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Old 05-12-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I think your price range is a bit too low. 650 is like the bare minimum for a studio apartment in a crappy neighborhood 10 miles from the beach. If you want to live close to the beach, you will have to go over 1000.
Actually, it is possible to find an efficiency in that price range, but expect to not have a kitchen, stove, living room, and you may have to share the bathroom. Or even worse, you could find a apartment for cheap and live in a really seedy area.

I had found a place in NMB for 475 a few months back, but I needed a fridge and a stove....and privacy. And I found a 1 BR in Overtown(which is still open for occupancy) for 450 on craigslist, But I took the current apartment that I live in now in Downtown Miami/Brickell for 900.

So it is possible, but you will sacrifice some amenities...or safety.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I suggest looking in North Miami Beach between 159-171 st (which is actually 3 miles inland, but with frequent bus service to the Beaches). You'd have to settle for an old building and pay closer to $700-750, but it's doable. It's not Aventura or Sunny Isles, but it is safe to walk around at night.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:51 AM
 
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Alomando

I studied at FIU and I had a motorcyle like you.
The area around FIU is middle class Hispanic, hard working people.
Many of them have efficiencies they rent to students, you'll find here a good oportunity to learn Spanish. There's no real crime in this area, just maybe some petty theft.
Owners used to post offers in the message board since the favour university students. Somebody suggested craig list.
Many FIU students rent rooms and apartments in Kendall, but that might prove too far a location.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Eastern Time
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FIU is empty btw. Is not until you enter to class when you see people. Why is that?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Hall monitors?
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