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Miami has the largest immigrant population of any city in North America, just ahead of UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, thanks to its large Caribbean and Latin American communities and it is one of the few major American cities where a majority of the populace primarily speak a language other than English.

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Miami has the largest immigrant population of any city in North America, just ahead of UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, thanks to its large Caribbean and Latin American communities and it is one of the few major American cities where a majority of the populace primarily speak a language other than English.



* Miami itself has exploited this trope: In 1972, shortly after Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, the Miami Board of Tourism placed vacation ads in eighteen different newspapers in the northern US and Europe which encouraged visitors to visit Miami because it was "just down the road from Disney World". This statement is technically true... if by "the road" you mean Interstate 95, and by "just down" you mean 235 miles (378 km) south...

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* Miami itself has exploited this trope: In 1972, shortly after Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, the Miami Board of Tourism placed vacation ads in eighteen different newspapers in the northern US and Europe which encouraged visitors to visit Miami because it was "just down the road from Disney World". This statement is technically true... if by "the road" you mean Interstate 95, [[WritersCannotDoMath and by "just down" you mean 235 miles (378 km) south...south]]...


* ''Series/MiamiVice''. Of course.
* ''Series/CSIMiami'': Now the setting this show focuses on is...*puts on sunglasses* OnlyInMiami. ''[[MemeticMutation YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!]]''

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* ''Series/MiamiVice''. Of course.
''Series/MiamiVice'' is a BuddyCopShow set in Miami.
* ''Series/CSIMiami'': Now the setting this show focuses on is...*puts on sunglasses* OnlyInMiami. ''[[MemeticMutation YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!]]''''Series/CSIMiami'' is a forensic detective drama based in Miami-Dade county.

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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_metropolitan_area Miami/South Florida metro area]] is the biggest urban area in the state, and ninth largest in the United States (it isn't the largest city proper in the state; that would be Jacksonville, which is also the largest city in the continental United States). Miami has the opposite issue from Jacksonville: whereas Jacksonville has a low population spread out over a truly huge city, Miami/Dade has a ton of tightly packed, separate municipalities which are really just fancied-up neighborhoods of a single city.

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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_metropolitan_area Miami/South Florida metro area]] is the biggest urban area in the state, and ninth largest in the United States (it isn't the largest city proper in the state; that would be Jacksonville, which is also the largest city by square mile in the continental United States). Miami has the opposite issue from Jacksonville: whereas Jacksonville has a low population spread out over a truly huge city, Miami/Dade has a ton of tightly packed, separate municipalities which are really just fancied-up neighborhoods of a single city.

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* Website/YouTube-er Diane Jennings, whose channel is built around the concept of "an Irish girl discovers America and American culture," found out the hard way that this trope is still in full effect when she booked herself into a hotel in the Miami/Dade County area that said -- as in the Advertising example above -- that it was "just down the road" from Walt Disney World. When she found out she was nearly 500 kilometers (~300 miles) from Disney, she felt a bit cheated. Luckily, she was able to transfer her reservation, and made a video about the road trip to Orlando instead.
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** To elaborate on how badly the Food Network ignores the rest of Florida in favor of only covering Miami, during a single 2016 episode of episode of ''Series/DinersDriveInsAndDives'', Creator/GuyFieri visited several restaurants in the Tampa/Saint Petersberg area. This was the only time the Food Network mentioned any Florida location between 2009 and 2019.


If you believe TV and the movies, Miami is ''the only'' city in Florida; despite being hundreds of miles apart, Tallahassee (which, by the way, is far up north enough to experience at least occasional ''snow'' in winter), Jacksonville (which is just as far away from Miami as Tallahassee is), Key West, Tampa, and Orlando are just suburbs. You would also think that everyone lives in Art Deco mansions, wears the latest designer sunglasses, speaks Cuban-accented Spanish (or Cuban Spanish-accented English), has access to a speedboat and takes off their sunglasses at the slightest provocation. Not quite TruthInTelevision. [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Nobody]] ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne actually]]'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne takes off their sunglasses--it's too bright for that.]] The abundance of palm trees however is [[TruthInTelevision true]], as are the boats (though there are usually more yachts than speedboats), thanks to Miami's proximity to both Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_metropolitan_area Miami/South Florida metro area]] is the biggest urban area in the state, and ninth largest in the United States (not the largest city proper in the state, however; that would be Jacksonville, which is also the geographically largest proper city in the mainland US, and is therefore cheating: Miami has the opposite issue[[note]]Which is to say, a ton of separate municipalities which are really just fancied-up neighborhoods of a single city.[[/note]]). It also has the largest immigrant population of any city in North America, just ahead of UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, thanks to its large Caribbean and Latin American communities; it is either the only or one of the few major American major metropolitan areas where a majority of people has a native language other than English (when you double-count native bilinguals, of whom there are a ''lot''--which only proves the point).

