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Old 05-27-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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Apologize if this has already been discussed but is it common for people to commute to jobs in Miami from these other counties, or does one need to live in Dade to be close enough to work? thanks
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:26 PM
 
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Many people live in Broward and commute to Miami-Dade for sure.

But not many live in PBC and commute to Miami-Dade. I knew a guy that lived in Miami and commuted to PBC, he eventually got an aptartment in PBC were he spent 4 nights at. He finally moved his family up to PBC. I also worked with a guy that lived in Coral Springs and commuted to Miami Beach each day. Another guy I knew, worked nights on Miami Beach, and lived in Naples.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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It depends. In brief, I would say people do regularly commute from Broward to Dade (and vice versa), but much, much less so from PBC to Dade. If you lived in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hallandale Beach, and other close by areas and commuted to Dade, you'd be fairly typical. In fact, it would be more feasible to commute to downtown Miami from some of those areas than it would be to commute from Homestead, in far southern Dade!

So. Fla's long north-south axis makes commuting a bit different than in lots of other places. In general though, we don't have (in my opinion at least, having lived in Atlanta for some time) the same types of congestion as you see in sprawling, low-density environments like Atlanta and Houston. I would take Interstate 95 in Broward/Dade Counties over Interstate 75 in Fulton/Cobb Counties, GA any day of the week! The busiest stretch of I-95 actually lies in Broward between Sunrise Blvd and I-595 (an interstate that services many of Broward's western suburbs.) With the explosion of population in western Broward, I-595 is now a mess as well most of the time, so be advised. In Dade County, the section of I-95 from the Golden Glades interchange into downtown is jammed from above 7AM forward in the morning and from 4PM forward in the evening; that's a distance of about 16 miles or so. If you were taking the Turnpike from Broward, this is the interchange where you would merge into traffic heading downtown (north of there, a "Homestead Extension" splits off of the Turnpike, leading to the far southern area of Dade.) In my opinion, 836 (the Dolphin) is the absolute worst highway in the metro area - lots of people living in western Dade use it to commute to and around downtown, and it also services Miami Int'l. If you're considering western Broward, you'd probably end up taking the Turnpike into Dade, which is generally less congested than I-95. I do actually have a friend who lives in Weston and commutes to Dade each day...not a drive I would like to deal with myself, but it doesn't seem to bother him

I would definitely not advise planning on living in PBC and commuting to Dade. I imagine some people do this, however, if they don't mind very long commutes. From Boca Raton in far southern PBC to downtown Miami is about 45 miles - you would be spending likely 1 to 1.5 hours, or more, in traffic each way every day. Add in a few of our torrential South Florida thunderstorms to your afternoon commute and the corresponding wrecks, and that commute would become nightmarish.

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Old 05-27-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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You' don't typically hear about it too often. One of my friends lives both here in PBC and in Little Havana though...

It's mostly from south Broward to Dade.
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:33 PM
 
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thanks everyone
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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would not commute from PBC to MDC
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:54 PM
 
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I think some people take Tri-Rail, but for the most part, it is a headache of a commute.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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Actually, now that I think of it, I know someone that lives in Lake Worth (PBC) and commutes to Dade. But it's not something I'd recommend.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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From Broward to Dade is pretty much the norm south of I-595 in Broward County. I would pretty much say the area from Davie down southward would be the most common commuter suburbs for Dade. The traffic is not exactly INSANE in Broward as some people would lead you to believe on this website. I-75 never seems to have delays at any hour, which is your gateway to the Palmetto Expressway, a true hell!!
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