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Moving to Brickell? 7 Things You Need To Do Immediately!

Amit Bhuta

I use non-traditional marketing to inspire the most motivated buyers to pay the max for Miami luxury homes...

I use non-traditional marketing to inspire the most motivated buyers to pay the max for Miami luxury homes...

Feb 6 12 minutes read

Build a FUTURE in the HEART of teeming streets, gleaming skyscrapers, abundant dining spots, eclectic entertainment, and luxury shopping that is Brickell, the "Manhattan of the South," a welcoming Metro district with endless opportunities to explore, connect, and thrive in Miami!

Match leisure and luxury with thriving city life in the center of Miami's bustling Financial District, Brickell, an urban HOTSPOT bordered by the Miami River to the north, Biscayne Bay to its east, the Rickenbacker Causeway to the south, and I-95 to its west.

Boasting a forefront of glimmering high-rises, trendy new bars and restaurants, high-end shopping, vibrant nightlife, and endless business opportunities, many tourists know Brickell as a choice travel destination, yet for more than 35,000 Miamians, the "Manhattan of the South" is a prosperous residential community with just the right blend of business and pleasure!

So, if you've chosen Brickell as your next HOME, congratulations!

As you step into this unparalleled world where the pulse of city life meets the tranquility of the waterfront, you'll know you've made the PERFECT decision for your future!

It's just about transitioning into a unique, fast-paced lifestyle, and you'll find your way into the heartbeat of Miami's urban renaissance!

But first — let's talk about the ESSENTIALS!

Here are 7 things you need to do IMMEDIATELY when moving to Brickell.


"EmPOWERing" An Urban Oasis: Activating Your Brickell Electricity and Water  

Are you feeling too overwhelmed with EVERYTHING you have to do before the Brickell move?

While it's best to take things one step at a time, there are two significant things you NEED to sort out before anything else — electricity and water!

To apply for electricity, visit the Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) website and create or log into your existing account to request a new or transfer of service to your Brickell address.

New service owners must submit proper IDs (Social Security, Driver's License, Social Insurance, or Tax ID number), the complete service address, and the connection date, whereas current FLP consumers only need to advise the date of disconnection (old address), the date of re-connection, and the complete address of the new home!

Please note that new and existing FPL customers may need to pay a deposit of $25 (minimum) and initial set-up fees before the start of service.

For your natural gas service, check TECO Peoples Gas or Florida City Gas (FCG)!

Once service availability at the new address is confirmed, new customers need to submit the necessary IDs and date of connection through their newly created online account.

Likewise, existing TECO and FCG customers only need to advise the date of disconnection (old address), the date of re-connection, and the new address.

You may be charged deposit fees based on your home's square footage and equal to twice the average monthly bill, alongside a connection fee, before service starts.

To complete your checklist, checking for water and sewer availability at your new address online at the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer website is a MUST.

Upon confirmation, new customers must create an online account and deposit $50 for water, $50 for sewer, and a non-refundable $45 connection fee, and existing owners are also required to settle any outstanding balance before the selected transfer date.


Reconnecting After The BIG Move: The Best Internet And Cable Providers For Your Brickell Home 

Longing for the company of your loved ones back home?

While moving to a new city can bring a feeling of nostalgia, technology has made it a THOUSAND times easier to reconnect with friends and extended family, so be sure to apply for a reliable cable and internet bundle before you settle into your new Brickell home!

For the best internet-cable bundles across Miami, check Comcast Xfinity and AT&T!

Select your preferred package, apply for a new service online or in person at the nearest store, submit the necessary IDs and your complete address, and you're all set!

If you're an existing Comcast and AT&T customer, you can also request to transfer your services to the new address — just be sure to settle any remaining balance on your account before requesting the transfer! 

Any deposits, activation/installation, and equipment rental fees may be charged upfront or reflected on the first bill.


Driving Around Miami: Florida Driver's License Application 101 

Can't be bothered with long lines and wait times at the Metrorail and other public transportation?

Give yourself FREEDOM from a lifetime of COMMUTING by applying for a Florida driver's license!

