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Old 05-09-2010, 11:54 AM
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I will be moving to South Florida in the next month or two. My office is on Brickell in Miami and my wife's job is in Tamarac. We are both 26yrs old and want to live on the beach. Since we work so far apart, we need advice on where to live.

It looks like Sunny Isles or Hallandale beach may be the way for us to go. What would the rush hour commute to Tamarac be like? Specifically, how bad would it be to go from Sunny Isles Beach to I-95? Would living in Hallandale/Hollywood beach make the commute to Tamarac any better? If we leave for work by 7:30am would traffic be lighter?

Should we also be considering Ft. Lauderdale beach? I've been told that my commute to Brickell wouldn't be any worse than the commute from Sunny Isles to Tamarac.

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Old 05-09-2010, 01:50 PM
Location: Broward County
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Questions like yours are hard to answer because if someone has an accident or there is an incident on I-95 or the Turnpike or whatever highway you will be using.........the estimate people here will give you is out the door ! And guess what ? There are always accidents or something going on. And there are always construction projects..595 being the prevalent one this time....expect heavy construction (mostly at night....but will affect day time traffic to some degree) on 595 for the next 2-3 years. What your wife needs to do is find a job closer or you find a job closer to her. Being stuck in traffic for 1 hour each way every day is misery at it's best. I wouldn't do it.

Good luck
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Location: D.C
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Ft. Lauderdale will be a little bit more of a commute than coming from Sunny Isles. In terms of traffic in the morning, it will be a killer. I suggest you live on Sunny Isles, drive down the beach every morning south (beautiful) and make a right on McAurther Causeway toward Brickell. I live in Miami, and the traffic is just killer.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Location: Miami/NYC
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I-95 southbound will be a horrible commute in the morning
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Location: Miami Beach, FL
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Originally Posted by ace587 View Post
I-95 southbound will be a horrible commute in the morning
If so, then I-95 northbound in the evening is the deepest level of HELL! Seriously, it's usually not that bad in the morning, especially if you leave early (before 8AM). But in the evening, it really doesn't matter when you leave, you're going to be cursing the whole way. Unless, of course, you're willing to pay for the express lanes, or you drive a hybrid so they're free.

BTW It will take you 15-20 minutes to/from Sunny Isles to I-95, but Hallandale Beach to I-95 is more direct and a little quicker.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:40 PM
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Take the train to work, drive to the Tri-Rail station, and then transfer to the Metro. That is the best route to the job in Brickell.
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