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Old 05-25-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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My husband will be at SOUTHCOM in Doral for 3 years.
Would Weston be too far of a commute? Also thinking about Pemboke Pines or Cooper City. We have a 3 & 5 year old, so we need good preschool/kindergatens.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Anything off of I-75 is good for area or commute. This includes Weston, Pembroke Pines (especially west of I-75), Davie, Southwest Ranches, Cooper City, and Miramar (especially west of Red Rd). Weston would only add about another 5 minutes compared to Pembroke Pines and about the same as Cooper City. Unless there is an accident, Weston is about a 30 minute straight shot to Doral via the turnpike extension and the traffic is usually moving at about 70-75 MPH cruising speed at rush hour. It's not a stressful commute at all from any point in SW Broward.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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My husband will be at SOUTHCOM in Doral for 3 years.
Would Weston be too far of a commute? Also thinking about Pemboke Pines or Cooper City. We have a 3 & 5 year old, so we need good preschool/kindergatens.
Weston is quite popular with SOUTHCOM people. I have known a few people living in Weston and commuting to SOUTHCOM. One was my neighbor until he got assigned to another part of the country. Welcome to the area. Thank you for your service.

Commute is not the shortest, but very doable. I used to commute to Doral for 3 years. If you pick the right time of the day, it is not bad at all.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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We would be there for 3 years so the debate is rent or buy...thoughts?
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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We would be there for 3 years so the debate is rent or buy...thoughts?
Rent or lose.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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that bad, huh?
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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that bad, huh?
Pretty much. If you are really lucky, you might be able to break even after three years (and I doubt that), but renting is probably a safer bet, especially in the short term.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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My husband will be at SOUTHCOM in Doral for 3 years.
Would Weston be too far of a commute? Also thinking about Pemboke Pines or Cooper City. We have a 3 & 5 year old, so we need good preschool/kindergatens.
It is about a 40 -45 minute commute from Weston to Doral during rush hour .... but Weston is a much , much better place to live than Doral and there are many SOUTHCOM people living in Weston and commuting to Doral . You should also check out Cooper City as it is also a superb place for a family and would only add ten minutes to your Doral commute .
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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which subdivisions do you recommend
for a family with young kids, ages 3 & 5?

pool, playground, etc...
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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which subdivisions do you recommend
for a family with young kids, ages 3 & 5?

pool, playground, etc...
The Lakes , The Meadows , The Falls , Bermuda Springs , Executive Homes , The Islands ... all nice .
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