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Old 08-16-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Hi. A friend and I are trying to save money to try to move to LA either this year or next year. I was wondering if anybody could recommend any "affordable" starving artist friendly areas or apartments in the following region:





Sherman Oaks/Studio City/Burbank
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West LA <- -> Los Feliz


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Korea Town
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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craigslist is your best bet.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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West LA is expensive.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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If you could do the research to find this website, you can take it a step further and research the many, many, many, many, many, many threads on this topic.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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If you could do the research to find this website, you can take it a step further and research the many, many, many, many, many, many threads on this topic.
Yeah, I've read threads on here on and off for a year or two. I just went through 10 pages and some searches on areas, narrowing it down to the ones that I see recommended the most. I think we're going to try to find a 2br under $1800 in Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Studio City, Miracle Mile/Park La Brea, West Hollywood, or Silverlake. Hopefully the driving time to studio jobs and auditions aren't too bad from any of those areas.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Your best bets will be Burbank, West Hollywood or Miracle Mile/Park LaBrea. Most of the studios are in Burbank or on the Westside. You'll need approx. $10,000 for move-in costs and living for the two - three months it may take you to find a job.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Yeah, I've read threads on here on and off for a year or two. I just went through 10 pages and some searches on areas, narrowing it down to the ones that I see recommended the most. I think we're going to try to find a 2br under $1800 in Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Studio City, Miracle Mile/Park La Brea, West Hollywood, or Silverlake. Hopefully the driving time to studio jobs and auditions aren't too bad from any of those areas.
A 2 bedroom in Los Feliz/Silverlake under $1800 should be no prob.
Burbank it can be done.
Koreatown is the cheapest rent but it's not for everyone...however it has some of the most gorgeous apartments in the city.
West Hollywood is more expensive. You'll get the smallest place.
Miracle Mile/Park La Brea $1800 will be rough to find.
Studio city...Maybe.
Sherman Oaks...lots of places claim to be in S. Oaks and they aren't. Be careful.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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A 2 bedroom in Los Feliz/Silverlake under $1800 should be no prob.
Burbank it can be done.
Koreatown is the cheapest rent but it's not for everyone...however it has some of the most gorgeous apartments in the city.
West Hollywood is more expensive. You'll get the smallest place.
Miracle Mile/Park La Brea $1800 will be rough to find.
Studio city...Maybe.
Sherman Oaks...lots of places claim to be in S. Oaks and they aren't. Be careful.
Do you know what the boarder is for Sherman Oaks? Does this fit?

BURBANK OAKS APTS


What about...
Villa Bella Apartments 1711-1713 Scott Road

What sort of neighborhood is this in?

Villa Bella Apartments in Burbank, CA
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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The first apartments are "Sherman Oaks Adjacent" and they are very dishonest by listing them as being in Sherman Oaks when they are in fact in Van Nuys. Regarding the specific block, I defer this to my "further into the valley" experts.

The second apartments are actually in a nice part of town. You're walking distance to Burbank Town Center which is an outdoor mall/urban village complete with shops, cafes, boutiques, restaurants plus an Ikea and a department store. You can also walk to one of my favorite diners, Harry's on Glenoaks.

I vote #2.


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Do you know what the boarder is for Sherman Oaks? Does this fit?

BURBANK OAKS APTS


What about...
Villa Bella Apartments 1711-1713 Scott Road

What sort of neighborhood is this in?

Villa Bella Apartments in Burbank, CA
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:55 AM
 
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Pick up a copy of Making It in the City. It's got chapters on every big city with affordable places to live as well as the rental companies that don't charge. Great resource for people in NY or LA.
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