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Moving to Carol City? 7 Things You Need To Do Immediately!

Amit Bhuta

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Feb 7 11 minutes read

Step away from the buzzing city life and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Carol City, a spirited suburban paradise pulsating with Mother Nature's beauty, outdoor recreation, family-owned eateries, and a diverse, culture-rich locale!   

Aligning itself with Miami Garden's list of nature-rich suburban neighborhoods is the peaceful residential enclave of Carol City, a growing, unincorporated town covering 7.7 square miles of the North-Central region, mid-way between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, easily accessible by I-95, the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), the Florida Turnpike, and all other major highways.

As straightforward as most suburbs come, Carol City is far from your average Miami community, at least in terms of its popularity with tourists, but in all other aspects, especially its livability, you can say this lush neighborhood is a STRONG "contender!"

Homey, family-friendly, and affordable — these three 'constants' have led Carol City to become one of Miami's choice residential paradises, a focal point for Miamians looking for "bang-for-your-buck" real estate, a close-knit community, good education, and a "breather" from the fast-paced city life.

Far from urban avenues to have its own identity, yet conveniently close enough to enjoy all the action within Magic City's core,  there's no doubt that Carol City is one of the best places to call HOME, and if you've decided to move into this welcoming town, know that you've made the RIGHT decision!

While transitioning to a more serene, "no-frills" lifestyle can involve a LOT of adjustments, covering all the BASICS of your Carol City move will help you ease right in!

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


Building The Core Of Your Carol City Home: A Step-by-Step Guide in Setting Up Your Utilities 

Most will agree that moving cities doesn't only involve changing address, but also turning your new house into a HOME.

And what does a cozy abode have that a roof and four walls don't?

The essentials of human life — electricity and fresh, running water!

To get your Carol City home up and running, apply for electricity at the Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) website by creating or logging into your existing account for a new or transfer of service.

If you're a new FPL customer, supplement your application with proper IDs (Social Security, Driver's License, Social Insurance, or Tax ID number), the complete service address, and the connection date, and if you're transferring your existing service, just let FPL know the date of disconnection (old address), the date of re-connection, and the complete address of the new home, and you'll have it all set!

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

Meanwhile, for natural gas services, explore service providers like TECO Peoples Gas or Florida City Gas (FCG)!

All you need to do is confirm service availability, create an online account, and submit the necessary IDs and date of connection while 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 need to pay 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 sum up your checklist, confirm water and sewer availability at your new address on the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer website!

If services are available, new customers must create an online account and deposit $50 for water, $50 for sewer, and a non-refundable $45 connection fee, and existing customers must settle any outstanding balance on their account before transferring the service.


Opening The Gateway To "Endless" Connections: Searching For The Best Cable And Internet Service Providers 

Reliable internet and cable services at home are now part of most people's way of living, and if you're among them, be sure to find the BEST internet and cable package for your Carol City home at least a few weeks before your move!

Are you still looking for the most competitive internet-cable bundles around?

Explore established service providers like Comcast Xfinity, and AT&T!

Upon deciding on your preferred plan or bundle, submit your application online or in person at the nearest store, along with the necessary IDs and your complete address.

However, if you're an existing Comcast and AT&T customer, you can just have your services transferred to your new address after settling any remaining balance on your account!

Any deposits, installation, and equipment rental fees may be charged upfront or on your first bill.


A Step Closer To Your Full Transition: Securing Your First Carol City ID

Not a fan of commuting and public transportation?

Save yourself from a lifetime of stress and long lines with a Florida driver's license!

If you're moving to Carol City with an existing Florida driver's license, you'll only need to notify the DMV of your new address to get an updated driver's license.

However, if you're from another state, a Florida driver's license is your KEY to driving on Florida roads and a REQUIREMENT within 30 days of establishing residency!

Once you're ready with the proper documents, visit the nearest Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) or any local office offering driver's license services. 

Drivers with current or previous driver's licenses from another state, country, or jurisdiction may be exempted from taking the Drug and Alcohol courses, Class E Knowledge exam, and Florida Driving test, but the Vision and Hearing test is a NON-NEGOTIABLE.

But wait, there's more — before securing your license, get insurance to title and register your vehicle(s)!

You may want to do this first, as 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:

For a complete list of driver's license fees, click here.


The Bridge To Success: Carol City's Finest Schools

Giving your children proper and quality education is a significant part of great parenting, and if you're moving to Carol City with a family in tow, you've probably started researching the best schools in this fine community.

If you're still hunting for the PERFECT fit, read our blog, Schools in Carol City, for more information about the primary, secondary, and senior high schools near your new home.

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

Making the RIGHT decision is always "sweat-free" with detailed information on hand!

Do you have a little one who needs supervision while you work?

Carol City also has tons of daycares in and around its perimeter, so click on Daycares in Carol City for your options.


Changing The World For The Better: Building A Brighter Future Through Voting

Do you want to know the BEST way to incorporate yourself within the Carol City community?

It's doing the most significant civic duty out of ALL civic duties — exercising your RIGHT to VOTE!

So, if you're over 18, a United States citizen who passes all the requirements, and are moving to Carol City sans a voter's registration, be sure to submit your application 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!

A Florida Driver's License, United States passport, or any current and valid identification with a photograph and signature will do to get your application approved.

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


Embracing Your New Community: Supporting Carol City's Clean And Green Efforts

Do you want to keep waking up to lush avenues, tidy streets, and well-maintained parks and landscapes?

Embrace your NEW community by supporting and dutifully following Carol City's thriving recycling and waste management initiatives! 

To start, it's best to familiarize yourself with the City of Miami Solid Waste Department's waste collection and recycling management schedules. 

Note that residential garbage is collected twice a week, the free recycling collection happens every other week, and "bulky" trash collection will be collected once a week.

Failure to uphold the proper waste disposal may result in a $500 fine or an arrest, so if you don't want to break any laws, keep these rules to heart!

Love where you live — preserve the cleanliness and beauty of Carol City!


Discovering The Heart Of Carol City: Journeying Through The Best Of Carol City

Are you done unpacking your stuff, rearranging furniture, and sorting out your utilities?

If you are, it's time to let loose and explore the BEST of Carol City!

Lace your shoes up and start strolling through Carol City's abundant parks, exciting community centers, and Miami Gardens' music and sporting venues nearby — they're only minutes away!

While nightlife and entertainment in Carol City are far from what you'd expect from a Miami community, you'll find more things to do as you settle in, for sure!

Meanwhile, take the time to read through a plethora of information about Carol City found on this link — Carol City, Miami, Florida - EVERYTHING You Want to Know.

Once you're done, you'll be exploring your NEW city like a PRO!



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We are Colombian, Filipino, Cuban, German, Japanese, French, Indian, Syrian, and American. 

We are Christian, Hindu, and Jewish. 

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We sell luxury homes in Miami, Florida. 

Although some of our clients are celebrities, athletes, and people you read about online, we also help young adults find their first place to rent when they are ready to live on their own. 

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