Housing: Downtown

There are many unique neighborhoods in Miami. Some students choose to live in Downtown Miami. This is what they think about it.


Name: Michel 
Country: Venezuela

How do you arrive to the IEP? I drive my car.
How long does it take? It takes about 30-40 minutes.
Who do you live with? I live with family members.
What kind of home? I live in an apartment; it’s privately owned.
What are some of the apartment amenities? There is a washer/dryer inside the home. It also has a dishwasher, wifi, a balcony, exercise room, swimming pool, parking spot, community room, and it’s pet friendly.
What do you LOVE about your neighborhood? The location and nightlife
What do you DISLIKE about your neighborhood? The traffic and construction


Name: Talita
Country: Brazil

img_9636How do you arrive to the IEP? I take the metro-rail.
How long does it take? There is a lot of traffic downtown, which is why I choose to take the metro-rail. By metro-rail, in 30 minutes, I’m here in class.
Who do you live with? I live with family members.
What kind of home? I live in an apartment; it’s privately owned.
What are some of the apartment amenities? There is a washer/dryer inside the apartment. It also has a dishwasher, wifi, a balcony, exercise room, swimming pool, parking spot, community room, bike racks, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and it’s pet friendly.
What do you LOVE about your neighborhood? There are a lot of things to do, to see, to visit. It is near Wynwood, in front of a park, and the events in Miami happen there. 
What do you DISLIKE about your neighborhood? Sometimes it’s too crowded.
Would you recommend living in Downtown to other people? Certainly yes! I love this place because to me it is close to everything. 7 minutes to Wynwood, 10 minutes to Miami Beach, 15 minutes to Coconut Grove, 20 minutes to Coral Gables, and the Metro Rail is very close to my house. In the city center, we have the MetroMover, a free and incredible public transport. We are near famous sights in Miami, such as American Airlines Arena, Bayside MarketPlace, Hard Rock Café, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Perez Museum, Science Museum, Miami Children’s Museum, the new and fancy mall Brickell City Centre, etc. Also, Downtown is a region where most of events in Miami happen. For example, I walked every day to the Miami Book Fair, and the Chiplote Festival, and I enjoyed it a lot. In addition, we have parks, zoo, free yoga and some schools and colleges. I really love living here.


 

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