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Old 05-26-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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I am a non- spanish speaker looking to move to Miami area. I see many negative comments on Miami itself, but what about the surrounding suburbs? Are they just as bad or is there a huge difference in lifestyle/way of life vs. Miami?
Paprik, my friend, please pay attention to the tone of the regular posters on this board. Those who claim that Miami is paradise. That alone should be enough to keep you far, far away. Do you see how people attack each other? Well, imagine that walking down the street, driving, or waiting in line at the Post Office. You will have to drive North, past Orlando to avoid that. Read the replies to your comments. They are personal attacks on each other. Nobody even cares what you asked.

If you don't speak Spanish, you will feel like you were deported to a 3rd world country and you will feel completely lost and isolated.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Look for green grass and trees in the dry season. Those are the good suburbs. The bad ones have no trees, dirt and dead weeds, cement yards and iron bars. Generally the bigger the lots the more desirable the area. Zero lot suburbs are tomorrow's slums.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Look for green grass and trees in the dry season. Those are the good suburbs. The bad ones have no trees, dirt and dead weeds, cement yards and iron bars. Generally the bigger the lots the more desirable the area. Zero lot suburbs are tomorrow's slums.
clever indicator tallrick! i hadnt thought of that one.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks tallrick your suggestion makes complete sense.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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Thanks tallrick your suggestion makes complete sense.
Not necessarily, this area has plenty of trees,one of the poorest suburbs of Miami vs. a place like Hialeah where Tallrick described(treeless and paved over yards) and it is somewhat middle-class blue-collar area hard-working people.

955 Opa Locka Boulevard, Opa-locka, FL - Google Maps
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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Homestead has green grass and palm trees and few people would recommend it as a nice suburb
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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Not necessarily, this area has plenty of trees,one of the poorest suburbs of Miami vs. a place like Hialeah where Tallrick described(treeless and paved over yards) and it is somewhat middle-class blue-collar area hard-working people.

955 Opa Locka Boulevard, Opa-locka, FL - Google Maps
Overtown, allapatta, the jackson area have green areas too. A better indicator is the type of business you see around:

If most business are closed with hurricane panels, graffiti -- da hood, run!
pawn shops, check cashing & liquor stores -- ghetto
Fast food, dollar stores, drug stores, big box, bakeries, sedanos -- blue collar
Multiple banks, gyms, chipotle, five guys, juice places -- middle class
Wholefoods, luxury stores and restaurants, independent gyms-- upper class
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Chipotle?
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Overtown, allapatta, the jackson area have green areas too. A better indicator is the type of business you see around:

If most business are closed with hurricane panels, graffiti -- da hood, run!
pawn shops, check cashing & liquor stores -- ghetto
Fast food, dollar stores, drug stores, big box, bakeries, sedanos -- blue collar
Multiple banks, gyms, chipotle, five guys, juice places -- middle class
Wholefoods, luxury stores and restaurants, independent gyms-- upper class
Much better example.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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Overtown, allapatta, the jackson area have green areas too. A better indicator is the type of business you see around:

If most business are closed with hurricane panels, graffiti -- da hood, run!
pawn shops, check cashing & liquor stores -- ghetto
Fast food, dollar stores, drug stores, big box, bakeries, sedanos -- blue collar
Multiple banks, gyms, chipotle, five guys, juice places -- middle class
Wholefoods, luxury stores and restaurants, independent gyms-- upper class
glad i didnt ignore you enriqueta
i totally swore you were a troll because you came on so aggressively with few posts and i immediately shut down when someone gets aggressive but you actually know what youre talking about. if i could ask, just please try to be a little more tolerant of people's viewpoints. not everyone has had a wonderful experience down here.
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