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View Poll Results: If given the opportunity and funds, which region would you choose to live, work and play?
Australia's Gold Coast 60 58.82%
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 42 41.18%
Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-05-2018, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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One is in Florida. The other is not. The other automatically wins by a sandslide.
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:20 AM
 
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I voted for Miami, really not knowing a whole lot about Gold Coast, AU. That said, in looking more, I might consider changing my vote. The reasons I voted for Miami were, location within the states (familiarity), diversity and food scene, more distinctive history and cultural scene, more unique events throughout the year, sports scene, and just other things you'd expect out of a bigger city. Gold Coast seems to have just been founded as a significant beach escape for Brisbane residents/Aussies in general, but, it does also seem to have a preferable climate, preferable topography and overall scenery, and probably higher livability metrics as a general rule. Location is difficult to say as they each have their perks. Gold Coast isn't all that isolated. 1 Hour Drive to Brisbane, 1 Hour Flight to Sydney, 3 Hours to Polynesia or NZ or many places in AU, and probably a 5 or so hour flight to significant Asian capitals, closer than most of the English speaking world is to the Asia-Pacific.
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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One of the founders of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, William Brickell, in the late 1800s-early 1900s used to travel to Australia and made a fortune there selling supplies and building hotels.

He had the option of choosing among the US northeast, England, Australia, and Miami. Ask him.

He died in Miami in 1908.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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One of the founders of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, William Brickell, in the late 1800s-early 1900s used to travel to Australia and made a fortune there selling supplies and building hotels.

He had the option of choosing among the US northeast, England, Australia, and Miami. Ask him.

He died in Miami in 1908.
Lol, come on! That was 110 years ago! He would have changed his mind in 2018 knowing that Miami is dirty and full of poverty and crime compared to Gold Coast’s paradise and amazing lifestyle.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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Lol, come on! That was 110 years ago! He would have changed his mind in 2018 knowing that Miami is dirty and full of poverty and crime compared to Gold Coast’s paradise and amazing lifestyle.
Couple years ago on Miami Beach (mid-Beach) met a guy and his wife from Australia's so-called gold coast singing the praises of Miami, must've had his reasons.

Miami has its strategic corridor where among whose residents even presidents come to render homage and raise money.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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Never went to the GC in Australia but I went to Miami during 2008 summer (Tropical storm Fay had the good idea to strike)

In Miami, there's Miami Beach ($$$$$), and the rest... Miami without Miami Beach would be really really bland.
However, from Google streetV, GC looks like a giant Miami Beach. But the coast of Florida (Miami - West Palm) is crazy just huge compare to GC.

That said, I'd say GC in Australia, but hard to judge when you didn't went there and stayed a significant time
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Old Yesterday, 05:00 PM
 
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Miami has the more strategic location. Part of the charm comes from it's proximity to the Caribbean and it acts as a gateway to Latin America.

The Gold Coast is more isolated, but is quite a bit newer in terms of development. It has a more modern facade.
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
 
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Lol, come on! That was 110 years ago! He would have changed his mind in 2018 knowing that Miami is dirty and full of poverty and crime compared to Gold Coast’s paradise and amazing lifestyle.
You seem to need to keep mocking this city. As with many US cities. There are aspects of a "Tale of two Cities". But not on any scale as slums in some world cites.

This thread is on the region. Including suburbs and regions especially north and whole coastal areas. Crazy international investment in Miami alone today as high-rises are transforming more of its coastal areas and core.

This needs to be more on the tourist attributes as both areas are huge tourist regions. You need to be respectful of both differing Nations with differing issues. But high-class tourist areas are both top notch offerings here. The White sands of Florida are still awesome.
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Old Today, 02:38 PM
 
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I voted for Miami, really not knowing a whole lot about Gold Coast, AU. That said, in looking more, I might consider changing my vote. The reasons I voted for Miami were, location within the states (familiarity), diversity and food scene, more distinctive history and cultural scene, more unique events throughout the year, sports scene, and just other things you'd expect out of a bigger city. Gold Coast seems to have just been founded as a significant beach escape for Brisbane residents/Aussies in general, but, it does also seem to have a preferable climate, preferable topography and overall scenery, and probably higher livability metrics as a general rule. Location is difficult to say as they each have their perks. Gold Coast isn't all that isolated. 1 Hour Drive to Brisbane, 1 Hour Flight to Sydney, 3 Hours to Polynesia or NZ or many places in AU, and probably a 5 or so hour flight to significant Asian capitals, closer than most of the English speaking world is to the Asia-Pacific.
Agreed. People usually overplay the "remoteness" theme. Within a few hours flight time from SE Qld there are a lot of stunning and unique South West Pacific locations, the French territory of New Caledonia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and others. Add to that Norfolk or Lord How Islands which while part of Australia, are very different than the mainland.

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