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Old 09-09-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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We're looking at a few houses in West Kendal off of Bird road. The houses are in far West Kendal. I'm not even really sure if this is considered Kendal. Enlighten me. I believe the name given to the housing area itself is Lakes of the Meadows. Area looks fairly nice. Any insight appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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We're looking at a few houses in West Kendal off of Bird road. The houses are in far West Kendal. I'm not even really sure if this is considered Kendal. Enlighten me. I believe the name given to the housing area itself is Lakes of the Meadows. Area looks fairly nice. Any insight appreciated.
Some people consider this area still Kendall. But many don't consider it Kendall, Miller Road or Sunset for some is the cut off on the northern boundary for Kendall. Maybe someone knows what the true boundary is on here.

All I can say it is way out there. 152 Ave and Bird Road is out there. Make sure you work out west. Or I hope you don't have to commute during rush hour traffic. Because coming from out there and working east is going to be a nightmare. My boss 6 years ago lived out there actually a little east of you on 137 Ave. And 6 years ago it took her an hour to just get to US1 and then she had another 30 minute commute north to downtown. Trust me she tried many different ways to get to downtown from out there and there is no good way. So I can only imagine what the commute time is today with all those new homes being built out there.

What part of the county will you be commuting to work?
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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Kendall's bounderies are very hazy...but I would say that south of Miller Rd. is Kendall, but once you pass the turnpike, the Kendallesk atmosphere spreads farther north to around Bird Road and even 8 St west of 137 Ave.

Traffic will be horrible, let's say it together, HORRIBLE. The other poster nailed it on the head, there are no good way to commute from the area.

Lake of the Meadows is more like a neighborhood within the area, and it is adjcent to where you mentioned...but not quite the same thing. Good reference point though.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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Default Homestead

I'm working in Homestead. So southbound in the mornings and northbound in the evenings. Going to work at about 5AM and departing around 5PM. I'm currently staying in Doral. The evening drive from Homestead isn't bad at all but I haven't driven on Bird Rd in the evenings yet.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:15 PM
 
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Well at then your morning commute will be fine at 5 am. But your evening commute will be so so, the turnpike north will be fine, but once you get off the turnpike heading west it will slower.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:47 AM
 
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According to the Miami Herald, Lakes of the Meadow is considered West Kendall in their Neighbors section.
Can you get on that new section of hwy that takes you to 137th ave? My mom works in Brickell and lives in Lakes of the Meadow and connects to that new piece of hwy from the Dolphin I think. Not sure if you can hook up from the tnpk. She comes home later so the traffic isn't bad. In the morning (7ish) they take local streets all the way to Brickell. The drive takes a little more than an hour.
I'd have to be committed after a few days of doing that drive!
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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I'm working in Homestead. So southbound in the mornings and northbound in the evenings. Going to work at about 5AM and departing around 5PM. I'm currently staying in Doral. The evening drive from Homestead isn't bad at all but I haven't driven on Bird Rd in the evenings yet.

sent you a PM
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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Hi Miamibound,

I live in Lakes of the Meadows. It's considered West Kendall because we are on the far west side of Kendall and the Turnpike. I work in the Grove area and my commute during school time is about 1-1/2 hours each way. Now at 5am you should have no problem with traffic. 5pm does get a busier; but, patience or a book on CD is the best thing when dealing with the traffic.

The neighborhood is wonderful. We have our own elementary and middle schools, both A schools. We also have a recreation center and gym.

The commute from Homestead will not be bad. Miller is better than Bird Road. 147th and 152nd are also better than the turnpike.

The only problem is that if you are interested in buying a townhouse/condo make sure that your title company does a good title search as there has been a construction lawsuit pending and repairs have been going on for the past almost 2 yrs now. The houses I believe are fine.

Good Luck
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Be very careful. Lakes of the Meadow is hurricane bait. I saw how those homes were built and it's very scary. I would not ever want to live in that area.
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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I may be wrong...so don't hold it against me..but to me..137-139-142 ave and 8 st to bird road is more like the noveau riche cubanos that made it out of westchester/hialeah while west kendall boasts is more the newly arrived colombians and peruvians and their kids. I go through that neighborhood (which used to be the wilderness one would encounter on a "trip to the pit") and feel the gasps of the underbrush a few miles away. It's where a lot of "Kendallytes" (kids of the immigrants) who came of age moved to so they can be close to the freeway and away from the kendall madness. To the ones who originally posed the question on this thread...by all means find a house in east kendall or south miami or else you're going to find a situation kin to driving you head in a vice..even to someone who's not prejudiced
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