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Old 06-07-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: 33156
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Originally Posted by LaLaLandLarry View Post
Hey OP, if you didn't nod off reading this diatribe, pay attention to the post of this 'cool dude'. This is the attitude you encounter in Miami. This is why as much as you may consider San Diego 'overpriced' the truth is, you get what you pay for. It may be cheaper to live in Miami, but the quality of life, people, their education, manners, etc....it's all 'low quality'.
I respect the fact that at least Wynwood defends Miami honestly and tells the truth about living, working and trying to cut it here. I would rather people were honest about Miami, rather than try to make it sound like Anytown, USA. If people defended Miami honestly, maybe it'd lessen the amount of people who move here having only been to SoBe on vacation, lured in by the climate, the beaches and the (superficial) beauty of the people. You do need to know Spanish to get by in many cases. That's just how it is. People are very flashy, very bling and very cliquish. It must be tough for many outsiders and for many who were born & raised here but who have never really fit in, like me.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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I respect the fact that at least Wynwood defends Miami honestly and tells the truth about living, working and trying to cut it here. I would rather people were honest about Miami, rather than try to make it sound like Anytown, USA. If people defended Miami honestly, maybe it'd lessen the amount of people who move here having only been to SoBe on vacation, lured in by the climate, the beaches and the (superficial) beauty of the people. You do need to know Spanish to get by in many cases. That's just how it is. People are very flashy, very bling and very cliquish. It must be tough for many outsiders and for many who were born & raised here but who have never really fit in, like me.
If people want to know Miami they just need to watch that Real Housewives show then just keep in mind that they're trying to make it look good for TV. lol
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I respect the fact that at least Wynwood defends Miami honestly and tells the truth about living, working and trying to cut it here. I would rather people were honest about Miami, rather than try to make it sound like Anytown, USA. If people defended Miami honestly, maybe it'd lessen the amount of people who move here having only been to SoBe on vacation, lured in by the climate, the beaches and the (superficial) beauty of the people. You do need to know Spanish to get by in many cases. That's just how it is. People are very flashy, very bling and very cliquish. It must be tough for many outsiders and for many who were born & raised here but who have never really fit in, like me.
Then maybe you should go against it honestly and say that it isn't all cliquish ***MOD CUT***

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: 33156
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Then maybe you should go against it honestly and say that it isn't all cliquish and maybe you're just trying to make excuses for your own bad personality.
No, just a metalhead who treats others with respect. I also stopped going to clubs at 23. Miami is not for the non-conformist, but at least my existence here proves that there are a few of us left.

What's your story? Are you really into that breaking & entering ****?
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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the problem is the people who seem to be happiest here (people from latin america or europeans) arent generally the ones on the citydata boards.
the citydata board is a tool primarily used by american transplants. the people who do the worst.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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I seriously have a hard time understanding the view of Miami on this board. You do not need Spanish in many locations, which are really the only locations of Miami that people out of town should really consider: Brickell, Downtown, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Aventura, South Miami, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove. And honestly Miami is not a desirable place to live if you can't live in some of the nicer areas and I would not recommend many areas outside those I listed.

I do not speak Spanish at all and have never had a problem yet (knock on wood). Just be confident and act like you know a thing or two about the world about how people and culture operate and that you aren't some naive person from Idaho and you'll be fine.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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the problem is the people who seem to be happiest here (people from latin america or europeans) arent generally the ones on the citydata boards.
the citydata board is a tool primarily used by american transplants. the people who do the worst.
I disagree that this is primarily an American tool, at least on the Miami board--a number of the "relocating to Miami, need advice" threads here are from foreigners.

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I seriously have a hard time understanding the view of Miami on this board. You do not need Spanish in many locations, which are really the only locations of Miami that people out of town should really consider: Brickell, Downtown, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Aventura, South Miami, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove. And honestly Miami is not a desirable place to live if you can't live in some of the nicer areas and I would not recommend many areas outside those I listed.

I do not speak Spanish at all and have never had a problem yet (knock on wood). Just be confident and act like you know a thing or two about the world about how people and culture operate and that you aren't some naive person from Idaho and you'll be fine.
Agreed.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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pick a bunch of random restaurants off the street and go in and see how many you have difficulty ordering at. mainland miami, not miami beach.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries and Chickadees
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I seriously have a hard time understanding the view of Miami on this board. You do not need Spanish in many locations, which are really the only locations of Miami that people out of town should really consider: Brickell, Downtown, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Aventura, South Miami, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove. And honestly Miami is not a desirable place to live if you can't live in some of the nicer areas and I would not recommend many areas outside those I listed.

I do not speak Spanish at all and have never had a problem yet (knock on wood). Just be confident and act like you know a thing or two about the world about how people and culture operate and that you aren't some naive person from Idaho and you'll be fine.
I definitely needed Spanish in Miami Beach.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I definitely needed Spanish in Miami Beach.

Can you define "needed" ...??

As in the cashier at the grocery store would not (or could not) speak to you in English?

I've never LIVED in Miami Beach but never experienced that as a visitor.
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