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What is living in Miami Beach like?

I want to know.

by Anonymousreply 8307/17/2014

Lots of people. Of color.

by Anonymousreply 106/23/2011

[quote]Lots of people. Of color.%0D %0D %0D I always thought Miami Beach was mostly Latinos and rich whitebread types.

by Anonymousreply 206/23/2011

On datalounge every non hot, white gay male is a person of "color".

by Anonymousreply 306/23/2011

South Beach was fun in 1992.

by Anonymousreply 406/23/2011

[quote]On datalounge every non hot, white gay male is a person of "color".%0D %0D Yes, but the colored people on Miami Beach are hot and spicy in general.%0D %0D And the temperature is hot. Like hell hot. And its not going to get any better until maybe November.

by Anonymousreply 506/23/2011

Better since they got rid of Eva Braun.

by Anonymousreply 606/23/2011

But, aren't the "hot colored people" in Miami Beach usually Latin?

by Anonymousreply 706/23/2011

What's the difference between Miami and Miami Beach? Are they similar?

by Anonymousreply 807/02/2011

Did haunt the Warsaw Ballroom in '92, R4?

If so I probably was in the place as you.

by Anonymousreply 907/02/2011

My guilty pleasure is watching TV shows set in Miami. I love the beautiful setting and the skyline.

by Anonymousreply 1007/02/2011

R8 here again. I also meant to add gay scene differences between the two cities!

by Anonymousreply 1107/02/2011

Miami is a huge crime capital.%0D %0D Miami Beach is segment of greater Miami.%0D %0D Is it black or latino criminals causing all of the crime in greater Miami?

by Anonymousreply 1207/02/2011

So, is it sort of like Beverly Hills within Los Angeles?

by Anonymousreply 1307/02/2011


[quote]My guilty pleasure is watching TV shows set in Miami. I love the beautiful setting and the skyline.

CSI Miami = Miami Beach

First 48 = Miami

by Anonymousreply 1407/02/2011

Miami is nice, so I'll say it twice. Miami is nice. Miami is nice. Miami is nice...

by Anonymousreply 1507/02/2011

I have to say what I feel%0D %0D Miami has so much appeal%0D %0D A great place to get a seafood meal%0D %0D Miami%0D %0D %0D Miami, Miami you%E2%80%99ve got style%0D %0D Blue skies, sunshine, white sand by the mile%0D %0D When you live in this town, each day is sublime%0D %0D The coldest of winters, are warm and divine%0D %0D %0D Miami, Miami, you%E2%80%99ve got style%0D %0D Blue skies, sunshine, white sand by the mile%0D %0D There%E2%80%99s ball clubs and night clubs all within reach%0D %0D Dance the Samba till morning then lie on the beach%0D %0D Each view is a postcard, each day a great time%0D %0D It's the cream of the crop, it%E2%80%99s the top of the line%0D %0D %0D Miami, Miami you%E2%80%99ve got style%0D %0D Blue skies, sunshine, white sand by the mile.%0D %0D Miami, you%E2%80%99ve got style!%0D

by Anonymousreply 1607/02/2011

It was nice until the servants started buying up the real estate.

by Anonymousreply 1707/02/2011

They have condos for $50k down there.

Probably bankrupt pools, but still...

by Anonymousreply 1807/02/2011

I was just down there. 95 degrees with 95% humidity.

It's one of those weird places where one only exists in air conditioned spaces. You could hit the beach, but really, how often can you do that?

Uhhhh, no thanks. I'll pass.

by Anonymousreply 1907/02/2011

It's the greatest city in the world!

by Anonymousreply 2007/03/2011

I took my talents there and can be seen fucking any skank I want; my girlfriend and baby mama is there too, but she's fucking another player. Our kids don't know a thing. I'm the King, you know.

by Anonymousreply 2107/03/2011

Hey. This ain't Miami.

I musta taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

by Anonymousreply 2207/03/2011

I took a stroll out today. Hot brown and latino mens on every corner as always. And they always try to change into their bathing suits standing in their car doors like no one is going to look.

by Anonymousreply 2307/03/2011

I wonder what Miami is like now? Asking since this is an old thread

by Anonymousreply 2410/11/2013

It's like you died and went to Jew Heaven. Now shut up and pass the Manischevitz.

by Anonymousreply 2510/11/2013

"I was just down there. 95 degrees with 95% humidity.

It's one of those weird places where one only exists in air conditioned spaces."

