Miami is a great place to call home... I came here in 1961 and have not left. I've lived most of my life in the southern part of the county and now reside in Coral Gables. During my 47 years in Greater Miami, I've never been a victim to a crime. Neither has my wife or my two sons who are already grown, except for minor thefts of items left unatended or in plain view.
To suggest neigborhoods or type of housing, I need to know more about you. What you like or don't like ; where do you live now - how do you like it; what type of work do you do - where do you plan to work if you know; are you young or matured; do you like urban living or suburban; do you like to drive or do you want to be near public transportation; how much money can you put down; how much can you pay; family composition; do you have pets; do you want waterfront or inland, etc.
Noticing that you are from the UK, I recently transacted a house for client who moved here from the UK. I can put you in touch with them and they may be able to give you some of their observations. I also work in close relation with Mayfair International in London and have had some of my newsletter published in The Telegraph through my contacts at Mayfair.
Also the loan officer from Homeservices Lending who works with me is from London. I think we could help you with your transition and make you feel right at home. I may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305 510.0647. I look forward to hearing from you.
EWM Realtors, Inc.
Coral Gables, Fl