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Old 03-06-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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How are these areas?

1707 E 17TH ST, LONG BEACH, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# P842184 - ZipRealty
2255 PINE AVE, LONG BEACH, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# PW13025487 - ZipRealty
710 LARCH ST, INGLEWOOD, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# IV13022786 - ZipRealty
14015 COTEAU DR, WHITTIER, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# S704761 - ZipRealty
184 GRANDVIEW ST, PASADENA, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# 13654643 - ZipRealty
16028 LEADWELL ST, VAN NUYS, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# BB13029868 - ZipRealty
10041 MARCUS AVE, TUJUNGA, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# SR13018077 - ZipRealty
8032 CHERRYSTONE AVE, PANORAMA CITY, CA Property Listing - For Sale - MLS# SR13010098 - ZipRealty

For some context - we are in our 20s with a 1 year old daughter - I'm white and husband is Hispanic. We currently own a townhouse in North Hills about 2 blocks away from the really bad apartment areas. So we are used to "rough" neighborhoods.. We aren't looking for perfect - just can I go for a walk with my daughter and our dog in the daytime - and can we feel reasonably safe at home with a dog and a good alarm system?
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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You must really be into old houses. Except for the Whittier one, all are built before 1950, and many in the 1920's. You are looking at neighborhoods, but maybe you should also look at upkeep on such old properties.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Your best bet is Pasadena. It's not apart of LAUSD and safer than the other houses you mentioned on your list.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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I think truilia (?) also has crime/school maps... check that site
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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For the Pasadena location specifically, that is generally not considered the best part of Pasadena.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I think I remember you posting a while ago..but I thought you had already found another place.

It looks like all of the areas you are considering are pretty far from each other.

L.A region and SoCal in general are lacking for affordable areas to live in.

Have you ever considered moving out of state or city to live in a safe and affordable area with your daughter?

Just asking because I am considering it myself , I do not have kids now though. I don't live too far from North Hills, and the area isn't very livable unfortunately.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I know this might be a dumb question..but why not get out of L.A altogether. Prices are really inflated ...and it looks like all the "cheap REO" properties have been bought up by investors.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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For the Pasadena location specifically, that is generally not considered the best part of Pasadena.
I'm not one of the types that thinks anything north of the 210 is a complete wasteland, but I would also agree to stay away from that neighborhood. If you are looking for more affordable historic homes in Pasadena look at the Bungalow Heaven area (about 15 blocks east of where that location is).
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