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Old 03-10-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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1. $80,000 is plenty of salary for one person to live in LA.
2. You dont necessarily need to live in downtown LA to work there. Los Angeles is home of the commuter! lol
3. Los Angeles is such a big place, it can be difficult to narrow down a location because there are so many possibilities. What helps me is looking on craigslist or one of the many apartment rental websites and plot the location on googlemaps and map it to my job...so you can at least see how far it is, and you can look around the map and see what's nearby. Knowing what's nearby will help you google around and ask more specific questions.

I hope that was helpful. You can find a fantastic spacious apartment for $1700 and you can also get a box for $1700.

Santa Monica, Venice, Belmont Shore, Redondo Beach, are all pretty nice. But they're all coastal so you'll be commuting. Culver City and Pasadena as someone mentioned may be good options, but you'll be stuck on the 10 freeway going to work. Living in LA is all about the sacrifice. You can live in a studio in downtown and give up your beach. You can have your beach and have the commute from hell. Or you can give up your amenities and have the best of both worlds! I've lived in Glendale...it's not terrible. Parts of it are quite fancy, actually and not terribly far from downtown. If you look hard enough, you can find something quite unique and cozy in Eagle Rock or Silverlake. Just keep looking...you'll find something. Good Luck.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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See what kind of incentive programs your company has for commuting using public transportation.

You can live in Burbank and take the train in to work, Culver City and take the the Metro, South Pas or Pasadena and ride Metro......

Lots of possibilities.
Good advice.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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1. $80,000 is plenty of salary for one person to live in LA.
2. You dont necessarily need to live in downtown LA to work there. Los Angeles is home of the commuter! lol
3. Los Angeles is such a big place, it can be difficult to narrow down a location because there are so many possibilities. What helps me is looking on craigslist or one of the many apartment rental websites and plot the location on googlemaps and map it to my job...so you can at least see how far it is, and you can look around the map and see what's nearby. Knowing what's nearby will help you google around and ask more specific questions.

I hope that was helpful. You can find a fantastic spacious apartment for $1700 and you can also get a box for $1700.

Santa Monica, Venice, Belmont Shore, Redondo Beach, are all pretty nice. But they're all coastal so you'll be commuting. Culver City and Pasadena as someone mentioned may be good options, but you'll be stuck on the 10 freeway going to work. Living in LA is all about the sacrifice. You can live in a studio in downtown and give up your beach. You can have your beach and have the commute from hell. Or you can give up your amenities and have the best of both worlds! I've lived in Glendale...it's not terrible. Parts of it are quite fancy, actually and not terribly far from downtown. If you look hard enough, you can find something quite unique and cozy in Eagle Rock or Silverlake. Just keep looking...you'll find something. Good Luck.
Thanks for the great advice!!
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