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A good place to live in LA

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by blackhawke88, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    Hey guys,
    So I've been interviewing with this company in LA and it looks like I may be working there beginning mid-July (fingers crossed!). Their office is located downtown W 8th street and S Figueroa street, so I want to look for a place to live that is economical and not in a gang area :laugh: A buddy of mine may move down there and find a job with me, so i'll probably look for a 2-3 bedroom house. I'd want a garage, of course, for my taco. Where would you guys recommend? Im willing to commute, but nothing over an hour. I dont care about clubbing or posh things, but I dont want to live in a bad part of town, just somewhere where most people who live there work and commute, and it's just quiet enough to do work and live, but cheap enough so I can save money and live comfortably. Please, any suggestions would be great! Again, fingers crossed for this job!! :eek:
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    magikbean562

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    my brother commuted from here in the lbc to downtown LA. he parked in the structure at the metro link
    and took the metro down there. never any issues. you could pretend youre in new york.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    chieffan2

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    Try Echo Park. Some areas are better then others. 10 mins to downtown. Rents are reasonable.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    If you dont want to drive an hour commute to work than I would not live more that 20 miles away as traffic in la is the worst during 6am-10am and 2pm-7pm. Do a search for a radius of twenty miles from DT to see your options. Are you going to rent or buy? Rent in the Los Angeles area is ridiculous! You can get a decent place to rent but in the bad parts of town. Gangs here are everywhere you go ritzy area or hood! Its an LA thing. I would stay away from the south of la and east of la right outside the city limits. If you dont mind taking the metro like magikbean said you can get a cheap 3 bedroom home with garage in the corona area. That would be the farthest you can head out if you are going to drive. There is a train station in the corona area heading towards union station. I stay in the san gabriel valley (West Covina) and commute to LA and it takes me some times 45mins on an average with traffic to get there. Hope you get the job and hope this helps. GoodLuck
     
  5. Mar 14, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    DDD

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    Burbank & Glendale is nice. But houses are expensive.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    thanks for the responses, I like the idea of metrolink :thumbsup: one of my friends suggested cheap student houses near LMU or other colleges close to downtown, any suggestions?

    bump!
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    The area where LMU is located is very nice but the rent is still too high
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    avoid glendale and burbank...

    no rent control...

    stick to L.A. municipal for the rent control...

    a great place to live that is underrated is Eagle Rock, which is in the Northeast side of L.A.

    close enough for the commute by street, far enough to avoid the congestion of compacted rentals...
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    the san fernando valley is the place for me.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    Parts of West LA/Santa monica might be OK, you'll be against traffic mostly.

    That being said, rush hour sucks. Get used to it.

    LA is trying to get housing IN downtown, kind of like NY with apt's above the stores.

    You could also live in Pasadena and take the Metrorail into downtown- that'd be pretty sweet actually.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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    Monrovia. Arcadia. hmmm too sleepy to think.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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    Pasadena, nice area, and if you search the right areas rents arent too bad.
     
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    good luck to u bro... what is the job..?? if u can drive an hour... look at santa clarita or Valencia... my sis and her husband live in Stevenson Ranch... And he works at the USC medical center... and commutes about an hour sometimes less... Valencia is nice cuz it dosent have the congestion like LA... could price budget on homes there as well IMO...
     
  14. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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    that would be better... too
     
  15. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    oxymoron?
     
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    Get outta here Jacksonville! :p
     
  17. Mar 15, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    :rofl: that was actually quite close to what I was thinking. I have an uncle in Los Feliz, I may try to rent one of his rooms to start out with then try to nail a good place :confused:
     
  18. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    My girlfriends parents live in Saugus right there. Nice area and your right on the commute, her sister works at the city building downtown and her commute is about 65 minutes.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    The rail system goes through South Pasadena too. Look at different areas, depends on what else you like to do. The beach areas will be more but worth it if you love the beach or its cities. Redondo and Hermosa beach. Torrance has some nice areas.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    So, are you saying he could live with your girlfriend?....
     
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