Miami is the largest city in Florida with 6 million residents and growing. The building boom that is currently reshaping its skyline is unrivalled in any American city. The larger Miami-Dade metro areas ranks fifth largest in the United States. Miami is a critical financial and cultural gateway city to South America and the Gulf countries. It has a distinctly Latin and Hispanic influence and this shapes nearly everything about it. The food is spicy and so is the nightlife! With the everglades and other natural attractions close by, a state of the art cruise port and tourist center in nearby St. Petersburg, Miami's growth is all but assured in this millennium. Popular neighborhoods include: Downtown, Midtown, Overtown, Coral Way, Coconut Grove, Allapattah, Little Haiti, Liberty City, Upper Eastside, Wynwood/Edgewater, Little Havana and Flagami.