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Unread 11-21-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Default Average rent for a house (not apartment complex)?

Sick of the cold & snow of Minneapolis, I need heat & humidity. I've visited Miami once before and absolutely loved it. I'm going back next spring and thought I might check out places to live while I was there, but first I'd like a general idea of the cost of living there.

I want to be in the city, preferably able to walk/bus/bike (I did read Miami is no good for biking though, is this true?) anywhere I need to go. I do have a car but I'd prefer to not absolutely HAVE to use it to go anywhere. I'd love to be close to the ocean but would accept being a short drive away (30 min?) as long as there are other nice outdoor places (parks etc) nearby. I am a city girl and love the nightlife and don't mind a bit of noise. I do want to feel safe where I live, at least as safe as I feel where I'm living now.

Right now I'm getting a great deal on the side by side duplex I live in - $1,000/mo for 1,200 sq ft, 2 BR + den, I pay only around $150 for utilities (gas, electric, internet) free parking (garage.) If I were to move it would be with 2 other people so we'd be looking for at least 3 br. Preferably a house or duplex. Is this all possible for around $2,000/mo? And what areas would you suggested checking out?

Thanks so much!
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Unread 11-21-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Athens,Greece.
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Impossible to answer about the "average"...
Too many parameters...
You have to make a judgement on your own,as I did,checking RE websites...
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Unread 11-21-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Downtown Miami has very little good to offer. The Brickell area south of the city is nice, and Miami Beach is great. South Beach is about the only place you could live without driving much. Of course, you didn't mention a job, and that affects things greatly.

Houses that are anywhere near the action in Miami are either in terrible neighborhoods or very expensive. Ft Lauderdale or DelRay Beach might fit your needs better.
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Unread 11-22-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Thanks, I work online so it won't be an issue. Guess I'll have to scope things out when I go down there in the spring.
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