All the Best!
Rick and Ines of Miami Shores, as well as Anna in Nassau County, NY make very good points. Miami Shores is a wonderful place to live- a mixed neighborhood- lots a shopping, many varieties of dwellings, a beautiful waterfront, and a rich Miami History.
Miami Shores is just as safe as any American City.
When we look at the map- we see that Miami Shores is surrounded by these neighborhoods- El Portal, North Miami, and to the East- Surfside, Bal Harbour North Bay Village and Normandy Isle.
Miami Shores, being on the mainland- will be more affordable than Miami Beach- Take a look at City-Data for the types of crimes that are prevalent in The Shores.
Here is a link from CityRating.com
Miami Shores is one of the hidden treasures of Miami. The perfect example of a small piece of Suburbia close to everything!! I would suggest you look at miamidade.gov for crime statistics. Miami is a big metropolitan hub and crime is common, but it's usually minor crime that can be prevented with common sense (don't leave purse in your car, pay attention to your surroundings and have keys in hand when leaving an establishment, etc.).
I've lived in Miami Shores almost 30 years and would not live anywhere else. Check out an article we wrote about crime in Miami