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Old 06-23-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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So i'm a 22 year old single male from chicago, and its starting to look like i'm going to get to transfer to miami for work. I will not know anyone in the area, and will have a budget around $1,000-$1,200 (not sure of my salary quite yet). I'm going to be working in Doral, but I want to live in a place with a great night life to meet new people my age (bars and clubs in walking or cab distance). I don't nescesarrily want to be in a crowd with all college kids, but i don't want to be with people in their mid 30's either. Of course safety is a priority, and i hear the i'll get tired of a long commute. Also thinking that finding a roommate wouldn't be so bad to meet more people, and cut costs down. I know this is a big wish list but any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Brickell and South Beach are your two options. If you do take on a roommate, then your budget will allow you a nice apartment. Go to Zillow and search for 2-bedroom rentals for $2000-2400 per month. That will give you a general idea of what's available.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The commute will be a pain unless you live near Doral itself, which is very suburban family-oriented. Living on the mainland coast would make the commute much easier than the beaches, since the Macarthur Causeway often has delays. In addition to Brickell, I'd also look at Omni, Midtown/Wynwood, and the "upper east side." You should be able to find a studio or small 1br without a roommate there (in Brickell, forget about it-you need at least $1500 nowadays). BTW you will also find some of the UM college crowd in Brickell (they live with roommates of course). Actually, the Airport Expressway/I195 route is much more reliable than the Dolphin, even though you'd have to deal with NW 36th st. to get the rest of the way to Doral. Hope this helps!
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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Thanks a lot for the info
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Glenvar Heights, FL
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Brickell and South Beach are your two options. If you do take on a roommate, then your budget will allow you a nice apartment. Go to Zillow and search for 2-bedroom rentals for $2000-2400 per month. That will give you a general idea of what's available.
Single male
And will have a budget around 1000-1200
plus
Location: Macon, GA
Were you even paying attention to his post? Also have you ever been here before?
Anyways I'd say either Kendall or North Miami will fit your budget, or you will need to find a roommate.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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And will have a budget around 1000-1200
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Location: Macon, GA
Were you even paying attention to his post? Also have you ever been here before?
Anyways I'd say either Kendall or North Miami will fit your budget, or you will need to find a roommate.
LOOOOOOOOOL!

Let me point out something you weren't paying attention to:

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Also thinking that finding a roommate wouldn't be so bad to meet more people
$1000 x 2 = $2000
$1200 x 2 = $2400

Not only is my reading comprehension amazing, but my math skills are razor sharp.

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Glenvar Heights, FL
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Okay, so you got me there, but still, explain this to me.
Location: Macon, GA
Also don't you think that saying South Beach and Brickell are your only two options is a little close minded, besides the fact that Brickell and South Beach just happening to be the most expensive neighborhoods in Miami?
For that price I would get something a little more interesting like Wynwood, Upper East Side, ect.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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So i'm a 22 year old single male from chicago, and its starting to look like i'm going to get to transfer to miami for work. I will not know anyone in the area, and will have a budget around $1,000-$1,200 (not sure of my salary quite yet). I'm going to be working in Doral, but I want to live in a place with a great night life to meet new people my age (bars and clubs in walking or cab distance). I don't nescesarrily want to be in a crowd with all college kids, but i don't want to be with people in their mid 30's either. Of course safety is a priority, and i hear the i'll get tired of a long commute. Also thinking that finding a roommate wouldn't be so bad to meet more people, and cut costs down. I know this is a big wish list but any information would be greatly appreciated.
That is your budget??

Doral is a bilingual city. Do you speak Spanish? it is not a must to survive but it is the main language spoken here.

The best places to meet locals in Doral are the Morgan Levy Park, L.A. Fitness, and the church.

La Covacha is a nightclub located on 107 avenue and nw 25 st and there is where Doralians party on Friday nights ::: LaCovacha.com :::

1,200$ will have you limited. You cannot afford a life on that budget in this city.

In order to survive in Miami, you need to make at least $2300 after taxes.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Actually, the Airport Expressway/I195 route is much more reliable than the Dolphin, even though you'd have to deal with NW 36th st. to get the rest of the way to Doral. Hope this helps!
This is true.

I would think long and hard about signing up for a commute in this town, but if you must be down on the beach, I195 plus 36th st is much, much better than relying on the Dolphin, which is like playing russian roulette with 4 bullets in the gun. The lights are very forgiving along 36th because the airport sits on one side of it. After work, you will spend most of your time getting from your Doral office through the light at 36th & Palmetto (driving east). Smooth sailing after that.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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Okay, so you got me there, but still, explain this to me.
Location: Macon, GA
Also don't you think that saying South Beach and Brickell are your only two options is a little close minded, besides the fact that Brickell and South Beach just happening to be the most expensive neighborhoods in Miami?
For that price I would get something a little more interesting like Wynwood, Upper East Side, ect.
Only if he's a 22 year old gay male. And South Beach and Brickell are not the most expensive areas. If he is either straight or gay he will appreciate South Beach or Coconut Grove more since all he has to do is walk outside and everything he would need is there. No drunk driving. However he will still have a commute no matter where he lives to Doral during rush hour.

Also I lived in the upper side for 5 years and unless you like to see transvestite prostutes walking Biscayne Blvd. and crack heads I still would recommend SOBE or Coconut grove.

Coconut Grove is kinda like West Hollywood in California. South Beach can't be compared to anything in the USA.

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