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We’re Moving to South Beach

We’ve been looking for a new apartment to move into since late September. We’re frankly tired of the area where we live (Normandy Isle, North Beach) and given that leaving Miami is not a possibility at the moment, the next best thing was to move to a new area of Miami. Thus South Beach.

Now, when most people think of South Beach, they see this:

And granted, that’s part of South Beach, but not all of South Beach. This side of SoBe is a few streets east of where we’ll be. This is my South Beach:

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Very different, no?

Between Washington Av and Alton Rd sits a veritable village made up mostly of apt buildings with a few single-family homes, all inhabited by people looking to live a normal life in South Beach. We’ll have Flamingo Park less than 2 blocks away, and pretty much everything we need within 10 blocks at most. The place is highly bikeable and getting more so every day, not to mention connected to a large number of public transport options and perfectly located should we decide to start doing more long-range bike commuting. I can literally foresee parking my car and not having to move it for days on end. And that’s if I keep it, but more on that later.

Trust me, I was as surprised to find this here as well, and we both fell in love with it.

I can’t wait to move (although I dislike the process of moving!) and see what life feels like in a place where we are far more connected to other people and the city around us. Expect to hear more about the moving odyssey; after 7 years in this place, it’s a bit like a hermit crab moving into a new shell.

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  1. October 28, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    When I was young, my grandparents used to take us to the beach at South Beach. Those buildings were there, but it wasn’t anything like it is now.

    Where you’ve chosen looks like a nice neighborhood and a good fit for you. How will it be getting from there to FIU for nursing school (is that at the North or South campus)?
    .-= David´s last blog… Bakugan Ultimate Battle Tour with Designer Luke Peterschmidt =-.

  2. October 29, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Either FIU north or south should be no problem as I have great connections to buses. I can take a bus up to Biscayne then bus or bike to FIU, or bike to Downtown then rail+bus to FIU.

    It’s awesome.

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