About 25,000 People a Year Move From Miami-Dade to Broward County

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More people from Miami-Dade County to Broward than from any county to any other county in Florida. In fact, that county-to-county migration is the sixth highest in the entire country.

According to Census Bureau data from 2011, about 25,000 packed up their U=Haul and moved from the 305 to BroCo. Why would you do that to yourselves, people?

The only higher migrations flows in the country are found in and out of Los Angeles County and surrounding more suburban counties.

Granted, more than 11,000 Broward County folk made the move south to Miami-Dade in 2011, so the net migration gain for Broward is only about 13,000.

But isn't moving to Broward from Miami sort of like Karl Lagerfeld's view of sweatpants. To paraphrase, "Moving to Broward County is a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought a home in Miramar."

Or maybe the migration can be explained my Miami-Dade's continued out-of-control development that pushes working-class folk and families farther and farther from the urban core every year, and people figure if they're going to spend hours in highway traffic after work they might as well live in Broward's suburbs. Hell, truth be told we'd rather live in Pembroke Pines than Kendall.

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Matty Wheelz
Matty Wheelz

Perez Art Museum is not the place to have DJ's.

Matty Wheelz
Matty Wheelz

Miami is a whole lot of Nothing. New Yorks crack whore.

Yuri N Kim
Yuri N Kim

left Miami almost twenty years ago, its not the city O grew up in, its just another third world country city, lots of glamour but people are starving and there are issues, they don't tell you that on the news lol, a melting pot, the language barrier, nobody supports anything locally.....one old man said to me leave or get off the plane.....I left almost 20 years ago, thanks!

Ani Pinkert
Ani Pinkert

Don't hate Miami because you can't afford it

Ani Pinkert
Ani Pinkert

Miami rocks !!!!!! Gets better every day

Vanessa Castro
Vanessa Castro

I was literally pushed out of Miami, with the lack of jobs, and overpriced housing.

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

Miami is a nice place to visit...

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

Better be careful using that logo, Broward has been going after unauthorized use.

Luis Ricardo Lopez
Luis Ricardo Lopez

Isn't that the plan. It's working then. That's why I moved. I'm in Chicago, and I am 300% more financially stable. You need good money to live the "Miami Life". They want it to look like a mini Beverly Hills.

MyCole Knight
MyCole Knight

I-75 north in the every morning is like the Palmetto on Christmas Day that lands on a Sunday. Love going up north for work.

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

Geez. It couldnt be English as a second language, ton's of flags but few American ones, the crime, groveling homeless everywhere downtown, traffic and drivers (can anyone say insurance), and the sewage/ bacteria conjested beaches could it?

Dave Pazos
Dave Pazos

My friends who lived in Miami used to make fun of me for living in Broward. Over the years, they have all slowly made their way north and none of them want to move back.

Josi Denise
Josi Denise

Also, I think it's hard to explain. But I know dozens of people who left Miami and we all just understand without asking why it happens. If you're still there, you don't get it yet.

Josi Denise
Josi Denise

We moved from Miami to Broward last year. It was a huge decision that 7 years ago I would've said no way in hell I'd ever do. Even 2 years ago. But the truth is Broward just has it's shit together. Better roads, better neighborhoods, better schools, better life. I think people just get past the novelty of living on the beach and being able to walk somewhere to get shitfaced, then they grow up. Why deal with the horrendous traffic and parking and high prices for shitty condos with shitty service even in the most luxurious businesses? More importantly, people are just mean. It's exhausting even if you're at the top of the game.

Dave Pazos
Dave Pazos

It's because there are still middle class neighborhoods in Broward. Dade is great if you're a millionaire and can afford one of the nice neighborhoods but if you can't, you live in crack town.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman topcommenter

I know plenty of people who aren't "millionaires" who live in nice neighborhoods.  In fact, most neighborhoods in Dade are just fine.

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