I Want To Live Near Downtown Miami

I know that I am probably crazy for this, but I am looking for a new place that is located near downtown Miami. While I cannot afford to live directly in the epicenter, I would love to get as close to it as possible without going over my budget. My friends and family have all told me that trying to move farther out would be an economical decision. I am sorry, but I am young and the idea of being too far away from everything is enough to make me sure that living near downtown is my only option.