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Old 02-28-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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I'm a 25 year old female and I currently live in Florida. I plan on moving to California in about 8 months. I dont know anyone who lives out there so I'm kind of clueles while researching online. I will be moving out there by myself so I am very concerned with finding a neighborhood that is safe. I'm worried about gangs, I dont want to sound ignorant but the only thing I know about California is what I see in movies and hear in music. My fav color is red so will I get killed for wearing it?! Also I need to find either a one bedroom or a studio apartment that is between $600 - $800 a month. Please help! I need a safe place to live that is also within my budget.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:28 AM
 
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I'm a 25 year old female and I currently live in Florida. I plan on moving to California in about 8 months. I dont know anyone who lives out there so I'm kind of clueles while researching online. I will be moving out there by myself so I am very concerned with finding a neighborhood that is safe. I'm worried about gangs, I dont want to sound ignorant but the only thing I know about California is what I see in movies and hear in music. My fav color is red so will I get killed for wearing it?! Also I need to find either a one bedroom or a studio apartment that is between $600 - $800 a month. Please help! I need a safe place to live that is also within my budget.
If you are moving to LA, the answer is no.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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You can rent a room for that price, but not a studio.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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im kinda curious why youre moving out here/there if you have that sort of mindset about LA. your expectations arent realistic. and no you wont die wearing red.

check out this map for a start, this is what i looked at before i moved:

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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I've seen some studios in Long Beach for $650, I even went to look at one a few months ago when I was searching for a place. The place was a shoe box and the area was pretty bad. Also, there was no assigned parking only street parking.

I think for $800 you might be able to find an OK studio maybe even a guest house/back house type of arrangement. Look on Craigslist.

You can also rent a room for that much in a nice area like Manhattan Beach or Redondo if you're looking for places on the West side.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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You only get killed if you wear polk-a-dots.

They are so 2011...
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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You only get killed if you wear polk-a-dots.

They are so 2011...
Ha!
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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$600 - $800 is doable if you are willing to have roomates. Is there a particular reason why you are moving to LA from the Florida? The cost of living is drastically different.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Is there a particular reason why you are moving to LA from the Florida?

Have you been to Florida??


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Old 03-02-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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Does the OP have a job lined up? And if so where?

And why move somewhere you have never visited?

I visited CA 3 times before moving out. I also had family and friends from college who lived there.

I won't tell anyone not to do it, as I did it at around the same age.

But there is no mention of a job, and LA is very spread out.

If you want people to help you then you need to provide some more information.

And for what's it worth I would feel safer in LA than in many parts of FL.
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