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Old 07-22-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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Default Got a job in Santa Monica

I accepted a job in Santa Monica, and was starting to look for apartments to live. I'm moving here from Austin, and flying into LAX this weekend to look at places.

My office is at the corner of Colorado and Cloverfield, and my wife will probably be going to UCLA (but starting a year from now). What would be some good apartments to live in. I'm making around $120k gross, have no debts, no car payments.

I'd prefer to live somewhere where I can walk to restaurants, bars, and possibly a grocery store (and as much else as possible), and I want to keep my commute very short (<15 minutes, my wife will probably take public transportation to UCLA if there's a bus stop near by).

Any recommendations or advice?
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Good News! You can find what you want by living near the 3rd Street promenade. A wide variety of entertainment will be within walking distance including the Farmer's market. Your wife can take a decent bus service to school: the Big Blue Bus service goes from Downtown Santa Monica to UCLA the number 1. Good Luck.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: LA
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there are many places to live that will fit your requirements. anything west of lincoln in santa monica will fit the bill, or anywhere within a block of wilshire blvd in santa monica or west LA will also have what you are looking for. rents in these areas aren't cheap, but a decent 2br can usually be found for $2500 or less. as for your wife, the big blue bus has 7 or 8 lines that go to ucla, so no matter where you decide to live, she should have an easy bus ride to ucla.

I live in the most southwestern portion of santa monica, also called ocean park. my wife and i both really enjoy living here and its access to all the things you mentioned, plus the beach! i will more than happily help you with any other questions you may have, let me know.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Here is info from a previous post I made...

Several of the newer apartment buildings are managed by "the santa monica collection". Santa Monica Collection : Contemporary Apartment Residences in the Heart of Santa Monica..


The section just north of SMC between SMC/pico blvd and the 10 frwy is not a very nice area and you should avoid it. South of SMC is a clean area but mostly single family homes and some duplexes, 4plexes etc. but fewer apartments.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Richmond, California
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HELLO soone please help me, HOW DO I POST a new thread? Anyone, please help lol
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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Originally Posted by SandeepShekar View Post
I accepted a job in Santa Monica, and was starting to look for apartments to live. I'm moving here from Austin, and flying into LAX this weekend to look at places.

My office is at the corner of Colorado and Cloverfield, and my wife will probably be going to UCLA (but starting a year from now). What would be some good apartments to live in. I'm making around $120k gross, have no debts, no car payments.

I'd prefer to live somewhere where I can walk to restaurants, bars, and possibly a grocery store (and as much else as possible), and I want to keep my commute very short (<15 minutes, my wife will probably take public transportation to UCLA if there's a bus stop near by).

Any recommendations or advice?
i'd suggest the area near Main St. in Santa Monica

they've got a little website too: Main Street Home Page
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