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Old 09-30-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Hi!
We are moving with two kids and two dogs to the Miami area for one year. My husband will be working in Coral Gables for one year as a fellow. We live in a relatively affluent area now, and would prefer to move to another nice neighborhood with good schools (my kids are little, but schools are a very good reflection of area), excellent parks and minimal urban sprawl. His commute to Coral Gables can't be longer than 20 mins or so. Please recommend some neighborhoods where we might find a single family home that's not tiny, for less than $2100/month (or price range of $400,000 or so).
Thanks!!
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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The best area near Coral Gables is actually Coral Gables, I think.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Miami
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$2100 for a single family home in an affluent area isn't going to happen. Try looking in East Kendall around Dadeland Mall or The Falls Mall area. Otherwise you need to look a little further north and west. The best public schools are in Pinecrest.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Thanks for the suggestions. Hard to go from a really nice area in DC to something less ideal in Miami, but is what it is. Is the commute from Kendall to Coral Gables really as nightmarish as people make it out to be? What about Palmetto Bay?
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Eastern Time
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Thanks for the suggestions. Hard to go from a really nice area in DC to something less ideal in Miami, but is what it is. Is the commute from Kendall to Coral Gables really as nightmarish as people make it out to be? What about Palmetto Bay?
Not from East Kendall. West Kendall is a different story, it will take you 20 mins alone just to get out of there.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Like winter said, it depends on what part of Kendall you end up in. If you live in West Kendall then yes it will be a long commute in stop and go traffic. If you live in East Kendall it will be much better. Palmetto Bay is nice a cheaper than Pinecrest, I just don't know if you will find a single family house for your budget even there.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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hi!
We are moving with two kids and two dogs to the miami area for one year. My husband will be working in coral gables for one year as a fellow. We live in a relatively affluent area now, and would prefer to move to another nice neighborhood with good schools (my kids are little, but schools are a very good reflection of area), excellent parks and minimal urban sprawl. His commute to coral gables can't be longer than 20 mins or so. Please recommend some neighborhoods where we might find a single family home that's not tiny, for less than $2100/month (or price range of $400,000 or so).
Thanks!!
coral gables.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Well, I just did a Realtor.com search for your criteria, and I found 12 listings that could work, starting at $1500 for 3/2. It is doable...well, except the "urban sprawl" part. Living in a house in South Florida usually means living in sprawl. Get a no-fee realtor to show you rentals, I'm sure you'll find something. The big limitation will be the dogs.
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