Miami-Dade County is the southeastern-most county on the U.S. mainland, and with over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populated county in Florida and the 7th most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Miami, the principal city in the South Florida region, otherwise known as Miami metropolitan area. The county is home to 35 incorporated cities, as well as multiple unincorporated areas. Miami-Dade County is home to world renowned big cities such as Miami, Miami Beach and South Beach, with some of the best beaches in the world. The county is also home to many smaller towns that are also notably impressive with lush tropical landscaping, beautiful views and uniquely styled homes. The county also includes portions of two national parks, with Everglades National Park to the west, and Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves east of the mainland in the town of Biscayne Bay. The ultimate in Florida living can be found in Miami-Dade County, and it has rightly earned a global reputation for its vibrant, multicultural cities, world-class retail and incomparable dining, beautiful scenery and most naturally, its real estate. Choose from the round-the-clock social rhythms with a condo in downtown Miami or South Beach, or a luxurious water-front mansion estate, a western rancher or a suburban family home, there is a perfect home for you here.