"Bad Areas" Bad neighborhoods Tip by flymia
Bad neighborhoods, Miami Beach: 20 reviews and 5 photos
Really this stuff written above is a little bit crazy. Yes Miami has crime just like many other big cities in the US. YES! Miami is a big city! Its a huge very international city. Its a huge transportation hub and one of the largest international financial centre in the world. Miami is not just full of tourist and beaches. Of course Miami has bad areas like Chicago, DC, LA, Atlanta, NYC etc.. But as long as you use common sense, common safety smarts you should be fine. If you ever find yourself lost and you think your in a bad neighborhood just drive east. As long as you drive east you will end up in a better lower crime area. Crime in Miami tends to stay in its areas. I live in Midtown Miami which is very close to an high crime area yet my neighborhood is the safest one in the county.
Also the only time I would warn someone from going to Miami Beach is Labour Day weekend. It is crazy! Its horrible, way to many people and its gets way to crazy there and most years there is a shooting or two. Why? Well its not Miami Beach its the people that come for that one weekend. Why violence always comes that weekend im really not sure. It is Hip Hop music weekend so that might have something to do with it. This is the weekend which most locals stay away form Miami Beach and try to stay on the mainland.
Traffic is going to be bad in Miami. Miami is a big city! Traffic is bad in NYC,DC,LA,Chicago too.
Yes many people speak Spanish and Creole. But most speak english too. That is one of the great things about Miami 58% of its population were born outside the US. THe highest percentage in the world!
So as long as you use Common safety sense you should be fine in Miami.
So come down enjoy the amazing city and night life and have fun.
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