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Old 12-10-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Mountain Island Lake area of Charlotte
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Default Miami Beach / South Beach...Crime?

I have heard all about the crime in Miami 'proper"...what about Miami Beach?

Mainly hang out around Washington Ave, Ocean Drive & Collins Ave (around South Beach).

Are there any areas that one should watch out for...have lived in several large cities...so I am street smart.

THANKS!
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Miami
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That area is a very touristy/party area and is very centralized. The large clubs/hotels are in that area and police presence is high during the weekend and at night. During the day it's very safe to take go shopping on collins where all the boutiques and hotels are.

Collins has everything from trendy boutiques to touristy shops. Don't sweat it, that are is not high-crime at all. Just use your big city instincts and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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I've never felt threatened in South Beach, very safe feeling.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Mountain Island Lake area of Charlotte
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I have been there several times...and have never felt threatened either...put after reading some post...makes you wonder...we usually stay in Aventura or South Beach...and never really even go to Miami "proper or mainland".

THANKS
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:34 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Queen City Lover View Post
I have heard all about the crime in Miami 'proper"...what about Miami Beach?

Mainly hang out around Washington Ave, Ocean Drive & Collins Ave (around South Beach).

Are there any areas that one should watch out for...have lived in several large cities...so I am street smart.

THANKS!
i dont think it really matters how "street smart" you are.....i grew up in Carol City and got robbed at gunpoint in Orlando...and some guys tryed to break into my apartment in Nashville so go figure
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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Miami is a high crime area...but the touristy areas are well protected so day and night you should be fine. If you venture out to the rest of Miami...and see the REAL Miami...your opinion of Miami will likely change...its not so nice off the tourist drag...most places who's economoy is based heavily on tourism usually has a great tourism strip and scary, desolate, poor everything else...and in general..this holds true for Miami.
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