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Old 03-06-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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Yes, Redondo and Torrance are safe, try searching this board for more info. I wouldn't choose Glendale or Burbank if I had the freedom to live anywhere in LA.
thanks!
i think Redondo has a higher price/sqtf tho
what's area do you recommand in Redondo and Torrance?
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Try the condos on Sierra Madre Blvd., heading East (in Pasadena). Prices are anywhere from 150-290k, from what I've seen. You can always negotiate for a lower price. Also, get in touch with a local realtor - depending on where you want to buy - and tell them your limit and ask to get MLS (Multiple Listing Service) emails; they do it for free, as long as you get them to represent you when it's time to buy (or you can just go check out the listing on your own). The seller pays the realtor fees.

Old Town Pasadena has quite a bit going on for a 20+ person, so you'll find plenty to do.

I work in Glendale and I'd hardly call it quiet. I find it pretty congested and the streets are narrow, compared with Pasadena and Alhambra. You may also want to try Montrose and La Crescenta. Both of these places are cute and quiet, and are just about 3+ miles away from Glendale or Burbank (a few more miles to Burbank, though).

Alhambra is also very quiet, with little to do unless you're down on Main Street, but well...I don't like it there. Or, you could head North towards Pasadena again, esp. if your condo is in N. Alhambra, and within a 10 minute drive, be in the midst of all that is Old Town.
would it be noisy at Sierra Madre Blvd cuz it's facing a big street?
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: North Hollywood
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Hi! If you are interested in a condo and being near Hollywood and Downtown is important, a couple different possiblities come to mind that should have options in your price range. Los Feliz, Echo Park, Glendale, North Hollywood and possibly Studio City. Some of these areas have good and not-quite-as-good little pockets so you'll need to do some investigating. Personally, I love Burbank and you're just over the hill from Hollywood and down the freeway from Downtown. There is a metro stop in North Hollywood that can take you to either destination in 10-20 minutes Burbank is also known for having some of the best public schools in the LA Metro area, so property values haven't gotten quite the shock that some other areas of Los Angeles have. Another possibility is looking right in Hollywood. Places near the heart of Hollywood, around Highland, are going to be quite pricey, but if you move a little further east you should hit your price range.
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