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Old 02-17-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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My job (military) is moving me to Miami Beach. My wife is a teacher and will be looking for a job in Broward County primarily. We have two well trained 60lb dogs and really want to live somewhere with a private back yard. Budget is around $1500 a month.

I've never even been to Miami, where do we look? What neighborhoods would fit out needs within 45-60 mins of Miami Beach?

Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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The best area is a western suburb of Broward County. Miami is too crazy and has too many bad neighborhoods. The traffic is terrible and crime is high. Unless you live right on Miami Beach, Miami is not a good area to live in my opinion. The better parts of Miami are the southern areas such as Coral Gables, Kendall, and Pinecrest. Those are >60 minutes to Broward County.

I would recommend looking in Davie, Plantation, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Southwest Ranches, Weston, and Sunrise. Southwest Ranches has large equestrian properties if you want really big properties. Davie and Coral Springs also have neighborhoods with larger yards. Much of the rest of South FL is very cramped in with houses one on top of the other.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I had friends that worked at SOCOM and lived in Weston. It is a bit far, but they did it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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Definitely consider the neighborhoods people said here. The neighborhoods I'd personally recommend in your case would be (West) Pembroke Pines, (West) Miramar, most of Davie, Cooper City and even Weston (though it's a bit more pricey and further away - generally nicer though).
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:22 AM
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I had friends that worked at SOCOM and lived in Weston. It is a bit far, but they did it.
SOCOM is in Tampa. It's called Southcom! United States Southern Command. The OP is not going to find anything in SW Ranches for $1,500 a month as rental. Weston maybe but it's going to be a shack!
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