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Old 04-16-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Hi all,

I am a fresh grad working at Disney studios in Burbank once I graduate.

I am at a loss as for where to live. I've decided I want to keep my commute short (20 minutes or less at 8AM). I originally wanted to live in East Hollywood area, so I thought I had a plan. But my boss informed me that the commute from there is actually worse than my current commute (from the USC area) somehow, due to the way the freeways work. I'm not sure if that's true but I'm pretty uninformed so I've relaunched my search into places primarily in the Valley.

My previous criteria were as follows. 1br/1ba, studio or otherwise. I'm more picky about style than size. My budget (incl utilities) is 1300. I could go more, but I want to be frugal and save money as much as possible. Originally I wanted to live in Hollywood for "coolness" factor but I don't know how much of that exists in the Valley.

It seems like Toluca Lake is somewhat out of my price range. Studio City has a few listings on craigslist, but not many. Aside from these two areas, where would be viable for a person like me to live with my criteria? Is my budget too low realistically?
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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Get a roommate. You're budget is a bit difficult for someone going it solo, but easily doable if you're sharing.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:05 PM
 
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Easy answer. Live in Burbank. Burbank has everything you need. Affordable, clean, safe, and convenient. If you crave the Hollywood or Studio City nightlife, it's not far.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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Having a roommate would be nice, but currently I'm not sure if I'll be able to find someone. The person I was planning to room with next year only has a budget of $1000 a month.

Is $1300 as a solo payer less viable than $2000 with a roommate?

I will look into Burbank area. I keep being drawn back to the idea of living in Hollywood on the North side by Franklin.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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I also say Burbank. Followed by Los Feliz, Atwater, Eagle Rock or maybe North Hollywood
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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North Hollywood is probably your best for a budget friendly and somewhat happening neighborhood.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:23 PM
 
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Is $1300 as a solo payer less viable than $2000 with a roommate?
Yes. You could fairly easily find a 2br below 2k, but harder to find a studio/1br below 1.3k. If budget is your top priority, you should roommate in Burbank near the Disney lot so you can commute w/o a car.

Burbank IS a tad boring, but on the weekends its only 10-15 min to downtown, etc.
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