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Old 02-22-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Culver City Ca
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So a friend of mine is moving out here and the Westside where I live is a little out of his budget so he found this apartment and wanted to know about the area the address is 1021 S Park view street Los Angeles, CA 90006. I'm not sure of this area myself so any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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This is Westlake / Pico Union, which is a high crime area with significant gang concentration. I would heavily advise against moving to this area.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Culver City Ca
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This is Westlake / Pico Union, which is a high crime area with significant gang concentration. I would heavily advise against moving to this area.
Thanks. If I have anymore is it okay if I run them by you?
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:12 PM
 
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I lived at 531 s park view for a few years. Yes it's a rough neighborhood. There are gangs but most crime when I was there was car theft and break ins but definitely some muggings and sex assault. I wouldn't want to walk around at night but luckily there is nothing to do over there
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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Thanks. If I have anymore is it okay if I run them by you?
Sure. If you've got a few other areas in mind, run them by us.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley
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I lived at 531 s park view for a few years. Yes it's a rough neighborhood. There are gangs but most crime when I was there was car theft and break ins but definitely some muggings and sex assault. I wouldn't want to walk around at night but luckily there is nothing to do over there
I will second every word of this. I didn't live there, but I did work there for a few years. I will say that it is not as bad as it was in the 90's, and the sprawl of Koreatown is starting to spill over into it (which generally means less street crime) However, it is many years away from becoming gentrified or safe.

On the plus side, it is an easy commute to many places. Some buildings in the area have been refurbished, with gated parking and security systems. If it is a nice building with good security and the price is right, it might not be so bad. I'd check out the address first before committing to anything.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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No. I worked nearby for 12 years and no way would I live there by choice.

See if your friend can share an apt. in a better area, or rent a room from someone for a while.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Is that area still so bad? I mean, maybe it is, I don't know, but it's just a few blocks from Loyola Law, the heart of Koreatown, and not much further to the Staples Center/LA Live. I'd think its promixity to all that has gentrified it a bit?
I do agree it looks extremely rundown, as I've driven on that area between Koreatown and DTLA, still looks grungy
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Culver City Ca
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Sure. If you've got a few other areas in mind, run them by us.
How about this location.

415 S Westlake Avenue

I'm. Just not familiar at all with the downtown area so I'm not sure. Thank you all I appreciate the responses.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley
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How about this location.

415 S Westlake Avenue

I'm. Just not familiar at all with the downtown area so I'm not sure. Thank you all I appreciate the responses.
Well, you are very close to MacArthur Park, which was a gang infested crack-hole until about ten years ago. While it has seen some sprucing up in recent years, it is still one of the more gang and crime ridden districts in the city. There are many El Salvadoran gang members in that area. Back in the 90's, they were famous for their brutality. Time has softened many of them to some degree. However, the neighborhood is still blighted and unsafe at night. You will also not find many native English speakers in that area at all.

If you have a map handy, draw a box like this: Commonwealth Ave. on the west, the 101/110 interchange on the east, Temple St. on the north, and Adams Blvd. on the south. Inside that box is pretty rough territory. While it may be worth it if you find a newly refurbished building with gated underground parking (some do exist), frankly, it is not a place most people would be willing to move to.

Some alternatives nearby that are better: Echo Park, which used to be just as bad but has recently undergone some gentrification and has become "hip" if edgy. Koreatown (north of Olympic and west of Vermont if you can), the immediate USC vicinity (safe enough if you remain close to the university, but people have been murdered for stopping at the wrong red light around there), downtown itself (try to keep it north of 9th St., and west of Alameda), or Silver Lake (hipster ghetto that has gotten very pricey lately).

All of those areas, except parts of downtown and Silver Lake, are cheaper than the West Side. None of them are great to stroll around in at night, but at least there are (some) normal people out after dark.

East Hollywood (east of Western, west of Vermont) is still largely affordable and not so bad, especially in Little Armenia or Thai Town, but the rents there are increasing faster than average too.
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