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Old 02-27-2009, 12:53 PM
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hey i am moving to the florence firestone area in south central los angeles.. what is the rental market there like? anybody have figures on what i should be paying for renting a house?

looking for a 2 bedroom 1 bath..

coming from out of state.. and dont really know the rental market in california much less los angeles..
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:29 PM
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since you are coming from out of state, have you visited florence? do you know what part you are settling in? closer to central? closer to compton ave? alameda? north by slauson? south by firestone?

some neighborhoods are a bit nicer, but overall the houses are on the smaller side. of the older variety. closer together. density is higher than other parts. crime is also higher.

so affordable housing exists. and it is close to the blue line and many many buses.

for a 2bdrm house you should be paying between 1200 and 1500 (possibly lower). if it is on the nice side(both in ammenities and neighborhood) then you can pay as much as 1700/1900, but thats normally for 3bdrm/2bath and higher. more than 2G's then it should be pristine and on the nicest block.

good luck.

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Old 02-27-2009, 01:31 PM
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Default I wouldn't recommend inner city LA for any out of state visitor

except if you're moving to lofts or apartments in the Wilshire district near Downtown LA. That Firestone/Florence Area that you're talking about is in South LA which is too overcrowded for my taste. I live in South LA so I can help you.

If you like diversity South LA isn't for you. I am Black and even I get sick of the ignorant and loud Blacks over here. Everytime I turn around some dude or chick is talking smack, being loud, or saying Cuz or Blood. People are always begging for money over here, the stores are ghetto (especially the Walmart on Crenshaw), and did I mention its too crowded in South LA.

If I were you, I would move to the Wilshire District downtown in the quieter parts or move to the Valley (particularly Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks, etc.) and parts of Norwlak, and Sante fe Springs are nice. If you like peace of mind move to the suburbs (that's where I'm going in three to six years).

The other things I can recommend is to do your research on LA such as Wikipedia, this website, ask questions, go to Police and Sheriff Stations and ask about the areas they patrol.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:30 PM
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cool thanks!.. yea.. im lookin for cheap livin! not too concerned at the moment about demographics stuff.. ive been around lots of places and i can handle rough areas just fine.. just wanted to know what the rental market is like- what i should be paying -.. rite now im staying with some family in la puente who are letting me live with em while i find a place to live..
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:41 PM
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A couple of extra things to consider when looking for a place out there. There aren't as many good supermarkets out there, so it is nice to be somewhat near a good supermarket. The freeway and the Blue Line are both quite noisy. You'll want to be a few blocks from both of them. Some areas have alleyways, which seem to attract trash and taggers. Choosing a place without an adjacent alley is a good idea.

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