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Old 03-20-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Hey guys and gals, I am going to be working at Jackson Memorial hospital, moving from Boston. I would appreciate any advice on where to live.

I would like to rent an apartment as close as possible to the hospital, in a safe/ish area.

Also what are the price ranges for one and two bedroom apartments in said areas?

Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: miami, fla. enjoying the relative cool, for now ;)
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Hey guys and gals, I am going to be working at Jackson Memorial hospital, moving from Boston. I would appreciate any advice on where to live.

I would like to rent an apartment as close as possible to the hospital, in a safe/ish area.

Also what are the price ranges for one and two bedroom apartments in said areas?

Thanks!
spring garden is a great choice

Spring Garden Miami Florida by Riverwalk Luxury Real Estate

the bunnies will soon be posting to tell you that if you even think of that neighborhood you will surely die.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: South Beach (MB, FL)
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I would like to rent an apartment as close as possible to the hospital, in a safe/ish area.
Those are conflicting requirements. Will you have a car?

There are a lot of UM Med students living on South Beach. At this point, with property values sinking, you should be able to rent a 1 br., 1 or 1 1/2 bath apartment or condo for $1000 to $1200 in a decent building. (It would be a lot better if the place you rented included parking, no matter where you live).

Always remember, asking price for rent is to be considered a starting point in your negotiation. You should start looking at ads on craigslist.com and miami classifieds for apts, jobs, for sale, personals - backpage.com once you have an idea about the area, to get a handle on prices.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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Those are conflicting requirements. Will you have a car?

There are a lot of UM Med students living on South Beach. At this point, with property values sinking, you should be able to rent a 1 br., 1 or 1 1/2 bath apartment or condo for $1000 to $1200 in a decent building. (It would be a lot better if the place you rented included parking, no matter where you live).

Always remember, asking price for rent is to be considered a starting point in your negotiation. You should start looking at ads on craigslist.com and miami classifieds for apts, jobs, for sale, personals - backpage.com once you have an idea about the area, to get a handle on prices.
I will have a car so South Beach is a possibility. $1200 does not sound too bad for a decent place, does that typically include parking? Also, what would the commute time be like with traffic? Thanks for the heads-up on negotiation and that classified link.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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spring garden is a great choice

Spring Garden Miami Florida by Riverwalk Luxury Real Estate

the bunnies will soon be posting to tell you that if you even think of that neighborhood you will surely die.
The Riverwalk Luxury condos look very appealing. Sadly, a 3br/3bth condo is probably too rich for my blood.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I would suggest somewhere near a Metrorail Station so you can avoide having to drive since JMH has two Metro stations. I'd look into Downtown or Brickell. If you want to drive, look into South Beach or Midtown. You shouldn't have to look for places beyond these, since these are all close and really nice places. Best of luck!
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: south florida
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Hi there,
Now that we have your price point, what is your lifestyle like? What type of area do you live in currently? Are you single, have any children or pets? Brickell is great for singles and professionals with no children or very small children. Miami Beach is not considered a family community either. If single though, that would be a great place to live. Commute during rush hour could be half an hour or 45 minutes depending on where you actually live on the beach. What is your current commute like? Some people like the Coconut Grove at JMH but it could be a 45 min. commute as well during rush hour, 15 min. otherwise.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Hi there,
Now that we have your price point, what is your lifestyle like? What type of area do you live in currently? Are you single, have any children or pets? Brickell is great for singles and professionals with no children or very small children. Miami Beach is not considered a family community either. If single though, that would be a great place to live. Commute during rush hour could be half an hour or 45 minutes depending on where you actually live on the beach. What is your current commute like? Some people like the Coconut Grove at JMH but it could be a 45 min. commute as well during rush hour, 15 min. otherwise.
Lifestyle wise, I enjoy mountain biking, jogging, and skiing (I realize two of these activities may be somewhat problematic). Nevertheless, I enjoy outdoor activities.

I am currently single, with no children.

My current commute is 15-20min, long enough to annoy. To that end living in Brickell and taking the metro sounds appealing. Also, it would be nice to be within walking distance of stores and restaurants. As a guy, do you risk life and limb taking the metro late at night?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: south florida
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I say Brickell would be great. There are great new developments right in the UM/JMH area but you may not want to jog in that area. Your commute might be decreased to five minutes if you selected that. However, Brickell does offer stores, restaurants and many professionals enjoy a great lifestyle there. I could imagine you jogging in that area. You could run to Key Biscayne and enjoy the beach on a good run.

Welcome to Miami!
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: South Beach (MB, FL)
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I will have a car so South Beach is a possibility. $1200 does not sound too bad for a decent place, does that typically include parking? Also, what would the commute time be like with traffic? Thanks for the heads-up on negotiation and that classified link.
It may include parking -- or not. I would not take an apartment that did not include parking. In South Beach you can get a resident parking pass (although I can't, since there's no resident parking in my specific area). I parked on the street one night and a palm frond dropped from a palm tree that was so tall I didn't even think about it. It knocked off my sideview mirror. Then there are the birds....

The commute time from where I live to JMH early in the morning would probably be about 15 minutes. A little later, when traffic is heavier, it might be 20 minutes or so.
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