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Old 10-03-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hi,

Need suggestions on a place to move to in the next few months. Currently live in Brentwood and love it but my company will be relocating from the LAX area down to Torrance (near Western and 190th St). My lease goes month to month when it is up so I am in no real hurry. I do not want to live in Torrance...wayyyy to suburban.

Anyway, looking for a diverse area (the thing I did not like about Brentwood - lack of diversity), safe for a 30 something female to walk around /take the dog out, etc with cute little cafes/restaurants, etc.

I am thinking now my only option that fits the above for a decent commute would be Culver City but maybe I am missing some other place since I am relatively new to the area?

Love living a few miles from the beach and mountains so that will be hard to give up.

Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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if torrance is way too suburban, i'm not sure how brentwood worked out for you. anyways if you want diversity, you shouldn't live in the southbay beach cities, not much diversity there. i would look at san pedro or long beach.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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You could get away with santa monica, that isnt a terrible commute.

I don't have much experience with stuff south of El Segundo, but as said above, LB or San Pedro may work.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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if you want diversity, you shouldn't live in the southbay beach cities, not much diversity there.
Phooey on that - all kinds of people live in the beach cities.

Manhattan Beach might suit OP just fine.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Inglewood, El Segundo, Del Amo area of Torrance, Hawthorne, Long Beach or else Downtown LA.

These aren't "suburban" areas and are a mix of businesses, industrial and homes/apartments.

Along Artesia in Redondo Beach is also not very suburban.

Gardena, area, not too suburban, lots of businesses, but you wont get stuck without anything to do.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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Default Where to live in torrance

I'm looking into apt for rent and Sepulveda blvd keeps coming up with nice looking places, I am wondering if this is a bad part of torrance? We have a 4-year old and want it to be safe and somewhere where he can play, not on a major highway. As you can see, I'm totally new to the area.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I'm looking into apt for rent and Sepulveda blvd keeps coming up with nice looking places, I am wondering if this is a bad part of torrance? We have a 4-year old and want it to be safe and somewhere where he can play, not on a major highway. As you can see, I'm totally new to the area.
Hi, kcjls:

What's the address? You should be fine as long as it's west of Western Ave. Anything east of Western is not really considered Torrance.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Beach cities are so much fun. Lots to do, lots of cool people. I think the OP would like Hermosa best, but people in all three cities intermingle so pick a place you can afford (whether it's in Manhattan, Hermosa, or Redondo).
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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anyways if you want diversity, you shouldn't live in the southbay beach cities, not much diversity there.
????? There are all kinds of people at the beach (except maybe not a lot of urban fans--beach people tend to be more outdoorsy). All religions, all races are well represented in the south bay.
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