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Old 02-24-2012, 08:12 AM
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Sorry for the confusion. I'm Air Force so we will only be there 3 years and I'm renting. That said, I we kind of prefer to rent a house if possible since we plan to buy at my next station. Other important things are naturally the neighborhood, and the cost (hard cap of $2400 a month, though less is obviously better), and we want at least 2BR/2BA with W/D hookups if possible, and ideally would like a fairly large place. Also are seriously considering adding a small dog to the family, so a lot of those things combine to limit our options.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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If you want a large-ish house for that budget than RB/Torrance is pretty much going to be it. You should also check out El Segundo. Probably not within your budget/expectations for a house but it's a really nice, quiet area and is closer to the west side. I'd go for an apartment on the west side myself but it really boils down to personal preference.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Location: LBC
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Originally Posted by krindor View Post
Culver City is still an option... We were looking between Motor and Overland on Tabor. We had also looked at a property over on Sawtelle. The one in RB/Torrance that I mentioned was our favorite though. We are still uncommitted though since I wanted to get on here and ask what you guys thought of that particular neighborhood.

What do you mean by OK or other areas are more desirable? OK can mean it is fine and go for it, or it can mean it isn't really a good neighborhood, but you can make it work.
By "OK" I meant I would not discourage anybody from moving there. The neighborhood is good; I happen to have grown up in the general area and found the subdivisions further from the Galleria and the freeway to be, well, further from the Galleria and the freeway. However, I believe that area is surprisingly peaceful, despite its proximity to so much traffic. Also, you might find you prefer the relative ease of access.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:49 PM
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Thanks, I think we will probably go with that then. And in this case, ease of access is relatively important since my fiance will be needing to commute a fair distance to work.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:13 AM
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If you are looking to rent a house, then your cap might still avail you a property here in RB. The confines of houses with larger yards with free space are found east of Lilienthal Lane up to the tracks by the Galleria Mall. West of Lilienthal (which itself is not a street I would want to live on) you are seeing more tear downs of small, older homes which are then turned into rebuilds of 2 or 3 unit domiciles on the 7500 sq ft lots, leaving you with no place for a dog.
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