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What Google Autocomplete Says About South Florida

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Alexander Gonzalez
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South Florida is known for its tropical weather, and that's apparently what most people ask about the state on Google.

In 2014, the Twitter user known for making original maps, @Amazing_maps, created one characterizing the states with the top result from Google Autocomplete. The question “Why is [state] so” is typed into Google, and the top result that’s automatically suggested is the word placed on the map.

We narrowed it down and did a search of the statement “[place] is” for parts of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties. Here are some of the results:

Wynwood is Burning is a drag brunch held each first Sunday of the month at the R House restaurant. The event's name is a reference to the documentary "Paris Is Burning," about drag queens in New York City.

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Forget about Coral Gables' interesting history and architecture. It's safe, so that's that.

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And Broward County seems difficult to find.

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People have strong opinions of neon in Miami Beach.

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This top result refers to the 2009 documentary https://vimeo.com/6172296" target="_blank">"Liberty City is like Paris to Me." It's a series of photographs taken by Bruce Weber about the Martin Luther King Day celebrations when they coincided with President Obama's inauguration.

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Join the conversation. What does your neighborhood yield? Let us know with the #SoFlaSearch.

Alexander Gonzalez produces the afternoon newscasts airing during All Things Considered. He enjoys helping tell the South Florida story through audio and digital platforms. Alex is interested in a little of everything from business to culture to politics.