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Old 04-14-2016, 12:14 AM
 
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Ferguson, anyone?
Fair enough. One should never speak in absolutes.

My original point was that there is nothing the equivalent of bel air, Holmby hills, or palisades within stl city limits. Unlike LA which has such areas to mitigate its average crime stats. Do you disagree?
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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Uhhh are you aware of what a city is?
Ladue is a city. St Louis is a city. Ladue is not in St. Louis city. They are separate municipalities. What's so complicated about this?
Enough with your arguing, which I notice you do on other threads as well. And you don't have to be rude.

The point of my initial response was that there are PLENTY of very nice, and very affluent suburbs in the St Louis area.

"Not every St. Louis suburb is Ferguson...."
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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Enough with your arguing, which I notice you do on other threads as well. And you don't have to be rude.

The point of my initial response was that there are PLENTY of very nice, and very affluent suburbs in the St Louis area.

"Not every St. Louis suburb is Ferguson...."
Three of America's 25 Wealthiest Suburbs Are in St. Louis | News Blog | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times
You're very strange. Why would you quote my post if that's what you're trying to say. I lived in U City for 4 years. I know quite well what the suburbs of Stl are like.

As I said earlier if anything you are reinforcing my point.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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I don't know about your budget, but you can also try Westchester or Mar Vista. If you truly want "new and safe-safe-safe" then increase your budget and move into a gated community like Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach or stick with the Playa Vista developments. There is a new gated community in Hawthorne called 360 at South Bay. Not a fabulous location but it is new and safely gated and has a variety of Townhomes. A lot of nice young couples live there.
I grew up in suburban St. Louis so I think I have a good handle on what sort of community might best suit the OP. Unfortunately, you can't afford to duplicate or even approximate that sort of living experience in LA on your budget and commute constraints.

I was thinking of 360 in Hawthrone as well. Location is good (easy access to 405) and it's gated so it's safe. It's relatively new but so-so construction quality.

Westchester north of LAX and El Segundo south of LAX are options for the lifestyle you described. Culver City/Palms a little better for her commute. The Palms is going to be a LOT more of an urban experience than anything out in West County STL, though.

What you want is Manhattan/Hermosa Beach for the living experience (but not for her commute) but those areas are likely well out of your budget. I'm not sure you can get into Manhattan Village for $2.5k.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:15 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
Yeah, I grew up here and the kids I went to school with and their parents were fairly down to earth and normal. Other cities complain about us moving there, but we just seem to accept the hordes of transplants coming here year after year. Maybe some of us natives aren't happy with how the transplants have changed our city. I wonder what would happen if we had the same incredibly unfriendly attitude towards transplants as Oregonians, for example, have towards us...all I know is I wouldn't want to move to Portland knowing how much they hate Californians with their "Don't Caliifornicate Oregon" bumper stickers and attitude towards us. Maybe 1 bedrooms wouldn't cost over $2k if they stopped coming, who knows since the tidal wave of transplants never stops. I'm only here because my whole family lives here, I would have gone elsewhere with a higher QOL and larger savings account otherwise.
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