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View Poll Results: DB, FL, or SD
Deerfield Beach 2 33.33%
Fort Lauderdale 2 33.33%
San Diego 2 33.33%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:44 AM
 
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Cool Deerfield Beach v. Fort Lauderdale

I want to move to the Fort Lauderdale area, but was thinking instead of living in Fort Lauderdale maybe Deerfield. Of course, there is also the option of going out West to San Diego. But I'm weighing more on Florida

Can someone give me some pointers, I'm young and single I don't party much if I do I'll take a trip out to Vegas, but I am more of the high-maintenance, shopper type. I defiantly want to have a place where the beach is close even where I could look out my window and have a view.

I'm so excited to be moving! I just have to figure out the most important part ... where to?

Also, can someone give me some more information on Los Olas (hope I spelled that right)
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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How much do you want to spend for rent?

Deerfield is cheaper than Fort Lauderdale and both have good and not so good neighborhoods. The neighborhoods that are really close to the beach are ok in both cities.

Anything with an ocean view will be pretty expensive, around $2K a month in Fort Lauderdale, slightly less in Deerfield beach. You can find rentals in those same buildings with no view that are much cheaper but the ocean views drive up the price quite a bit (not worth it IMO).

Before you know where to live you have to figure out where you will work. Jobs do not pay the same all over the US so figure out how much you will earn and where you will work and then you will have a better idea of where to live. If you already know, let us know and we can be more help to you.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:35 AM
 
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The waves are of the feminine gender in Ft. Lauderdale. Therefore "las" as opposed to "los".

Buenos días.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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How much do you want to spend for rent?

Deerfield is cheaper than Fort Lauderdale and both have good and not so good neighborhoods. The neighborhoods that are really close to the beach are ok in both cities.

Anything with an ocean view will be pretty expensive, around $2K a month in Fort Lauderdale, slightly less in Deerfield beach. You can find rentals in those same buildings with no view that are much cheaper but the ocean views drive up the price quite a bit (not worth it IMO).

Before you know where to live you have to figure out where you will work. Jobs do not pay the same all over the US so figure out how much you will earn and where you will work and then you will have a better idea of where to live. If you already know, let us know and we can be more help to you.
The money is not so much of a problem and I am self-employed. I'm really not looking for rentals - I hate, hate renting. >.< LOL
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: America
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I want to move to the Fort Lauderdale area, but was thinking instead of living in Fort Lauderdale maybe Deerfield. Of course, there is also the option of going out West to San Diego. But I'm weighing more on Florida

Can someone give me some pointers, I'm young and single I don't party much if I do I'll take a trip out to Vegas, but I am more of the high-maintenance, shopper type. I defiantly want to have a place where the beach is close even where I could look out my window and have a view.

I'm so excited to be moving! I just have to figure out the most important part ... where to?

Also, can someone give me some more information on Los Olas (hope I spelled that right)
How much does where you can get a job weigh on this decision?
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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The money is not so much of a problem and I am self-employed. I'm really not looking for rentals - I hate, hate renting. >.< LOL
I don't like renting either. How much do you want to spend on housing? Be careful. Prices are still falling here. Deerfield is cheaper, but near the beach it's nice.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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High maintenance, shopper type? Don't go to Fort Lauderdale and DEFINITELY DO NOT GO TO Deerfield, go to Boca Raton.

However, depending on what you want, I might edge on SD...
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Deerfield Beach is beautiful, quiet and low-key. Very nice!
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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However, depending on what you want, I might edge on SD...
This is what I voted.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Glenvar Heights, FL (near Dadeland)
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I personally prefer more Fort Lauderdale than Deerfield Beach.

And Las Olas is good and very close to Downtown Ft Lauderdale and Ft Lauderdale Beach, but is relatively expensive.
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