UM Students

While many sutudents at the University of Miami have cars, parking on campus can be harder than a good amount of the coursework, Similarly, because of limited on-campus housing, many students opt to live off campus. This is why the Metrorail is a great thing for UM students; it allows them to live in places like Brickell or Kendall or Coconut Grove and not have to deal with the hassles of driving and parking.

There are several apartment complexes near both the Dadeland North and Dadeland South stations, both short rides to UM. The train lets you off right in front of th Bank United Center (aka the basketball arena) and you then have a short walk to pretty much anywhere on campus. The UM stop is also extrmely convenient for those who work at UM, want to go to a Hurricanes basketball or baseball game, or just use the state-of-the-art Wellness Center.

THE COCNUT GROVE STOP IS NOT IN THE GROVE. Just so you know. The stop on US-1 and SW 27th Ave. may be called "Coconut Grove," but if you are trying to go shopping at Coco Walk, or enjoy a leisurely outdoor lunch at one of The Grove's many outdoor restaurants, you are going to be walking for a while before you get there. The stop is about a mile and a half from the major business district of Coconut Grove, and about a ten minute walk from Flannigan's. And the neighborhood you have to walk through to get there is not the finest in the city. So unless you have a hankering for Pollo Tropical, there is not much reason to get off on this stop."

 

South Dade Commuters

Fret not, South Dade commuters! You too can give the proverbial finger to US-1 as you cruise along the Metrorail's elevated tracks on your way to your Downtown office.

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Tourists

If you do want to see the City of Miami and not just South Beach, only about half the system is going to be useful for you. If you are a tourist staying downtown, you cannot take the Metrorail, or even a decent bus really, from the airport.

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