Remote worker, relocating - Is Miami Good?

Cisco / Finance baby jesus
Dec 25, 2018 25 Comments

I’m split between moving cities on a remote salary. I’m making tech money and I could afford any city and would love a place like Manhattan, but is it worth it?

Miami on paper has many of the checkboxes, cheap, no income tax, sunny, fit people. I could buy a beach front 2br condo.

Is Miami good for a fellow 25yr old techie? Or should I drop the cash for NYC?

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Facebook Zuccy
    Go live there for a few weeks and see if you can tolerate the climate.
    Dec 25, 2018 3
    • Cisco / Finance baby jesus
      OP
      The average temp is 75 in Miami
      Dec 25, 2018
    • New Walkerz
      It’s the humidity that gets people.
      Dec 25, 2018
    • New DuQvV7x
      So we’re just gonna pretend that 20m people don’t live in FL
      Dec 25, 2018
  • New DuQvV7x
    I had considered this. The plan was to split 2 cities in a year.

    Winter/Fall in Miami
    Summer/Spring in Philly

    Miami is good if you love a**. And oh boy, do I.

    TL;DR - Miami FTW
    Dec 25, 2018 5
    • Squarespace / Other
      szkL36

      Squarespace Other

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      Facebook, Microsoft
      szkL36more
      How do you make that work? Eg do you think you can find 6 month leases?
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Flagged by the community.

    • New DuQvV7x
      @Squarespace - I had planned to buy in 1 location, AirBnb in another.

      Not entirely cheap, but was willing to pay a lot for isht I wanted.
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Squarespace / Other
      szkL36

      Squarespace Other

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      szkL36more
      Thx! I've also been researching tax implications, because different states have different minimum number of days until they start taxing you.
      Dec 25, 2018
    • New DuQvV7x
      Don’t forget, no tax in FL. Establish residency by staying 6months + 1 day.
      Dec 25, 2018
  • New / Eng EjDf82
    Why NYC?
    Dec 25, 2018 4
    • Cisco / Finance baby jesus
      OP
      It’s the best city on earth
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Google / Eng TNou03
      Fuck miami. You can always fly from NYC for the weekend
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Boeing / Eng
      :&

      Boeing Eng

      BIO
      Give me all your puzzles
      :&more
      It's barely the best city in the North East coast of the US
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Been in many cities, NYC is nice but I don't think is the best city on Earth
      Dec 26, 2018
  • New tLFu71
    Miami isn’t that cheap. Have you actually been there?
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Courtana
    Hurricanes!!
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Weather in the east coast sucks. NYC too cold, Miami too hot/humid
    Dec 26, 2018 1
    • Salesforce willforce
      NC is a good compromise
      Jan 2
  • Uber / Eng
    @w@

    Uber Eng

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    Capital One
    @w@more
    I don't think anyone in Florida is sentient
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • Snapchat lullerina
    How would taxes work? Do you only pay the state income tax based on where you’ve been “living”?
    Jun 21 0
  • Salesforce
    shankchuni

    Salesforce

    BIO
    I am blind to something and you are too.
    shankchunimore
    This might mess up your career growth.
    Dec 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Chad🕶
    Miami and nyc have completely different cultures. It seems like you have never been to either of these places. Maybe spend a little time investigating the places, or even visiting them. Then figure out what kind of life style you're actually looking for
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Try Miami in the summer before you think it is so great.

    It has no tech scene.

    The real estate market heavily depends on whether Central and South Americans have good economies and can buy property.
    Dec 25, 2018 0
  • New ktFx33
    Florida is cheap but Miami has the highest col in comparison
    Dec 25, 2018 0