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Old 06-01-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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It looks like you may need to get a second job.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Maybe Sunset. I think there's 3 bd. apts. in that price range.
How about in the North/NE/NW part of Miami? Is that an option?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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It looks like you may need to get a second job.
No, there is no time for a second job - I'd like to volunteer with a youth soccer program and I hope to find one around where I can help while spending time with my own kids.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Miami
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How about in the North/NE/NW part of Miami? Is that an option?
Not sure if you have seen a map some of our members did. It will give you a little better idea of what areas are better to live in.
Miami-Dade County - Google Maps
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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How about in the North/NE/NW part of Miami? Is that an option?
Wouldn't be an option for me.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Wouldn't be an option for me.
Do you mean that in a general way, in terms of safety/family-friendly environment/school system? So, is the south part better than the north/NE/NW in those categories?
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Could anyone shed some light on whether the the location of any of these apartments I found on apartment.com are OK?:

1. Cutler Riverside Apts

2. Rayos Del Sol

3. Pinnacle Park

4. Northpark at Scott Carver

5. Brownsville Transit Village
Like JacobMax said, #1 is in a bad area. If you look in Cutler Bay, you want to stay as far east as possible and definitely not anywhere near the Turnpike, which is where this apartment complex is. You also want to avoid going west of the Turnpike in that area.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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No, there is no time for a second job - I'd like to volunteer with a youth soccer program and I hope to find one around where I can help while spending time with my own kids.
Will your wife work? If not its gonna be tough.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Number 1 is in a not very good location in Cutler Bay, I definitely wouldn't consider there (it's far, very near a crime ridden ghetto - Goulds, probably a bad complex also). 2 is also in a not great location in Little Havana (which itself is overall a shoddy neighborhood) also, same problems there but at least is relatively near your work, would be a short commute. 3, 4 and 5 are located in the city's worst ghettos - drug dealing happens even in daylight in side streets, robberies are widespread and shootings are not that uncommon; so it's just plain dreadful.

In this budget as the other members said it would be very difficult to live somewhere decent and near your workplace. The only decent and okay places to live with those features I can think of would be the Coral Way area, West Brickell and Midtown/Upper East Side. But it would have to be probably a 2/1 or 2/2 near that price range, maybe a 3/2 with a better budget.

Other option is living more far from work in a also decent neighborhood and living in a larger, nicer house/condo/townhouse (locations like Keys Gate in Homestead, Cutler Bay (NE area of it), Tamiami (it's not as bad as people say, mostly newer developments there), Hialeah Gardens (same thing as Tamiami), West Kendall, Palm Springs North, and maybe Miami Lakes (it's more expensive though).
I don't think he will find anything in the Lakes that is big enough for a family of 5 for $1200.

Country Club of Miami has a large number of apartment/condo complexes. Might be able to find something in there. The area is safe and there are decent to good schools nearby. The commute would be a looong one.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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I don't think he will find anything in the Lakes that is big enough for a family of 5 for $1200.

Country Club of Miami has a large number of apartment/condo complexes. Might be able to find something in there. The area is safe and there are decent to good schools nearby. The commute would be a looong one.
Like I said in a previous post, based on the suggestions that you guys have provided, I have increased the rent budget to $1500 month.

Now, the question is: where could that take me to?
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