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Old 05-29-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I recently graduated from FSU and accepted a job in Weston. My boyfriend and I are looking for an apartment or townhouse for around $1200. I saw a place in Sunrise on Pine Island between Commercial and Oakland Park. Can anyone tell me if this is a less than desirable area?

As we are in our twenties, we know we will be heading East for nightlife, but are there some dive bars/places with an extensive beer selection, etc. located anywhere in Sunrise or Plantation?

Thanks for all of your help and the awesome posts thus far!

R
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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That area is OK, not the best, not the worst. Be selective about neighborhoods though, a lot of landlords in that area are taking Section 8 now, and a lot of the tenants moving in are the riff raff causing types. Not my first choice. That area has been going downhill for a few years now. Sunrise tried to fix it up with landscaping improvements/etc but it's just not working. Try looking around Bonaventure in Weston itself or the 84 South area off of Weston Rd (technically part of Sunrise). Believe me, it's not any harder to get east from out here, in fact it's a little easier since you can get right on 595.

And yes, there are a few dive bars off of University Dr in Sunrise. There are a few sleazy clubs and strip clubs too. As soon as you cross into Plantation, University Dr turns almost upscale with a lot of trees and middle/upper middle class residences and decent apartment complexes. It's definitely a contrast. Look into some of those complexes off of University if you want to do the traditional apartment complex.

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Old 05-29-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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live in Sunrise.Older home community but active and very multi-cultural.lots of shopping & restuarant options.franchise places like chilis, friday etc.



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Hi Everyone,

I recently graduated from FSU and accepted a job in Weston. My boyfriend and I are looking for an apartment or townhouse for around $1200. I saw a place in Sunrise on Pine Island between Commercial and Oakland Park. Can anyone tell me if this is a less than desirable area?

As we are in our twenties, we know we will be heading East for nightlife, but are there some dive bars/places with an extensive beer selection, etc. located anywhere in Sunrise or Plantation?

Thanks for all of your help and the awesome posts thus far!

R
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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live in Sunrise.Older home community but active and very multi-cultural.lots of shopping & restuarant options.franchise places like chilis, friday etc.
West of Nob Hill is generally nicer than east. Still very multicultural but just less of the negative section 8 influence. Not saying all of it east of Nob Hill is like that, there are still many neighborhoods where most of the rental tenants aren't trashing the place, but you just have to be more selective and scope out the scene.

Also, there are actually some high quality non franchise options too, check out the many Indian restaurants on Oakland Park Blvd. You can find other good Asian foods on University, all different kinds, everything from Japanase to Jamaican style Chinese food. There is also a good Israeli owned pita joint that I can not recall the name of. Really, I would never suggest the chains as being an "asset" when Sunrise is one of the few areas where you have a decent selection of Indian food and other kinds of ethnic foods.

Just make sure you check the health inspections before you go. Some of them are clean, some of them aren't so clean. The food is good in most of the places though. There is an Indo-Pak bakery/restaurant on Oakland Park that is also very good if you are adventurous.

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Old 06-01-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Buzz's Place on Oakland Park (just west of University Dr.) is kind of a dive bar, safe though. Darts/pool tables/ live music Thurs., Fri. and Saturday nights. Their beer selection is non-existent.

For a good variety of beers you want to head south on University Dr. to the Falcon Pub (just south of 595), they also have yummy shepherds pie. Not *exactly* in the area, but as far as I know, they have the best beer selection in town.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Washington
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Not all people on Section 8 in your neghborhoods are bad. I live in Seattle Washington I'm 23 and work for Bank of America. Guess what!?... I'm on Section 8. I have neighbors who are not, and they've had the police at their house more than I can count on my fingers. I'm sure a lot of people who have negative things to say about people on Section 8 have tried to get on it, or just don't have a single clue. Stereotypes!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Hollywood
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Buzz's Place on Oakland Park (just west of University Dr.) is kind of a dive bar, safe though. Darts/pool tables/ live music Thurs., Fri. and Saturday nights. Their beer selection is non-existent.

For a good variety of beers you want to head south on University Dr. to the Falcon Pub (just south of 595), they also have yummy shepherds pie. Not *exactly* in the area, but as far as I know, they have the best beer selection in town.
2nd the falcon 50 beers on tap
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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We live in a nice area near the Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise...there is plenty to do at the mall and its not too far from Ft Lauderdale, Bo Kampers is a nice sports bar, I am not sure about many dives in the burbs, if you like country the Round Up is suppose to be a cool place to hang out at for night time fun..our zip code is 33323 for looking up properties...their are a couple rental communities by us too...I don't know too much about them, but I agree with Compelled, be very careful of section 8 places..it is suppose to be a helpful assistance program and all but it does bring in the undesirables...we stayed at a place in Coral Springs and we found out afterwards that they had section 8 tenants around the complex, my mother-in-law was offered to buy a pair of diamond earrings at a reasonable price while hanging out at our communtiy pool...looking at condo/townhouse community, I suggest looking for a place where the HOA screens the renters...they get an input on who can rent there and who cannot. Our communtiy was in the process of trying to get that program going as we were leaving....we did like another condo place prior to that one and between the time of getting the condo and when we had to move out of our other state, there was not enough time for us to go through the approval process, but it probably was a nicer community for that reason.....good luck
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