NSR. Questions about Miami

Discussion in 'Colombia' started by crzdcolombian, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    there is a company that really wants to hire me from there. They are willing to pay me 20-30k more plus other stuff to come. Offering me tickets for a weekend to try and seal the deal.

    Is Miami expensive to live in? Just wonder why they pay so much.
     
  2. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Compared with Boston or DC is very affordable. You can get a nice house for $300 or $400k while you'd probably get a condo or a townhouse for that money in DC. Traffic can get a little crazy but again it all depends on where from and where to.

    Ps: it all depends where you want to live. The beach can be really expensive. Avoid bal harbour and Aventura and probably Doral, overpriced and crazy traffic.
     
  3. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Cool I see some of the high rise rents are only 1,500 to 2,000. I am like wow so cheap.

    Is the Downtown area nice/Dangerous? Or is it a fun city. Will be moving with my soon to be wife. She can get a transfer so is cool with it.

    Do I need a car?
     
  4. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Downtown, brickell and the beaches are usually safe. Don't go to overtown (near i95), Liberty City or some sectors of Hialeah and Little Havana/haiti andyou should be fine.

    Car is not essential but it depends where you want/need to go. If you will be in down town, brickell and south beach most of the time, no need for it, you'll have reliable metrorail, buses and taxi service.
     
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  5. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Cool we both got rid of our cars last year. So annoying to pay an extra 150 per car to park when we just train it to work.

    Yea its a good move for my career just don't want to move to FL haha
     
  6. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Until you get a family and move to the 'burbs.

    There is only one rail line and runs mostly near the coast, parallel to I95. There is a mover in down town and another in Brickell. No snow but some times you get a lot of rain. But if you want to venture outside that realm a car becomes necessary.
     
  7. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I lived in Boston and NYC for a while and I never seem to leave the neighborhood I live in. When I lived in Brooklyn I never really left that area other then when I went to work in Rockefeller center area. In Boston I live in brookline and barely leave that area.

    As long as I have a empanadas place(my fiancé makea bomb ones now tho), chipotle, Apple store and panera I'm good.
     
  8. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Your best bets are then Brickell, Midtown and So. Be. Dadeland Center could be interesting (that is where the train line ends). Midtown is booming but on the downside, the train does not go there. Well, So. Be. doesn't have a train but I think that buses run constantly up and down A1A and Alton Rd. and to Downtown Miami.

    Question is, where is your office gong to be? Brickell?
     
  9. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Not sure they want to fly me up in the next couple weeks. Their company recruiter was like look a free ticket haha

    It's a big hedge fund so I am sure prob what ever the main building downtown is
     
  10. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Not downtown strictly. I'm almost sure it is Brickell, that is the financial district.
     
  11. futbol in Miami

    Colombia
    Sep 11, 2011
    Miami
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if its a hedge fund then most likely in Brickell.

    Miami is definitely on the expensive side when it comes to overall cost of living. Obviously comparing to New York its cheaper. No state taxes either. If you plan on living by Brickell, near work, then a car wont be necessary. However, if youre the outgoing type, then a car is a must in Sprawling Miami. Especially if you want to check out the good colombian spots, or any other point of interest. This is a car-centric town and public transportation lacks severely. considering you lived in great cities like Boston and New York, youll be disappointed.

    What sets Miami apart here is weather. and the obvious increase in salary. good luck man.
     
  12. futbol in Miami

    Colombia
    Sep 11, 2011
    Miami
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if you do decide to move here, youll quickly find out theres Florida, and then theres Miami! Its a whole other world.

    if 75 degree Christmas and New Years is your thing, then youre gonna have a good time.
     
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  13. jay luis

    jay luis Member+

    Sep 14, 2013
    Corona, Nyc
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Get a job in colombia. . :unsure::unsure:

    All jokes aside I hope to one day retire and move to colombia.
     
  14. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I have cousins who have real good jobs in colombia and make bank working for PWC and EY. Tho they work crazy hours even more then I do.

    Biggest draw to work abroad is the life style. In the US it's more live to work. I work to live. I am investing crazy amount of money so I can retire early. This working 60-65 hours a week doesn't fly when you have kids
     
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  15. jay luis

    jay luis Member+

    Sep 14, 2013
    Corona, Nyc
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Same here , I have plenty of relatives that are professionals and are making bank in colombia. Also in Venezuela, but the situation in Venezuela is fd. Doesn't matter how much money you have , it can be hard to get basic supply , such as tiolet paper , toothpaste, coffee , rice etc I was there a few weeks ago and seen how it was . I felt bad , a country so rich with natural recourse getting capped on by their government. But yeah if I have a chance to work in colombia for at least a year I'll do it , for the experience.
     
  16. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    get a car. eats lots of grouper. enjoy miami.
     
  17. Tio Nicci

    Tio Nicci Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I heard Orlando is cheaper to live, not sure if your willing to commute
     
  18. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
  19. Tio Nicci

    Tio Nicci Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Houston is a big city, my commute to work is about 1:30hr every day cause of traffic. Without it it'll be a 30 minute drive!
     
  20. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I'm just glad my conmute is less than 30 minutes, but I don't have to go downtown anymore. When I did it was 1 hr plus each way.
     
  21. Tio Nicci

    Tio Nicci Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Traffic jams are the worse and I'm not human when I drive
     
  22. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    rather kill myself then be in car traffic for that long

    tho a train ride after a red sox game SUCKS !!
     
  23. dapip

    dapip Member+

    Sep 5, 2003
    South Florida
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    A train ride afte r a Heat game sucks equally. i don't think is possible to go to a Marlins or a Dophins game if you don't have a car...
     
  24. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Haha rather see a Nicholas Sparks movie
     
  25. minus

    minus Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Miami,FL
    Club:
    Junior Barranquilla
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I do not think Dapip is avid user of public transportation system here in Miami because if he were he wouldn't be recommending it. The good news is that if you're lucky enough to work/live in Brickell, you can survive without one but at some point you'd like to leave your niche.
     
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