Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Miami Apartments With Great Airport Views  
User currently offlineviapanam From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Hi All,
A bit of a different twist on plane spotting. I am hardly a newbie; I have been spotting for 40+ years. In June, I will be moving to Miami to start Doctoral work, and am looking for an apartment. I was wondering, does anyone know of a good complex with great views of arrivals or departures. I think my preference would be west of the airport; every time I can remember landing at MIA it was west to east. But I have no strong opinions on that. South would be better than north, just because it would closer to campus. I will be making at least one recon in the next month, but if anyone has suggestions, that would be great. Thanks in advance.

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinen314as From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

The only apartments next to the airport (those by runway 30 for clear views of the airfield) are in a medium to high
crime area where there are many burglaries. They are cheap but risky and of course, they have to be available too. You see glass every day from smashed cars. It is not wise if you own cameras or good equipment to stay there. The view is good though if you get one on the north side of the building. All the rest around Miami Airport does not have good apartments. There are some on the Miami Springs side but they do not have views of the airport. On Le Jeune road, they just opened up a series of apartments or condominiums just south/east of the airport. Although they may not have a view of MIA, you may be able to shoot approaches as they fly by Le Jeune, especially for runway 27. They are a little better with better security. There are some others just south of there nearing Coral Gables city limit which may allow
you to take approach shots of planes landing on 30. There is also one huge apartment building on NW 7th street approaching NW 57th Ave which may render good airport views. It is a few blocks south of the 94th Aero Squadron.
That one has gated parking so it may be a little better.

Good luck.

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

You could actually look into staying in an Extended-stay hotel if you found a cheap deal. The Residence Inn on 82nd St, or the Candlewood Suites on 87th both have amazing views of landing traffic on short final (no direct view of the airport, though). Otherwise, as posted above, you really don't want to live within a few blocks of the airport. West is mostly industrial along Milam Dairy Road, South there's a highway, East is the Rental Car Center (no residences) and North is a high-crime area you don't want to even consider.


www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
User currently offlineviapanam From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

Thanks all for your responses. I have identified a few of the complexes you pointed out and will do a recon trip shortly. I may end up living elsewhere - South Miami, Kendell or Dadeland - but I figured I'd see whether I could find an acceptable place where I can sit on a balcony during down time and enjoy the traffic. The smell of AvGas and the sound of a heavy on short final are actually assets to me, while it would turn others away. Thanks again.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Show Us Your Picture With The Least Views posted Mon Jun 8 2009 10:27:10 by WILCO737
A Little Photographer With Great Pics posted Fri Feb 7 2003 02:39:20 by Gmonney
Your Photo With The Most Views posted Thu Feb 6 2003 04:21:09 by AvroArrow
Request Worldwide Hotels With Views Of Airports posted Mon Mar 9 2009 08:51:21 by BATESY
Great Photos With Unknown Location? posted Wed Jan 16 2008 16:39:46 by Sovietjet
Which Hotel At LAX To Stay At With Views Of Planes posted Sun Jun 18 2006 11:51:48 by AndyHunt
Please Help With Airport Identification (France) posted Fri Jun 16 2006 18:58:07 by EDDL
Another One With 1M+ Views posted Tue May 23 2006 01:40:53 by Walter2222
Help With Window Views posted Sat Jul 2 2005 17:42:44 by WakeTurbulence
"Luton Airport" TV Programme With A.net Shots! posted Wed Jun 22 2005 16:28:55 by Noelg