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Old 11-21-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Hi everybody,

My family , 3 of us are planning to move to Miramar , FL next year from LA.
Can anybody tell us , how is the neighborhood , is it safe & quite enough to raise kids, what kind of people live right there, is there a good elementary school?
Approx. area is 2772 SW 82 nd ave., Miramar, FL 33025 it's also called Tuscany , but as far as I know, not sure though.
I heard that it's all right commute to both direction either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale.
Thank you , any reply will be appreciated.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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That's an okay, borderline iffy area that is in a pretty bad school zone. It's right across from Sherman Circle which is a high crime area that you should avoid. I could imagine a lot of property crime in that area. If you are looking at Miramar, you will want to stay west of Red Road for better schools and neighborhoods. The area around the town center is a pretty good location for commuting between Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and a higher quality neighborhood. The school district is at least decent all the way to high school, and it's also pretty convenient for shopping/etc. If that is too expensive, another area to look into is the neighborhood east of the Turnpike to about 64th Ave, which is an older, more working class area, but you can do far worse for the price and it has an acceptable/decent elementary school district. The issue with this area is that the middle school is scary and the high school is mediocre. Make sure you aren't afraid of working to upper middle class black people if you move into any section of Miramar, as I know a lot of people who post here are, and Miramar in general is home to a good chunk of South Florida's black middle class.

Basically, you want to look at zip code 33027 and 33029, which also includes sections of Pembroke Pines that are worth a look.

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Im going to be honest with you....only move here if you HAVE to.Ive been living here for 5 months and I hate it.Whether the zipcode is 33025.33026.33027.33028 or 33029 It is horrible!!!!!.rude people,high crime,bad schools...ect ect ect ect.I cant wait to get out of here and move back to New tampa just in time for Christmas:-)When i first checked out here it looked beautiful.....that was until I lived here.I also paying 2000 in rent for a2bedrooms townhome that is gated but I dont feel safe cause all the crime is happening within the community.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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Ehhhh, dunno about all that. 33027 & 33029 have great neighborhoods. I live in 33029 and love it. Also, $2000 for a 2-bedroom townhome? They are robbing you blind. I bought a house and am paying a little over $1300 in mortgage.

Yes, 33025 isn't that great of a neighborhood. It's ok. I'd suggest moving further West. the further West the better the neighborhood.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Trust me I been to 33029 and 33027 and I guess your nice and my nice are really diffrent.While 33029 may be nice the people are still snobbish and when you shop you still get all the people of 33025.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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Trust me I been to 33029 and 33027 and I guess your nice and my nice are really diffrent.
Odd, because west Miramar is almost eerily similar to New Tampa, except without the Bruce B Downs traffic.

That being said, I would take a good look into Cooper City, which is preferable all-around and also not a bad commuting point. To get into Ft. Lauderdale, you could actually just take Griffin Rd down to US1 and it's one of the easiest access points there is. To get into Miami, you can either take Griffin (or Pines Blvd which sucks) to the turnpike or follow University Dr down and catch the turnpike from Miramar.

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Old 11-23-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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I like to take Sheridan as an alternate to Pines. I have no idea what they were thinking with the recent contstruction on the I-75 ramps. Made traffic worse!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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I like to take Sheridan as an alternate to Pines. I have no idea what they were thinking with the recent contstruction on the I-75 ramps. Made traffic worse!!!
Sheridan is a good one, I just wish it had a turnpike exit! The turnpike exit at Pines is the worst because it doesn't have a "sunpass only" lane and causes backups for everyone at rush hour.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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I agree with Jimbo. West Pembroke Pines is a great area. Once you get past 75 on Pines the lights are spaced reasonably and the traffic thins. I also take Sheridan for east/west travel. Pines is a nightmare with the 75 construction.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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I just don't understand what the whole point of adding all those lights were. Before you could exit I-75 in either direction with no problem. Now you have to wait at a light. And they don't even let the right-most lane turn on red. It is rediculous!
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