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    Well,the term "no value for money " is relative...

    In Gables they ask up to 500k for 1/10 acre lot,that, for me ,is "no value "...

    Elsewhere,u can get 1/4 acre for 250K,that definitely is " value for money " to me...

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    Value for money is all relative. I have a 1/2 acre and HATE the upkeep. Would rather pay more for a smaller property.

    rysy: I'm glad you found this forum (I saw your post on another forum we frequent).

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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggers
    Value for money is all relative. I have a 1/2 acre and HATE the upkeep. Would rather pay more for a smaller property.

    rysy: I'm glad you found this forum (I saw your post on another forum we frequent).
    U have 1/2 acre in Paradise City ( as in the Guns 'n' Roses song),u should feel blessed...

    In 30 years u will get your weight in gold for that lot...

    Owning land is all the American Dream is about...

    To have your own garden, with tropical fruits,like bananas,which don't grow elsewhere in USA,
    to plant your vegetables & fruits,organically,having the cleanest & best quality food ,
    having a watertank with fish to cook & eat,
    a henhouse,
    having a pool,
    an area for kids to play safely,
    perhaps even a half basketball court...

    As for the upkeep,it's ...an adventure...

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    I think I need to clarify that we are only going to be in Miami for 3 years max.
    So there is a good chance we will be renting...gotta think about that more.

    We just want a nice school experience (w/out spending $25,000)
    for the girls, a decent commute and a reasonable drive to the beach.

    Thanks for all the responses, glad I found ya!

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    After living in America since i was born, well most of the time. I'm starting to think they lied about the American dream, i want to leave this country ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rihanJ
    After living in America since i was born, well most of the time. I'm starting to think they lied about the American dream, i want to leave this country ASAP.
    Oops,take it from me,I know Europe all too well...

    If something is "bad " in USA,it certainly is worse in EU...

    American quality of life & standards of living are unmatched by any other country...

    Don't be mislead by socialist antiamerican propaganda...

    The euros are poor bastards & their inferiority complex makes them to twist the truth & advocate in favour of their miserable socialism...

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    had to delete it throws the forum out of wack

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    now dont get me wrong i like america i dont hate it, its just not the right country for me. If you catch my drift.

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    Oh,,,those lists...

    They are all trash propaganda of antiamerican socialists...

    The persons who make them are whores.

    If they are French,they render the French speaking countries in top places..

    If German,they glorify the Germanic countries...

    U get the idea.

    Have in mind that there are no objective statistics & even so,
    as the great Churchill said,"there are lies & then there are statistics "...

    For example,the " paradise on paper ",Sweden,
    the darling of socialist & communists,
    is in reality a nightmare...

    After living there for 1-2 months,u would be tempted to commit suicide.

    The country has the vibes,colours & fascination...of a morgue...

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    gr82beam - it sounds like you would love living in the Redlands or near Homestead. You could have your banana trees and henhouses and roosters, no problem.

    And getting back to the ORIGINAL topic of this thread, Coral Gables is a great neighborhood. I have a friend who is putting his daughters through private religious schools, so you don't have to live near the school to be accepted. That being said, getting accepted (even when you have more than enough money to pay and perfect test scores and grade point averages) seems like the harder deal. There seems to be a lot of politics involved.

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    Gus, what is happening with this thread? There are no images but everything looks out of whack.

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    ALERT...

    I don't know if others experience it in their PC, but when I turn ONLY to this page,it is off centered...

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    it happenes when someone posts something that doesnt fit in the disignated area i.e. my lists

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    Yes, that happened to me too (on a Mac, no less). but I refreshed the page and it was A-OK.

    Florida is also not tunr-of-the-20th- Century northern California and this forum, eloquent as it is, is not a Steinbeck novel. We're not gonna be raisin' any rabbits and livin' off the fat of the land anytime soon in most of South Florida, and certainly no in any part that is a reasonable drive from the beach.

    Land Ownership, IMO, is overrated. The costs and risks outweigh the benefits, espeicialy when you look at what's happened in the markets lately. Whatever. This is a debate for another topic anyway.

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    Ask me or most of the people who lived all their life,so gfar,in appartments & they will tell u that land ownership values a lot to them...

    The ideal combination for a well-off Mi family is a house in a big ( >1/4 acre) lot & a ocean/water-front appartment...

    That's my American Dream ( & riding a speedboat to the Bahamas )...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82beam
    Ask me or most of the people who lived all their life,so gfar,in appartments & they will tell u that land ownership values a lot to them...

    The ideal combination for a well-off Mi family is a house in a big ( >1/4 acre) lot & a ocean/water-front appartment...

    That's my American Dream ( & riding a speedboat to the Bahamas )...
    Thats mine too, but i gave up im leaving this place. besides capetown is beautiful too unless in live in johanesburg

    capetown http://actionsport.tv/wordpress/wp-c...1/capetown.jpg
    johannesburg http://www.tommitravel.com/pics/johannesburg-2.jpg

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    besides there's no sunset like an african sunset

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    U really can't compare SA to FL...

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    Where to live with kids-
    MIAMI SHORES

    stay east of North Miami Ave, and south of 109th
    :)
    kids playing all the time all over my neighborhood, could walk to school, no traffic on inner rds, safe, quiet, bedroom community close to all Miami and the beaches have to offer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca Lucente
    Where to live with kids-
    MIAMI SHORES

    stay east of North Miami Ave, and south of 109th
    :)
    kids playing all the time all over my neighborhood, could walk to school, no traffic on inner rds, safe, quiet, bedroom community close to all Miami and the beaches have to offer
    But Rihan said that is unsafe for teens.

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