Hello Marc my name is Christina Lagoudes I am a realtor for keyes. Miami Beach is a great place to live... I lived there for a few years ... And in today's market you can find some amazing deals... If you are looking to rent it is always a good idea to get renters insurance because that will secure your belongings within the home
As per your other question if Miami beach has a bad crime rate, the answer is within any city there are good areas and bad areas but overall Miami beach does not have a bad crime rate ... If you go south of 5th that is where some of the nicest condos can be found... I would stay away from the more touristy places where there are many clubs like Washington ave.
I have a client that I have been searching for a home or condo in Miami beach so if you would like you can send me your email and I will be more then happy to send u some listings that fit your criteria
My email address is email@example.com shoot me and email with what you are looking for and I will make it my number one priority to find you something amazing
Any other questions please let me know
Thanks and you will love living in Miami beach !