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Old 06-14-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've been to the forum. A couple of things have changed. Well, actually just one major thing: My desire to leave LA has finally gone away!!!

I have been living in LA for 25 yrs and for a few years wanted out desperately....but over the last few years I have gone and visited a few other areas around the country and in the end I started appreciating LA a little more, even to the point where I am actually liking it again...or maybe for the first time. Which leads me back here to ask a question to all the local experts and anyone else who wants to chime in.

In your opinion, where is the best place to live in LA as a 45 y/o single female? I'm looking for a rental unit and willing to pay up to $1600 (maybe $1700) per month. I currently live in a duplex and have my own washer & dryer but would be willing to give it up for a nicer quality of life. The area I live in now is fine but I am looking for the ultimate area: pedestrian friendly, as close as possible to the water, diverse, centrally located, etc. Also, I am physically active and somewhat social (hoping to become more social). Also, general speaking, I prefer a quiet home life.

One of the nice things about this forum is it gives people a nice, fresh perspective, even for people like me who have lived here a very long time.

Thank you in advance for any help/guidance you can offer.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm looking for a rental unit and willing to pay up to $1600 ..pedestrian friendly, as close as possible to the water, diverse, centrally located, etc.....Also, general speaking, I prefer a quiet home life.
I don't know. I think you are asking for many conflicting things here. After living in the area for 25 years have you ever seen such a place?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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in your price range i would check out marina del rey
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Marina del Rey is where I am currently considering but b/c LA is SO incredibly spread out there are many areas I never go to but would consider living. Also, seeing other perspectives and opinions gives me an opportunity to look at the city with "fresh eyes" so to speak.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Thanks BRinSM! As you can see we posted replies at the exact same time! :-)

It's nice to see your perspective reflects my own. As I explained before, although I have been in LA forever I don't get around to many different communities so I value the feedback I get here.

Moving is extremely expensive and time consuming so I am hoping to do this once and stay put for a while (hopefully a long while).

Again, thanks for your comments. :-)
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:38 AM
 
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are you looking for a one bedroom apartment? b/c I need a subleaser for $1,400 per month in Westwood. I need someone to cover me for June, July, and August. It's close enough to the beach and pedestrian friendly, though there are many young people (but there's an older age group [I've seen 35, 60, etc.] that lives in the section with houses which is still close to where i live).
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I have been living in LA for 25 yrs and...
Where do you live now? And if you're still working in Century City, wouldn't that be a factor in where you chose to live?
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