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Old 05-04-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Moving to CA from TN and looking for good and safe neighborhoods with good schools. We are looking to rent a 2br. Was looking at Torrance and found a couple of apartments but then stumbled onto Long Beach!
I find that rents are cheaper in LB compared to Torrance. But I have no idea what kind of a place it is good for families ? Safe? Good schools ? Any info. would be greatly appreciated!!
I have been looking at apts. in the following zip


90802
90807
90813
90815

Which would be the best in terms of safety ?
Thanks in advance and hoping to get some great advice from CD members
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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Moving to CA from TN and looking for good and safe neighborhoods with good schools. We are looking to rent a 2br. Was looking at Torrance and found a couple of apartments but then stumbled onto Long Beach!
I find that rents are cheaper in LB compared to Torrance. But I have no idea what kind of a place it is good for families ? Safe? Good schools ? Any info. would be greatly appreciated!!
I have been looking at apts. in the following zip


90802 - Downtown. NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY AREA!
90807 - Bixby Knolls. Nice upscale homes, but surrounding area is sketch.
90813 - Downtown moving into ghetto.
90815 - One of the nicest and safest areas of Long Beach. Not Torrance, but def ok for families, good schools, etc.

Which would be the best in terms of safety ?
Thanks in advance and hoping to get some great advice from CD members
See the bolded items above.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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Anyone ? I am looking at these areas in particular and would love some input .Please ?
San Antonio Drive LONG BEACH, CA 90807

Locust Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813

5601 Paramount Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90805
East Market Street Long Beach, CA 90805
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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See the bolded items above.
Thanks JohnG72 ! So 90802 and 90813 is out of the question then..
Any other specific areas I should be looking into?
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Thanks JohnG72 ! So 90802 and 90813 is out of the question then..
Any other specific areas I should be looking into?
Generally speaking for safe, family neighborhoods, with great schools look at:

90807 (Bixby Knolls)
90815 (East Long Beach)
90803 (Coastal Long Beach)

90802 has some nice parts but it is downtown. That means urban and to many that doesn't fit with family living. Think high rise condos...

There are other areas but that should get you started.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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Hi,

Could somebody give me an indication on safety around these streets:

Broadway - magnolia - Pacific Aven - 3rd street

Also would you feel safe to use the blue line to downtown LA?

Thx in advance
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Hi,

Could somebody give me an indication on safety around these streets:

Broadway - magnolia - Pacific Aven - 3rd street

Also would you feel safe to use the blue line to downtown LA?

Thx in advance
Blue line for work is fine. I know a couple business professional types who do it and like it a lot. There are some weird folks on it from what I hear but generally it's a convenient way to commute between dtla and dtlb.

The area you referenced above should be fine. It's urban so you need to like that. Some people say if you are west of cherry you want to be south of 4th. I don't necessarily agree with that but in any case your area qualifies.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Just my opinion but I think Long Beach is more ghetto than not. You have the East Side Longos, West Side Longos, Azian Boyz, Tiny Rascals Gang, Rolling 20s Crips who patrol the whole city. Some parts, though, near the beach are ok.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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Just my opinion but I think Long Beach is more ghetto than not. You have the East Side Longos, West Side Longos, Azian Boyz, Tiny Rascals Gang, Rolling 20s Crips who patrol the whole city. Some parts, though, near the beach are ok.
Your post added nothing of value, and isn't even accurate.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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Your post added nothing of value, and isn't even accurate.
How is it not accurate?
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