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What Is The Difference Between Broward County And Miami Dade?

Are you thinking about moving to Broward County and wonder what's the difference between living in Miami Dade County versus Broward County? In this episode of Hearty Home, we’re going to look at the differences between living in Miami and Pembroke Pines. We’ll explore everything from lifestyle to housing costs so you can make the choice that’s right for you.

Different Lifestyles

If you're considering moving to Broward County but aren’t sure whether to choose Miami Dade County, you need to know the differences between the two areas. And trust me—they’re very different. The first thing we’ll examine is the lifestyles of Miami and Pembroke Pines.

Miami tends to be known for its beaches, nightlife, Cuban coffee, and amazing cuisine. On the other hand, Pembroke Pines is a better fit for somebody who's looking for a family-friendly, small-town feel. Pembroke Pines was voted one of the best cities to live in America and is also known for its commitment to culture, arts, and outstanding schools.

Socially, Miami has more nightlife such as concerts, lounges, and outdoor events. On the other hand, Pembroke Pines has a South Florida lifestyle for all ages that’s culturally diverse.

Real Estate

Now let’s look at real estate and what you can get for the money. Which of the two has a bigger bang for your buck?

As I’m sure you already know, Miami in general is more expensive than Pembroke Pines. The median price for a single-family home in Miami is roughly $597,000. In Pembroke Pines, the median price is about $490,000—which is a big difference. You can also get a townhouse or condo in Miami for a median price of about $335,000. In Pembroke Pines, a similar property will cost you about $204,000.

If you're looking to rent a single-family home, a three-bedroom, two-bath house in Miami is about $3,000 to $5,000 a month—depending on where the rental is located. If you're looking to rent in Pembroke Pines, a three-bedroom, two-bath single-family home runs about $2,000 to $3,500 a month. Again, this is depending on where it's located.

If you're looking to rent a two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the Miami area, expect to pay $2000 to $3,000 a month. In the Pembroke Pines area, renting a two-bedroom, two-bath condo costs about $1,500 to $2,500 a month. A good rule of thumb for pricing in Miami, whether you want to rent or buy, is that the closer you are to the beach or the intercoastal the more it's going to cost. In Pembroke Pines, the closer you are to I-75 or west of I-75 it’s a little more expensive.

All About Location

What about the overall location between Miami and Pembroke Pines? Everybody's got to go to work and some people have to travel, so you’ll want to know about the traffic. If you're living in Pembroke Pines and are commuting to Miami, I hate to tell you: there's no rhyme or reason to the traffic going south. It just depends on the day and the time.

Miami traffic is unpredictable and could tack on an hour to your 45-minute commute to work. I would suggest leaving before 7:00 am and returning home after 6:00 pm. If you're living in Miami and are headed towards Fort Lauderdale, the traffic coming north isn't as bad as going south. However, it still gets a little congested around the rush hour time, between 7:00 and 9:00 am.

Generally coming north from Miami is a smoother ride than it is going south to Miami from Broward County. If you're looking to be near South Beach or Bayside, then Miami may be a perfect fit for you. But if you're looking for a family-friendly community and events, then Pembroke Pines just might be the fit for you and your family.

Choosing Where To Settle

I hope this gave you some ideas on the difference between living in Miami versus Pembroke Pines. If you have any additional questions about Pembroke Pines, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask. Moving into a new area can be super tricky, and I'm here to help you make that move.

Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more information about Pembroke Pines, Florida. Stay tuned to the next episode of Hearty Home to see what I feature next!

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