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Old 04-28-2016, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hi OP,
I'm Black or whatever you call us (Lol). I am a transplant from Atlanta. In my humble opinion, one has to REALLY want to live in LA to uproot and relocate here. First, the COL and housing is no joke compared to Atlanta. One has to want to pay high rent prices no matter what to enjoy what LA has to offer. Fortunately, I found living arrangements that were comfortable enough for me here in LA that were similar to living in my 4 bdrm home in Atlanta. I don't think I could ever live in an apartment with noise above, below, and beside me. All in all, one has to really want to be in this city, pay the high prices, deal with the traffic to leave a more compatible and affordable environment. I am blessed that I can afford to live here in a nice environment, but trust me, if I had to struggle in any way, I'd be out! It just is not worth it , better to visit throughout the year. I think many Blacks don't choose to relocate here basically because of the high COL and rent! Much better in other places in the country unless, like me, you were ready for a change, willing to pay the COL, and your income can support you comfortably here in California. I do not see myself here forever, but for now, I love it! Best wishes!

 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Hi OP,
I'm Black or whatever you call us (Lol). I am a transplant from Atlanta. In my humble opinion, one has to REALLY want to live in LA to uproot and relocate here. First, the COL and housing is no joke compared to Atlanta. One has to want to pay high rent prices no matter what to enjoy what LA has to offer. Fortunately, I found living arrangements that were comfortable enough for me here in LA that were similar to living in my 4 bdrm home in Atlanta. I don't think I could ever live in an apartment with noise above, below, and beside me. All in all, one has to really want to be in this city, pay the high prices, deal with the traffic to leave a more compatible and affordable environment. I am blessed that I can afford to live here in a nice environment, but trust me, if I had to struggle in any way, I'd be out! It just is not worth it , better to visit throughout the year. I think many Blacks don't choose to relocate here basically because of the high COL and rent! Much better in other places in the country unless, like me, you were ready for a change, willing to pay the COL, and your income can support you comfortably here in California. I do not see myself here forever, but for now, I love it! Best wishes!


This is pretty reasonable. COL is a big factor no matter the race. Doesn't mean you can't enjoy LA as a black person though.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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Do you want to see Blacks out here or not? Not all of South Central is dangerous to visit. This isn't the 80's and 90's. A lot of areas in South Central are historic even. USC is located in South Central, with the majority of the students being White and Asian. They don't seem to have a problem with it.
Dude, I guess I have to get over the stereotypes that are in my head. We've heard a lot of negativity about those areas through the years while living on the east coast.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Dude, I guess I have to get over the stereotypes that are in my head. We've heard a lot of negativity about those areas through the years while living on the east coast.
Lol...I lived in ATL for 5 years. Went to da house. Lived in Bankhead. You'd be surprised by east coast ignorance. South LA is a big place so generalizing the whole area like that is a big mistake but people have already made up their minds.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:19 PM
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Lol...I lived in ATL for 5 years. Went to da house. Lived in Bankhead. You'd be surprised by east coast ignorance.
I know a Buckhead. Is Bankhead the ghetto version?
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:22 PM
 
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Lol...I lived in ATL for 5 years. Went to da house. Lived in Bankhead. You'd be surprised by east coast ignorance.
That's why I'm here. Exploring for myself and coming to my own conclusions.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I know a Buckhead. Is Bankhead the ghetto version?
Yes...I mean, Not all of the west end is ghetto. The area around Morehouse is pretty ghetto but they got rid of a lot of the housing projects in the area in favor of student housing. It's still pretty dicey though. It's worse than South LA IMO. I've seen some ish.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:24 PM
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Yes...I mean, Not all of the west end is ghetto. The area around Morehouse is pretty ghetto but they got rid of a lot of the housing projects in the area in favor of student housing. It's still pretty dicey though. It's worse than South LA IMO. I've seen some ish.
Oh OK. I was there for 1 day back in August, although I was mainly in Buckhead but did check out Downtown.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Oh OK. I was there for 1 day back in August, although I was mainly in Buckhead but did check out Downtown.
buckhead is nowhere near bankhead. Zone 1.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:26 PM
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buckhead is nowhere near bankhead.
Yes, I know. I wasn't implying it was.
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