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Is South Beach, Florida safe for my college-age daughter?

Is South Beach, Florida safe for my college-age daughter?

Old Apr 11th, 2006, 10:48 AM
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As the mother of a 20-something who went to college in Miami, I can say that your message proves your point 100%. What matters is not the environment as much as the individual person.

I can agree with all your remarks. They show an unusual maturity,insight, and wisdom.

Obviously, your parents did something right. Congratulations...and be sure to congratulate them too!
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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South Beach has changed so much ... I was in college 1988-1991, and as my hubby lived in Boca we visited South Beach many times on spring break. Mostly we had to step over the retirees lounging in front of their dilapidated Deco dwellings. Hardly any drugs or "scene" there. It's a lot different now, that's for sure!

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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Like anywhere else in the world, South Beach can be a hotbed of drugs, sex and crime -- IF you go looking for it (and those "Wild On Spring Break!" shows always go looking for it). I spent a week in South Beach without going into any of the clubs, so my impression of SoBe is a ritzy beach town with great shopping and overpriced food. They're fairly strict about their drinking laws, unless you're a socialite or celebrity If your daughter uses common sense, she should be able to stay out of trouble. I wouldn't consider SoBe any more dangerous than anywhere else I've visited.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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Don't be too quick with your compliments. Click on jadecrimson's name and see what an upstanding young person he/she really is. He posted the same Insurance thread yesterday and I guess it got pulled.

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Since kathy's daughter is 24 years old now, I think she's probably allowed to make up her own mind.

Why revive a thread which talked about what South Beach was like 4 years ago? It changes monthly, yet alone in four years!
Old Apr 11th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Jeez, that's what I get for not reading the dates
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Do you really have the money to pay if you get in an accident? What if you hit a $100,000 car and total it - and permanently injure one of the occupants? Do you have a million dollars to compensate them? You'll be paying for the rest of your life - or more likely declare bankruptcy and run away from your responsibilities.

Insurance is the only responsible way to go unless you are a multi-millionaire.

(No one is really concernd about the $800 fender bender - frequently don;t report them to avoid increasing premiums and more people are going for the $1000 deductible to save on premiums.)

As for where to move - NH is the only state anyone has come up with that doesn;t require it.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Just to let you know, Kathy, that many women go topless at South Beach. In fact, South Beach is most known for its topless-optional beach.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:24 PM
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Good thing she didn't go to Aruba!
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 12:29 PM
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nytraveler...your blurb reminds me when I was driving in South Beach a few weeks ago seeing a Rolls Royce parked on the street in front of a Johnny Rockets..
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