Moving To Miami, Best Neighborhood For Young People?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 2, 2011 6:59 AM Last Post By: ojprezzi
Aug 12, 2011 5:28 PM
Moving To Miami, Best Neighborhood For Young People?Hello!
I will potentially be moving to Miami in the next month or so. I'm trying to research what neighborhoods/areas are best for young people. To provide some context:
-24 year old male, no latino, but I do speak Spanish (living in Chile right now) and enjoy the Latin culture.
-Before Chile I lived in Seattle, WA for 6 years (for school and after). If you asked a Seattleite where you would live as a young person they would probably say Capitol Hill, Fremont, Lower Queen Anne, U-District etc. All these neighborhoods have a concentration of young professionals, lots of good cafes, restaurants (happy hour), grocery stores, public areas (like parks and lakes), close to transportation and are very walk able.
-For example Broadway or Queen Anne Ave had a good strip of stores, etc but then just a block or two off that was living areas.
So I'm looking for what neighborhoods might be:
-Affordable for a young professional (sharing with a few roommates prefered).
-WALKABLE (I loved walking to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor, etc in my Seattle neighborhood). I don't own a car in Chile and its working out really nicely, hoping to do the same there. Should help me as I've read about the horrible traffic in the other Miami posts.
-Has a good mix of residential, grocery stores etc.
-Read about the downtown, but said that really empties out at night.
-Close to a Metro Mover line.
-I've lived in the city before so I don't mind noise, but preferably not so noisy its impossible to sleep.
Is there an area where the young professionals live?
Aug 12, 2011 10:24 PM
1South Beach/Miami Beach would be like Capitol Hill Seattle.
Coral Gables (home of Univeristy of Miami. More like Tempe, Az than U District)
Designer District (off the 195/112 & US 1. Belltown 20+yrs ago)
For some place equivilent to Queen Anne. I would say Venetian Islands or North Bay Village and some of the neighborhoods north of the 934 (Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands) are possible places.
Edited by: anyone101
Aug 15, 2011 1:01 PM
2The Brickell Avenue neighborhood just south of the river from downtown is the preferred location for young professionals -- it has great facilities, access (both Metro-Rail & Metro-Mover stations) but tends to be expensive. Just a few miles down the Metro-Rail line is Dadeland, a suburban "downtown" at the east end of Kendall Drive also with a good mix of entertainment & service facilities. It is also the epicenter of the condominium crash & there are literally thousands of relatively new to brand new apartments available at low prices in the immediate area. Another good area is anywhere in Miami Beach, but especially South Beach. This can range from very expensive to relatively cheap & junky -- but with an unmatched range of facilities, restaurants, clubs, bars, entertainmement & of course the beach. (MB claims to be all WiFi enabled but reports of residents say service does not match the hype) While public transport within Miami Beach is excellent, commuting across the bay to anywhere in Miami can be painfully slow (downtown) or absolute hell (anywhere on the mainland suburbs).
Aug 24, 2011 10:09 AM
3There are a lot of places in Miami Beach, above all if you count on having good neighbors, and not only neighborhood. One of these is for sure the Flamingo area, there are mostly living young people working in Miami Beach.
Sep 2, 2011 6:59 AM
4There are some great articles regarding the neighborhoods/areas and relocation in Miami/Miami Beach. http://www.miamicitydiggs.com/should-i-live-in-brickell-downtown-miami-midtown-miami-or-south-beach/
I hope this helps.....
Edited by: ojprezzi
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