- Beautiful Weather
- South Beach
- Hot Women
Living in Miami gets uglier when you find out it has the rudest drivers in America. This isn't even new news since it's the second year in a row that Miami tops the list. One person interviewed attests to the situation: "I've seen everything. I'm from L.A., and we don't see the crazy drivers that you see here".
Finally, Forbes.com ranked Miami to have the shakiest real estate in the country. The problem stems from the high inventory rates and not enough buyers. Add the 6.7% increase in housing costs and you have a bad recipe.
I've lived in Miami all my life and I have to say that all these negatives are very visible to me in my everyday life. It gets to the point where I feel I must make the decision to leave the city if I ever want to attain wealth. Something not mentioned is that salaries are lagging; they are not keeping up with all these increases in cost of living. In places like LA at least the salaries tend to more or less reflect the cost of living. But not in Miami. Being a recent college graduate with 4 years of professional experience who is looking for full-time work, I've been offered measly 20k-25k salaries. I've checked craigslist, careerbuilder and others job sites and companies are asking for a plethora of skills and experience but rewarding you with chump change.
How many of you found it necessary to move to the Boondocks (small towns/cities) to accumulate wealth? To those of you who live in metropolitan areas, what advice do you give to recent college grads that face conditions similar to the city of Miami?