This is not true! The climate in Miami calls for sweaters and suede boots!

by Anonymousreply 2610/11/2013

Ugh - even a few hours at Miami Airport made me cringe. Jewish women, with sparkly tops, lots of chocolate, and yes, some very attractive Latino men. But the humidity , the stench, the gaucheness of it all. So cheesy. Is Palm Beach, with all that supposed old money, like this ? It can't be.

by Anonymousreply 2710/11/2013

Moldy, moldy, moldy.

by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2013

R23 This made me hot already.

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2013

Are there still Scarface's who shoot up the Art Deco neighborhood ? Did they ever clean the blood off Vercace's front steps ? Does Shauna Sand, the queen of lucite, still prowl around in her heels, titties popping out, looking for 22 year old guys to f__k ? Miami - shiny scum dump of the south

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2013

It's pretty damned fabulous, if your rich. Otherwise, Ft Lauderdale is a better option.

by Anonymousreply 3110/12/2013

Isn't Ft. Lauderdale where the most gays live - where Wilton Manors is. How far is that from Miami ?

by Anonymousreply 3210/12/2013

Miami is so oppressively conservative and aggressively negligent of city planning. Thus every year, my commute gets five minutes longer. (My 20 minute commute is up to 45.)

It is nothing like what people expect.

by Anonymousreply 3310/12/2013

If you really want to know what MB is like today, I'll drive over and post by phone.

by Anonymousreply 3410/12/2013

r26, you're cuter than..... an intrauterine.

by Anonymousreply 3510/12/2013

Lots of HUGE Latino cock and bubble asses, and they are very generous with both. Gay man's heaven.

by Anonymousreply 3610/12/2013

It doesn't feel like a real city, as if it has no center, just a bunch of high rise condos as a "downtown". It feels, and not because of the Latin population, like it has the city planning of a Latin American city without a colonial center. I think of Quito, for example.

by Anonymousreply 3710/12/2013

[quote] where Wilton Manors is. How far is that from Miami ?

20-30 minutes north of Miami. Depending on traffic and destination.

by Anonymousreply 3810/12/2013

R38 is right about Miami. However, Wilton Manors is more like 30 to 50 minutes from Miami Beach. Depending on traffic (which in Miami can double or on occasion triple travel time).

by Anonymousreply 3910/12/2013

Where do the Miami lesbians hang out?

by Anonymousreply 4010/12/2013

Miami gay life has no centralized medium. There's no anchor, yet many gays are there.

by Anonymousreply 4110/12/2013

So I'm gay, and moving to that area. Better go Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale, re quality of life . And is there nightlfe- restaurants,etc. in Wilton Manor ? And why is it called that ?

by Anonymousreply 4210/12/2013

So as a recent college grad is Miami (south beach) out of my reach as far as cost of living? I love Latinos and hate the Latinos in both Norther and Southern CA. Although Norther CA Latinos are hot, but usually homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 4310/13/2013

Ft. Lauderdale/Wilton Manors is probably a better choice. When people think Miami, they are really thinking about South Beach. But South Beach is a small expensive neighborhood overrun with tourists. So expecting Miami to be like that is like expecting all of New York City to be like Soho.

Miami is a badly run city that is culturally still back in the 1950s. It also is not a friendly city, so most residents agree that can take a year or so to develop local friendships.

A Brookings Institution study noted that in Miami-Dade County, there is almost no middle class. There is wealth and there is poverty, but the middle class is all up in Broward (Ft. Lauderdale).

That said, Miami-Dade residents have a unique demographic. 51% born outside the U.S. In 57% of households, a language other than English is spoke. So it can be interesting from that perspective.

by Anonymousreply 4410/13/2013

And yes, there are lots of gay bars and nightlife in Wilton Manors.

by Anonymousreply 4510/13/2013

I am the OP of this thread. I started this thread two years ago when I was living in a different city. Now I live in Miami Beach! LOL!

