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Old 02-02-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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the area around the orange bowl is decent, just dont do stupid stuff, mind your own business. and avoid going out after 10pm, if you do, dont wear flashy stuff.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Miami Springs
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Default Moving to South Florida???

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Hi, my name is Tyler. I am graduating from the University of Iowa in May 2010 with my bachelor's in business administration in marketing. [Go Hawks!]

I am wanting to earn a commission Homestead Air Force Base and serve as a reservist or Florida Air National Guardsman. I am also then looking to obtain a full-time career in South Florida in marketing/advertising.

I am currently looking at housing options in the area. Here are some of my goals/requirements for housing:

-In the general Miami area. Willing to commute to work.
-1 bedroom apartment/condo/house
-Safe area [no ghetto or crime districts]
-Parking for one car?
-$1000/month

Is this possible to rent in that price range? If not, where are places in the Miami area that are in or below that range. I am single and have no kids and will be living by myself. I will also entertain the idea of buying a house if a mortgage can be negotiated at or around that price.

Thanks again for any help you can provide. I will be definitely surfing these forums! Cheers!

-Tyler
How's your spanish, Tyler? You'll need it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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How's your spanish, Tyler? You'll need it.
Around the Orange Bowl it sure would be convenient, but in most areas the majority of the population speak fluent English. I know successful people who enjoy living in Miami-Dade who speak little or no Spanish.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, IA
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I'm working on my Spanish soon but will be honest. I don't know enough to communicate efficiently or even effectively for that matter. Perhaps around the Orange bowl is not the best area for me.

Still working on the military to offer me a commission, I won't be moving until I have the officer job with the USAF or unless I find a civilian job first. Thanks again to everyone.

What are the more "english speaking" parts of town. That may sound stupid, but I would imagine that the Brickell area, Miami Beach, and those parts are more "english" due to tourists, etc.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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I'm working on my Spanish soon but will be honest. I don't know enough to communicate efficiently or even effectively for that matter. Perhaps around the Orange bowl is not the best area for me.

Still working on the military to offer me a commission, I won't be moving until I have the officer job with the USAF or unless I find a civilian job first. Thanks again to everyone.

What are the more "english speaking" parts of town. That may sound stupid, but I would imagine that the Brickell area, Miami Beach, and those parts are more "english" due to tourists, etc.
Don't worry about the whole "this is Miami and it's hard to find people that speak fluent English" thing - it's not true! With that said, you will likely encounter few people who don't speak English in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, Brickell, South Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, and Kendall.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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Don't worry about the whole "this is Miami and it's hard to find people that speak fluent English" thing - it's not true! With that said, you will likely encounter few people who don't speak English in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, Brickell, South Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, and Kendall.
I have lived here most of my life...I am Hispanic but English has always been my primary language. You will find that lots of people here speak English. Sure, there are parts of town where not knowing Spanish will make things difficult, but you'll be fine.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, IA
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Awesome. That is good to know. I have a fairly decent understanding of French - if only I would have taken Spanish. Too bad our high school foreign language department was horrible when I went to school.

Good news though, I have a phone interview on Monday for a position in Ft. Lauderdale! Very excited!
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