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Old 04-29-2016, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Thanks for all the input. I did mention I was making the move alone and it does make sense to find a roommate. At the end of the day, I don't want to put all my faith in a roommate and know I can handle it if something were to go wrong. At least for a couple of months if needed. So when I make the transition I want to be prepared for any obstacles that I might run into. But I definitely would look into a roommate, but since I don't have a solid roommate at the moment, I want to plan accordingly
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:10 PM
 
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Agree with above comments. I myself have lived in several metro cities most east, including miami but now in LA area.
Figure out where you'll be working but don't get so hung up on that that you miss out on a place or area you really love.

I live in westLA and for me personally, I knew I wanted to be closer to the ocean among other reasons when I made my move several years ago. I spent 5 years at my previous employer's before venturing out on my own in the last year and I'm glad I came directly where I wanted to so I didn't have to worry about moving more west, so keep that in mind if you are transferring your job with Honda or suspect you might be changing jobs. I have to be honest though, I have been pondering moving to MIA in a year or 2. As I get older, I feel the expense of living here might not necessarily be worth it.

I've never lived outside the westside in LA although I drive to other areas so I can't speak on things to do in Glendale or Burbank.

But I think for someone your age, you will enjoy downtown and westLA as well. They both have a lot of fun places and tons of activities to do, restaurants, . The more west you head the more expensive it gets though :/

I also agree with your rent spending, consider reducing it a bit and save instead. Since you're single consider a studio or room-mates to start.

You sound like you know what you want and have a good plan base so you should be just fine!

Best of luck!
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Agree with above comments. I myself have lived in several metro cities most east, including miami but now in LA area.
Figure out where you'll be working but don't get so hung up on that that you miss out on a place or area you really love.

I live in westLA and for me personally, I knew I wanted to be closer to the ocean among other reasons when I made my move several years ago. I spent 5 years at my previous employer's before venturing out on my own in the last year and I'm glad I came directly where I wanted to so I didn't have to worry about moving more west, so keep that in mind if you are transferring your job with Honda or suspect you might be changing jobs. I have to be honest though, I have been pondering moving to MIA in a year or 2. As I get older, I feel the expense of living here might not necessarily be worth it.

I've never lived outside the westside in LA although I drive to other areas so I can't speak on things to do in Glendale or Burbank.

But I think for someone your age, you will enjoy downtown and westLA as well. They both have a lot of fun places and tons of activities to do, restaurants, . The more west you head the more expensive it gets though :/

I also agree with your rent spending, consider reducing it a bit and save instead. Since you're single consider a studio or room-mates to start.

You sound like you know what you want and have a good plan base so you should be just fine!

Best of luck!
How long did you live in Miami and what part?
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Thank you, happee. I agree. I know I can make it work and the weather out west is what I enjoy. I prefer to do more outdoor activities, and that is not really possible living on the Southeast coast of FL. Constantly being run down by rain and humidity. At least for what is left of my 20s I would like to enjoy more outdoor activity. Sadly, The only outdoor activity that I have already played out down here is mainly biking and the beach.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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How long did you live in Miami and what part?

Hello,

I lived there several years and about 15 min drive from SoBe
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:32 PM
 
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Thank you, happee. I agree. I know I can make it work and the weather out west is what I enjoy. I prefer to do more outdoor activities, and that is not really possible living on the Southeast coast of FL. Constantly being run down by rain and humidity. At least for what is left of my 20s I would like to enjoy more outdoor activity. Sadly, The only outdoor activity that I have already played out down here is mainly biking and the beach.

Ah yes the storms... I remember them well.Scary as heck sometimes. You don't get those crazy storms here especially the more west you are the less rain BUT we do get earthquakes at random times so the grass isn't greener, it's just a different shade. (Actually I should say much of our grass is becoming synthetic/artificial so it could appear a nice rich green without a drop of water

Anyway, plenty of outdoor activities to do here and plenty of people to do them with on west side - all ages! There are lots of running, cycling, swimming, hiking groups. tri/race training groups, kayaking, surfing, scuba, sailing, SUP, outdoor movie screenings at parks and the beach, and speaking only west side, there are buses and the new metro expo line which will take you from/to downtown to santa Monica in about 45 minutes and about 30 min to/from culver city.

The hardest part for me was getting used to the taxes on EVERYTHING and a pet peeve, paying for parking at a place I am going to shop at or even medical centers. Even now I will walk a little ways to avoid paying for parking.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Living in a more outdoor friendly environment is pretty important to me. I also know the feeling of paying parking everywhere, comparable to anywhere you go in Downtown SFL. I would just need time to figure out what areas I need to navigate carefully around in that aspect. I like to spend a lot of my free time enjoying the outdoors with my dog and what not. It gets tiring dealing with a beautiful sunny week while I'm away working and suddenly on my free time being bombarded with horrible weather. It happens constantly.
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