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Old 10-07-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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That doesn't mean those schools are good or provide an appropriate climate for a 2nd grader. When the OP mentions places such as the Palisades, MB, BH, and SaMo, I doubt they want to raise a 2nd grader in DTLA.
They're willing to go private for education, which opens up a lot of neighborhoods that would otherwise not be an option. Including downtown, although I don't think of downtown as family friendly even with schools not being an issue. Maybe Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Glendale, Eagle Rock, South Pas, Pas. (South Pas has excellent public schools, Glendale has decent public schools, so there isn't a need to go private there.)
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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jessemh431 - You are absolutely right! We're coming from a suburb about 5 miles outside Boston where we own a big 2500 sq foot colonial. Since we know our housing won't be anything like that on our budge - the feel of the neighborhoos is really important.

Would love to find a similar climate and unfortunately DTLA probably doesn't fit the bill. Originally we thought we'd be near San Diego. Carlsbad was on the list as we have friends there. Also the OC is probably a perfect area. Looking for that kind of feel in the LA area.

Appreciate all these helpful posts!!!! Thank you!
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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I have no idea how much private schools cost, but in general, you will be looking at private schools if you move to the city of LA. Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, Miracle Mile, and Hancock Park are neighborhoods of LA with older housing stock that will remind you of the east coast...a lot are Spanish style also though and I personally love those!! Be careful with those though. The older housing oftentimes doesn't have A/C. You'll want it in those neighborhoods.

As for cities to look at, especially with older housing stock, look at Beverly Hills, Pasadena, South Pasadena, and San Marino for easy commutes and good schools. Saving money on private schools in that area could allow your budget to go higher in order to afford an amazing home in those cities.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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I grew up in Boston and moved to LA 15 years ago. Based on the info you gave I would say Pasadena or So. Pasadena are excellent choices and you will be comfortable there.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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I have no idea how much private schools cost, but in general, you will be looking at private schools if you move to the city of LA. Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, Miracle Mile, and Hancock Park are neighborhoods of LA with older housing stock that will remind you of the east coast...a lot are Spanish style also though and I personally love those!! Be careful with those though. The older housing oftentimes doesn't have A/C. You'll want it in those neighborhoods.

As for cities to look at, especially with older housing stock, look at Beverly Hills, Pasadena, South Pasadena, and San Marino for easy commutes and good schools. Saving money on private schools in that area could allow your budget to go higher in order to afford an amazing home in those cities.
If Cheviot Hills isn't too far away why not Culver City, which also has a lot of older housing stock?
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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If Cheviot Hills isn't too far away why not Culver City, which also has a lot of older housing stock?
Actually yea that's a good point and Culver City isn't LAUSD. It's CCUSD. Plus with his job downtown, he can take the Expo Line there to avoid traffic.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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Pasadena/San Marino/La Canada for sure. I'm biased though, I grew up in the Pasadena area but I lived in Santa Monica for a few years, in fact I met my wife when I lived there, she was in Brentwood, but Ironically grew up in Pasadena too.

It wasn't really a choice when we were deciding where we wanted to live. Don't get me wrong, the communities you are talking about are great, it's just a different feel here. It's much more traditional here, I feel.

Now the commute to Downtown. 30 or so Mins from Pasadena, over an hour to Palisades during rush hour. Pasadena has a number of freeways, literally running right through it or very close. Bev Hills and Palisades are a battle just to get to the freeway.

Hope this was helpful. Good Luck!

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