Thank you for your question. I remember relocating my family to Miami several years ago and was confronted with the same concerns. Though exciting and full of promise, we also were overwhelmed finding housing that fit our lifestyle and budget. My wife and I ended up choosing Aventura because of the urban yet neighborly feel of the enclave community...not to mention the A rated schools. As a real estate agent in the area who handles a large number of relocation I always advise my customers to consider their lifestyle... how they envision their time will be most spent in Miami. Both Dade and Broward counties cover a large area. Each neighborhood offers pros and cons. On my website http://www.thecondoshopmiami.com
towards the bottom under "Decorus Communities" you can click on the tab for each community that gives a description and community culture. South Florida is a thriving hub which I'm sure you and your family will enjoy. An artsy favorite and home to Art Miami art fair, which takes place during Miami's Art Basel week is Midtown Miami.
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