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Old 07-24-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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What are the safer areas in the Los Angeles proper(specific streets/neighborhoods/areas)?
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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That's a loaded question. I would say there are good and bad parts in almost every area. You will constantly hear people say (and I'm one of them), "I love where I live, but three blocks down..."

Are you looking at specific geographical areas? Valley, beach, central LA, etc... That might help people give you a better answer.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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Anywhere on the Westside, mostly north of the 10 freeway and west of the 405 which includes the West LA district, Brentwood, and Pacific Palisadas. The far southwestern portion of the Westside is decent too, like Westchester and PDR.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:08 PM
 
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That's a loaded question. I would say there are good and bad parts in almost every area. You will constantly hear people say (and I'm one of them), "I love where I live, but three blocks down..."

Are you looking at specific geographical areas? Valley, beach, central LA, etc... That might help people give you a better answer.
I would probably be looking for areas that are close to the beach, maybe only five blocks or so from the beach.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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Well you're on the right path by staying west of t 405. Being south of the 10 isn't so terrible though, as it will bring you to Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach--all lovely places to live. Most of the people that live there think its the best part of LA to be in--the most down to earth, trustworthy, family-oriented people. There's going to be some crime everywhere, but I feel safe as a young woman walking by myself at night in those areas. And I didn't even feel safe doing that in my small Minnesota town...
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:01 AM
 
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dont go around LAx my mate told me he got attacked by an african american gang
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:55 AM
 
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dont go around LAx my mate told me he got attacked by an african american gang
Well that's rare...
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:57 AM
 
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Well you're on the right path by staying west of t 405. Being south of the 10 isn't so terrible though, as it will bring you to Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach--all lovely places to live.
I wonder what makes those areas safe, as opposed to areas such as Compton or Watts which sounded like war zones when I used to listen to police channels with a scanner I purchased from Radio Shack.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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This brings a possible encyclopedia of an answer. The L.A. metro area has approximately 10 million people and covers 4850 square miles. Focus your question and I'll be happy to answer.
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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I would probably be looking for areas that are close to the beach, maybe only five blocks or so from the beach.
Yeah, Venice Beach or Playa Del Rey.
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