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Old 06-17-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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Yeah, I thought about it. However, Doral puts me further away than where I want to be (adding more commute time). Miami Springs, well honestly I have not found anything decent for $1500 (not even in the fountainebleau area) .

Another factor that might be limiting my search is that I am looking for a town home and not an apartment (we wouldn't have enough space in an apt). Also, I keep on reading that most of the ones available are horrible, and the good ones have a year waiting time :-(
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Lakefront Townhouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage, washer/dryer, ground floor, Regatte Pointe, $1770/mo. Call 305-519-1222
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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In the June 15th Miami Laker:
Traffic would be around an hour from Miami Lakes to Key Biscayne during Rush hour.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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Joe,

You're right about the location of Aventura, if he stays east of US-1. You can stay west, where I live, and it is much more affordable. There a quite a few apartment buildings on or around Miami Gardens Dr between US-1 and I-95, especially around 18th to 14th. OP might also be lucky and find an affordable house in that zone, as well, especially south of Miami Gardens Dr and west of the park.

But one thing is clear: Living close to Key Biscayne, without either paying out the nose or living in near poverty, is near impossible.
That would be further away than a 20 minute drive from Key Biscayne (ZIP CODE 33149).
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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Thanks for all your comments. I have decided that NMB would be the place for me to start at (near NE 167th and NE 22nd Ave). Prices are reasonable enough and I distance to and from work is within my range.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Glenvar Heights, FL
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Rush hour should not be an issue in Miami, as the farthest you can be from Key Biscayne in the Miami area is around 25 miles. If you travel at a constant rate of 30 mph during rush hour using side roads, then the maximum amount of time it will take to get to Key Biscayne is 50 minutes MAXIMUM.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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Get used to long commutes and high rents or stay in the PNW. Whaterver you do don't move to Homestead
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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Rush hour should not be an issue in Miami, as the farthest you can be from Key Biscayne in the Miami area is around 25 miles. If you travel at a constant rate of 30 mph during rush hour using side roads, then the maximum amount of time it will take to get to Key Biscayne is 50 minutes MAXIMUM.

Unless theres an accident.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Glenvar Heights, FL
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That's what side streets are for, all side streets that I've seen in Miami have a 30 mph or above speed limit, problem solved.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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What about these express lanes or something of the sort where you pay a little to move faster? Somebody mentioned something like that? What is it exactly?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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What about these express lanes or something of the sort where you pay a little to move faster? Somebody mentioned something like that? What is it exactly?
If you live south of Miami Gardens Drive you won't be able to use those lanes. They are for Broward commuters. If you get on I-95 before 6:45am you should not experience much traffic going south but it will take you about 30 minutes to get to Key Biscayne at least unless you drive much faster than the speed limit.
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