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Old 04-11-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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A few things to consider:

1. traffic to the coast is more difficult trying to get to the coast than downtown.
2. your budget will only get a you a 1br apartment in most of the nicer areas that you'd consider based on your wants. I'm sure there are exceptions to this, but don't count on it.
3. new(er) development in LA usually has a large premium.
4. check out playa vista, just keep in mind that the drive to MDR will be much shorter than downtown.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:52 PM
 
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These are really helpful suggestions. Right now we're thinking Culver City, but I'm going to keep checking out a lot of the other places you all have suggested!
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:02 AM
 
Location: CA
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Oh no, please don't come here. There are already too many people moving here.
What you are looking for is just unrealistic.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Nice to haves:
- Clean suburban feel. I get made fun of for this, but I prefer really clean, open, well-kept neighborhood that feels modern.
The St Louis suburbs I've been to are so old, beautiful and leafy....curious as to why you're looking for something so new.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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This means you will not live anywhere near Downtown LA. I love Downtown, but I don't think its for you.



Theres locations that will meet some, but not all of your needs.



Near impossible on your budget. The ONLY place that fits your needs is the Playa Vista Developments and I think your budget will be impossible. I could be wrong. Literally everywhere else I will suggest is OLD. Nice, but old. Might as well suggest...Culver City and Torrance. Both may be more like a 1 hour commute, but I think North Torrance and Culver City are probably about a 45 minute rush hour drive to Downtown. At night, after 730 pm, more like 20 minutes.



I really don't know what this means. Most people in LA are just people. I've lived in LA my entire 40+ years and have never encountered what you are talking about.



I don't know what the means either, and I get tired of hearing it. If someone has that image of LA in their head(from watching too much TV) than don't move here.

I have always found most people here to be down to earth(and especially the natives), it's recent transplants who are usually on the young side who give off the "LA Attitude", because they also watched too much "Entourage" or "90210".
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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I don't know what the means either, and I get tired of hearing it. If someone has that image of LA in their head(from watching too much TV) than don't move here.

I have always found most people here to be down to earth(and especially the natives), it's recent transplants who are usually on the young side who give off the "LA Attitude", because they also watched too much "Entourage" or "90210".
Yep. I am as critical as anyone about LA but 99% of the people I meet are normal down to earth people, especially natives. The ones that aren't are young transplants living in faux luxury apartments in the valley trying to be actors while they live off their parents money while sitting around having pool parties every day.

And I especially don't understand people that have never been here and have these ridiculous opinions about the people and lifestyle yet they still want to move here
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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Yep. I am as critical as anyone about LA but 99% of the people I meet are normal down to earth people, especially natives. The ones that aren't are young transplants living in faux luxury apartments in the valley trying to be actors while they live off their parents money while sitting around having pool parties every day.

And I especially don't understand people that have never been here and have these ridiculous opinions about the people and lifestyle yet they still want to move here
Exactly ryan, and congrats on the condo!

I know several LA natives and they get very tired of hearing about "LA Attitude and LA flakes", just as we both said it mostly recent young transplants who are trying to get into acting. The natives and long term transplants view LA as home just like people in other places do. The least "LA attitude" you will find are the natives.


I also don't get the ridiculous attitude. If they feel that way, than don't move here. Why move somewhere where you have a preconceived notion that it is fake and pretentious? No one has to relocate and take a job here or anywhere else.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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Exactly ryan, and congrats on the condo!

I know several LA natives and they get very tired of hearing about "LA Attitude and LA flakes", just as we both said it mostly recent young transplants who are trying to get into acting. The natives and long term transplants view LA as home just like people in other places do. The least "LA attitude" you will find are the natives.


I also don't get the ridiculous attitude. If they feel that way, than don't move here. Why move somewhere where you have a preconceived notion that it is fake and pretentious? No one has to relocate and take a job here or anywhere else.
On top of it, even the people with good job offers in hand or ability to work from anywhere are still going to have to downsize their lifestyle to come here due to housing prices and cost of living changes from places like St Louis
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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I get tired of the absolute boy in the bubble level of safety and the prejudice that rape gangs are waiting to snatch you from the curb to your door
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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I get tired of the absolute boy in the bubble level of safety and the prejudice that rape gangs are waiting to snatch you from the curb to your door
Like I said earlier in this thread, St Louis is 100% more dangerous than LA.

St Louis #4 ranked in country for violent crimes with 1678.73 per 100k residents. Los Angeles has 490.71 per 100k in 2015. St Louis #1 murder rate for big cities

FBI’s Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In America CBS Chicago
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