We have different areas in Miami Beach - South Beach (South Point is the most expensive there),
Mid Beach, and North Beach (up and coming area). All these areas have the wealthiest people in the world buying and living here.
Collins Ave. is home to many beautiful condominiums and homes (Altos Del Mar) - and I've never
heard any of my clients complain about crime.
That said, it is a good idea to check on crime on HomeFair.com, Movoto.com, NeighborhoodScout.com, CrimeReports.com, Spotcrime.com sites.
If the crime level is inferior to what you are used to in Bronxville, NY - then let's talk
about buying in more quiet areas.
Driving is crazy in Florida, that's very much true though.
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.