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Old 01-30-2007, 04:16 PM
 
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We're new to LA, need to rent a house, and are wondering if the following areas are considered "ghetto" or just "working class" (where I'd define "ghetto" as sketchy area where your neighbors would break-in your house):

Reseda
West Hills
North Hills
Panorama City
Van Nuys
North Hollywood
Valley Village

Any info is greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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Of those areas you listed, Valley Village and West Hills are the ones with probably the least amount of 'sketchy' neighborhoods. Valley Village is very nice, but expensive. I would avoid Panorama City and North Hills, if possible.

The other areas are by no means 'ghetto'. It's really more of a 'by street' basis of bad areas. One or two streets are nice, the next two might not be so nice. For the most part, the closer you get to Ventura Blvd., the better the streets. Hope that helps a little.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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from a suburban point of view..

Ghetto?
Reseda-yes
West Hills-no
North Hills-yes
Panorama City-yes
Van Nuys-yes
North Hollywood-yes
Valley Village-no
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:38 AM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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i dont know much about the valley personall, except for what my close friends and family have told me and i tend to think all the valley is trash really. sure there are nice areas, but why would i want to go to the valley? what is there to do? my cousin patrols the devonshire precinct and he tells me some unbelievable stories. i feel safer in south central.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:49 AM
 
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i feel safer in south central.
Comparing South Central to SFV is like comparing "apples to oranges". SFV was built as a bedroom community, and (i think) seems to be better planned. South Central is more urban, and was planned as a mix-use area(but never took off). It is surounded by LA, LB, SE LA County, and LAX. I'm not too sure that if I feel safer "rollin' wit- my homies" in Compton, than in Slymar. The buildings in South Central are so old and are deteriorating. Atleast in the Valley, there's some new construction. Have you been to the West Valley recently? It is actually pretty nice.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How's it over there in Canoga Park?
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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Canoga Park has its good and bad parts. There are alot of condo developments going up around the Westfield Shopping Center and they have cleaned up some of the areas on Sherman Way. However there are still a fair number of gangs in Canoga Park in the apartment laden areas north of Vanowen...
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Corona De Tucson,AZ
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from a suburban point of view..

Ghetto?
Reseda-yes
West Hills-no
North Hills-yes
Panorama City-yes
Van Nuys-yes
North Hollywood-yes
Valley Village-no
well, i wouldnt live in any of those areas listed
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:19 PM
 
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well, i wouldnt live in any of those areas listed
You didn't overlook West Hills, did you? West Hills is thought of as a nice area.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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I don't know about the others you listed, but Van Nuys North Hollywood and Valley Village are all sort of mixed nice and not so nice, and even the not so nice probably wouldn't qualify for my definition of ghetto (I live in Studio City).
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