(Closed) Moving to Miami

posted 8 years ago in Miami and South Florida
Post # 3
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hey!

I’m not sure if anyone has responded to you via personal message yet…. in case they haven’t. Looking into the Doral area would be good. It’s not too far from FIU. Also around sweetwater, which is literally across from the North Main Campus. Apartments around 8th street are pretty good… just don’t go too far east since that will bring you into a section of town that you may not be too happy with. Job’s would depend on experience and in what field. Do you either of youhave experience in a specific field? It would be easier to narrow down your search that way.

Let me know if I can help anymore!

Post # 5
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Welcome to the Sunshine State, soonerpsych!  It’s exciting to hear that you’ll soon be among the Miami bees.  With regard to housing, I’m not sure if you’ve checked it out yet or not, but FIU has an off-campus housing list that may serve as a good starting point for you.  It’ll give you an idea of pricing and areas that students typically live in.  You may also want to get in touch with current students in the program that you’ll be joining.  They’ll likely have a bunch of good recommendations.  Your advisor should be able to put you in contact with someone.

If there’s anything that I might be able to help you with, give me a shout!  :o)

Post # 6
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Wow! It’s great that he has so much experience. Ms.Yorkie had some great advice in regards to contacting some of his future peers. The big newspaper down here is the Miami Herald and we have another called the Sun-Sentinel. There are a few more, but those are at least the bigger ones. They have tons of different radion stations so just to give a few we have NPR (Woohoo!), there is power 96.5 a hip-hop station, y100.7,101.5 light FM, there is a spanish one 98.3 and tons more but those are some pretty big ones. Ms.Yorkie might know more. There are also business/ad companies that he can probably look into writing for. Business locations here are downtown/brickell ave, Coral Gables and you might find some near south beach.

Post # 8
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hey Soonerpsych,

I have been completely out of it… sorry for the late response! Well I do have a little secret. I was raised in Miami, travel there often since my family is still there but I became stuck in Gainesville after having attended UF (GO GATORS! lol). That’s why I still remember much about Miami. Now back to the real subject… hmmm. In Miami you are going to do tons, and I mean tons of driving. I would say just to make sure that you are ok with the distance from the apartments you are looking at google map it. Use the directions from the places you are looking at and the FIU campus you or your hubby will be studying at. My worry is that they may be a bit far. Get an estimate of time and a lot at least 25 minutes if not more considering what time of day you will be traveling. Rush hour is not pretty. It sucks and you can be stuck in it for at least half an hour at times. So with that I would definitely try to learn the backroads and just dedicate some time where you can get “lost” and not have to worry about being somewhere at a specific time. I have heard of Kings Colony and that it’s pretty good to live in. Unfortunately I haven’t heard of the others, but looking at the reviews online should help you a bit more.

I hope I helped a bit! Did you find anything in the Doral area?

Post # 11
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

No problems! I’m happy to help in any way I can! Let me know if you need any more ideas or suggestions. Oh, there is a Kendall Lakes area and then there is Kendall. The highway (Turnpike) or any other highway’s are an amazing way to get around Miami. If you are thinking Kendall or any apartments near the turnpike it would be pretty easy for you to get to the University Campus. That specific highway has a direct exit right before and right after FIU’s campus.

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