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Moving to Doral? 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 8 12 minutes read

Find your HIDEWAY within the luxuriant corners of Doral, Miami's "Doralzuela," a dynamic residential paradise where vibrant urban energy and the warmth of a welcoming community meet to redefine the ESSENCE of city living! 

Marvel at the beauty and limitless vivacity of Miami's Doral, a rapidly growing city bordered west by the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, north by the Town of Medley, east by the Palmetto Expressway, and south by the City of Sweetwater.

Known to locals as "Doralzuela," this thriving community is home to a treasure trove of lush nature, historical landmarks, entertainment, world-class shopping, and the finest dining experiences, evolving into one of the most sought-after cities in the country, not just for its tourist appeal but also for its seamless combination of urban developments and comforting, community-centric ambiance!

With this, Doral continuously catches the hearts of tourists and locals, offering a rare urban-suburban respite to live, work, invest, learn, and play alongside a luxurious collection of real estate for those looking for a permanent stay!

So, if you are among those pining to live in Doral or have already taken the first step in securing a SPOT within its coveted spaces, there's no doubt that you've made the right choice for your future.

Now, all you need is to take care of the ESSENTIALS, and you'll soon ease into this hub of prosperity and community life!

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


A Kickstart To Your Doral Journey: Taking Care Of Your Utilities

Kudos to your decision to move to Doral!

Now that you've found the perfect place to call home, it's time to face the world of ADULTING, starting with setting up your utilities!

To get your Doral abode up and running, log into your existing Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) website account and request to transfer your service to the new address — advise FPL of the disconnection date (old address), re-connection date, and the complete address of your new home, and you're done in minutes!

Meanwhile, if you're coming from a different state or country, submit an online application with your Social Security, Driver's License, Social Insurance, or Tax ID number, the complete service address, and the connection date!

A deposit of $25 (minimum) and initial set-up fees may be charged before service connection, whether you're a new or existing FPL customer.

For natural gas service, check the availability with TECO PeoplesGas and Florida City Gas (FCG)upon confirmation, submit the necessary IDs and connection date through your newly created online account or advise TECO or FCG of the disconnection date (old address), re-connection date, and the new address for a service transfer request (existing customer).

Charges may include deposit fees based on your home's square footage or equal to twice the average monthly bill and a connection fee.

To cap off your "to-do's," check for water and sewer availability on the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer website!

Once confirmed, create an online account and deposit $50 for water, $50 for sewer, and a non-refundable $45 connection fee, or settle any outstanding balance on your account before requesting a service transfer if you're an existing customer.


Connecting To The City's Pulse: Where To Get Your Internet And Cable Services In Doral

Are you ready to "cozy up" your new Doral home?

No, I'm not talking about carpets, plushies, or decor!

To help make your Doral transition the most comfortable way possible, a reliable internet connection and access to your favorite TV show are in order!

To set up your cable and internet at your new address, find awesome deals and bundles from established providers like Comcast Xfinity and AT&T!

Once you've settled on a plan, you can apply at the nearest store or online with your complete address and proper IDs and just wait for the installers to come by your house!

Meanwhile, if you already have an existing account with Comcast or AT&T,  settle your remaining balance, if any, and just request a service transfer to your new home — see how easy that is!

Please note that there may be upfront charges like deposits, activation/installation, and equipment rental fees.


A Loud And Proud Floridian: Getting Your First Official Doral ID 

Settling smoothly into your new community?

Why don't you celebrate your 'victory' by making your move more OFFICIAL?

Show the folks back home that you're a loud and proud Floridian by getting a Florida driver's license!

Aside from being a REQUIREMENT within 30 days of establishing residency, you'll need a Florida driver's license to drive on ALL Florida roads, so if you're not looking for any jail time, it's NON-NEGOTIABLE!

To get your license, 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. 

Click on the applicable residency status to know which documents to have on hand when you apply:

The initial Florida Class E license, including a learner's permit, is $48.00, a commercial driver's license (Class A) is $75.00, and an ID Card fee is $25.00. 

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

If you already have a current or previous driver's license from another state, country, or jurisdiction, taking the Vision and Hearing test is still a MUST, but you may be allowed to skip the mandatory Drug and Alcohol courses and the Class E Knowledge exam.

Meanwhile, if you already have a Florida driver's license, notify the DMV to get a new license with your updated address — failure to do so is punishable by law.

And before you skedaddle away, don't forget to get insurance to title and register your vehicle(s) within ten (10) days of establishing residency!


Urban Education At Its Finest: The Best Schools Of Doral Served On A Silver Platter

Hear ye, hear ye, wonderful parents of Doral!

Now that you've fully settled into your beautiful home, I'm sure the next thing on your priority list is finding the PERFECT school for your child!

While some of you have PROBABLY found one already (good on you!), most may still be checking all the options available — and that's okay! 

With so many schools across Doral, you'll be enrolling your child in one in NO TIME!

Boasting a plethora of educational institutions, most among Miami's best schools, education in Doral is second to none.

Charters, public, and private schools from primary to senior high school — your kids will NEVER run out of options! 

Doral International Academy of Math and Science, Doral Academy School, Divine Savior Academy, and more — it's a "smorgasbord" of schools to choose from!

For more information on the schools in Doral, check our blog, Schools in Doralor visit the Miami-Dade County Public Schools website for a complete list of public schools near your home!

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a daycare near your new home or workplace, check Daycares in Doral to find out your options!


A Voice That Matters: Your Commitment To The Doral Community

Moving to Doral as an unregistered voter?

It's time to take action and apply for your voter registration!

Being a registered voter lets you have a say in what happens within your neighborhood, city, and country.

So, if you are of legal age, a United States citizen who meets all the requirements, and want to have a voice that matters within your new community, submit your application and 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!

Just bring any current and valid identification with a photograph and signature (e.g., Florida Driver's License, United States passport, etc.) to register!

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


Becoming A Soldier Of Nature: The Green Initiatives of Doralzuela

Like any other district across the country, the City of Doral implements a strict set of rules within the community, including solid waste management!

As you may have already known (as a former member of a different community), cleanliness is a significant contributor to everyone's safety, and improperly disposing of your waste will greatly impact where you live — now and in the near future!

So, as a newly inducted member of the Doral community, it's best to start familiarizing yourself with the recycling and waste collection schedules established by the City of Doral - Public Works!

Please note that the Doral community hires private haulers for disposing of solid waste and "bulky" garbage, including recycling services, and service fees may apply.

For more information about schedules and fees, visit the Solid Waste Management.

However, if you'd like to do a self-disposal, find more information about the process here — City of Miami Solid Waste Department website.


Love Where You Live: A Spotlight On The Best Of Doral 

Now that you're done with the gritty part of moving and settling into your new Doral home, it's time to put a spotlight on all the perks that you, as an honorary citizen, are now privy to!

Yes, Doral newbie, all the beauty you see around you is yours for the taking!

So, let your hair down and explore the wonders of Doralzuela — stroll along Downtown Doral, take a quick nature trip at the Downtown Doral Park, hit putts at the iconic Trump National Doral Miami (or sneak in a staycation), appreciate art at the Doral Contemporary Art Museum, and shop 'til you drop at CityPlace Doral — the opportunities are endless! 

And yes, all that is only the TIP of the iceberg, so for more information about your fine neighborhood, check our blog, Explore Doral!

Once you're through reading, you'll be an expert enough to be your OWN Doral tour guide!

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