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Old 09-30-2006, 12:11 PM
 
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HI, I have been reading the forum but I would like for everybody to post their comments to my question.
I am moving (no matter if the city is dangerous or not) I know LA is not the best place to live. I have a 4 month old baby and a 4 year old daughter, so I want to know your suggestions on a nice area with good schools to live. I will be working in downtown, but I do not mind driving, I know traffic is a mess, I live in NYC right now.
I guess we will move to were a nice school is located, but I want your help.
Thank you
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:38 PM
 
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It sort of depends on your income level, irod2. Overall, the public schools on the West side are better than elsewhere, in part because the dangerous gangs' families can't afford to live there. If money is no object, the closer you get to West Los Angeles, the beaches, or even Beverly Hills, the better off your kids will be in their schools.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:59 AM
 
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We were thinking of spending about $2000 for a two bedroom.
We do not mind also living in Orange county if the schools are better than La county.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:39 AM
 
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Irod, the Pacific Palisades is a nice bedroom community north of Santa Monica with excellent public schools. The community is very family orientated. Often the parks and rec. have community movie showings in the park by downtown Palisades where hundreds of families congregate outside with lawn chairs to watch an outdoor film on a projection screen after the sun sets. The community is mostly single family homes, and the stock of two bedroom apartments is very low compared to surounding areas. However, it is very possible you could find something here if you look hard enough.

Orange County would be a gruesome commute, which gets harder everyday. Generally as a rule- the further south you go into OC, the better place to raise a family. Less traffic, quiet, good schools, low crime, and more parks. Rents are a hair cheaper in OC then in a safe and "sane" location in Los Angeles.
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