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Old 10-30-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Plantation, FL
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Hi everyone.

We have decided on living in either Davie or Plantation to get started.

We want to stay with a maximum rental budget of $1500 for now.

I have done some web searches to get ideas.

I would appreciate it if any of you can give your thoughts about the options in these areas. Which would you recommend for an apartment complex with a good reputation, low crime, laundry in unit, and reasonable parking? Please include why you recommend these places.

Also, if there are any you would definitely avoid, please tell me those as well and include the reason for your recommendation.

Thanks for any suggestions/input.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Oakland Park to Miami and everywhere worldwide
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Actually, if I'm a cynic, I'd say $1,500 is the minimum for what you want not the maximum.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Actually, I'd say $1,500 is the minimum for what you want not the maximum.
Ditto
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Plantation, FL
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We will be in the area to check things out at the beginning of next month. We acknowledge that we may need to increase the budget depending on what we find. We are not looking for everything to be perfect, just a safe and reasonable place to start. I am asking for recommendations because I know what I find online can easily be misrepresented. I want to use my time wisely when doing in person research. Any input is helpful especially with specifics. Thank you.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Pine Island Ridge, Davie. I was a renter, then a buyer. Sold after I got married. Love the beauty and safety of the area. Checks off all your boxes except laundry in unit. Laundry is on each floor.

Avoid? I hate to generalize, but stay west of University. Reason? In Davie, east of University puts you in college-town central, with students from Nova and Broward colleges. In Plantation, east of University puts you near pockets of rundown areas.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Davie, Rolling Hills, Arrowhead and Pine Island Ridge would get you reasonably safe and with some in your price range, they are conveniently located close enough to I595 for quick transit to most places. Laundry in some units I am not sure of, best to check out listings.

As for Plantation, Veranda Condo will get you a 1/1 in that general price range, it is close to the hospital and walking distance to some shopping and some restaurants and with the security of a high-rise condo and also fairly close to I595.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Plantation, FL
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Thank you. The details are helpful.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Lakes by the Bay, FL (for now)
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Yeah, I'd also go for the Pine Island Ridge area in that situation. Additionally I'd recommend avoiding the complexes near and east of Davie Rd and just north of the NSU campus.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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Davie has been a pit, look for post recession abandoned houses
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Davie has been a pit, look for post recession abandoned houses
Have you checked what year it is outside?
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