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    Default Looking for friends in South Beach

    Hi,
    My name is Manu, I'm a 29 yr old guy, I'm living in South Beach for 6 months of winter (Nov to April) and in Canada for the rest of the year.
    I dont know many people here and I was looking to meet people in their 20's-30's to take a drink somewhere or in my apartment, go clubbing ...
    Just looking to meet some South Beach neighbors
    See you soon !
    Manu

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    Default Re: Looking for friends in South Beach

    Hi Manu! Welcome to the forums. What do you do here in Miami?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    Hi Manu! Welcome to the forums. What do you do here in Miami?
    Hi Matt,
    I'm here to escape the Canadian winter and because I just love South Beach and South Florida in general.
    I'm a telecom engineer and I work from home.
    Hope to see you soon !

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    Default Re: Looking for friends in South Beach

    A good way to meet people is the sports & social club - PlayHardPlaySocial.com - Everything from Soccer to Volleyball and you can join as a free agent and they'll place you on a team. I started the Vball league as a free agent and have played 8 sessions since and met a lot of people (including a few real estate deals in between!)

    Good luck!

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    When I moved here I didn't know ANYONE. I met people hanging out on the beach, eating at Big Pink at the bar (I was a SoFi local), and also on these forums. I'm not sure where you live, but hanging out at the local spots... Teds Hideaway, Big Pink, Whole Foods, Panther coffee etc will help you meet other locals. Also, join the fun runs, free yoga classes, volleyball groups around town. Thats another way to meet locals with similar interests.

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    Default Re: Looking for friends in South Beach

    I have also been in the exact same situation.
    I come here for the nice weather and to get away from the Danish mentality.

    The first time, I was here with a friend so it helped, as I had someone to go out with and we quickly got to know a few people. The second time I went by myself but luckily one of the people that I got to know the first time let me stay at his place until I found my own place, and through him I got to know a few other people.

    The best place for me to meet new people is clearly in the gym. But I am sure any kind of other regular activities would work well.

    It is not easy to find a a good group of friends here on the beach as the place is so transient and they are probably gone within a year or even a couple of weeks or months.

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    It is very transient here I agree. That's why it's best to find locals in the real local hangouts, as they've usually been around for a while already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    It is very transient here I agree. That's why it's best to find locals in the real local hangouts, as they've usually been around for a while already.
    Thanks for your replies.
    I already joined a gym (crunch on washington) and I will hang out at the local bars this weekend, I hope it will work
    I'm located around Flamingo park.

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    Default Re: Looking for friends in South Beach

    Do you run? Come to the fun run at Footworks South Beach on Tuesdays at 7pm. They also have free yoga at 10:30am Sundays. The beach has $5 yoga every day at 7am and 5pm at 3rd st. I met a few people there when I first moved. Also, 3rd st beach is THE hang out for locals. Literally there's a huge bunch of people that hang out, surf, paddle board, volleyball etc right next to the 3rd st lifeguard tower.
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    I didn't know that 3rd street beach was the place to go for locals. Thanks.

    Djmanu: How is the gym (Crunch on Washington)? I have send you a mail.
    Last edited by Martin F; 01-10-2014 at 11:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin F View Post
    I didn't know that 3rd street beach was the place to go for locals. Thanks.

    Djmanu: How is the gym (Crunch on Washington)? I have send you a mail.
    H Martin,
    I didnt see your message, sorry ...
    I just sent you a reply, would love to meet you.
    Concerning crunch, that's a great gym, not too crowed, people are very friendly but their short-term subscriptions are a rip-off (like 190$ for 1 month !!).
    Send me a pm, I will see it this time.
    Manu

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    Default Re: Looking for friends in South Beach

    hello

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