Often used in RealLife [[AccentuateTheNegative negatively]] as a NoTrueScotsman fallacy. It's totally safe to visit Miami; it doesn't have nearly as many shoot-outs and car chases as it does on TV, but the clubs and beaches are really that glamorous.[[note]]While much of the crime is gang-related and won't affect the average citizen, just note that tourists flying into the airport are a prime target for criminals because Florida's very friendly concealed carry laws--which exist largely thanks to the Southerners living in North Florida (yes, what?)--make them the least risky targets. Then again, this is true in most of the world, albeit for different reasons.[[/note]]

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If you believe TV and the movies, Miami is ''the only'' city in Florida; despite Florida. The state's other major metropolitan areas -- some of which have populations in the multiple millions -- are either treated as merely being hundreds suburbs of miles apart, Tallahassee (which, by the way, is far up north enough to experience at least occasional ''snow'' in winter), Jacksonville (which is just as far away from Miami as Tallahassee is), Key West, Tampa, and Orlando or else are just suburbs. ignored entirely. You would also think that everyone lives in Art Deco mansions, wears the latest designer sunglasses, speaks Cuban-accented Spanish (or Cuban Spanish-accented English), has access to a speedboat and takes off their sunglasses at the slightest provocation. Not quite TruthInTelevision. [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Nobody]] ''[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne actually]]'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne takes off their sunglasses--it's too bright for that.]] The abundance of palm trees however is [[TruthInTelevision true]], as are the boats (though there are usually more yachts than speedboats), thanks to Miami's proximity to both Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_metropolitan_area Miami/South Florida metro area]] is the biggest urban area in the state, and ninth largest in the United States (not (it isn't the largest city proper in the state, however; state; that would be Jacksonville, which is also the geographically largest proper city in the mainland US, and is therefore cheating: continental United States). Miami has the opposite issue[[note]]Which is to say, issue from Jacksonville: whereas Jacksonville has a low population spread out over a truly huge city, Miami/Dade has a ton of tightly packed, separate municipalities which are really just fancied-up neighborhoods of a single city.[[/note]]). It also city.
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Often used in RealLife [[AccentuateTheNegative negatively]] as a NoTrueScotsman fallacy. It's totally safe to visit Miami; it doesn't have nearly as many shoot-outs and car chases as it does on TV, but the clubs and beaches are really that glamorous.[[note]]While much of the crime is gang-related and won't affect the average citizen, just note that tourists flying into the airport are a prime target for criminals because Florida's very friendly concealed carry laws--which exist largely thanks to the Southerners living in North
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** [[http://nowiknow.com/the-little-tv-accident-that-made-miami-golden/ The show owes its existence]] to a variety show skit promoting ''Miami Vice'' having Selma Diamond of ''Series/NightCourt'' repeatedly mishear the show's title as "Miami ''Nice''" and execs decided to run with the idea.


Ever since a [[MiamiVice certain 1980's detective show]], Miami, FL has become a favorite destination of TV and movie writers (and [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto makers of certain video games involving homicide and car theft]].)

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Ever since a [[MiamiVice [[Series/MiamiVice certain 1980's detective show]], Miami, FL has become a favorite destination of TV and movie writers (and [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto makers of certain video games involving homicide and car theft]].)

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* Much of ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline'''s single-player campaign takes place in and around Miami.


* Averted with ''[[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' Maryellen Larkin. She lives in Daytona Beach with her family.

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* Averted with ''[[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' Maryellen Larkin. She lives in Daytona Beach with her family.


* Averted with ''Main/AmericanGirl'' Maryellen Larkin. She lives in Daytona Beach with her family.

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* Averted with ''Main/AmericanGirl'' ''[[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' Maryellen Larkin. She lives in Daytona Beach with her family.


* Both ''Film/BadBoys'' movies center on a couple of {{Cowboy Cop}}s who work for the Miami PD These movies also had a bit of of an odd case of CaliforniaDoubling, not with Cali but with quiet, gentrified Delray Beach, Florida, 50 miles to the north for some scenes. Many areas are instantly recognizable to native Miamians, though.

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* Both ''Film/BadBoys'' movies and ''Film/BadBoysII'' center on a couple of {{Cowboy Cop}}s who work for the Miami PD PD. These movies also had a bit of of an odd case of CaliforniaDoubling, not with Cali but with quiet, gentrified Delray Beach, Florida, 50 miles to the north for some scenes. Many areas are instantly recognizable to native Miamians, though.


* The climax of ''Film/TrueLies'' takes place in the Florida Keys and Miami. Subverted at the end, as the main characters head to Switzerland for a ballroom meeting.

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* The climax of ''Film/TrueLies'' takes place in the Florida Keys and Miami. Subverted at the end, as the main characters head to Switzerland for a ballroom meeting.meeting at the exact same mansion featured in the beginning of the film.

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* The climax of ''Film/TrueLies'' takes place in the Florida Keys and Miami. Subverted at the end, as the main characters head to Switzerland for a ballroom meeting.

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