U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-12-2015, 08:06 PM
 
3 posts, read 6,171 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I am 23 and work in pasadena. Currently I live in Alhambra, west of Atlantic. There isn't much near me besides car dealers and houses. I'm looking for something a bit more "urban"(restaurants, bars, entertainment, places to socialize) if thats all possible, without the high costs of living in old-town Pasadena. I rather like the asian conveniences in the SGV but most of it is just sprawling shopping centers and lots of suburbs. It's very nice to have my favorite restaurants or pastry shop just down the street.

Right now I'm looking primarily at downtown Alhambra and also near the Atlantic Time square in Monterey park. Downtown alhambra being more obviously like a traditional "urban" place.

Are there any other options that I should be considering? Is there anything wrong with the options I'm currently considering? I don't really know LA too well having moved here a year ago.

Thank you!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-12-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
15,509 posts, read 16,823,638 times
Reputation: 14783
How about Arcadia? Big Asian population, and some nightlife, from what I recall (I lived in Pasadena and South Pas years ago).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2015, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
10,087 posts, read 13,803,357 times
Reputation: 4016
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccm123 View Post
How about Arcadia? Big Asian population, and some nightlife, from what I recall (I lived in Pasadena and South Pas years ago).
What about Arcadia is more urban than Alhambra?

OP, what's your budget? Maybe walking distance to Old Town from north of the 210 would be affordable enough.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2015, 10:55 PM
 
3 posts, read 6,171 times
Reputation: 10
my budget is at most 1.1k. That seems to be enough to get most 1br in alhambra.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Southern California
12,718 posts, read 11,980,221 times
Reputation: 35250
Pasadena or Alhambra further east. There's parts of both where you can find a 1 bedroom for $1,100. It won't be too glamorous but they can be found.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
401 posts, read 671,447 times
Reputation: 397
OP - in which part of Pasadena is your work? Is it accessible from one of the Gold Line stations?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2015, 05:46 PM
 
3 posts, read 6,171 times
Reputation: 10
I work north of the 210. It's about 15min biking to the nearest gold line station. I'm also considering possibly taking the gold line to pasadena and do the bike commute. If I lived in DTLA or little tokyo it would take quite a long time to do this commute, also I don't think my budget would work for that distance. Going further east would work, but Arcadia doesn't seem like much right now, maybe the gold line will spur much greater development there?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
3,831 posts, read 3,979,560 times
Reputation: 2214
Eagle Rock.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2015, 10:14 PM
 
17,804 posts, read 22,221,739 times
Reputation: 36132
Why can't you just stay put? Why increase your rent when you have all that you want in close proximity?

You have what is considered an incredibly easy commute right now, in addition to living very close to all that Pasadena offers.

Seems foolish to have to pay more rent to be up the street from places you can get to by driving or biking within 15 minutes or less.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2015, 10:19 PM
 
918 posts, read 1,112,831 times
Reputation: 608
Move closer to valley, not exactly urban, but you can walk/bike to asian shops etc. If you want night life urban, you will have to move to old pasadena, dtla, ktown etc..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top