R24, buy a subscription, you goddamn cheapskate. Who the hell bumps a two year old thread? WTF is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 4610/13/2013

Lmfao it was me who bumped the thread and I aint paying for no subscription if aint no one going to respond to my threads. But how do you like Miami? And where are all the hot Latinos at in Florida?

by Anonymousreply 4710/13/2013

Coconut Grove is said to be nice although incidents of crime are regrettably frequent. I had a friend there who lived there twenty years but was glad to leave since he felt he didn't have much connection to it by the time he left. Too transient.

by Anonymousreply 4810/13/2013

I have a college roommate who lives in Coral Gables and that's reason enough for me to avoid the whole area.

by Anonymousreply 4910/13/2013

But what areas have lots of gay or bi or closeted Latinos lol sadly thats the only reason I wanna move to Miami cause I heard theres lots of hot Latinos

by Anonymousreply 5010/13/2013

The traffic around Coconut Grove is horrendous. If you try to leave or go to the area during daytime hours-good luck.

by Anonymousreply 5110/13/2013

R50 belongs in Hialeah.

by Anonymousreply 5210/13/2013

Please stop answering the "colegegrad", his existence offends me.

by Anonymousreply 5310/13/2013

@52 is that a relatively safe area?

by Anonymousreply 5410/13/2013

Never hire any work done by someone from Hialeah!

by Anonymousreply 5510/13/2013

@55 why

by Anonymousreply 5610/13/2013

Someone answer my question please

by Anonymousreply 5710/14/2013

Ignore him.

by Anonymousreply 5810/14/2013

I wouldn't live there.

by Anonymousreply 5910/14/2013

@59 why not?

by Anonymousreply 6010/14/2013

Im going next week!

by Anonymousreply 6112/11/2013

What's the gloryhole situation there?

by Anonymousreply 6212/11/2013

[quote]And yes, there are lots of gay bars and nightlife in Wilton Manors.

Yes, too many. There were like 4 times the bars than Chelsea or West Hollywood. I don't know how all these bars survive. There must be a hell of a gay population.

by Anonymousreply 6312/11/2013

Shameless Bump...

As much as people seem to shit on Miami, people keep pouring in.

I have to be honest, even I wouldn't mind living there for a bit. It just seems so tropical and dreamy.

Plus, I fucking hate the cold. Just can't do it.

by Anonymousreply 6407/15/2014

OP of this thread here. I moved there for a year, hated it, and moved away. There is another thread about Miami where I explained why I hated it.

This thread is three years old. R64 = worse than Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 6507/15/2014

Pismo Beach, it ain't.

by Anonymousreply 6607/15/2014

Its great as long as you avoid anyone named Cunanan.

by Anonymousreply 6707/15/2014

isn't South Florida over now?

by Anonymousreply 6807/15/2014

I want to live in Cocoa Beach and hang around with Major Nelson and Major Healey!

by Anonymousreply 6907/15/2014

No Paragon. no Warsaw...

Is "Dont Say Sandwhich" still there? lol

by Anonymousreply 7007/15/2014

Loved the depiction of Miami in "Magic City"!

(Too bad the show was cancelled. I can't stand the fact that we'll never know if Vera hooked up with Ike's loser son for a baby, which Ike couldn't give her. Danny Houston was awesome.)

by Anonymousreply 7107/15/2014

R70: I lived in SoBe for 12 yrs, left in 2004. Was an INCREDIBLE place to live, probably the best gay ghetto ever. Before it got overbuilt, it really was like a small gay fishing village!

Then, the powers that be promoted the place to the entire world & the entire world showed up.

Now, it's overpriced, overbuilt, overcrowded, full of Latin fraus with multiple baby strollers & on the weekends, gang bangers fill the clubs & the crime has gone through the roof.

Where once there were like 30 gay bars/clubs, now, there are probably 3-5, tops.

Yes, everyone shits on South Florida, but when you're trudging through your 20th blizzard in January, we're BBQing at the beach. So there's that.

by Anonymousreply 7207/15/2014

You MUST know Spanish to live in Miami.

by Anonymousreply 7307/15/2014

Where are the strip bars? The hustler bars?

by Anonymousreply 7407/15/2014

R74 in Ft Lauderdale.

by Anonymousreply 7507/15/2014


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by Anonymousreply 7707/15/2014

I go there for the pie.

by Anonymousreply 7807/15/2014

R76 "Palmetto Bugs" AKA the American Cockroach can grow very big, maybe four inches (including antennae)

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by Anonymousreply 8007/15/2014

[quote]South Beach was fun in 1992.

Why is everywhere always better 20 years ago?

by Anonymousreply 8107/15/2014

It IS very helpful to speak Spanish if you live anyplace in the Miami area, but you don't have to. Esp not in Miami Beach.

by Anonymousreply 8207/15/2014

Fort Lauderdale is more fun than Miami Beach.

by Anonymousreply 8307/17/2014
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