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Old 05-05-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I'm gonna move from a small town in Illinois to L.A.
I'm pretty much completely overwhelmed with all the areas and different prices.
My only priorities are a one bedroom apartment, safe area, public transportation and rent $900. It seems to be a real problem to get something for my budget.
I found a place at 8430 Cedros Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91402 [3 min walking distance from the Panorama Mall ] but then I read that the area between Sepulveda Blvd and Van Nuys Blvd. is not safe..?
I'm 28yrs and female. Can anybody recommend an area in that price range.
Unfortunately I have no possibility to check out the area before I move.
Any help is highly appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Where is work? You can find relatively decent areas in Long Beach near public transportation(bus and rail) for that price, but depends on where work is located if that works at all
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Not in the city of LA! Maybe Long Beach or surrounding suburb area. Or get a roommate. safety is pricy here.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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I used to live not far from there...about 2 miles away.

That Cedros address is not safe. Its an almost 100% latino neighborhood with a high level of drug and gang activity. LAPD considers that area notorious and its known by the cops as "witches hat" due to the shape of the freeways that border that neighborhood.

1 bedroom in a safe area for $900 is not going to be easy.

I suggest you modify your requirements to a studio rather than 1 bedroom.

You don't indicate where you are working and so forth....and thats absolutely very important as to where you will live. Theres areas with small studios under $900/mo, but too numerous to list without knowing where you need to live.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Thank you so much for the answers.
My work is in Burbank but only part-time. That's why I'm on a tight budget until I find something better.
I found a few affordable places in Canoga Park:
212?? Roscoe Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91304
85?? De Soto Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91304

Unfortunately a roommate is not an option for me.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the answers.
My work is in Burbank but only part-time. That's why I'm on a tight budget until I find something better.
I found a few affordable places in Canoga Park:
212?? Roscoe Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91304
85?? De Soto Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91304

Unfortunately a roommate is not an option for me.
No.

I suggest renting a guest house or like I said a studio apartment, preferably in Burbank or North Hollywood. Valley Village is ok too.

I have no idea why you would be obsessed with moving to the crappiest neighborhoods in the valley(Canoga Park and Panorama City), and in particular, places that aren't even very close to your work.

Just do a search on craigslist for 1 bedroom apartments in Burbank. Very safe, nice area. Like this one:

Upper One Bedroom w laundry (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/apa/2363238252.html - broken link)
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Check Craigs list and modify your search to the Burbank area. I was like you a few months ago, but I found a furnished unit in a great area of burbank for under $1,000. There are sometimes listings with units that are behind a house, sort of common here. As far as public transportation, I'm not positive on that. Good luck! Pm me if you have any questions about the area.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Well, I'm pretty much clueless.
I'm really glad to get your advice. I would probably end up in hell. :/
I decided to raise the budget by $100.
16955 Blackhawk Street Granada Hills, CA 91327
It's close to studio city, toluca terrace, sherman village, toluca lake.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Well, I'm pretty much clueless.
I'm really glad to get your advice. I would probably end up in hell. :/
I decided to raise the budget by $100.
16955 Blackhawk Street Granada Hills, CA 91327
It's close to studio city, toluca terrace, sherman village, toluca lake.
No it's not. Anyway on $1100/mo you can easily afford a one bd in Burbank or any nice nearby city.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: rosehill
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try this from the L A TIMES and see how safe the area is I dont think so. Panorama City Crime - Mapping L.A. - Los Angeles Times
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