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Old 01-09-2010, 01:29 AM
 
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I'm 27, wife is 26. We are possibly moving to Miami in about 1 week. We currently live in a small beach town between St. Pete & Clearwater. Here are some things we are looking for...

Budget: Between $1,100 and $1,400 per month (condo, house, etc.)

- Safe for 2 people with common sense
- On or near the beach
- Upscale area (Publix, Target, Whole Foods, etc.)
- Trendy, artsy, young people
- Nightlife (no need for wild clubs, but at least late night activity)

Any places that fit this description in our range would be great. Also, if anyone knows any sites to find rentals (other than Craigslist) please advice.

THANKS!!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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I'd recommend the Young Circle area of Hollywood. artsparkatyoungcircle.org - About the ARTSPARK - ArtsPark Overview

It's a great, recently revitalized neighborhood near the beach...about a mile away. There's plenty of shopping, restaurants, nightlife (though not wild/crazy).
There's a nice Publix right off of the Circle.

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Downtown Hollywood, Broward County, Florida - Dining & Nightlife


You'll find plenty in your price range. Craigslist did have some legit listings. Also check the Miami New Times and Broward New Times websites (weekly alternative paper).

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miami classifieds for apts, jobs, for sale, personals - backpage.com
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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If you are looking to move to "Miami" then you need to ask yourself how close is close to the beach... walking distance or car distance. "Miami" doesn't have an area to live in where you can walk to the beach unless you plan on walking to key biscayne. having said that, you can always move to "Miami Beach" which will have many more options and you can live blocks from the ocean and can cross over to the main land with no tolls. south beach is nice, i've lived in the area around Flamingo Park which is nice but you will have to need a car to go to publix which is not far away. there are local supermarkets walking distance. you are also close enough to the action where you can walk to or far enough that you won't be bothered by the noise at night. i've also lived on 2nd street & ocean drive, also very nice!
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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our biggest concern is safety. i know miami is like another country... but there have to be some chiilled out neighborhoods somewhere... would it be better to head north towards fort lauderdale for safety or would miami beach be okay?
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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our biggest concern is safety. i know miami is like another country... but there have to be some chiilled out neighborhoods somewhere... would it be better to head north towards fort lauderdale for safety or would miami beach be okay?
No need to go to Fort Lauderdale. You can move to downtown South Miami, North Beach (northern part of the island of Miami Beach), or Sunny Isles Beach to find what you want within your budget.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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our biggest concern is safety. i know miami is like another country... but there have to be some chiilled out neighborhoods somewhere... would it be better to head north towards fort lauderdale for safety or would miami beach be okay?
south beach is very safe, north beach is too.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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It sounds like you all would like South Beach or North Beach....
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