Living in miami

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  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Thoughts about it?

    I'm looking at a job that I line up very nicely with in terms of experience and whatnot. I've wanted to live there just from the short time I've been there.

    Whats CoL like? Is it necessary to have a car? Neighborhoods worth checking out that are not South Beach-y? Anything artsy?
     
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    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    I love that place. Parts of it are definitely Third World, but overall, it offers about the most unique cultural experience in America. You pretty much have to have a car though.
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I would be even further away from you in Miami. Will pass.
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    

    thank christ
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Well this changes everything!

    Calling the movers for a Monday move!
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    DAMMIT!

    BTW - what were you referring to with CoL?
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Some points:

    -you ABSOLUTELY need a car. No public transportation worth a damn. Buses are seen as for the poorz and homeless down here.

    -Costs of living are high, with the skyrocketing rents being the main culprit. All in all, they're about average for a big city I would think.

    -area with arts and non-south beach vibe would be Wynwood or the Design District. Both are very very hot right now. Unfortunately, both are also infested with hipsters. and Miami hipsters are pretty fucking terrible.
     
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    lol @ miami hipster, usually seen at purdy or the room. weren't that many around back in my college days, seems like it's infested now doe.
     
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    you think Purdy's bad, try hanging out in Wynwood at night. its a fucking mess.
     
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    sounds inderdasting, might have to investigate on my next trip down, will be down there MLK weekend. how's everything else in the 305 treating you sir?
     
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    I loved visiting Miami when I was younger. MrsG was at UM when we first started dating, and we visited fairly frequently for years after she left. But I don't know if I'd want to live there. It has all of the problems Atlanta has, plus, the weather is horrible most of the year, and it's packed with old people. On the bright side, and FLMM mentioned, it is really diverse, and there's access to the beaches if you're into that sort of thing (though the beaches are either going to be overrun or a haul to the nice ones that aren't tourist-packed).

    You could probably enjoy it for a while, Ed, but I don't know if you'd want to stay once you settle down.

    CoL is higher than Atlanta, especially for housing. Though Rambo's right, it's not outrageous for a big city.
     
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    I don't know how living in Miami instead of Atlanta is even a question.
     
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    ^^^
    There are many, many deep faults but what is better about the ATL than the MIA?
    Besides cost. And when I speak about Miami, I refer only to the relevant areas, downtown/Sobe. I do not consider random 'burbs(which is most everything) but I would not do that for any location.
    Miami 'hipsters' are a poor rendition as are those in every other city in the US save the original birthplace.
    Good or bad, lik'em or don't, it should be done right and full on.
     
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