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Old 08-15-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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We are couple with two kids living now in South Riverside county and planning to move to LA next summer.
We need clean air and a good middle school. We really like the Marina but I heard schools are not that good. Santa Monica has good schools but it gets more expensive to live closer to the ocean.
We would need a two bedroom around $2500 per month to start.
Any advise?
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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the marina is as expensive, if not moreso than santa monica and in the lausd. i would go with santa monica. santa monica does have some less expensive neighborhoods away from the coast. check the southern section of the city near ocean park and pico around the 20s and 30s streets.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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They're both next to each other, so distance is not a factor here, imo, though Santa Monica is nicer.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Also consider a little further south. Manhattan, Hermosa and Torrance (South Bay) beaches are all very nice alternatives with good schools. They are a bit further from downtown LA and hollywood which for many is a very good thing, unless of course you have to work there.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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If you don't mind the drive... Manhattan Beach
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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I agree with Torrance. The middle schools are generally good and you get more for your money in Torrance. You aren't right on the ocean, but you'll still get a breeze. Just don't live within a mile of the refinery.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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the marina is as expensive, if not moreso than santa monica and in the lausd. i would go with santa monica. santa monica does have some less expensive neighborhoods away from the coast. check the southern section of the city near ocean park and pico around the 20s and 30s streets.
I lived in the Marina 9 years ago and at the time you could afford an two bedroom for around $2000 right on the beach (I lived in a complex called Mariner's Village). But if you check SM near the water it gets much higher.
Thks for advising on that south SM area...do you think air quality is good there?
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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Also consider a little further south. Manhattan, Hermosa and Torrance (South Bay) beaches are all very nice alternatives with good schools. They are a bit further from downtown LA and hollywood which for many is a very good thing, unless of course you have to work there.
Thks a lot for your comments.
I have checked schools on greatschools.net, any other good website you recomend?
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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I'm not sure how good the air is here on the coast, but it is certainly much better than anywehre in riverside. also, 9 years ago was quite a while ago. Rents have certainly increased since then. if you can find a decent 2br for $2k per month, jump on it because there are not many deals like that out there. In fact, its becoming harder and harder to find nice 1br apartments for that price. regarding schools, also check out www.schoolperformancemaps.com
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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SM is more family friendly, IMHO. I don't think you'll save anything living in MDR.
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