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Old 12-02-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Best places have lots of trees and landscaping, the worst have no trees, and iron bars on the windows.
Generally, yes. Places with no trees that are not really out west are usually not such great areas.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Overtown, liberty city and Carol City have plenty of trees and the first two are East of I-95.

I think treeless East Hialeah or cookie cutter West Kendall are better places to live than in any of the places mentioned above.

It's not really a good rule, it just tell you the neighborhood was built before Andrew and that is not inhabited by low income hispanics who like to pave everything, cut any plant life and put bars in every window and door.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Since you obviously don't know Princess, trees and pools are a very good gauge of an area, with the exception of new construction out west which would have been clear cut. While it's not a fool proof method, it is a quick and dirty way to estimate what an area is like.

If you don't see the difference than I guess this is just one of the many things you won't understand.

One area of Miami:




Another area:

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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I dislike most of Miami-Dade county overall,but most areas east of US 1 from Coconut Grove south towards Palmetto Bay are nice,expensive but nice,but they are the only places I actually like down here.Many people will say they like Coral Gables but I've always disliked it with a passion,it's obviously a nicer area with expensive homes but this is why opinions count,it could be someones dream location but I hate it,same goes for Aventura,I can't stand it,Ughh!!!As far as worst areas take your pick they're all over,Hialeah,North Miami,Overtown,Sweetwater, etc...
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Since you obviously don't know Princess, trees and pools are a very good gauge of an area, with the exception of new construction out west which would have been clear cut. While it's not a fool proof method, it is a quick and dirty way to estimate what an area is like.

If you don't see the difference than I guess this is just one of the many things you won't understand.

One area of Miami:




Another area:

Actually that's how everyone does it in cities located in the desert. The poor areas don't even have grass, while the rich areas have trees and parks.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Hialeah
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I beg to differ with the tree-lined/treeless theory. I have a friend who lives in n.w. Miami, close to the river, just north of Flagler. To pinpoint the area she is walking distance from Jackson Memorial. Her neighborhood is very full of trees. In fact, if you can imagine an early Miami home nestled in its own mini-forest, you have an clear picture of what her neighborhood is like. It's quite urban in that everything is walking distance, including the Metro-rail. Now is this a great place to live? It is to her especially for her 500 a month rent. But I am sure many CD poster will agree that it is NOT a great place to live.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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I beg to differ with the tree-lined/treeless theory. I have a friend who lives in n.w. Miami, close to the river, just north of Flagler. To pinpoint the area she is walking distance from Jackson Memorial. Her neighborhood is very full of trees. In fact, if you can imagine an early Miami home nestled in its own mini-forest, you have an clear picture of what her neighborhood is like. It's quite urban in that everything is walking distance, including the Metro-rail. Now is this a great place to live? It is to her especially for her 500 a month rent. But I am sure many CD poster will agree that it is NOT a great place to live.
If you're talking about an area very close to the intersection of NW 9th Ave and NW North River Drive, that's not such a bad area. It is however surrounded by less desirable areas, and you can notice the difference in the tree coverage by that area compared to just a few blocks to the east, say around the intersection of NW 6th Ave and NW 8th Street.

Again, it's not a fool proof method, just a quick estimation.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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You know, most trees you see on the streets belong to the city.

If you see a neighborhood with lots of trees, but those trees are not located on the sidewalk, or boulevard... no matter how green that area is, be assure that's not an exclusive neighborhood.

The city and residents alike spend more money decorating the good neighborhoods.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Hialeah
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If you're talking about an area very close to the intersection of NW 9th Ave and NW North River Drive, that's not such a bad area. It is however surrounded by less desirable areas, and you can notice the difference in the tree coverage by that area compared to just a few blocks to the east, say around the intersection of NW 6th Ave and NW 8th Street.

Again, it's not a fool proof method, just a quick estimation.
I know the area you mean, but I was talkng more around 13th avenue and 15th street.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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I know the area you mean, but I was talkng more around 13th avenue and 15th street.
The area there isn't awful. It's is close to all the hospitals so that's a plus in terms of keeping the area safer. I find it right inline with the estimation, actually. Not completely baron but pretty sparse compared to the big canopies you'll see in nicer areas.

Not a place I would choose to live if I had my choice, but I'd take it any day over Liberty City, and probably even Allapattah.
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