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Old 02-21-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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hi,

i'd like to know how safe is the drake park area in long beach. i noticed there's some good rentals there.

Thanks
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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What is the cross streets. LB was great streets next to leess than. You really need to drive thru at night and day to see.
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I believe Drake Park is on the NW side. If I'm correct, stay away.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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Paula, you are correct. that bad ah? Is all west Long beach that bad?
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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West side has alot of gangs and not the safest place to be during daylight hours. Alot of diversity and minorities - not that that's a bad thing, but the "elements" are the problems.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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Another thing, do you recommend downtown to live in LB? is it necessary to have a parking space not in downtown but in some areas like belmont shore?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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There are excellent areas to live in downtown - alot of culture, arts, cafes, etc. Parking can be a problem. Belmont Shore is definiately a parking problem. Not enough garages to go around, and if you're lucky to find a place with a garage, expect to pay $100+ extra. (This is for the older properties). Newer places normally have one space per unit, or more. Long Beach is a great place to live. Where are you coming from, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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i'm currently living overseas in argentina but i'm planning to move to long beach by the end of this month. so i need as much information i can get about LB and its neighborhoods.

now i'm trying to find the right place. I've been looking some adds in gazettes and craiglist for a studio under 800 but it seems a bit hard to find the right spot. There are good prices in west LB, but as you said is bad area i'll try belmont shore instead. But belmont shore under 800 seems a bit difficult. What else do i need to know? am i looking in the right places?

Thanks Paula
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Try Belmont Heights ........ more resonable than the Shores - and just a few blocks north of the Shores.
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