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Old 02-19-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the replies! You've all been very helpful. We are looking to spend about 2,500 - 3000 on a 2 bedroom apt. until we figure out if we are going to make the move permanent. We don't need to be close to downtown LA... I will probably be working in Claremont.

I'm 21 and I finished college on the East coast so I'm pretty much leaving all of my friends behind. Are any of the places previously mentioned a good place to meet people my age?

Thanks again!
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Claremont has a fairly busy downtown: Lots of shops and restaurants. Pasadena might be another area worth checking out without having to drive all the way to Hollywood for nightlife. By California standards, Pasadena can get oppressively hot in the summertime (high 80s to low 90s) and extremely cold in the wintertime (mid 40s to low 50s).
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Thanks so much for the replies! You've all been very helpful. We are looking to spend about 2,500 - 3000 on a 2 bedroom apt. until we figure out if we are going to make the move permanent. We don't need to be close to downtown LA... I will probably be working in Claremont.

I'm 21 and I finished college on the East coast so I'm pretty much leaving all of my friends behind. Are any of the places previously mentioned a good place to meet people my age?

Thanks again!
ok, if you are talking Clarement, there are lots of areas you can live and enjoy..Claremont itself, San Dimas, LaVerne, yes, maybe even Pasadena, but that is a pretty good commute. You mentioned "we" who is coming with you? You don't have to go into L.A to meet people your age..If you live in an apartment complex there will be other young, professionals. By the way, I think you will find something that should be nice for closer to $2000.00, certainly $2500 will get you what you are looking for.

I just re-read your first post and you are interested in good schools, say your family is coming with you, now I am confused. This will make a difference in where you decide to live..
Nita
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Claremont is filled with people your age due to its colleges. Very safe and pretty location - there are parts of Pomona, however, which are not so safe. Rent-wise, you should not have a problem with your budget.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Unless you want to live in LA county, I suggest moving to Claremont\ Rancho Cucamonga for convenience & good living quality. They are safe middle-class cities w/ cultural opportunities & outdoor living [ie. Mt Baldy ski resorts]. Summers in the 90's & windy at times during winter but overall perfect SoCal climate.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Nita, so sorry to not be specific. My mom and younger sister (in high school) are also coming.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Nita, so sorry to not be specific. My mom and younger sister (in high school) are also coming.
well now that makes a lot of sense. I would consentrate on the area around Claremont. The schools are good, lots of activities, it is a college town and you should be able to get something that will be very livable for the money you can afford. Glendora is another possibitlity but rentals there are not easy to find, not in the better areas..Rancho Cuccamongo (spelling) is ok, lots of condos.

Nita
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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california sucks. i grew up between long beach and compton. I moved out of state and could not be more happy.. Texas is where its at.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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california sucks. i grew up between long beach and compton. I moved out of state and could not be more happy.. Texas is where its at.
you know, Ca isn't for us either, but that isn't what the OP asked. She wants to know where is the best place for her to look for a place to rent. Texas isn't that great unless you like summer 9 months of the year with humidity 24 hours a day ranging from 80 per cent and upwards.

Sorry, I am glad you like Texas, we lived there for 13 years. I was raised in So Calif, would not move back, this does not mean it isn't a good place for many to live, it is a preferance. Of course where you were raised isn't the best place to raise a family, that may have something to do with your feelings.

Nita
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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accordingtoome originally said:

california sucks. i grew up between long beach and compton. I moved out of state and could not be more happy.. Texas is where its at. [End Quote]

The area you mention is a potential S*** hole. Correct me if I'm wrong...Low income, gang infested...no wonder you didn't like it. Now if you were in Belmont Shores, it might have been different.
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