My preference is Miami Lakes as it is centrally located and you can be just about any where in 20 mins like: Miami Beach, Downtown, Coconut Grove, South Miami, and Broward county.
Miami Lakes also was featured on America's hidden gem show on the Travel Channel for its small town feel in a big city.
Miami Lakes has beautiful tree lined streets, family parks every few blocks, and stunning spring lakes for its residents.
For more information about Miami Lakes feel free to contact me.
Public education is provided and managed by The School District of Palm Beach County. Boca Raton is also home to several notable private and religious schools.
As of 2007, Boca Raton is served by four public high schools. Within the city's limits, Boca Raton Community High School serves the eastern part of the city. Spanish River Community High School serves the west-central part of the city limits and parts of unincorporated Boca Raton. Olympic Heights Community High School serves the western unincorporated areas. Finally, West Boca Raton Community High School serves the far-west unincorporated areas. Spanish River, Olympic Heights, and West Boca Raton also serve students from Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.
The area is served by five public middle schools:
Boca Raton Community Middle School,
Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, a technology magnet school named for Don Estridge, the leader of a small group of engineers who developed the IBM Personal Computer in Boca Raton.
Eagles Landing Middle School
Loggers' Run Community Middle School
Omni Middle School
The area is served by twelve public elementary schools:
Addison Mizner Elementary (Founded in 1968. It is named after Addison Mizner.)
Boca Raton Elementary
Coral Sunset Elementary
Del Prado Elementary
Hammock Pointe Elementary
J.C. Mitchell Elementary
Sandpiper Shores Elementary
Sunrise Park Elementary
Waters Edge Elementary
Whispering Pines Elementary
Two alternatives to the Palm Beach County Public Schools in Boca Raton are the K-8 Alexander D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School (FAUHS). Both are located on the Florida Atlantic University campus and are organized as a unique and separate school district; they are not part of the Palm Beach County School System. Henderson School is recognized as Florida Atlantic University School District #72, under the College of Education’s administrative oversight.
University schools in Florida are authorized to provide instruction for grades K-12 and university students, support university research efforts, and test educational reforms for Florida schools. Both ADHUS and FAUHS are public schools and thus do not charge tuition. Both are open to children who reside in Palm Beach County or Broward County. ADHUS admission is by lottery, while FAUHS admission is determined by academic ability. Student characteristics of gender, race, family income and student ability are used to match the student population profile to that of the state.
FAU High School is unique in that it is a dual-enrollment program that involves itself primarily in collegiate classes. Students in ninth grade take advanced classes at the ADHUS sister campus, while students in higher grades attend only collegiate classes on Florida Atlantic University's campus, earning dual credit for both high school and college. A student who has successfully completed all four years at FAU High School will graduate having completed three years of university study on a college campus.
Pope John Paul II High School is a Catholic school located in Boca Raton near Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University.
Hillel Day School of Boca Raton
Boca Raton Christian School
Pine Crest School, based in Fort Lauderdale, has a campus in Boca Raton. The Boca Raton campus, originally Boca Raton Academy, was absorbed by Pine Crest in 1987.
Saint Jude Catholic School and Parish is an Elementary and Middle School founded in 1985. The Parish also has a Preschool founded in 1995.
Saint Andrew's School
Pope John Paul II High School
Grandview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Donna Klein Jewish Academy
Boca Prep International School
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School and Church
Weinbaum Yeshiva High School
Summit Private School, a Montessori school
Spanish River Christian
Saint Paul Lutheran School
Advent Lutheran School
Torah Academy of Boca Raton
Claremont Montessori School
American Heritage School
Culture and attractions
Boca Raton is known for its affluent social community and high income demographic. Boca Raton was the site of two now vanished amusement parks, Africa U.S.A. (1953–1961) and Ancient America (1953–1959). Africa U.S.A. was a wild animal park in which tourists rode a "Jeep Safari Train" through the park. There were no fences separating the animals from the tourists on the "Jeep Safari Train". It is now the Camino Gardens subdivision one mile (1.6 km) west of the Boca Raton Hotel. A red wooden bridge and remnants from the Watusi Geyser and Zambezi Falls, a 30 foot waterfall, from Africa USA can still be seen at the entrance to Camino Gardens. In the 1970s, peacocks could still be found in the subdivision, havi
Sunny Isles is another decent neighbourhood
You will also notice when comparing to Dallas that South Florida is a very compressed area because its surrounded by water on three sides. DFW is more open.
Baptist Health System and Tenet are very comparable to say Baylor and Presbyterian. Childerns Medical seems better than Miami Children's.
That said, I do miss knowing that the ocean was only 20 minutes away. In any case, I can be in Puerto Vallarta in 2 hours from DWF.
You better have compelling reasons to relocate to Miami from Dallas.
For more information look at my blogs on these areas
Coconut Grove: http://luxlifemiamiblog.com/category/coconut-grove/
Coral Gables: http://luxlifemiamiblog.com/category/coral-gables/
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Normally Coconut Grove, Coral GAbles and Key Biscayne are very suited for families. They are save, they are tranquil yet close to the Beaches and the business areas.
All these areas have great school districts as well.
Check these neighborhoods out here:
We also wrote a 2014 Investors Guide to Miami Real Estate which describes the areas in numbers like price per Sq.Ft, price changes etc - http://luxlife.wpengine.com/invest-in-miami/
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An important consideration would be proximity to work and mode of preferred transportation. Some of the areas I mentioned are suburban and would likely require more commute time. Size of lot would also have to be considered. Urban properties tend to be on smaller lots and suburban properties on larger ones. For example properties in the Pine Crest area are generally larger, usually starting at an acre where in Coral Gables 10 to 20,000 sq ft lots are the norm.
Price varies as well. Urban properties tend to be price higher than comparable suburban ones.
The Greater Miami area is a great place to live. I have made it my home for over 40 years. I have watched it evolve into a highly diverse and exciting metropolis, offering a vast variety of life styles.
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Now everyone knows where the nice areas are so that means you will have to pay big money to move there, so I recommend shoulder areas. Areas right next to the rich neighborhoods that are just as good, but cheaper and the values will always be pulled up by the rich neighbors.
That being said, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay (NE Cutler Ridge â€“ Zip 33189) are bargains compared to Pine Crest and all are near a kid friendly beach (Matheson Hammock) and Marinas (Black Point, M. Hammock). You are next to the ocean, you avoid the west to east commute that 80% of the people have to do, and you have the turnpike to take you to Airport or Florida Keys.
And there are many lake homes in these areas too. Add a pool and you have Ocean, Lake, & Pool!
Here is an example:
The best neighborhood in Miami??? I would have to say just based on your info I would narrow down your selections to Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables and Miami Beach. Yes, in that order. I was born and raised here in this wonderful city. I know its past, present and future. They are all very inviting places to live and each city does have its own characteristics. I have family that live in Pinecrest and Coral Gables, and I live on Miami Beach. I can guide you to different websites that would describe each city, but truly the best way to learn about a city is to ask its residents. Please feel free to send me an email with any additional questions or comments you may have.
Brickell Key Condos:
You are welcome to visit http://www.dienerproperties.com to see all the condos listed in Miami.
Personally, I feel that Coral Gables offers a secure and highly-thought after location within Miami. I grew up in South Coral Gables and attended one of the finest private schools in the area. Coral Gables has one of the lowest crime rates in the area and provides for plenty of family oriented activites and events.
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Coconut Grove: http://www.dienerproperties.com/coconut_grove.htm
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