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Old 03-12-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Could anyone provide me the names of some middle class suburbs of Miami? What would be the price range of a house in one of these suburbs be for something between 1800-2500 sqft.

Any links to websites that provide information on the Miami realestate scene would be helpful too.

Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Dang dude, you asked a very open question. What is middle class to you?

As far as price ranges, anywhere from $100k to $5 million, location dictates price here, even a 2 minute drive can increase the price by $500k.

Plus, what area you need to be? You can be spending over an hour driving from south Miami to North Miami with traffic, or even longer.

If you are just looking for a retirement place, I would venture far from Miami.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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youre not going to find the typical plain vanilla american middle class lifestyle here in miami.
maybe broward.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Miami has plenty of middle class areas, westchester, south miami, miami shores, country walk, kendall, miami lakes, richmond west.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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If by "middle class" you mean one can afford to buy a house in a safe neighborhood, making near the median salary, I don't think even the areas listed above qualify... I think you'd have to go way south to Homestead or deep into Broward County. To give you an idea, I make a little above the median and live in a 1-br apartment 22 miles from work.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the feed back thus far folks, I'll provide a bit more information to make it easier for you guys to assist me.

My price range is 100-150k, but that can change. I'm not retiring, just looking to see if buying a house & renting it out makes sense in Miami. I do this in Las Vegas where the prices went down sharply because of the bust. I hear Miami was hit hard too, so I'm flying down early next month to take a look. I thought I'd see what locals had to say on the subject, as part of my research.

Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Miami
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100-150k for a single family home, will put you in Westchester, West West Kendall, Miami Lakes, Opa Locka, Cutler Bay maybe, Homestead, Perrine lower middle class areas. And still it will probably be a home that needs some work at that price range. You probably can find a condo around 1000 sqft in these areas in your price range that doesn't need much work.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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the areas listed contain a number of people i know who have told me 'yeah ive had 1 or 2 break ins but they never took anything important'
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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I'd honestly go looking in Broward if that's your price range.
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