‘Massive Waiting Lists’ At Elite Private Schools As Wealthy Flock To Miami

Miami is seeing a big increase in wealthy residents moving from high tax states like New York and California, making it much harder to get into elite private schools in the area, according to Business Insider.

The increase is tied to changes in U.S. tax law last year that made it much more expensive to live in high-tax states.

Miami schools say they are seeing a sharp uptick in demand as a result:

  • Palmer Trinity School – says the number of families from New York and New Jersey have doubled in the past year.
  • Miami Country Day School – has seen an uptick in applicants from New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston
  • Gulliver – has been seeing “strong interest from families relocating to Miami both from high tax states and around the world,” and has a wait list for certain grades
  • Ransom Everglades – says their waiting lists are always full

An elite school based in New York called Avenues is also opening in Miami to meet demand.

Avenues’ New York campus charges $54,000 a year. It will open at Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School in 2021, according to the Herald. The school also has campuses in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Shenzhen, China.

 

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Anonymous

I wonder how much of this is hype and how much is true – of all the people from the NE fleeing to Miami.

Prices are still falling, with many cuts and houses/condos are on the market for longer and longer.

Anonymous

Very good point, however, don’t forget these people had homes here already and are now using as primary residences instead of secondary. The exodus is definitely happening. We’ll start seeing it more and more from California.

Anonymous

Stop it…BS…I can hear the wishful thinking in your voice. Grow up. They are all moving here to ‘work remotely’ I suppose? What are these high paying SFLa jobs that they are all coming here to perform?

Anonymous

I have to laugh. Who pays to have these articles printed…you gotta be kidding me. Right. So people are moving and then do what if and when the recent tax fraud on the citizenry gets amended again when the tax code is reversed from what the current regime pulled off on non-wealthy people? Can we expect them to keep hopping states with their kids? This is a joke. For one, the tax codes and loopholes are so slanted to benefit the rich that if you are wealthy enough you wouldn’t need to move. So what working and middle class folks are jumping states to pay $54k/yr for high school? Tell me. This place is saturated with gullible people.

Anonymous

FACT: The bottom half of income earners pay ZERO net federal income taxes. ZERO.

Can’t give tax cuts to people that aren’t paying taxes.

Talk about gullible and laughable.

Anonymous

Only Peter Zalewski, and the people that actually believe that joker, say that prices are falling drastically in downtown.
The latest report from Jonathan Miller says that Costal Miami prices have increased year over year and period over period.

Zalewski started a fund well over a year ago to buy distressed condos downtown (oddly, when he gets quoted in the “news” they never mention that.) The unanswered question going forward is if this “expert” has actually bought any distressed condos in downtown.

Anonymous

Curious to see the new Avenue school design.

Anonymous

I was thinking the same thing.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Right? Like IDGAF about those damn kids. I wanna see the renovations to the building!

Nick

That’s funny.. but agree the Avenue folks will have an excellent piece of land to work with.. and glad to see property will remain a private school campus.

Anonymous

Ransom is undergoing a big expansion no? Also I remember a year or so ago Gulliver had something of a scandal when it came out that they were already overenrolled based on the max number of students they were allowed to have

Interested

Not sure what that picture has to do with the article but it is a shame it is an access road on the banks of Biscayne bay.

Gucc

It is entrance to bayfront park from bayside 😉

Anonymous

Right by future architecture marvel, SkyRise
(a.k.a. Miami Money Clip).

Gene

It’s time for these schools to develop their lacrosse, water polo, sailing, crew and tennis teams. With more of the wealthy moving down they should have a chance to ‘get’ their kids in the side door.

Anonymous

Let’s hope teachers get a raise due to this!

Anonymous

Fine by me for private. If it’s public, teachers also deserve a raise, diverted from school board career politicians and union bosses instead of higher taxes, which usually doesn’t trickle down anyway.

Anonymous

Without us Anglos and our economic developments, you’d still be in a thatched hut in Guadalapinga with your thumb up your rear and a fruit basket on your head.

Anonymous

Ain’t that something.. beg Anglos to come and stay in this country and then tell the same Anglos where they’re not welcomed in their own country… smh…..

Anonymous

My entire family are proud Guadalapingans

Dashoo

Time to open the Dashoo Academy ?

Anonymous

Didn’t they just close and sell a private school here

Anonymous

That was Curley which was bought by another school, Avenues. Unless there was another one I don’t know about.

Anonymous

Are the public schools that bad?

Anonymous

It’s absolutely true. I know first-hand.

Anonymous

Believe us we don’t want any more wealthy elites in Miami…. It turns into scum like the Brickellites who continue to ruin events in Miami… You want peace and quiet? MOVE TO HOMESTEAD YOU SCUM….. Don’t move to the urban core and start complaining because you hear cars and other noises… GTFO

Anonymous

They should really go to Palm Beach County. Stay with their kind of people. Their kind of people = old, affluent, angry, rich folks who want large plots of land and homes with no noise or other “nuisances.” The Brickellites have some nerve acting like they run downtown. All urban cores are vibrant, bustling, and loud. They came to the nuisance since all this activity and noise was the norm for decades before they bought their new condos. And I’m so tired of hearing “but I pay property taxes!!!” You know who else does? Businesses. These commercial buildings (hotels, offices, retail) contribute far more to downtown’s tax base than the residents, and without commercial activity, residential development would have never happened. You want to be walking distance from amenities? Don’t drive out what made them successful and drew you into living here. If the Brickellites continue their entitled behavior, they’re going to ruin downtown.

Anonymous

Up until around 45 years ago, Brickell was a suburban area of mansions.

Anonymous

I’m still correct that for decades there have been major events and loud activities occurring by that math. All I’m saying is the NIMBYism of Brickell has become so ridiculous that I’m surprised no one has sued the FAA over noise from being in the flight path. All the major activity happens in the CBD, yet somehow the Brickellites manage to obstruct the vibrancy that made today’s Downtown Miami as attractive and successful as it is, which in turn made Brickell as dense and bustling as it is today. Everyone forgets Brickell is just a neighborhood within Downtown. Ridiculous.

Anonymous

Yeah, and from 600 BCE to c.1700 AD, it was all Tequesta land. Then it was pretty much nothing until Flagler and Tuttle decided to settle and activate the area in the late 1800s, which still didn’t lead to any regrowth until the 1920s. Mansions had their time from the 40s to the 70s, then the Cocaine Cowboys and the 80s made modern Miami. All this to say times change. Mansions and suburban life are far gone and the quiet suburban lifestyle died with urban renewal and migration.

Anonymous

By the thoughts in this rant, you could use the benefit of more education.

Anonymous

I’m sorry, what part of my “rant” lacked clear, concise and valid arguments that indicated a lack of education?

Anonymous

lol u mad?

Anonymous

Sounds like you’re just jealous. maybe you should move to Fort Lauderdale.