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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Default 26, Young-Professional Considering Moving From New York to LA

I currently live in Manhattan and work at a large financial institution. I will have completed an MBA this Spring and was considering California for a change. My income is 120k+ and can expect the same there. I live in a studio apartment for 2k a month rent, anything in Califorina would be much bigger. I love the nightlife New York has to offer but I do want the warm weather and beach. I am 26, very into fitness, nightlife, and athletics.

Can anyone please give me an area I should move within/near LA.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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Downtown LA Loft, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey to name a few. 2,000 will get you a semi-nice to nice 1 bedroom in the cities I named.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Do you have a car? If not, you'll need to get one. Public transportation isn't so good out here. And cabs are expensive and not always easy to get.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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completed an MBA this Spring and was considering California for a change.
Do you have any idea where you will be working? Are job prospects ubiquitous, or are they limited to downtown LA or somewhere like that in particular? This makes a big difference.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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So far the only places are the big firms in Newport Beach; PIMCO, Carlyle, etc. I figured the OC would be too boring for me. Am I correct?
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Unread 02-01-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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There is plenty to do in Orange County. It really just depends on what you like. I think LA has more character. It's nothing like NY, but it has a more vibrant feel than anything I have seen in OC. OC is very suburban. Reminds me of all of the new developments in the Dallas area, where I left. Very cookie-cutter and bland.

My guess is you would have more fun in the LA area, particularly coming from NY.
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Unread 02-01-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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LA is really spread out, not concentrated like NYC. It is best to find a job first and then find somewhere to live which is a relatively close drive time to it.

If you want the beaches, consider Hermosa or Manhattan beach. But they are a long drive into downtown LA with traffic.
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