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Long Beach living

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by rogerkamp8817, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    rogerkamp8817

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    Hi guys,

    I got a new job in long beach. Any advice on where I should live? I put in an application for a place in Archstone Apartments, near down town long beach. $1350 a month for a studio, kind of crazy!

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 1, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    CHeck out the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach. I have seen places down on Ocean St for $700-$1000. Not bad and across the street from the beach. Easy to get to downtown and the freeways.
     
  3. May 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    ruler

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    for being a hop skip and jump away from Compton, Long beach sounds a bit over priced ??
     
  4. May 1, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Wow guys are quick! Thanks for the input so far. I don't have pets and will no have a room mate.

    I'll check out Belmont Shores. My girlfriend just got a job in Ladera Heights so I was trying to get a place in between our jobs but I'm not comfortable paying $1500 for a studio in Redondo Beach.
     
  5. May 1, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Long Beach tic tac grab your gat watch ur back...quote from Snoop Dog is all the advice I can offer from the east coast :p
     
  6. May 1, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    I looked up Belmont Shores on Westsiderentals and googled it for some apartments but they were running about $1100 for something that didn't look very safe lol
     
  7. May 1, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    I avoid downtown Long Beach like the plague! Daytime is fine but sketchy at night. Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights are next to each other and are both nice neighborhoods (lived in Belmont Shore, still have a house there). Bixby Village is near the University, stay out of Downtown, North, and west Long Beach...
     
  8. May 1, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Not sure if a lot of the apts will show up there... google long beach rentals and check them out. Lots of small apt mgt companies there.

    Craigslist is a good resource also, just narrow it down by area.
     
  9. May 1, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    I already put down a deposit but I'll talk to them to get out of that if I find a good replacement.

    I'm open to the idea of driving 30 mins to work. My job is in the same complex as Long Beach airport.

    You guys are really scaring me about Long Beach lol
     
  10. May 1, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Don't worry to much about it... just have to know what areas to avoid. I have some friends that live in San Pedro but I don't know much about the area. Feel free to ask any questions, I'm in Florida right now but will do what I can to help...
     
  11. May 1, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    I'm considering having a room mate now. If you guys know anyone who is interested, let me know!
     
  12. May 1, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    Have you considered Signal Hill? Nice neighborhood.
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    I'm reading the reviews on archstone and its not looking too hot. hopefully i can do this for a year and find something better for less money.
     
  14. May 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    check out Lakewood... its not bad there
     
  15. May 3, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    im in Carson on weekends, and in long beach every so often...

    North Long Beach towards Compton (91 fwy) is ghetto and while it's typically ok during the day, late night activity in the area can be a lil sketch... i have friends that live in that area, and they always tell me to wear blue when i go there at night... hahaha... they even worry cuz my truck is red... i get stared down for it, but nobody has ever rolled up on me...

    i hang at some studios near downtown LB and the area looks cool during the day, but there are a lot of homeless that wander through the area at all times of the day, and you will see random dope dealers even in the nicer looking structured neighborhoods...
     
  16. May 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    Wow. I used to live in redondo beach when I was 5 or 6. I remember alot about it. I always wondered about it these days seeing long beach in alot of rap videos. Naturally at that age I didnt know anything about compton. Mom was single raising 2 boys on her own. Crazy stuff.
    Now at 43 I just always wondered how rb and lb are today compared to back in "72".
     
  17. May 3, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    not as "white" as it used to be... hahaha

    RB is still nice... lotta bros but at least they aren't typically pulling drive bys and shooting innocent bystanders...
     
  18. May 3, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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    Compton isnt that mad ;)

    Seriously I visit my cousin every other weekends and i dont get shit.
     
  19. May 3, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    parts of Compton are cool...
     
  20. May 3, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    LA county is chill now, compare to the 90s :cool: .
     
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