Leave near to the beach or infornt of it is a paradise if take in consideration to relax. But in the Miami Metropolotan Area going to work far from where you live, it may become a nightmare. So besides location, what type of property are you looking for? and at what range of price? Are you looking for a good deal? Are you pre-qualified? Are you single or married? Do you have children? Answering this questions will help us to identify your need and target the solution to it. If you are not yet working with another realtor, it will be a pleasure to assist you.
Jorge da Silva
Coldwell Banker Kendall Office.
I totally agree with Wenceslao's,if you are working in Kendall there are plenty of nice homes close to Baptist.Even going against the traffic you will still be spending a lot of time on the road if you chose to live on the Beach. By the way I live and work in this area . Maybe a home with lakeview..?? I'll be happy to help!
Dadeland is in East Kendall (77th Avenue area) and less than 2 miles miles from Baptist Hospital (87th Avenue area). Going West on Kendall Drive (88th Street. In our County, streets run East to West while avenues run North to South), you may make the trip to West Kendall and Krome Avenue (177th Ave), in about 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day, traffic and weather you can time the lights.
However, Kendall Drive has a lot of traffic lights between 117th Avenue and about 137th Avenue. If you get the afternoon shift, forget it. You'll be driving with traffic and that is murder as you are driving with the sun in your face during stop and go traffic (very frustrating and quite unconfortable). In this case, perhaps you should consider moving to the West end of town, since you will be in that area anyway.
West Kendall offers a lot of choices between 104th Street and about 40th Street, along 137th Ave, 147th Avenue and even approaching Krome Ave.
If you plan to be in the hospital business for the foreseable future, and you feel Baptist will be it, West Kendall may turn out to be the better choice for you.
Visit http://miamirealestateking.com/9404/dsp_agent_page.php/54873 for neighborhood information which will hopefully help you make a more informed decision and happy hunting.
Wenceslao Fernandez Jr, BS, CDPE
Keller Williams Realty
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The property is located in Deer Creek States a gated community.
The entrance is located at 62n st south west 157th avenue, only 2 miles from the new Baptist Hospital, A+ schools are located only two blocks away! and when your children grow up, they will be attending the High school located blocks from your new home, It is a gorgeous brand new magnet high school. The house is no longer listed but the owners are willing to sell asap.
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Having done what you're plannning to do, I can tell you that a long drive gets old real fast. That's probably why you will want a local agent to help you find a place that will work better for you.
There are condos behind Baptist may that be able to meet your needs. With gasoline prices projected to go up to $5 or more by next summer, you may want to live that is closer to work. You can always drive to the beach as needed.
If you want to be close to the South Beach Area I would recommend Brickell Area or Coconut Grove. As Angel mentioned traveling West out of South Beach can be a hassle, but out of Brickell or The Grove... much easier. What you DON'T WANT to be doing is traveling East in the mornings or West in the evenings.
You mention you would like a list of recently sold properties but you don't mention whether it's homes or condos and in what area? Let us know more details so we could assist you better.
I can relate to wanting to be close to South Beach, I would try and weigh the advantage of being close to work and being near SoBe, then decide where to go. Prices vary in the THREE areas significantly too.
I'd be glad to send you a list of closed sales, if you email me directly and give me a specific boundary to go by. Even though sales have been slow, there would be far too a many sales in the specified triangle to make sense of things. Condo/Townhome/Single Family, etc.
Thanks for your sensible question &
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I'll be happy to send you some properties--both sold and unsold--from that area so you can get an idea of what the values are. That is a highly sought after area, and single family homes are expensive, but it's a beautiful area close to everything. Do you have a family? Do you need a single home or a townhouse/condo? These are all important questions, and to help you I'll need more specifics. The commute west bound right now is neglible. No one is driving that way except during afternoon rush hour.
My suggestion is to try and buy now-- the property values in the Baptist area will likely be back up---and indeed the interest rates are not at all likely to be as low as they are.
Call me and we can discuss it in more detail.
Congratulation on your future move, I see that you are in the market for a home. My advice to you would be for you to lease or rent a property for 6months close to Baptist Hospital, and get to know the area. Once here you can try the morning commute from South Beach, which can be anywhere from half hour to an hour and a half.
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