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Old 01-19-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm a 21 year old male planning on relocating to an area of south Florida. I love the beach and am also into the nightlife scene. My big thing is to stay away from high-crime area's. I just got back from my trip to south Florida. I visited NPB/WPB, Boca Raton, and South Beach. I think SOUTH BEACH was my favorite out of all. The nightlife was superb, great boardwalk with tons of things to do, lots of beautiful women. It seemed like a place I would like to live. I plan on renting on a budget of rent alone no more then 1200$ any suggestions on good areas to live that are safe? I am very open to ideas and suggestions. Thank you all so much!
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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area's?

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:45 AM
 
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Have you checked into the job market? Unless you're independently wealthy, you're going to need to work and the jobs down here are generally hard to find and pay lower than average wages for similar jobs elsewhere. Also, for many jobs, speaking Spanish is a requirement. $1200 a month rentals will be hard to find anywhere in South Beach, you'd need to look further inland to find those rates.
I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but we get posts like yours every week. Someone visits here during the winter and they just HAVE to move here. They never look into what it'll really take to be able to live here. Have you been here during the summer? The high humidity and the threat of hurricanes are very real and needs to be considered when thinking about living here.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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Have you checked into the job market? Unless you're independently wealthy, you're going to need to work and the jobs down here are generally hard to find and pay lower than average wages for similar jobs elsewhere. Also, for many jobs, speaking Spanish is a requirement. $1200 a month rentals will be hard to find anywhere in South Beach, you'd need to look further inland to find those rates.
I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but we get posts like yours every week. Someone visits here during the winter and they just HAVE to move here. They never look into what it'll really take to be able to live here. Have you been here during the summer? The high humidity and the threat of hurricanes are very real and needs to be considered when thinking about living here.
First off thank you so much for the reply. I've been planning on moving down for about a year now and finally had the chance to visit. I'm from Virginia beach so its about 1200 miles away, so its not very often I get to make the trip down. I will be moving down with about 30K, so that's quite a bit of fall back money if I can't find a job. I also own a few properties in Virginia beach so I do have some rental income coming in as well. I am in the restaurant business as a server/bartender so I don't think finding a job should be to difficult with my experience and job referral. I also have family throughout Miami/Hollywood area. I do speak okay Spanish and am currently teaching myself more to hopefully be fluent by the time I make it down. Are the any particular good areas to look into inland to live? My plan is to rent until I get my FL real estate license and purchase a condo/townhome.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Miami/NYC
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get a realtor you should be able to get like a studio in South Beach around that range. I had a friend who rented a studio on washington avenue for 1k a month that was 3 years ago.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I agree you can find a place in your budget in South Beach.
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