Aside from being your "ticket" to driving on Florida roads, applying for a Florida driver's license is a must within 30 days of establishing residency, so it's like hitting two birds with one stone!

To apply, visit the nearest Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) or any local office offering driver's license services and submit the necessary documents. 

Those with current or previous driver's licenses from another state, country, or jurisdiction may not have to take the mandatory Drug and Alcohol courses, Class E Knowledge exam, and Florida Driving test, but the Vision and Hearing test is a requisite.

Don't forget to get insurance to title and register your vehicle(s), too — you'll need to accomplish this within ten (10) days of establishing residency.

For more information on the necessary documents to have on hand, click on the applicable residency status:

Meanwhile, for a complete list of driver's license fees, click here

Drivers with existing Florida driver's licenses still need to notify the DMV of their new address to get an updated driver's license — and avoid breaking the law!


The Power Of Thinking Minds: Enrolling Your Child To A School In Brickell 

Most parents will agree that giving children a proper and quality education is essential.

And once they've moved to a new city, transitioning to a school that's a RIGHT fit for their child is part of the "checklist."

Well, I've got good news for new Brickellista moms and dads!

Aside from being a vibrant, eclectic, and immensely dynamic community, Brickell is a focal point for some of the best schools in Miami!

And I'm not just talking about one or two — you're looking at a collection of top educational institutions, from primary level to senior high!

Key Point Academy Brickell, DelCampo International School, The Gordon School, Southside Preparatory Academy, and more — check out our blog, Schools in Brickell, for a full list of schools in and around the "Manhattan of the South!"

Alternatively, you can also click on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools website for public schools around Brickell!

And if you're searching for the best daycare for your little one, check Daycares in Brickell to get to know the Brickell childcare centers near your area!


A Bright Future In Brickell: The Ultimate Guide To Getting A Voter's Registration in Brickell 

Progressive cities like Brickell have walls of supportive citizens behind them, all armed with one goal— a brighter and better future!

So, if you're new to Brickell, earn your voice within the community by applying for a voter's registration (if you don't already have one!).

If you are over the age of 18 and are a United States citizen who meets all the requirements, submit your application together with the proper IDs and documents through the Florida Department of State or the Miami-Dade County Elections Department online, by mail, or in person at the Elections Department or any Elections Branch office!

Among the acceptable IDs are a Florida Driver's License, United States passport, or any current and valid identification with a photograph and signature.

For any questions about other legal forms of identification and supplementary requirements, visit this link.


Sustainable Urban Living: Participating In Brickell City's Waste And Recycling Programs 

Posh, stylish, and ever-progressive, Brickell has continuously won the hearts of city-loving peeps for its bustling but clean streets, world-class amenities, and deeply-rooted connection to nature despite being part of Miami's urban core.

However, it won't ALWAYS stay this way unless everyone joins hands to preserve its beauty.

So, as a newly inducted Brickellista, take one for the team and join the movement to keep Brickell CLEAN and GREEN at all times!

For starters, it's best to keep note of the City of Miami Solid Waste Department's waste collection and recycling management schedules, which are as follows: 

  • Residential Garbage Collection- twice a week
  • Free Recycling Collection- every other week
  • "Bulky" Trash Collection- once a week.

Please note that waste management violations will be dealt with a $500 fine, arrest, or BOTH!

So, do your duty as a member of the Brickell community and keep yourself in the loop of the proper waste disposal and other relevant information — it'll be the BEST way to embrace the famed Brickell lifestyle!


A Treasure Trove Of Experiences: Transitioning To The Brickell Lifestyle  

Take a break from the stress of MOVING and treat yourself to an exciting road trip around the magical sites and sights of the "Manhattan of the South!"

Peruse the shopping havens of Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village, tease your palates with the culinary wonders of Brickell's plethora of dining destinations, visit an art gallery or two, ride the Metrorail across Miami, or just enjoy the dazzling waterfront views at nearby Brickell Key!

As you gaze upon the beauty of this thriving urban community, you'll be glad to call Brickell your HOME!

Need a run-down of all things Brickell?

Check Brickell, Miami, Florida - EVERYTHING You Want to Know and get to know where you live!



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