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    I am considering a move to Miami and looking for places to live. The most important concerns are safety for single female, and cleanliness(no roaches, as I keep seeing that as a problem from what I've researched). I would prefer a studio or 1 bedroom in Miami, other nearby cities up to 40 mins away, or Miami beach(with flood proof parking, but am willing to leave my car behind for a place on the beach). My budget is 900-1000. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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    Yeah you won't find much in that range. And NOTHING that's roach-proof. You're only finding that in highrises no matter how nice or clean your place is. And highrises don't have places that cheap.

    If you can budget in the $1300-$1500 range you can find something, though. Then you gotta consider electric, Internet, parking, etc. "Flood proof" parking isn't really available except in larger buildings too.

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    Thanks. I could be more flexible with prices. How are the places in Brickell or Coral Gables? Do those areas have issues with the preiously mentioned concerns? Im debating if I'm better off not having a car if I stay on the beach or paying the extra to keep a car staying on the mainland. I would just hate to bring one only to suffer from flood damage later.

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    Brickell and Coral Gab;es are very expensive to live. South Beach is cheaper. Have you looked at Sunny Isles, North Miami Beach, Mid Beach?

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    Spend some more time in Miami before making the decision to move. You just might regret it!

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    Again, a high-rise is your only solution to those things. And you NEED a car here. Repeat. NEED. People who tell you otherwise are delusional.

    Jess has some good suggestions to look in North Beach, Surfside or Sunny Isles. It's cheaper and you might avoid roaches. Then again, thsoe parts of town are a serious pain to get in and out of so you'll spend a lot of your life sitting in traffic.

    honestly if you're afraid of roaches and flood damage to your car, Miami is not the city for you.
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    Reminds me of sun gal, a member who used to live here. She hated roaches. She didn't live here long.

    I live on the 10th floor of a very nice high rise, and I've also lived on the ground floor of an old art deco. both have had roaches in them. It's just Miami.

    Oh, I've also written a car off in a flood too.
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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I've have been doing a lot of thinking about all of the possible options. Seems like for me I might be better off visiting on extended vacations or several times a year. As far a driving I could always just rent a car as needed I suppose.

    What I I loved the most during my visit was the cultural diversity Miami has to offer. I felt like I belonged there. Where I am now that just simply doesn't exist; it really is sad. Something I dont want to be around anymore.

    Are there many opportunities for short term jobs and living options on the beach if I were to stay a month or a little more at a time?

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    There are definitely opportunities but the jobs wouldn't be so good... like hostessing mostly. Short term rentals can be expensive also as tourists tend to book those.

    We don't mean to talk you out of Miami. Come give it a try. Just know that there are roaches here, and flooding

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    And not many job opportunities.

    Where is it you live now, if you dont mind the asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    And not many job opportunities.

    Where is it you live now, if you dont mind the asking?
    Still pushing this line? Its 2015 bud. I think we can agree that we have one of the best economies in the country by now. Jobs are 'aplenty'. (Construction, Cruising/Tourism, Banking, Communications, Medical, and soon to be Casino & Film)

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    And not many job opportunities.

    Where is it you live now, if you dont mind the asking?
    Midwest....Ohio.

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    I still think it is VERY hard to move here and find a job. Especially if you don't speak Spanish.

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    Spanish wouldn't be an issue; there's more incentive to learn another language. How would Tampa or Fort Lauderdale compare? Are either diverse enough?

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    Tampa and Fort Lauderdale are very American

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    For the weather and cultural mix Ill think the transition is worth it, bugs, floods, and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Middleton View Post
    Still pushing this line? Its 2015 bud. I think we can agree that we have one of the best economies in the country by now. Jobs are 'aplenty'. (Construction, Cruising/Tourism, Banking, Communications, Medical, and soon to be Casino & Film)
    Again. For the four-billionth time. Why is it people who want to get to the top of their field (assuming that field isn't Latin American finance or condo sales) are always leaving here if everything's so great?

    Nobody has yet answered that. You know why? Because jobs in the service industry are ephemeral, low-paying and unstable. Communications (yes I understand the irony here) are extremely limited unless you're talking Latin America. Construction and Real Estate are cyclical and WILL crash again at some point. Casino is dependent on politics. Medical I'll give you, but that's true most places.

    Unemployment's down everywhere, and according to the latest stats we're about middle of the pack. So "best economies in the country?" Maybe according to Real Estate bloggers. According to BLS we're just not the worst....http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by almond83 View Post
    For the weather and cultural mix Ill think the transition is worth it, bugs, floods, and all.
    Also, and I say this after living here a long time, Diversity is probably the most overrated aspect of a city's livability. Is it nice to have more to eat than just pizza and burgers? Sure. But people, by and large, don't like people different than they are. And it creates avery hostile, unfriendly environment where even the most open-minded, liberal person finds himself after six months saying "Does anyone here speak f*cking English, like, EVER?"

    I think the happiest city in the country is Pittsburgh. And it's cold there. Look up their demographics. We're often rated the most miserable. Look up ours. Diversity sucks, my friend. It's cute for a while but ultimately it creates a pretty unfriendly, miserable place.

    Also, Miami's not all that diverse. 2/3 Hispanic, maybe more now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    Also, and I say this after living here a long time, Diversity is probably the most overrated aspect of a city's livability. Is it nice to have more to eat than just pizza and burgers? Sure. But people, by and large, don't like people different than they are. And it creates avery hostile, unfriendly environment where even the most open-minded, liberal person finds himself after six months saying "Does anyone here speak f*cking English, like, EVER?"

    I think the happiest city in the country is Pittsburgh. And it's cold there. Look up their demographics. We're often rated the most miserable. Look up ours. Diversity sucks, my friend. It's cute for a while but ultimately it creates a pretty unfriendly, miserable place.

    Also, Miami's not all that diverse. 2/3 Hispanic, maybe more now.
    Well said. I was shocked at the beginning when i moved there. Took comfort by focusing only on the beautiful weather and ocean. However that only lasted for 3 years. Moved away and very happy about that decision. Like to visit miami once in a while and thats about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    people, by and large, don't like people different than they are. And it creates avery hostile, unfriendly environment where even the most open-minded, liberal person finds himself after six months saying "Does anyone here speak f*cking English, like, EVER?"
    I agree with that. I'm an open minded happy go lucky person. And I lose my shit all the time at the language barrier.

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