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Old 02-14-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Looking at relocating to the area from Michigan for a job in Miami Lakes/Hialeah area. I'm a 25 year old single guy, and I'm thinking a budget around $2-$3K a month at the most. Would love to live on the beach somewhere, but would prefer an area that's not too congested.
Here's another thing - Do you have to valet park at all of the beach front condos or are there some with an option to park your own car? (I know everybody here drives $100K cars, but I'm paranoid about somebody else driving my hard earned wheels.)
I've looked at Sunny Isles + Surfside, but they seem a tad too congested to me..
Anybody have any suggestions as to where to live? (I'd like to keep the commute <30 mins or so.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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If you found Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside too congested, you won't find the beach area you're looking for, within a reasonable commute to Miami Lakes. Even in Surfside/Sunny Isles you'd be hard pressed to make it in 30 minutes.

About parking, there are plenty of self-park condos, and not everyone has a $100k car, mine was $11k and is probably now worth $4k. Like you, I avoid valet parking situations and would never live in a valet-only condo, $100k wheels or not.

On the plus side, you can do pretty good on $1-2k, so your budget is not an issue.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I will have to echo what HM said if you thought Surfside and SunnyIsles was congested then you aren't going to find anything on the beach that is less congested unless you go up into Palm Beach, but that has to be out of the question.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Looking at relocating to the area from Michigan for a job in Miami Lakes/Hialeah area. I'm a 25 year old single guy, and I'm thinking a budget around $2-$3K a month at the most. Would love to live on the beach somewhere, but would prefer an area that's not too congested.
Here's another thing - Do you have to valet park at all of the beach front condos or are there some with an option to park your own car? (I know everybody here drives $100K cars, but I'm paranoid about somebody else driving my hard earned wheels.)
I've looked at Sunny Isles + Surfside, but they seem a tad too congested to me..
Anybody have any suggestions as to where to live? (I'd like to keep the commute <30 mins or so.
My 2005 Santa Fe - I'll sell it to you for $99,999 - a true bargain by Miami standards. I'll meet you on the side of the road - bring cash! It doesn't care if you valet park it or not.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies so far.. What about fort lauderdale beach area? Seems like that puts me about a 45 minute commute. Are condos there cheaper than north Miami area in general?
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