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Old 03-15-2011, 05:36 AM
 
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Hi. I am moving to the Broward area sometime soon with my wife. We want a safe area (bet you never heard that one before) in a central position. We're not sure where we'll be working, so probably a spot near to decent highways so we can commute out.

We'll be renting for a while to make sure we like Broward, find employment, and to pick an area to buy a small home.

I'm open to suggestions
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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Do you have kids? If not, then move to Plantation. It is the most centrally located suburb in Broward County. It is right on the crux of I-595, Florida's Turnpike, and I-95 is just a few miles away. I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway are only 5 miles west. It is very easy to get to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or anywhere around from Plantation.

Also, there are a ton of stores, restaurants, and other conveniences in Plantation. There is a mall called the Broward Mall. Not the nicest mall, but has all of the basics like Sears, Penney's, and Macy's. The Sawgrass Mills mall is only 10 minutes west of Plantation in Sunrise. You are also only 5-10 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and the Port Everglades cruiseport. Miami and South Beach are only a 30 minutes drive south. You cannot be more centrally located than Plantation. Just avoid the extreme eastern part of Plantation that is east of Florida's Turnpike. You are better off staying west of Florida's Turnpike.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks. That's valuable information to us

So I guess the I-595, Florida's Turnpike, I-95, I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway are the major roads to get around.

My wife had her eye on Hollywood, but I'm not sure that's so well located for roads and access.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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I live in downtown Hollywood near Young Circle and I love it. It is about 5-7 minutes to I-95 and 15 minutes to downtown Ft. Lauderdale and about the same to North Miami. The thing about East Hollywood is it is still gentrifying (which, I think helps it keep its character), so there will be homeless people around, shady parts of town, and a degree of madness. But if you are just looking for a safe central location, Plantation is good (its the suburbs). Out West by I-75 is safe, but its a commute to get back East if you work that way. Anyways, its up to you. Happy moving.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Hollywood is convenient to I-95. It just depends on where you plan to go normally. If you live in Hollywood, chances are you won't be needing to go west on 595 or the Sawgrass much. Broward County also has an extensive network of local highways. So you're not totally reliant on the major expressways.

If you have a job that requires you to commute to all sections of Broward County and Miami-Dade, Plantation is probably your best option for the reasons I stated in my last post. It is right by 595 and the Turnpike.
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