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Old 03-05-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Hey all, I will be moving to CA in several months for a job in Long Beach.

I am looking for a 1br apartment with about a $1600/month budget though this is flexible.

So far, the only area in Long Beach that I like is the downtown area. However, I am still doing more research.

I am 24 and looking for a lively, upscale neighborhood and don't want to commute more than 15 miles (30 round trip) to work.

Redondo beach, Torrance, Cypress and Huntington beach all seem to be within this distance, but can anyone give me an idea of what those cities are like (Atmosphere, etc)
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Hey all, I will be moving to CA in several months for a job in Long Beach.

I am looking for a 1br apartment with about a $1600/month budget though this is flexible.

So far, the only area in Long Beach that I like is the downtown area. However, I am still doing more research.

I am 24 and looking for a lively, upscale neighborhood and don't want to commute more than 15 miles (30 round trip) to work.

Redondo beach, Torrance, Cypress and Huntington beach all seem to be within this distance, but can anyone give me an idea of what those cities are like (Atmosphere, etc)
Based on your stated desires I would think Belmont Shore would be your best fit.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Yeah Belmont Shores is really nice. 2nd street there has a bunch of shops and restaurants in a pretty long and very nice shopping strip, and if you go off 2nd it's a lot of really nice homes and apartments. Downtown LB and the Alamitos Beach area are pretty nice too and probably cheaper, but a bit more ghetto.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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Thanks guys! I will take a look.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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In case you haven't found it yet, here's a Belmont Shore website featuring local businesses and events:

~Explore Belmont Shore~
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Yeah Belmont Shores is really nice. 2nd street there has a bunch of shops and restaurants in a pretty long and very nice shopping strip, and if you go off 2nd it's a lot of really nice homes and apartments. Downtown LB and the Alamitos Beach area are pretty nice too and probably cheaper, but a bit more ghetto.
In a good way. Mostly.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:28 PM
 
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Hey all, I will be moving to CA in several months for a job in Long Beach.

I am looking for a 1br apartment with about a $1600/month budget though this is flexible.

So far, the only area in Long Beach that I like is the downtown area. However, I am still doing more research.

I am 24 and looking for a lively, upscale neighborhood and don't want to commute more than 15 miles (30 round trip) to work.

Redondo beach, Torrance, Cypress and Huntington beach all seem to be within this distance, but can anyone give me an idea of what those cities are like (Atmosphere, etc)
What area is the job in? If you like the Downtown Long Beach area AND will be working there then go for it. If you like the area then why waste your time, energy, and money commuting?
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