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Old 04-28-2016, 07:20 PM
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I realize I may not love the answer to this, but hopefully there are people who know LA well and can help me find a workable solution.

My spouse and I are looking at a possible relocation for both our jobs. Mine would be nearest to the 222 - Hollywood / Highland Station at Olive & Warner, and his would be near the La Cienega / Jefferson stop on the blue Metro line. (Apologies if I'm saying any of this awkwardly or incorrectly).

Both of us can handle up to an hour commute via mass transit easily. I would prefer mass transit because I don't know how to drive. I think I can learn? He can drive but also prefers mass transit whenever possible.

So my question is:
Is there a place to live that would allow for about an hour or less commute for both of us?

We're used to paying 2500-3000 for an 800-1000 sq ft 1BR, but we really don't want to spend more than 2500 unless we have to. We currently live in the most expensive city in the US so we're hoping that will help us avoid any unrealistic expectations when it comes to housing.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:22 PM
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You could afford a nice place for considerably less than that, 1600-2200 depending how new/fancy you want it. Welcome to LA!

Downtown would be ideal but definitely on the pricier end. Koreatown is a very good option.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:23 PM
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Learn to drive. If you are in with any hope of living in L.A. permanently, a car is a necessary evil.

That said, your best bet might actually be Downtown, something like this. Unfortunately, the Red line and the Expo line run in opposite directions with no connections between them apart from 7th Street/Metro Center, which is around where I'd look. Buses are your other option, but they are going to be mired in traffic. If you don't mind that, check out Koreatown. It's relatively affordable and basically between the two metro stops. Either way, you should be able to find a 1-bedroom in your price range fairly easily.
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