SixStrings11 wrote:Justathought wrote:On a more serious note, does anyone have any housing suggestions? I want to live very close, so I was thinking of finding something decent in Coral Gables. I've heard Coconut Grove is also nice, but is it too far away? I really want a 10 minute commute, max.
I live right across the street from the Miami campus right now. It's not cheap. If money isn't an issue for you and you want to live close look into The Cloisters and Red Road Commons. You can walk to campus from either of those and they're both relatively nice.
Coconut Grove is a quick drive, but with US1 traffic it can get a little irritating. But that area is also really nice depending on where you go. I also knew people that lived there and went to the Law School, so people definitely do that.
Housing is a huge issue of me though if I go to Miami. I don't want to stay in my apartment because the cost just keeps going up every year and it's getting ridiculous..
Coconut Grove looks so close. In fact, it looks like you could get their mostly through back streets and such. Is Miami traffic really bad enough to make a trip of 2-3 miles miserable? I'm basing this mostly off of Google Earth. Also, I've heard that Red Road Commons is full of undergrads and sort of a party scene. I've seen some roommate ads on craigslist in Coral Gables; I was thinking the best route to take might be a roommate in a private house or apartment building a little removed from campus, but still a 5 minute drive to campus.