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Old 03-04-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: TYBEE ISLAND, GA
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My husband works for a Major airline & may be able to transfer from Savannah, Ga to (LAX) Los Angeles International Airport. He makes $70,000./yr. We would be renting to begin with. Able to pay $1500.-1800. a month. We are looking for a good school district in a safe neighborhood in the suburbs, close to shopping, Wal-mart, & childrens activities. But also a short drive to LAX (less than 45 mins).
Is that possible? What cities? Thankyou all.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Westchester.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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torrance??? $70k will be a good income for your husband, but you will probably want to supplement that with your own income if possible. good school districts in the la area are in high demand and most often in expensive neighborhoods due the limited number of decent public schools around. as for walmart, there aren't too many of those around LAX, atleast not in neighborhoods you would probably want to visit. i'm not a big walmart guy though, so i may be wrong.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: RSM
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70k is probably barely enough to scrap by in a good area.

you can look at torrance and other southbay cities. this would be my first choice.

you can also look at various cities down/near the 105, since the green line takes you right to LAX. downey and cerritos are the best choices(downey may net you a house in that range. may. and cerritos will be an apt if you can find one). other nearby cities with moderate to great schools where you would drive to the rail would be lakewood, los alamitos, and east long beach(west long beach also has the blue line, which crosses the green line).

long beach would allow probably a 45min drive on its own if you dont take the rail, and you have various neighborhoods to choose from. bixby knolls and east long beach(el dorado park estates and such. mainly east of long beach city college and around cal state long beach) are the two nicest suburban areas that would be possibly be in your range. lakewood would have a similar drive as well, just make sure you dont go west of lakewood mall or in the paramount school district area.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, California
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The last I saw the green line ended in Redondo Beach and did not go to LAX. It was the little metro line that couldn't. Insane, but true. Unless they lengthened it very recently it still ends far from LAX.

El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach (although younger and more crowded) and Torrance (North or West Torrance specifically) would be good choices for working at LAX. Westchester is a good choice to the north. Check craigslist for ideas on rentals in those areas to see if the rents are something you could handle. 1500-1800 shouldn't be a problem in Redondo Beach or West Torrance. The Torrance school district is excellent. I think Westchester is LA Unified and I don't like that so I'd avoid there if I had school age kids. Redondo/Hermosa/Manhattan Beach schools are good too but I prefer Torrance frankly. There are some good apartment deals in West Torrance right now along Anza Ave in the several 20000 blocks and they are good family neighborhoods. North and South Redondo are also good buys for your money. That whole area is very nice and safe, low crime etc. As far as LA commutes go the commute to LAX is pretty short from there.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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The last I saw the green line ended in Redondo Beach and did not go to LAX. It was the little metro line that couldn't. Insane, but true. Unless they lengthened it very recently it still ends far from LAX.
The Green Line's El Segundo/Aviation Station has a shuttle bus that comes by and takes you to the airport terminals every fifteen minutes or so. It is only like a ten minute ride.
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