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Unsafe areas around Miami

Kuopio, Finland
8 posts
Unsafe areas around Miami


We are planning a trip to southern Florida next January and are renting a condo or a house (trough AirBnB or similar) Considering all places between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. We will be renting a car of course. We are a family of three, two fortysomething adults and a fifteen year old boy.

So the question is, are any neighborhoods that we should avoid?


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1. Re: Unsafe areas around Miami


Maybe it would be easier to choose the sort of area you want to visit and focus your search on that one.

As an example, seaside communities include Miami Beach, South Beach, Surfside, Sunny Isles Beach.

Shopping areas include Dadeland, Brickell and Aventura.

Urban areas with lots of museums etc are Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables.

If any of these places appeals to you, GOOGLE the city zip code (post code) and focus your airbnb search to that postal area.


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2. Re: Unsafe areas around Miami

Check this map for Miami:


and check this one for Fort Lauderdale:


you can zoom and pan. In each case, green is good, yellow/red are not.

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3. Re: Unsafe areas around Miami

Also remember to post again if you have any questions about a specific area

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