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Old 02-02-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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Hi, I've got a PR friend who's thinking of moving from NC to Homestead, but he's heard that it can be dull and that all the fun is in Miami about a 30-minute drive? Is that right? All he wants to do is fish anyway, so I'm sure it's good for that. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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Hi, I've got a PR friend who's thinking of moving from NC to Homestead, but he's heard that it can be dull and that all the fun is in Miami about a 30-minute drive? Is that right? All he wants to do is fish anyway, so I'm sure it's good for that. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Homestead is fine if he wants to fish and enjoy a more layed back lifestyle. Yeah, "Miami" (probably meaning the beach to him) is about 30 minutes away during non-rush hour. Just make sure your friend gets high-speed internet and he'll still feel like he connected to the world. Oh yeah, one more thing. If he's a really good fisherman he can also sell his fish at one of hte various farmers' markets in Homestead on the weekends. I bought a couple of fish and a lot of shrimp cheap last week at the one on SW 248th street.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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Homestead is fine if he wants to fish and enjoy a more layed back lifestyle. Yeah, "Miami" (probably meaning the beach to him) is about 30 minutes away during non-rush hour. Just make sure your friend gets high-speed internet and he'll still feel like he connected to the world. Oh yeah, one more thing. If he's a really good fisherman he can also sell his fish at one of hte various farmers' markets in Homestead on the weekends. I bought a couple of fish and a lot of shrimp cheap last week at the one on SW 248th street.
Ditto.
Homestead had an expansion boom (housing) from 2002 on to 2007 perhaps, along with it came a new hospital, schools and other bussinesses...but still retains some of the small comunity spirit.
Nevertheless, there are still a few areas where the remains of Andrew are visible to this day added to the current economic situation we're living.
To reiterate, if fishing is what your buddy is into, Homestead is the place...deep sea fishing, I suggest a drive down the Keys.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Ditto.
Homestead had an expansion boom (housing) from 2002 on to 2007 perhaps, along with it came a new hospital, schools and other bussinesses...but still retains some of the small comunity spirit.
Nevertheless, there are still a few areas where the remains of Andrew are visible to this day added to the current economic situation we're living.
To reiterate, if fishing is what your buddy is into, Homestead is the place...deep sea fishing, I suggest a drive down the Keys.
I'm trying to convince him to stay in NC, but b/t the Hispanic population and the fishing, I guess there's no comparison. Ah well, I guess I'll have to get used to it.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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I'm trying to convince him to stay in NC, but b/t the Hispanic population and the fishing, I guess there's no comparison. Ah well, I guess I'll have to get used to it.
nita0312,
Come on down and visit...give it a chance...then form your own opinion.
Welcome to S. Florida.

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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nita0312,
Come on down and visit...give it a chance...then form your own opinion.
Welcome to S. Florida.

I'm sure it's great, but I don't want my friend to leave. I'm in school right now, so my life's going to be in NC for the next few years. Just out of curiousity how high is the standard of living comparable to NC?
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm sure it's great, but I don't want my friend to leave. I'm in school right now, so my life's going to be in NC for the next few years. Just out of curiousity how high is the standard of living comparable to NC?
If you mean cost of living, I found this table to compare them.

Cost of Living 3rd Quarter 2008

Personally, I found the cost of living in S. Florida (Miami) higher than other states where I have lived, ie: Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, etc.
It depends in how sound your finances are if you plan to purchase a home.

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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If you mean cost of living, I found this table to compare them.

Cost of Living 3rd Quarter 2008

Personally, I found the cost of living in S. Florida (Miami) higher than other states where I have lived, ie: Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, etc.
It depends in how sound your finances are if you plan to purchase a home.

Well, overall those findings basically cemented what I already knew about FL; it's def more expensive than NC. But my friend's low maintenance and being broker isn't really a concern for him as strange as it sounds, so as long as he can fish, he'll be good.
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