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Old 06-05-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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As of now miami beach is underwater. The roads there are horrible, and a little rain turns them back to the mangrove swamp from which they came.
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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As of now miami beach is underwater. The roads there are horrible, and a little rain turns them back to the mangrove swamp from which they came.
That's not a deal breaker to me. Every area has something like this that you don't expect. When I lived in Washington, it was black ice on the hills during the winter. In Sacramento, it's allergies beyond belief.

That's just life.
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Miami
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After watching the news yesterday, I wouldn't park in an underground parking lot in the rainy season in South Beach. Some cars totally submerged, and many flooded cars. This happens at least once a year on Miami Beach. I sure hope the city does something to help these poor people, with the drainage issues. It took people 3 hrs to get to Miami Beach from downtown Miami last night, which usually takes 5 minutes, crazy.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:29 AM
 
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That's not a deal breaker to me. Every area has something like this that you don't expect. When I lived in Washington, it was black ice on the hills during the winter. In Sacramento, it's allergies beyond belief.

That's just life.
I have lived in Miami 40 years and I HATE it..now..
I LOVED it when I was younger. WHile I would warn young families to stay the heck away, your situation is much different.. you NEEED MIAMI!!! I would not trade the experiences that I could only have had here for ANYTHING (Miami in the 80's... Miami Vice ring a bell.. lol)
If you have a degree and you dont want the burden of a serious job, you can substitute for Dade schools for 100 a day. and still be out of work in time to hang on the beach, and if you don't want to work one day, you don't/ You sound a lot like I did when I graduated college.. burned out, you want to unwind a little before.. "THE REST OF YOUR LIFE HAPPENS"
There are accounting jobs out there, and you can get good prices on houses (taxes and Ins will KILL YOU though) But it sounds like you just want a 2 or 3 yar party before you settle. Getting an accounting job would mean late nights, commutes, responsibilities.
ew.
Get a place on Alton Road. It's a bit cheaper.. you're young.. you can walk, and you can get parking where you live there. Substitute teach.. you make 100 a day.. and you dont have to wait table and come home smelling like food, you choose the days you work, all weekends and holidays off. If you like it, since you have a BA/BS you can teach in Dade Schools for 2 years with a temporay certification and get full teacher's pay and benefits (free medical) no weekends, no holidays. You would start at 37K year (for 10 months of work).
This place is a NON-STOP Party for someone your age and with money in the bank.. sheesh! An you said you liked Latin Women... Check out Subbing in schools, nice way to meet single educated ladies =) in a nice non-threatening atmosphere. ANd I speak from experience.. Teachers are PARTIERS!!! Get married to a teacher, you "might" be able to afford to stay in Miami.
Once you are married and children.. get-the-f-out!!
While this place is Party Central. I wouldnt raise a family here, unless you can send them to private school, or home school.
Good Luck
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I live in South Beach and have been there almost 8 years. I LOVE IT. I have to admit that I split my time 80/20 with Raleigh, North Carolina. Frankly, my time in Raleigh gives me balance. I am a single professional whose job is international and based in California. So, I telecommute on West Coast time. This means I can sleep in every day and stay up late every night. I think it's perfect.
Miami Beach is a very late city. People get up late, they eat lunch and dinner late and they go out very late at night. In that way, it's very much influenced by the latin cultures and Europe. I agree with an earlier post that South Beach is like a little slice of Manhattan in the tropics. But, you can rent a kayak and go out on the Bay and leave it all behind. If I were you, I'd take the plunge and enjoy the experience and grab life by the ...well...you know what! You are only young once.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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So did you ever move to SOBE ?
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