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Old 08-12-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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I may be working as a civilian employee at Edwards AFB starting in September. I want to be in a larger community closer to LA while minimizing my commute as much as possible, so Lancaster/Palmdale seem the best options. I've read extensively on this board about living in Antelope Valley.

I need suggestions for short-term (preferably month-to-month) furnished or semi-furnished housing options in Lancaster/Palmdale that aren't $150/night extended stay motels but not a private situation like airbnb. I'm actually open to a residential motel if it's reasonably safe and clean. Barring that, what's a nicer apartment complex, semi-furnished, with short-term rental options? I can find all sorts of things online but any specific recommendations (or dis-recommendations) would be great.

And yeah, I know about staying West of the Highway...
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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Crickets? Oh well, I'll be there in a couple of weeks. Maybe I'll find something then. Craigslist isn't very useful from three states away.
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:51 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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Doesn't the Base have a housing office?
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:47 PM
 
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I'm a civilian contracting employee and my direct employer (a contractor in another state), hasn't provided me with any housing information for on or off base. Hence the post.
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:53 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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Being passive won't get you anything. Call the housing office.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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Who says I'm being passive? I've called the office and multiple contacts and have been told I'm not eligible due to my employment status. Was hoping for leads here.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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After moving a couple of times across the country, I recommend looking at Priceline, put in the date you arrive and put your "departure" date being 30 days out. Then haggle it down as far as you can. This last move we got it down to about $25/night. We were awaiting a closing and used every bit of that 30 days. It was a hotel but we put up with it.

I think, once you get into that area you will be able to talk to people there and get familiar with the lay of the land. Also, consider calling the company you'll be working for - there must be admin support or something, right? See if anyone there can give you any ideas.

I've applied out that way, too. I hate to count my chickens but I can't help nosing around online to see what's there.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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And yeah, I know about staying West of the Highway...
It sounds like you know the area well enough to not need very much input from anyone here...?
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