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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2005, 07:17:09 PM »
I grew up in Quebec, Canada, moved to the US and went to the University of Vermont for undergrad. Decided I wanted to be a movie star and moved to Los Angeles after graduation. Realized that connections are everything in that industry and lost all interest in it after being around it a bit. Have been working the same office job for 4 years and need a change. Met my husband (from my hometown in Quebec, yet we never knew each other growing up), decided, with his help, to go to law school. Hate the LA traffic, so chose Miami and an SO looking forward to moving to a new city and leaving behind my 8-5 rut.

Hope that all makes sense. This time change thing is seriously messing with me!

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2005, 07:24:20 PM »
vinny, thanks for the helpful information.  the beach is not far away, but i was a bit mortified when it took me over an hour to get to the beach from the law school a few weeks ago when i visited.  it was easter weekend which i am sure was a contributing factor.  that being said, leaving the beach in the direction of miami proper is always going to have less traffic.  who knows?  it might not be that bad of an option.  i can imagine it can be tough to get a parking spot, which is certainly a deterrant.  bad parking at school and at home makes casino a crazy boy. >:(

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2005, 12:29:52 AM »
just wondering -

i was in Miami during the first week of March and South Beach was packed.  I guess it was the week before Spring Break for most of the country.  But is it generally like this all the time?  When is/are the tourist season(s)?

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2005, 10:10:43 AM »
just wondering -

i was in Miami during the first week of March and South Beach was packed.  I guess it was the week before Spring Break for most of the country.  But is it generally like this all the time?  When is/are the tourist season(s)?

I have been told that South Beach tends to be in season almost year around.  During the Fall, Winter and Spring you have a lot of North Americans, then in the Sumnmer you get a lot of South Americans who are there to escape their own winters.

I'll never forget many years ago when I went to Disneyworld and there were about 100,000 kids running around wearing colored T-shirts with "Brasil" printed across their chests.
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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2005, 11:56:08 AM »
vinny,

any opinions on the area around flagler and 57th street, or the areas immediately southeast of the airport?  when i went and visited, i stayed with a cuban friend who lived there; the area is heavily latino, but it seemed very liveable nonetheless and very accessable to the law school.  no one mentions these areas, so i am dying for opinions.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2005, 12:39:12 PM »
Casino..

I'm assuming you mean Flagler and 57th Avenue.. (57th street and Flagler are parallel to each other).. the area is alright.. i dunno if its good for college living.. the only thing is that its very latin like you said.. but other being latin, its very family and old latin oriented.. not very many young people live in the area.. i actually dont know anybody at least.. people's families live around there.. but no young single kids.. traffic on Flagler can also be a killer.. not sure at those times, but you may wanna try a commute from that area before moving in.. on the other hand, its not THAT far from UM.. so eventhough traffic may be bad, you won't have to drive so far... I actually think Coral Gable starts around that area.. My pedicurist and wax lady works at Flagler and 57th.. so I know traffic sucks there around 5pm when I usually go.. hope that helps..

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2005, 12:43:56 PM »
Check out the new satellite maps at google maps.  One of the major differences I noticed about places I liked and places I didn't was the number of trees.  Coral Gables is beautiful and heavily wooded wwhile many parts of South and West Miami were pretty barren.  You can get a good idea of how wooded different areas are with the Google Satellite maps.  Generally speaking more trees=wealthier area.
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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2005, 04:01:24 PM »
thanks djladyjo.  i figured not many people would live in that area, but the apartment i saw was nice and reasonably priced.  i also remember it being fairly easy to shoot down to us 1 and the university of miami.  i don't know, i am kind of dreading the process of finding a place because a) i don't know miami very well, despite feeling like i know where everything is, and b) because finding a place is a pain in the ass, no matter where you live.  and maps are a bit misleading, because a few people are suggesting the traffic is less heavy coming from north of the school than south of it, from kendall, for example.  i'll probably just jump on the bandwagon and live where everyone else is living. :)

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2005, 12:40:00 AM »
thanks vinny.  as i mentioned before, it was clear that the area was pure latino, but also reasonably priced and accessable to the law school.  although i didn't make the commute during rush hour, it only took fifteen minutes or so during off peak hours; miami traffic sucks, but i can't imagine it would be too ridiculous during rush hour.  you would know much better than me though!  y me defiendo bien en espanol, el idioma no me preocupa mucho ;)

well, i am going to plan to spend a few days figuring it out in late may or early june.  regardless of where i choose to live, i just want to be settled for day one.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2005, 12:45:08 AM »
OK Miamians...try to talk me into it.  I love Florida, it's Miami vs. Case Western....the equivalent of the bout between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed.  Give it your best shot!

just look at your avatar, nothing else needs to be said.