is home to many old homes and tree-lined streets. Coconut Grove is the location of Miami's City Hall in Dinner Key, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, CocoWalk, many nightclubs, bars, restaurants and bohemian shops, and as such, is very popular with local college students.
Miami's main four sports teams are the Miami Dolphins, the NFL team, Miami Heat, the NBA team, Florida Marlins, the MLB team, and the Florida Panthers, the NHL team.
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