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Old 03-11-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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Can someonne please give me a rundown of the nastiest hoods in Miami-Dade? I'm coming down there in a few weeks and I'd like to enjoy my time instead of being bothered by pan-handlers,muggers,car-jackers, ya' know....those one's etc.

Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Google "worst neighborhoods in Miami" and the first result should be a previous thread that discusses this in more detail. The short answer though--avoid Liberty City, Opa-Locka, Overtown, Miami Gardens, Little Haiti, and Hialeah. These are all on the north side of Miami (with the exception of Overtown, which is close to downtown) and you would probably have no reason to be up that way. Almost all of the bad neighborhoods are clustered together on the north end of Miami and immediately around the airport. If the address you're going to has "NW" (northwest) in it, be a little skeptical and cautious...
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Doral is pretty damn hard.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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Thanks! Liberty City is quite an infamous ghetto nationwide! I'll make to stay away from there, unless I wanna' do some "sight seeing".
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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North of the river, west of US-1 and east of 57 ave, is a good start. North of there is bad mostly towards 37Ave east to I-95. Hialeah is very ugly, but not high crime for tourists. Opa-Locka is the high crime area, just east of the railroad tracks. Other than the southern part of the county, the rest of it is as safe as any other city in the US.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Miami
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The sad part is you will see this almost in most parts of Miami-Dade. Panhandlers are on just about every corner on US1 from South Miami to Pinecrest for instance. Muggers and car jackers, pick pockets etc, don't just stay in one area. South Beach has their own issues with these. So to say this area is safe you will not have any problems, is tough. Sorry for the bad news.

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Can someonne please give me a rundown of the nastiest hoods in Miami-Dade? I'm coming down there in a few weeks and I'd like to enjoy my time instead of being bothered by pan-handlers,muggers,car-jackers, ya' know....those one's etc.

Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Vacation in Raleigh, because he's gonna get you!!!!!! He's gonna get you!!!!

Tallrick broke it down quite nicely. Your in a major metropolitan area. There is crime present in almost any area, but basic precautions can keep you from becoming victimized. Do you currently live in a large metropolitan area? If you do, stay out of the neighborhoods Tallrick mentioned and use similar common sense that you would at home. Although I DID get pickpocketed in Coconut Grove once. 20 dollars.

And panhandlers on the busiest roads are in most large cities . The only area I have found them to be aggressive is oddly, in Boca Raton, where I had one pour water on my windshield and clean it with newspaper. NY style. In the defined "good areas" in Miami I have never had a problem with aggressive panhandlers.
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Vacation in Raleigh, because he's gonna get you!!!!!! He's gonna get you!!!!
LOL, I'm LMAO...I've lived in raleigh and that was funny. What do you know about Raleigh?
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Aventura, FL
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Pretty much everything south of the Broward line, east of the everglades and north of Key Largo...
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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If you are in the Downtown area you may have somebody come up to your car at a stop light and want to clean your windshield ,so the best advice is to keep your car windows up and run the light or stop sign if necessary. A person will pop up out of nowhere with a spray bottle and a rag and want a few dollars for doing your windows ,they don't ask they just go right to it.
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